Indispensable Guide for Eating Right
By Timothy S. Harlan, MD
Lifelong Books, $15.00, 309 pages
Timothy S. Harlan, M.D. is an expert on food. He also happens to be the Executive Director for the Tulane University Center for Culinary Medicine. It is no surprise that a vast number of Americans are overweight, or even obese. Exercise is one tactic for sustained weight loss, but a better method is regulating the food we put into our mouths. Not only what, but how much we eat plays a significant influence on our weight and overall health. Just Tell Me What to Eat! is divided into a six week plan. Each chapter is focused on one week’s worth of goals and recipes. Harlan does not believe in the fad-diet approach and his book offers long-term solutions to weight control.
Harlan’s book is comprehensive; offering menus, name brand food options, and cooking techniques. Each recipe shares nutritional information, and breakfast, lunch and dinner options abound. There are many good pieces of advice in this book – from how to read labels, ingredients to steer clear of, to understanding cholesterol. If you are truly ready to commit to a healthier lifestyle, including eating better, Just Tell Me What to Eat! is a must have for your shopping list.
Reviewed By Seniye Groff