Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP has counseled thousands of his patients on healthy, sustainable weight loss. Now he's compiled his best tips and recipes into a six-week plan for you to learn how to eat great food that just happens to be great for you - and if losing weight is your goal, you can do that, too.
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There are so many different types of foods out there that make claims about being healthy.
The term "natural" is a good example of packaging that can be confusing. There is no regulation for the term "natural" and you could be purchasing a food that is made with 50% lard or is mostly sugar. The word natural doesn't mean that the food is healthy and you should assume that it is not.
One of my favorite examples is looking at some frozen vegetarian entrees. The packages are often labeled "Natural" or "Vegetarian" but they are many times full of fat, saturated fat and salt. They might be vegetarian, but they're not good for you! 10 Things You Need to Know About Reading Food Labels »
This seafood variation on the classic British Cottage Pie is great with almost any seafood or combination of fish. The salmon is great but cod, grouper or tuna would work. Using a few clams, mussels or even a bit of crab in almost any combination will make a great dish.
Personally, I undercook the carrots a bit because I like a bit of added texture. You can, however cook them for longer or even use something else like diced parsnips or peas. The variations on this are endless.
The practical, daily guide to following a Mediterranean Diet at home. Recipes include Taco Salad, Red Beans and Rice, and Fettuccine Alfredo: familiar foods that your family will love and are great for you. Find out how these and other family favorites can help you be healthier! (And yes, you'll lose weight too!)