Chips. Fish and chips to be precise: As many chips as you want. Sound like a diet book to you? Food Optimising has inspired a change in my house. It has encouraged a rise in the amount of fruit and vegetables my family eat and lots of low/no-fat alternatives in our diets - yet without subjecting taste or leaving us hungry. This is an excellent book for any slimmer or food-lover: Based on Slimming World's eating plan which allows you to choose between 'green or 'original' days depending on whether you prefer vegetables to meat, it is a unique and fun addition to any kitchen. A green day allows you *unlimited* amounts of pasta, potatoes (chips), baked beans, eggs, yogurt etc... as well as the normal fruit and veg. While red days mean you can have as much meat and fish as you like. Some quantities are limited, but the cod we had with our fish was ample, and amounts range from about 85g for some smoked salmon on a green day to about 145g for a fish portion so they're not stingy, and there are always suggestions for added fruit and veg with every meal in the suggested menu section. But this is not food combining, and so is much more convenient, and much more likely to improve your eating habits for good. You are encouraged to cut fat from your diet and still eat as much as you like of these foods, which a lot of diets ban - so you will mean you will still lose weight. On the plan you are also given at least 10 'sins' a day which you can use on one of the delicious puddings, recipes include some with an alcohol-kick to them too, like Pimms jelly, and any diet cookbook that includes Tiramisu must is worth the price of a cd. Try it! What have you got to lose but a few pounds.