One Meal at a Time: The Incredibly Simple Low-Fat Diet for a Happier, Healthier, Longer Life

Martin Katahn, Author W. W. Norton & Company $19.95 (382p) ISBN 978-0-393-03002-0
The author of the bestselling T-Factor Diet , who is director of Vanderbilt University's Weight Management Program, returns here with a meal-by-meal approach to low-fat eating. Katahn's philosophy hasn't much changed, and most of this volume is a less technical rehash of his previous argument: consuming less fat not only lowers health risks, it also eases weight loss by forcing the body to burn stored fat. The book's title refers to his not-terribly-novel recommendation that we devote two to four weeks to focus on and improve each of the day's three meals. Katahn seems to have lost some enthusiasm for preaching his health-and-diet gospel, with all its measures against coronary diseases and cancers and cholesterols, but his ideas make plenty of sense and his general nutritional advice is easy to follow and often revelatory (e.g., add water instead of more fat or oil to keep pan- or wok-fried foods from sticking). The real significance of the work is not its ``program,'' but rather its wealth of tempting low-fat recipes, almost all of which are new for this publication. (Apr . )
Reviewed on: 04/01/1991
Release date: 04/01/1991
Paperback - 384 pages - 978-0-393-33443-2
Mass Market Paperbound - 544 pages - 978-0-446-36294-8
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