The Delicious 6-Week Weight Loss Plan for the Real World
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.
Get the prescription for better health as well as healthy weight loss, including:
We had Grouper with White Beans and Tomato Vinaigrette last night.
The market did not have grouper, so I substituted a lovely piece of Chilean Sea Bass which was only available in a 16 ounce piece. Another accommodation I made was to purchase diced pancetta instead of asking the butcher to slice me a 1 oz. piece.
It looks like a meal you would be served in a restaurant, with the colorful bean mixture and white fish and tomatoes on top. I cut a small section of the fish for myself, perhaps only 2 ounces, and had an A-HA moment. Even though I had a small piece of fish, the meal was very filling, which is exactly what the Mediterranean-style eating is all about: meat/fish complementing the vegetables. Vegetables as main dish and meat/fish as the side dish. We have it all wrong in our country, thinking that meat is the main dish and vegetables are the side portion!
I read about my favorite cocktail, the Gin and Tonic, in the Half Full section of the Wall Street Journal.
I learned that there are more interesting tonic waters than Schweppes. The article recommends using Artisanal tonic water or making your own by adding an ounce of tonic syrup to soda water! Who knew? They say that regular tonic water is sweetened with. . . gasp. . . high fructose corn syrup! The article recommends three artisanal tonic waters (I'm sure none of which are available in New Orleans):
And for the gastronique (yes, you, Dr. Gourmet!), they recommend three syrups:
Oh, the article also features three premium gins: Caorunn, Leopold's, and Nolet. Let's try all these before the summer ends!