Food for Thought: Protein Powder – Friend or Foe?

Protein powder made its mark in the fitness world and quickly became a go-to for our ultra busy, on-the-go society. Protein powder does have its benefits (mainly the protein content, of course) but there are a lot of brands that have diluted the product and added sugars, gums and preservatives that have turned a protein…

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Recipe of the Week: “Mock Shepherd’s Pie”

Recipe courtesy of a very creative patient! This recipe comes courtesy of a very creative patient who incorporated all the comforts of a traditional Shepherd’s pie, but modified it to fit the VLCD. The Melodious Blend from Trader Joe’s is found in the frozen section, and is chock-full of colorful lentils and garbanzo beans, serving…

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