Dr. Fuhrman

Weight Loss Recipes: 15 Minute Mahi Tacos

Looking for the weight loss recipe your Chicago personal trainer will be proud of?  Check out this easy 15 minute fish taco recipe to liven up your weight loss lunches and dinners!

****Saute Trader Joe's frozen Mahi with 1 tbsp of olive oil until you reach the temperature of 175 on low heat.  Season with salt and pepper.  Meanwhile, finely chop 1 cup of spinach, heat 1/2 cup of vegetarian refried beans, and warm 2 El Milagro corn tortillas.  

Once everything is heated, create your taco and top it with your favorite salsa or hot sauce!


Weight Loss recipe your Chicago personal trainer won't yell at you for.

Your 1 Month Weight Loss Plan

The most common misconception about achieving your best physical health is the primary importance of fitness. While fitness plays a pivotal role in your strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, and cardio endurance, it still relies heavily on your nutrition. Without the proper nutrition for your body type, you will not have the energy or building blocks to sculpt the healthy body you want. Any nutritional deficit or inflammation will affect your ability to get in shape, live to 100, or reduce injury.

If you’re interested in weight loss or general physical health, read Dr. Fuhrman’s book Eat to Live. It helps you understand your body and its needs. In the meantime, follow the simple dietary plan below as a first step in this process. It is loosely based on his suggestions.

Simple Plate Ratio

Most clients lose weight within the caloric range of 1200-1500 calories (you must determine the healthiest amount for you). Limit your calorie intake to 400 calories per meal. Break down the contents of your plate for every meal into the following percentages:

· 25-40% Protein (lean meat, fish, seafood, soy, eggs, plants, etc.)

· 45-55% Vegetables (any)

· 25% Fiber (beans, legumes, fruit, plants, etc.)

Add to Your Diet

Choose the most nutritionally dense foods for every meal using the Simple Plate Ratio as your guide. Foods in the whole form will provide the necessary macronutrients for proper absorption and digestion.

· If you want fiber, substitute grains with beans or dark leafy greens.

· If you want calcium or vitamin d, substitute dairy with dark leafy greens.

· If you want antioxidants, substitute red wine with grapes.

· If you want protein, substitute a protein supplement shake with lean meat, eggs, fish, or soy.

Subtract from Your Diet (Subtraction List)

Our bodies are equipped to handle quite a bit. Like the rest of nature, the human body has boundaries as well. The following items have been scientifically proven to cause weight gain, inflammation, and more. Determine your sensitivity to each of the items.

· Grains including whole grains or all-bran products (breads, crackers, rice, cereals, etc.)

· Processed foods (products with additives and preservatives; genetically modified foods; or anything else not in its whole natural form)

· Dairy (butter, animal milk, and cheese)

· Alcohol, refined sugar, and artificial sweetners

· Animal protein with high levels of saturated fat (most red meat, pork, wild game, etc.)

Integrating Change

Record your consumption everyday and study your body's response to your diet. Develop boundaries based on your physical symptoms and weight loss results. You might employ a moderate version of the recommendations:

· Don't exceed 2 portions of any items per week on the Subtraction List

· Avoid domino foods (foods you can’t limit to one-i.e. chips, nuts, etc.)

· If you drink alcohol, it must not push you over the set caloric amount for the day

Your weight loss will depend on your adherence to the guidelines above. There is no doubt that you will lose weight if you:

· Track your food intake

· Follow the recommended calorie amounts

· Moderately integrate the subtraction list

· Create a new routine based on these recommendations

As you determine your sensitivity to the Subtraction List, you may incorporate more flexibility your eating habits. Please note that the further you stray from this plan the less weight you will lose. It is based on 10 years of research (individual studies, government doctrine, Dr. Fuhrman, and more) and client success across all genders, ages, and activity levels. Push through Month 1 and you can redefine your new boundaries in Month 2!


Please consult your doctor before starting any nutritional plan or following any dietary advice....and never listen to a personal trainer in Chicago who recommends supplements.

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Your 1 Month Weight Loss Plan
Weight loss with a Chicago personal trainer.

New Weight Loss Salads

Recipes are endless online!  How do you know which salad recipes will help lose weight while meeting with a personal trainer though?  Read this blog as a start.  

Choosing ingredients:

I'm assuming that your personal trainer is guiding you with Dr. Fuhrman's philosophy:  Eat nutritionally dense meals!  Many personal training clients automatically turn to salads as a first step.  If you're like me, you'll be burned out on a bowl of lettuce by day 3.  To liven up you plate of veggies, choose 1 ingredient from each category to create a new combination every day.  Keep your calorie count around 300.

• Lettuce (lettuce doesn't need to be the main part of the salad): Romaine, watercress, endive, spinach, mixed greens, oak leaf, red leaf, green leaf, iceberg

• Vegetables: Celery, beets, carrots, cauliflower, mushrooms, green beans, red onion, sauteed brussels sprouts, zucchini

• Tomatoes: Beefsteak, cherry, grape, currant, heirloom, pear-shaped, purple, plum

• Fruits: Apples, oranges, pears, grapes, raisins, craisins, strawberries, bananas, pineapple

• Nuts: Peanuts, almonds, cashews, Brazilian nuts, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts

• Meats/Seafood: Cooked chicken, tuna, cooked lean beef, crab, shrimp, cooked lean pork

• Beans: Black, kidney, white northern, pinto