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The Delicious 6-Week Weight Loss Plan for the Real World
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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Using a little lemon juice helps to keep pesto from turning brown. It's actually the ascorbic acid (also known as Vitamin C) in the lemon juice that keeps the basil from oxidizing. This same trick can be used for other recipes where a fruit or vegetable might turn brown. Try using lime juice in guacamole – the flavor of limes and avocado together is perfect and the avocado will stay bright green.