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Just Tell Me What to Eat

Mediterranean Diet principles with the twist of a chef that's also a physician.

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Just Tell Me What to Eat is a new book featuring a six week program for weight loss in the real world. This book is written by Dr. Timothy Harlan and will be released on June 7. Dr. Harlan is a physician and chef who has counseled numerous patients wanting to lose weight. This book approaches a diet from the standpoint of what you can eat rather than listing off the foods you can’t have. Just Tell Me What to Eat is a medically created diet, and it’s based on the Mediterranean Diet. With this program, you are encouraged to cook meals at home whenever possible. There are menus and recipes included in the book as well. The plan offers you day to day guidance and does not require that you eliminate any groups of food like carbs.

This book encourages you to think of food as food, instead of as macronutrients like carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Although those things are important, the key is to focus on high quality foods. Just Tell Me What to Eat has been praised as a way to lose weight and treat common health problems by making some simple changes to your diet. This book gives you all the answers and encourages that you eat. You will enjoy the great foods suggested in this book.

PRO
  • Program developed by a medical doctor
  • Includes 80 delicious recipes
  • No need to avoid certain food groups
  • Based on the Mediterranean Diet style of eating
  • Quick alternatives offered for when you don’t feel like cooking
  • Offers real and familiar foods for you to eat
  • Gives changes that make for a healthier lifestyle
  • Learn what to eat, how to cook it and what to eat at a restaurant
  • Discusses both diet and exercise
CON
  • Not a good fit for those that don’t want to cook
DIET and NUTRITION

Just Tell Me What to Eat is all about eating the right foods for a healthy body. It is not about depriving yourself of certain food groups or going to extremes to lose weight quickly. This program is created by a medical doctor that is also a chef. Dr. Harlan has used this very program to treat patients and now it available to everyone. There are 80 recipes included in the book along with information for substituting when you don’t feel like cooking. The basis of Just Tell Me What to Eat comes from the famous Mediterranean Diet and cooking using real food is encouraged. The book understands that you may not always be able to cook, so there is also guidance for eating at restaurants. Everything in the program is broken out into weekly goals and there are daily pointers for the entire six week program. Some of the first key ideas behind this program are:

  • Eat the highest quality calories you can
  • Eat according to the Medierranean Diet principles
  • Whenever possible, make your own meals

Some of the recipes you will find in this book are listed below. These recipes include cooking at home as much as possible, and they even incorporate some leftovers to make things easier. This diet is not about depriving yourself and you will find that the recipes are filling and delicious. Some of the highlighted foods are:

  • Fettuccine Alfredo with Shrimp and Broccoli
  • Roasted Salmon and Corn Relish
  • Lentil Chili and Salad with Tomato-Chive Dressing
  • Blackened Redfish, Dirty Rice and Maple-Sweetened Collard Greens
  • Asian Peanut Chicken with Noodles
  • Barbeque Chicken Pizza
  • Garlic-Lime Flank Steak, Mashed Yams and Herbed Zucchini
  • Philly Cheese Steak and Waldorf Salad
  • Black Bean and Corn Taco Salad
  • Leftover White Bean Chili and Parmesan Squash
EXERCISE

Dr. Harlan makes the comment that he wants you to exercise almost as much as he wants you to eat better. However, the book doesn’t offer daily instructions on exercise. He makes it clear that his specialty is being a chef and physician and not exercise. Dr. Harlan does exercise daily but he focuses more in this book on the things he knows. It doesn’t take a lot of exercise to make an impact with this plan. Dr. Harlan suggests you start by finding an exercise that will work for you, and incorporate 20 minutes per day as often as possible. Every three days or so, add two minutes to your routine until you work your way up to 30 to 40 minutes at a time. You can mix up your activities or do the same one if you find something you love. Walking is suggested as a great activity for those just starting out. Some other forms of exercise that are recommended include:

  • Jogging
  • Swimming
  • Rollerblade
  • Bicycling
  • Aerobics
  • Lifting weights
  • Pilates
CONCLUSION

Just Tell Me What to Eat offers a refreshingly real approach to eating healthier and losing weight. The book showcases what Dr. Harlan has found to be successful in helping people lose weight and keep it off. Dieters will find that this book offers everything needed to get healthy and start eating well. Those that don’t like to cook may not find this diet to be helpful because there is a lot of cooking involved. Anyone that doesn’t mind cooking and that has a desire to lose weight can benefit from this book though.

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Annya Boyd

I like the fact that you don't eliminate food groups and the recipes look really tasty, something you can serve the whole family.

posted Dec 6th, 2011 6:57 pm



   
 

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