We've written several times about different studies assessing the idea of Intermittent Fasting (IF) for weight loss. In 2018 we shared with you a study that compared Intermittent Calorie Restriction (ICR) (essentially a 5:2 diet) with Continuous Calorie Restriction (what we think of as "dieting") and a control group doing neither but receiving dietary counseling. The difference in amount of weight lost between the two groups cutting their calories was only "borderline significant" and all three groups improved their metabolic scores by about the same amount.
In 2020 another study compared a group that only ate between 12pm and 8pm with a control group - and the authors note that while those limiting the time of their consumption lost more weight than the control group, they lost more than double the amount of lean body mass than is seen from simply cutting daily calories. This was reinforced by another study we reported on a few months ago in which those who practiced CCR lost body fat almost exclusively while those with time-limited consumption lost both body fat and lean body mass. Read the article »
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Note: This is a revised and updated version of Dr. Harlan's The Dr. Gourmet Diet for Coumadin Users. These are the same recipes with updated Nutrition Information, with the addition of information on a Mediterranean-style diet.
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The rich flavors of onions, garlic and celery come together with the savory chicken, tomato paste and great Southwestern spices. One key to that balance is the little touch of maple syrup and vanilla extract. The sweetness of the maple syrup offsets the spiciness of the cumin and cayenne while the vanilla adds a slight aromatic touch to the recipe.
One pot meals are critical to our busy lives today. There are a lot of variations but today's featured recipe - a one pot Cajun chicken stew is delicious and is really healthy because it is chock full of veggies and low in calories and sodium.