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 lectures I will almost always have someone ask about cholesterol. This is the one area where people are very confused and here's an example of a question we get from our readers:
When I look at some of your recipes I see some of them are way over 250mg cholesterol, for instance your Eggs Benedict with 283mg. I understand eggs are considered a high source so that doesn't surprise me with the figure. But.....
I have a cholesterol problem and am trying to lower it without medication. I came across your recipes by doing a search. What is considered HIGH cholesterol content in food when looking at a Nutrition Fact section? Just curious as my doctor really wants me on medication. But every time I take it I feel like crap AND it is so expensive compared to just looking after your dietary intake.
The research into cholesterol is a good illustration of how far we've come in the last 15 years with our knowledge about diet and nutrition as well as what really works.
This is a challenging issue because when your cholesterol is high, the first thought is to simply eat less cholesterol, and that's often what people are told. Unfortunately, the recommendation – usually to consume less than 300 milligrams per day – wasn't based on the best science and we now know that for most of us the amount of cholesterol we eat isn't that important. Should I be Concerned about Cholesterol in Food?
This recipe was inspired by a dish that I had in Chile – Gambas Merken.
Gambas is the Spanish word for shrimp and merkén is a local smoked paprika from a pepper, the cacho de cabra, combined with ground coriander. The combination is a smoky, spicy seasoning that has a nice herbaceous flavor from the coriander.
It is not widely available in the U.S. but is definitely worth seeking out. There are a lot of great smoked paprika varieties available, however, that add so much to any dish.
No other meal plan includes making extra for lunches and leftovers later in the week. This is truly a meal plan for the Real World! Recipes include Fettuccine Alfredo, Shrimp Fried Rice, and Taco Salad.