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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The word legume refers not only to the species of plants, but also to any fruit that grows seeds lined up in a pod. (I find it interesting that peas and black beans are actually considered to be fruit.) Also known as Pulses, legumes include beans, soybeans, lentils, peas, peanuts, snap beans and edible pods.
Legumes are full of protein and fiber, but most of their calories come from carbohydrates. Because they are starches it makes it easy to make them part of your meals in place of pasta, rice or potatoes.
I believe that these little guys are one of the most powerful changes you can make in your diet. What are legumes, and why are they good for you?
With most recipes I drain and rinse canned beans, but the liquid from the can adds a lot to this stew. If you like your food really spicy, add a third or fourth jalapeno.
This is a great example of a soup that's a complete meal in a bowl. Protein in the chicken, starch (and protein) in the black eyes, and lots of veggies. While it takes 90 minutes total to cook, one hour of that is simmering time. Put the soup on and you can get other things done around the house, then voila! Dinner time!
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My wife purchased this book and we have been using the recipes for three weeks now. Great tasting, restaurant quality food with weight loss as a bonus. What could be better? We're hooked.
- Bruce R. Frank