Just Tell Me What to Eat! The Delicious 6-Week Weight Loss Plan for the Real World

Timothy S. Harlan. Da Capo/Lifelong, $25 (320p) ISBN 978-0-7382-1452-8
Unlike many other experts, chef-cum-physician Harlan (public TV's Dr. Gourmet) discounts the effects of genes, hormones, and neurotransmitters on weight, contending that shedding pounds means eating fewer, better-quality calories. But the first recipe in this food-focused title—fettuccini Alfredo—should reassure readers that his six-week diet (with eight weeks of meals and recipes) is not about deprivation. In this accessible guidebook, Harlan helps readers to achieve daily goals (planning meals and snacks, organizing a pantry, limiting convenience foods, keeping a food and exercise diary) as they learn to cook tasty Mediterranean diet dishes, a variety of ethnic favorites, and comfort foods. While Harlan's suggested two- to four-pound loss per month might pale before fad-diet promises, his solutions are simple (drinking a pre-meal glass of water, bringing lunch from home, measuring ingredients, exercising moderately) and his recipes, satisfying. (June)
Reviewed on: 05/02/2011
Release date: 06/01/2011
Genre: Nonfiction
Paperback - 309 pages - 978-0-7382-1559-4
Open Ebook - 320 pages - 978-0-7382-1475-7
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