vii, 309 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-300) and index.
"Dr. Timothy Harlan has counseled thousands of overweight patients searching for weight-loss answers. He noticed that patients were usually told what they could not eat, rather than all the wonderful foods they could eat. Now, physician-chef Harlan provides a solution: an exact prescription for what to eat, how to cook it, when to eat it, and, best of all, why eating great food is the best health decision you will make.Just Tell Me What to Eat! is a medically based weight-loss plan for the real world, for anyone tired of dubious fad diets, restricted meals, and unappetizing strategies. It emphasizes a Mediterranean diet with high-quality calories and home cooking whenever possible. Dr. Harlan offers a "food mantra" for each day, paired with a menu and easy recipes. By the time you incorporate all the lessons in your diet, you will have naturally slimmed down and changed your eating habits for the betterWith chapters like "What You Should Eat for Breakfast," "How to Arrange Your Dinner Plate," and "Carbs are Good for You Too!" this unique day-by-day plan will help even the most frustrated dieters achieve a slimmer, healthier, and happier lifestyle"--,Provided by publisher.
"Many of Dr. Harlan's patients have begged him, "Just tell me what to eat!" In response to these requests, he's come up with highly prescriptive yet simple 6 week cooking plan. Each day, he offers a general "food mantra" to follow (for example, "eat breakfast," "you must make your own lunch," "don't avoid all fat") and a daily meal plan with recipes. By the time you've incorporated all the food rules in your diet, you've slimmed down and permanently changed your eating habits for the better. Just Tell Me What to Eat! is a science-based diet aimed at permanent weight control as well as protection from health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, hypertension. At its core are the Mediterranean diet, the mantra to make your own meals whenever possible, and the concept of "calorie quality." Just Tell Me What to Eat! doesn't require readers to study pages of scientific data before they start--they just open the book, do a quick shop and begin. Dr. Harlan's dishes are based on familiar ingredients for meals that entire families will like"--,Provided by publisher.