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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In the last few decades portion size has become a major issue, with portions in restaurants increasing dramatically. Forty years ago a 32 ounce milk shake with 1,160 calories would have been unusual. There was no such thing as a Quarter Pounder (let alone a Double Quarter Pounder) and getting a mountain of nachos would be rare. These huge plates have spilled over into how people choose their food.
For example, one study evaluated the difference in the last two decades in how college students choose meals at a buffet. A study had been done in the late 1980s and was repeated in 2006. 177 students freely served themselves meals which were then weighed. The portions were scored against the recommended portion sizes.
The portion sizes chosen for breakfast and lunch in 2006 were found to be more than 125% of the standard portion. Overall, all the portions the students chose were larger than in the 1984 research. How to Choose the Right Portion Size »
This recipe was inspired by a dish I had at a fabulous restaurant in New York City. It was served as a side dish and was amazing and I thought that it would make a much better main course. I will admit that I considered a lot of proteins to add to the dish, but tofu seems the best choice. The creaminess of the tofu complements the slight bitterness of the roasted brussels sprouts, the sweetness of the onions and the umami flavor of the rice and soy sauce.
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!)