Ms. Vaccariello created this cookbook after presenting a successful diet plan preview. “Since we first released the book in March 2012, thousands have laughed, danced, and eaten their way to their happy weight.”, she has written a quick weight loss program that can be accomplished in as little as 21 days.
“I wanted to develop a cookbook for another reason, as well. A growing body of research says that cooking and eating at home with loved ones is better for your health than dining out.” I have found this to be true, even when dining alone at home.
She lists exercise as a fat increaser, “Don’t get me wrong—exercise is wonderful!...since aerobic exercise can make you hungrier, sometimes it can actually increase your body fat….So what can I eat on this diet anyway?” This is answered by the wonderful recipes she has included.
Ms. Vaccariello explains in her book thirteen fat releasers used in the diet plan: Vitamin C, Calcium, Dairy, Protein, PUFAs (polyunsaturated fatty acids), MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acids—the healthy fats), Coconut Oil, Resveratrol, Fiber, Vinegar, Quinoa, Honey, and Cocoa. You are not cheated out of anything here. She also provides a plan to get your kitchen set up for the task. Throughout the book, there are short success stories of the people who are using the diet and losing weight in the process.
There are numerous recipes that include pasta, beef, pork and seafood. The dessert recipes sound simply scrumptious. The key here, understand what your fat releasers are and apply them to your proportioned size meals.
Anyone looking to lose weight will find this book very helpful. I recommend it to the health conscious who may want additional recipes and information on a healthy eating lifestyle.
(I received this book free from Reader’s Digest for review purposes)