Skillet Basil-Peach Chicken

Basil-Peach Chicken BreastsIt’s time for another recipe. This one comes from my wife who’s cooking skills are only surpassed by her beauty. So when she says something looks yummy people listen, especially me. This recipe is high protein, low calorie, and very light making it perfect for summer. This one comes from skinnytaste.com.  It’s one of my favorite sites for healthy recipes. Enjoy!

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Saxenda – the new “blockbuster” weight loss drug

chmp-gives-positive-opinion-on-novo-nordisks-obesity-drug-saxendaIt is just so hard. To lose weight successfully requires constant diligence and a lifelong commitment to changing how you approach diet and exercise. The barbarians constantly await at the gates to storm your castle and pillage your weight loss success.  Every party, birthday, holiday, and special occasion comes with a buffet full of danger. How often have you stood at the table mouth watering while an internal battle rages. It’s completely exahausting and you usually cave.   Continue reading

DIY Your Salad Dressing

Healthy-Salad-Dressing-RecipesIn my practice of medicine I see so many people who struggle with their diet. They swear to me that they watch what they eat carefully and still can’t lose weight. I saw one patient recently who was so committed to decreasing her calorie intake that she went so far as to eat salad. For her, this was a major sacrifice. In fact, the way many Americans eat, swtiching to salad is a majory lifestyle change.   Continue reading

Your Supplements Aren’t What You Think

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Personally, I have no specific problem with natural supplements.  In fact, more than 50% of prescribed pharmaceutical come directly from natural sources.  It may be that many of the substances you get at the GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, or elsewhere are truly beneficial.  Why isn’t it Vitamin Shop?  Does the store date back to Ye Olde English times?  Anyways, the problem with these substances is that they are not evaluated and monitored by the FDA.   For those of you government haters out there you may want to reconsider your disdain for this specific government agency (I have no comment on the other parts of government).  With respect to medicines, the FDA does three very important things: Continue reading

BBQ Grilled Chicken Salad

BBQ chicken salad2I have been on a quest recently to change my diet in a way that decreases my carbohydrate intake and increases my protein intake (Check out my posts on low carb diets to see why:  More Evidence for Lower Carbs; Maybe a Calorie Isn’t Just a Calorie; Pro Protein).  One of the ways I have done this is by changing my lunch to include a salad with a good source of lean protein (tuna or chicken).  This endeavor has been successful thanks to my long suffering saintly wife who makes my lunch for me.  Much love to her for that. Continue reading