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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At almost every talk I give eggs come up in the discussion. Back in the 1970's and 80's eggs got a really bad rap - and not for very substantial reasons. Much of what happened in the late 1960's that laid the groundwork for the egg's poor reputation wasn't based on sound science, but over the last 30 years research has shown that for most people, dietary eggs and cholesterol is not a problem. The truth is that the amount of trans fat and saturated fat in your diet has much more impact on your cholesterol levels - and therefore your risk of heart disease - than the amount of cholesterol you eat.
We do know that there are folks who are considered "hyper-responders" to cholesterol consumption, meaning they have a greater increase in their blood cholesterol after consuming dietary cholesterol (although not a tremendous increase). About 1/3 of us might be more sensitive (Am J Clin Nutr 1985;42:42 1-431).
Even so, in large studies looking at cholesterol consumption (especially eggs) it doesn't seem to matter all that much. Eggs and Cholesterol »
The key to making good carbonara is that the pasta has to be hot, hot, hot when you add it to the eggs so that they will cook quickly. Once your pasta is in the skillet, turn the heat up and add a bit of pasta water if need be to help mingle the flavors and bring this up to the right temperature.
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.