Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: May 24, 2010

Eating Out

[This article is part of The Dr. Gourmet Diet Plan Coaching Program, an ongoing series on The How and Why of Eating Healthy. Read the whole series to date.]

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.While having dinner with friends recently, I was asked about how to eat out. What should someone look for when choosing a meal? It's easy when you are at home and can weigh food. When you are looking at a menu it can be tough to know whether what you are reading will come out of the kitchen as you expected.

The first thing to consider is planning. As I have said many times, being healthy is about having a plan, whether it is what you eat, exercise or any other factor. By making the decision to go to a restaurant that's going to offer you. I'm not a fan of fast food, but there are some good choices at fast food restaurants, and most every chain offers information on the nutritional content of their food. They don't do a very good job of this in their restaurants, but most have nutrition facts online. Check their web site before you go, and over time you will build up a list of your favorites. Eating Out

Featured Recipe

Pasta with Mushroom Bolognese

PastaSauce Bolognese is the most popular dish in England. I have read estimates that the average Briton eats pasta with Bolognese every week. Most of this is from a bottle, however. This is one of the easiest fresh sauces to make and so delicious. Start to finish it takes only about 20 minutes of cooking time for a fresh delicious sauce - that's almost as fast as opening the bottle and heating it up.

Resistance Training:
Improve Muscular Endurance
Exercise with Jacques Courseault, M.D.

Jacques CourseaultImproving muscular endurance takes a back seat to increasing muscle mass when discussing methods of resistance training. However, muscle endurance is just as important, because it allows muscles to exercise for an extended period of time before becoming fatigued. Endurance training is beneficial for walking, jogging, biking, swimming and other physical activities that require continuous movement. Furthermore, endurance can contribute to weight loss because cardiovascular exercise can be maintained for a longer duration. Improve Muscular Endurance

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