April 20, 2011

10 Tips for Keeping Fat Off After Weight Loss

1. Do Not Skip Meals
2. Weigh Yourself Regularly
3. Eat a Healthy Variety of Foods
4. Exercise Consistently
5. Eat Throughout the Day
6. Drink More Water
7. A low-fat diet
8. Keep Track of Portion Sizes
9. Join a Support Group
10. Exercise Cognitive Control

Rosemary Garlic Steak

100g steak

1 T rice vinegar

1 T rosemary

1 t garlic paste (3-5 cloves minced)

1/2 t crushed red pepper

1. In small dish, add rice vinegar. Add steak and coat.

2. In small bowl, combine rosemary, garlic, red pepper. Rub on both sides of steak.

3. Place steak in small dish, cover, and refrigerate 4 hours - overnight.

4. Grill to desired doneness.

April 13, 2011

Chile Chicken

Chile Chicken

100g chicken

1 T red chile paste

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

3 cloves minced garlic

1 t oregano

1/2 t cumin

1/2 t granulated sugar substitute


crushed red pepper (optional)

  1. In ziplock bag, add all ingredients except chicken. Mix.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with salt and add the chicken to bag. Seal & shake to coat.
  3. Place in refrigerator to marinate at least 1 hr.
  4. Cook chicken on the stovetop on a grill pan, or under broiler until done.
  5. Top with crushed red pepper (optional) and serve.
Serve with a grilled vegetable, or shred for a salad.

April 6, 2011

Vitamin D

Vitamin D should be an important part of your diet and daily supplements. Vitamin D is important for many body functions, and its deficiency is linked to all sorts of diseases including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

Vitamin D has been linked to obesity, and although the connection isn't totally clear, one study showed that patients with adequate Vitamin D lost .5 lbs more than patients with inadequate Vitamin D levels. Vitamin D, in conjunction with calcium and sunlight, helps to properly assimilate food and regulate normal blood sugar levels.

What you can do:
1. Take a supplement. The current RDI is 600iu.
2. Get out in the sun. In the summer, 15 minutes of mid-day sun exposure will provide the recommended value.
3. Eat foods high in Vitamin D.
4. Get tested. Ask Dr. Crockett if he recommends a Vit D test to be added to your blood work. If your levels are low, he may want you to take a high dose Vit D prescription.

Asparagus Frittata

3 egg whites

1 whole egg

asparagus (measure to make sure you aren’t going over 500 calories for the day if you’re on the 500 calorie stage of the hCG diet)

1-2 cloves minced garlic

1 T dehydrated minced onion

1 T water

1 t parsley

salt/pepper (to taste)

tabasco (optional)

  1. Preheat pan over MED heat.
  2. Snap woody ends off asparagus and discard.
  3. Snap each asparagus spear into 2-3 pieces. Add to pan with garlic & heat through until tender.
  4. Preheat oven to 400.
  5. In bowl, mix eggs & water. Add asparagus, minced onion, parsley, salt/pepper.
  6. Pour egg mixture into non-stick baking dish (or dish lined with parchment paper).
  7. Place in oven and cook 10-15 mins until done.
  8. Top with tabasco (optional) and serve immediately