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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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. 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. How to eat healthy when eating out »
Making a balsamic glaze is about the easiest way to create a simple but very elegant meal. Concentrating the vinegar by reducing it intensifies its sweetness. While it is not as good as the much more expensive aged balsamic vinegar, you can have a similar sauce for your roasts or salads at a fraction of the cost.
The combination of the nutty lentils and creamy, sweet cauliflower makes for an all purpose side dish: both a great starch and a vegetable in one. This is a great accompaniment for roasted chicken, pork or beef.
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.