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Paperback Cook Yourself Thin: Skinny Meals You Can Make in Minutes Book

ISBN: 1401341136

ISBN13: 9781401341138

Cook Yourself Thin: Skinny Meals You Can Make in Minutes

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Lose weight without losing your mind Cook Yourself Thin , a #1 New York Times bestseller, is a healthy, delicious way to drop a dress size without all the gimmicks. Eighty easy, accessible recipes teach readers how to cut calories without compromising taste. For some of us, losing weight has always been a struggle. The challenge: figuring out how to cook healthy, low-fat foods that won't leave you hungry, bored, or running for a gallon of ice cream...

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Yes, you CAN cook yourself thin.

I haven't seen the show, but running across this book piqued my interst. Is it possible to cook yourself thin? Well, it is but it does involve some effort on your part. In all actuality, I found the book contained many favorite recipes and things I love to eat. Plus, it seems healthy enough. As far as cookbooks go, this one does involve skimping on the better ingredients--butter, of course--but it doesn't seem to affect the taste all too much. So, therefore, a recommend, if you are willing to do the shopping and cooking, which seems simple and straightforward enough. I also found that Goodbye, Fatty! Hello, Skinny! How I Lost Weight And Still Ate The Foods I Loved-Without Dieting helped me out, as well.


Let me address 2 things here. Time and Calories, which seem to be issues in other reviews... First, calories: Calories for fruits and vegetables are all average. They are all nature made, so one may be sweeter than the other- we have all had one bitter strawberry and one really sweet one, right? The sweetness of these items fluctuate making the calories fluctuate. There is no "definite" caloric value for a fruit or vegetable! I have books that contradict caloric intake as well. It depends on the item being tested and the ripeness and sweetness of that specific item on that particular day! I do agree they should have more nutritional value than just calories though... And as far as calories being high, you are eating a meal- they can't be much lower!! And it makes a difference if the calories come from fiber or from fat too... Second is time. Some of these are time consuming recipes. I made the carrot cake (my new favorite recipe) and it took a while to grate the carrots by hand, so I used a food processor which was phenomenal. You need to use your head sometimes to cut corners if you don't have a lot of time. Other than the desserts, the meals also can be time consuming, but some are fast. Just like any other cookbook! This book isn't titled "quick meals for lazy people" It is a book filled with healthy alternatives for people who like to eat! We are also not selling a movie, so who cares where the show airs! I personally love the show and the people on it. The book is also not a rip off of any other book- its the same concept and many books out there (not just hungry girl), but it's got different recipes. (which are better tasting in my opinion) Someone also made a comment about the whole wheat noodles tasting like glue- they are whole wheat and much healthier for you. If you are not used to it, they may not taste good to you. You have trained yourself to eat crap- eating healthy does not taste like chocolate cake! You will eventually enjoy the taste of healthy foods, becoming acustomed to those flavors, just like you trained yourself to like fattening foods. I used to hate diet soda, and I made the switch about 6 years ago, and now if I taste a regular soda, I can't drink it, it's too sweet! The bottom line is you need to give your body (and tastebuds) time to adjust to a new way of eating. You will like the way how you feel after eating healthy foods, you mind will actually FEEL healthy, which affects your body. The power of the mind is very powerful and will make a differene in your weight too. Nonetheless the book is fantastic and the recipes are much healthier than their alternatives, common sense would tell you that when you read the ingredients! (hardly any butter!) But it's not a diet book, they let you use full fat items, but just to add taste. You don't need to omit butter and cream cheese from you diet forever! It is a great companion to someone on weightwatchers as well. Fantastic book!!!

Just what I needed to get me cooking again!

Where can I start? I bought this book thinking that all the recipes will probably be like all the other diets books, tasting OK and passable enough for me to stick to lose a few pounds - HOW WRONG WAS I?? This book is lovely, the recipes are easy to follow, the ingredients are easy to find and each recipe doesn't include a list of ingredients that are longer than your arm, unlike most recipe books. Therefore the recipes are also affordable. This is a must for anyone trying to lose weight without starving themselves or even who's just trying to eat healthily. The recipes are easily adapted to put your own spin on them and there's something for everyone. It's got me loving cooking again. So far I have not even felt like I have been dieting at all, I have enjoyed everything and have even had the odd guilt free bar of chocolate! It's all about weight loss through making healthy changes this summer. [...]
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