Quinoa “Fried Rice”

source: skinnytaste.com

 

I was trolling my favorite recipe site skinnytaste.com to find a gluten-free recipe since that is all the rage.  I figured it would be good for all our Jewish friends who will be leaven-free for the next week or so as well.  When going gluten-free quinoa is a great way to go.  This South American seed has many grain-like qualities without actually being a grain.  It is a great lower calorie substitute for rice or pasta.  Enjoy!

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Weight Loss Success Stories

success3I am sometimes asked by younger folks interested in a career in medicine for advice on how they can make it through the long and grueling process needed to become a doctor.  I have a few experiences from the process and made it through my self so I suppose I (or any other doctor) am a good person to ask.  I think this sheds light on a very important principal in achieiving success in any field.  Get guidance from people who are where you want to be.  Do what they did.   Continue reading

Garlicky Grilled Tilapia With Couscous

Garlicky Grilled Tilapia With Couscous
Source:  realsimple.com
The beauty of fish is the protein.  Getting enough protein in our current cultural food environment is extremely difficult and fish is one of the best sources.  If you want more on the importance of protein for your diet see my earlier post Pro Protein.

Why Does a Pulmonologist Care About Obesity?

Pickwickian Syndrome--Joe-The-Fat-Boy-Probably the question I get asked most frequently when people find out that I wrote a book on weight loss is, ‘Did you used to be overweight?’.  The premise of the question is not unfounded.  There are many people who, having been successful at significant weight loss, want to share their experience and secrets with others.  If you’re curious, the answer is no.  Aside from a brief pudgy pre-pubescent awkward phase, I have never been overweight (adolescence is just cruel). Continue reading

The ‘Magic’ of Whole Grains

smoke-mirrors-coverAn interesting fact of life is that when you’re eating a bowl of cereal, the nonsense on the box becomes some of the most interesting reading material you can find.  I’m not sure why this is.  The other day I was engrossed in a colorful maze on the back of my kids cereal box when I noticed a banner touting the fact that this very box contained oodles of whole grains.  Isn’t that fantastic!  This instantly inspired images in my brain of golden wheat blowing in the breeze.   Continue reading

Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets

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I’m not sure if this is a bad thing, but my palate has never fully grown up. I learned this a few weeks ago at a wedding when I found myself jealous of the chicken nuggets and french fries my kids were eating.  It’s not that my fancy chicken with a fancy sauce was not tasty. It’s not that the salad wasn’t yummy, it’s just that I didn’t recognize some of the vegetables in it.  At least I think they were vegetables.  I think there was a twig of some kind.   Continue reading