Oh no! Not another diet book! The market is saturated with diet books.
I hate the word “diet” – H-A-T-E it! You will never hear me utter the word unless I am telling my daughter that she needs more protein in her diet (she is a very picky eater).
I have tried more diets then I can count – Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, Medifast, Slim Fast, Cabbage Soup – not to mention starvation, exercising like a crazy person, diet pills and even weight loss surgery. Don’t get me wrong, some of them are great, but you have to be dedicated and stick to it for the rest of your life, not just for a few weeks or months. The moment you stop being accountable for the points you are consuming, or you stop eating the pre-packaged meals, your weight will creep back up on you, and in many cases more then you lost to begin with.
What is boils down to is common sense stuff. Instead of a bacon, egg & cheese sandwich for breakfast have some oatmeal and a banana. Instead of that quarter pounder with cheese and large fries opt for some broiled chicken and a salad. Water is better then soda. Sitting on your behind all day is bad for you. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. An apple is a better snack option then a half a dozen chocolate chips cookies. Like I said, it’s all common sense. However for some people common sense can be dancing in front of them, waving it’s arms and jumping up and down, and people still won’t “get it”. That is why sometimes a diet/weight loss book CAN be a GOOD thing. Sometimes people just need to be reminded of the obvious. That is why The Digest Diet Cookbook is worth checking out.
I have a lot of diet related recipe books, at least more then a dozen. After reading through The Digest Diet Cookbook I would have to say that this is one of my favorite diet cookbooks.
Here is some more information about the book.
In the New York Times bestseller The Digest Diet, Liz Vaccariello and the editors of Reader’s Digest sifted through the latest weight-loss science to develop a groundbreaking 21-day eating plan to help readers drop the pounds. Now, Reader’s Digest introduces The Digest Diet Cookbook, 150 all-new fat releaser recipes so readers can branch out with new meals but still maintain their weight loss results. The Digest Diet Cookbook, available now for $26.99 at DigestDiet.com/DigestDietCookbook and wherever books are sold, is a complete guide to change your life and boost your health in just 21 days with easy, delicious home-cooked meals — backed by the authority of Reader’s Digest, one of America’s most recognized brands.
The Digest Diet revealed 13 foods and nutrients that help the body shed fat quickly and healthfully. Reader’s Digest put a test team of a dozen real-life men and women on the plan and everybody lost weight – and raved about the food. In three weeks, the top male test panelist lost 26 pounds and 7.75 inches, and the top female test team member lost 18 pounds, 9.5 inches and more than 7% body fat. For those who haven’t yet experienced the diet, The Digest Diet Cookbook features the basics of the eating plan, including fast and healthy weight loss, to enjoy the same amazing results as The Digest Diet.
The cookbook uses real foods in delicious and easy recipes, including Chicken Piccata with Capers & Olives, Creamy Potato Salad, Mexican Breakfast Wraps, Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies and Pecan-Buttermilk Pancakes with Cherries, among other tasty meals that will help readers lose weight quickly and keep it off.
- Buying and storing tips for the 13 amazing fat-releaser foods
- Guidelines on how to mix and match recipes to make your own menus
- Creative ideas for using leftovers and kitchen shortcuts to speed cooking time
- New portable snack ideas for when you’re traveling, running errands, or just short on time
- More than 50 full-color photographs
- Daily menus for people who are vegetarian, dairy-free, or have other special needs
- Inspirational stories from the Reader’s Digest test panel
“One year ago, as I sat down to write the original Digest Diet manuscript, I could never have imagined the lives it would change,” said author Liz Vaccariello. “The Digest Diet Cookbook is a response to the demand for new recipes, more menu ideas and the hope that more people will take the time to cook and eat at home.”
Whether you are new to The Digest Diet or looking to maintain your fabulous success, The Digest Diet Cookbook is all you need to get and stay healthy for life.
One of the things I liked most about this book is that it features inspirational stories from people who have used this system to lose weight. I don’t know about you but when I see before and after pictures, plus reads stories about people who struggled with their weight and found a way to succeed, it inspires me to do that same. If they can do it, why can’t I? For me, it’s the stories and photographs that make me want to pick up a book and read it.
A lot of the information in this book is pretty much common sense, however like I mentioned earlier sometimes common sense eludes us and we need a bit of a nudge as a reminder. I think this book does a great job at that. It might not tell you a lot of stuff that you don’t already know, but it will help bring it front and center in your mind again.
As far as the recipes are concerned there are plenty of mouth-watering ones to choose from. It’s hard to believe that recipes like Spice Cupcakes with Honey-Cream Frosting, Kasha and Orange Pilaf with Pecans and Chicken Piccata with Capers and Olives are “diet” foods.
Each recipe shows it’s nutritional information so you know just how much fat and calories you are consuming per serving.
There are some great photos in this book, but not as many as I would have liked to have seen. I like to see a photo of each recipe, or at least close to it. This book shows recipe photos every few pages.
I’m not sure if it’s the case with all copies of this book but the copy I have comes with a FREE Reader’s Digest subscription (a $47.88 value) with is great. I love the magazine. You can keep it for yourself or give it as a gift.
Overall I think it’s a good book. Not that the world needs another diet book. But I think this books common sense approach to weight loss, and the fact that it’s not a “fad diet” makes it worth checking out.
Look for The Digest Diet Cookbook at www.DigestDiet.com/DigetsDietCookbook or where ever books are sold.
You can also check out the community on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/DigestDiet.
*I received a free sample copy in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way.