Synopses & Reviews
On the heels of the bestselling success of his low-calorie Now Eat This!
cookbook, Rocco Dispirito expands his brand with a weight-loss program guaranteed to produce maximum results with minimum effort.
Award-winning celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito changed his life and his health-without giving up the foods he loves or the flavor. He has lost more than 20 pounds, participated in dozens of triathlons, and-after an inspirational role as a guest chef on The Biggest Loser-changed his own diet and the caloric content of classic dishes on a larger scale. In THE NOW EAT THIS! DIET, complete with a foreword by Dr. Mehmet Oz, DiSpirito offers readers a revolutionary 2-week program for dropping 10 pounds quickly, with little effort, no deprivation, and while still eating 6 meals a day and the dishes they crave, like mac and cheese, meatloaf, BBQ pork chops, and chocolate malted milk shakes. The secret: Rocco's unique meal plans and his 75 recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and snack time, all with zero bad carbs, zero bad fats, zero sugar, and maximum flavor. Now readers can eat more and weigh less-it's never been so easy!
"A follow-up to the author's popular Now Eat This! cookbook, this volume offers an uncomplicated plan for cutting calories and losing weight, in two sections. The first explains how the diet works and how it's possible to eat tasty foods made from healthier ingredients, offers basic advice about exercise, and delineates a '14 Day Fast Track Plan' for kick-starting weight loss by eating 1,400 calories per day (1,200 for women). The second section delivers 75 recipes designed to fit into that low-cal meal plan. They're color-coded by calorie counts so it's easy to pick recipes to fit into a day's overall total. Breakfast choices include a sunrise sandwich with eggs egg substitute, actually and Canadian bacon on a whole-wheat English muffin for 279 calories. Bacon appears again in DiSpiritio's version of the BLT, a bacon, lettuce, and tomato roll with 245 calories, thanks to the use of fat-free mayo and a touch of crumbled bacon instead of several bacon strips per sandwich. Spicy-sweet linguine alla vodka gets its creaminess from 2% Greek yogurt and clocks in at 307 calories per serving. There are desserts, too, like red velvet chocolate squares in which beets lend moisture, and agave nectar instead of sugar serves as sweetener. The recipes are mostly super (more like assembling ingredients than cooking) and the prose is straightforward (if a little choppy and repetitive) meaning just about anyone who wants to should be able to follow this plan and lighten up mealtimes. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
The go-to cookbook binder for losing and maintaining weight.
Losing weight doesnt have to mean resorting to fad diets or buying unusual ingredients. This new edition of the Better Homes and Gardens classic weight-loss cookbook presents healthy eating as it should be, with 500 straightforward, calorie-conscious recipes the whole family will love, along with more than 300 mouthwatering photos. Dig into your favorites, such as burgers, lasagna, enchiladas, and cookies—all approved by registered dieticians, with full nutritional information provided and calorie counts highlighted throughout. And dont miss the chapters on appetizers, holiday cooking, and restaurant remakes for inspiring ways to eat well even on special occasions. Handy icons flag recipes that are quick, carb-conscious, and gluten-free, and special features show how to customize recipes to better suit your familys flavor preferences.
About the Author
Rocco DiSpirito entered the Culinary Institute of America at the age of sixteen, and at eighteen began working with legendary chefs worldwide. The James Beard award-winning chef opened the 3-star Union Pacific in New York City, where he established his culinary credentials. He was named Food and Wine's Best New Chef and--as the first chef to grace its cover--was called 'America's Most Exciting Young Chef' by Gourmet. DiSpirito starred in the NBC hit reality series The Restaurant, and the A&E series Rocco Gets Real. He has appeared on Oprah, Ellen, Chelsea Lately, and The Tonight Show, among others.