Just Tell Me What to Eat!: The Delicious 6-Week Weight-Loss Plan for the Real World

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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 better

With 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.

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In many ways I've been writing Just Tell Me What To Eat for about 25 years. Ever since my first book I have been writing what I have affectionately called "The Book." I've wanted to bring together sound science with real food to offer people a realistic alternative to a long line of fad diets that have failed them.
 
The problem has been the state of the scientific research into diet and nutrition. Only in the last decade or so have we really had a significant body of good, reliable research into the relationship between diet and diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. That's what has allowed me to write Just Tell Me What to Eat.
 
Without the benefit of sound science, in the last 40 years we've seen an explosion of well-meaning authors who created diets that focused on the wrong thing - not food but the macronutrients: carbohydrates, fats and proteins. These diets have stolen food from us and changed the conversation in such a way that we no longer think of food as food. Now people think about food in terms of macronutrients, which are either "good" or "bad" with no grey areas. First carbs were demonized - essentially stolen from us for no good reason - and then fats were labeled "bad" based on incomplete science.
 
That's been unfortunate because the recent boom of research into food and nutrition tells us that the right diet is not about any one macronutrient - it's about food and moderation. Those who eat real food and in the right balance do well. They lose weight and have fewer heart attacks, less diabetes and lower risk of cancer.
 
In our day to day lives, eating is not about macronutrients like carbohydrates, proteins and fats, it's about food! We don't go to the store and look for carbs. When we're there we don't ask the butcher for protein. No one opens their fridge and says "hmmm, what fat will I have for dinner?" What we look for is food - pasta, rice, corn, pork tenderloin, shrimp, olive oil and butter. 
 
And the best way to eat healthy is to start thinking of food as food. Protein, carbohydrates and fats are important, but what's really key is great quality tuna and flank steak, tomatoes, apples, pecans, beans, corn, olive oil and yogurt.
 
In the last 25 years, as I've been writing about nutrition and reviewing the research, it has become clear to me that the discussion we need to be having is about ingredients, not macronutrients, andJust Tell Me What To Eat does just that. It shows readers why each of the macronutrients are necessary and good for you and how to use the best quality ingredients to make great food.

From the Inside Flap:

"Does a masterful job of matching good, up-to-the moment science with good old- fashioned taste." --Graham Kerr, The Galloping Gourmet

Finally, the truth about weight loss: You can drop extra pounds and treat common health problems with easy changes in your diet. Even better, many of the foods you already love are actually good for you!

As a physician and a chef, Dr. Timothy Harlan has counseled thousands of people searching for weight-loss answers. Now, in this simple, medically based, 6-week plan, Dr. Harlan cuts through all the confusing diet trends and gets straight to the bottom line: your daily prescription for what to eat and why--and exactly how you can do it.

For anyone tired of restricted meals and unappetizing strategies (who really wants to avoid pasta for the rest of their life?), Just Tell Me What to Eat! takes the guesswork out of eating well. It emphasizes delicious, hearty meals, a Mediterranean-style diet, high-quality calories, and home cooking whenever possible. When you follow Dr. Harlan's basic food rules and balanced recipes, you really can eat:

* Fettuccine Alfredo with Shrimp and Broccoli

* Barbecue Chicken Pizza  

* Philly Cheese Steak 

* Red Beans and Rice 

* Crab Cakes

* Oven-Fried Chicken with Roasted Corn on the Cob

* Chocolate Cheesecake
Dr. Harlan is well aware that there are times when you simply won't want to think about cooking, so he accompanies each of his daily recipes with two quick alternatives: a conve- nience meal and a restaurant meal recommen- dation. Making healthy choices has never been this easy.

Just Tell Me What to Eat! gives you your food back--real food, familiar food, and food that tastes great--while arming you with the knowledge you need to achieve a slimmer, healthier, and happier lifestyle for good.

Timothy S. Harlan, MD, also known as Dr. Gourmet, is a medical director at the Tulane University School of Medicine and a chef, practicing internist, professor, columnist, and Emmy-winning television personality. He lives in New Orleans.

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