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The Shredded Chef: 120 Recipes for Building Muscle, Getting Lean, and Staying Healthy [Paperback]

Michael Matthews
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Book Description

9 July 2012

If you want to know how to build muscle and burn fat by eating healthy, delicious meals that are easy to cook and easy on your wallet, then you want to read this book.

Let me ask you a few questions:

  • Do you lack confidence in the kitchen and think that you just can’t cook great food?
  • Are you not sure of how to prepare food that is not only delicious and healthy but also effective in helping you build muscle and lose fat?
  • Are you afraid that cooking nutritious, restaurant-quality meals is too time-consuming and expensive?
  • Do you think that eating healthy means having to force down the same boring, bland food every day?
  • If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, don’t worry—you’re not alone. And this book is the answer: With it, you can cook fast, healthy, and tasty meals every day (and on a reasonable budget) that will help you build muscle or lose weight, regardless of your current skills.

    The Shredded Chef is more than just a bunch of recipes, though. In this book, you’re going to learn how to eat right without having to obsess over every calorie. These 9 scientifically proven rules for eating are the foundation of every great physique, and they have nothing to do with following weird diets or depriving yourself of everything that tastes good.

    And the recipes themselves? In this book you’ll find 115 healthy, flavorful recipes specifically designed for athletes that want to build muscle or lose fat. Regardless of your fitness goals, this book has got you covered.

    SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS!

    With this book, you’ll also get a free spreadsheet that lists every recipe in the book along with their calories, protein, carbs, and fats! Chances are you’re going to want to use the recipes to plan out your daily meals, and this spreadsheet makes it a simple matter of copy and pasting!

    Scroll up and click the “Buy” button now to forever escape the dreadful experience of “dieting” and learn how to cook nutritious, delicious meals that make building muscle and burning fat easy and enjoyable!

    --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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    Product details

    • Paperback: 314 pages
    • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (9 July 2012)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1478213655
    • ISBN-13: 978-1478213659
    • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.7 cm
    • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 628 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

    More About the Author

    Hi,

    I'm Mike and I believe that every person can achieve the body of his or her dreams, and I work hard to give everyone that chance by providing workable, proven advice grounded in science, not a desire to sell phony magazines, workout products, or supplements.

    Through my work, I've helped thousands of people achieve their health and fitness goals, and I share everything I know in my books.

    So if you're looking to get in shape and look great, then I think I can help you. I hope you enjoy my books and I'd love to hear from you at my site, www.muscleforlife.com.

    Sincerely,

    Mike

    Product Description

    Review

    "I love his carb / protein ratio and his guidelines, and the recipes have helped me lose weight while having enough energy for tough workouts after four years of trying!"

    -"MotherofMany" (Amazon Verified Purchase)

    "I am currently cutting weight and using his leaning out recipes. They are DELICIOUS. I am losing weight and LOVING every meal."

    -Matthew S. (Amazon Reviewer)

    "These recipes are fantastic because they are simple. Simple ingredients that can be found in any food store and simple to make. If your looking to add some variety to your diet with a healthy twist, I recommend this book."

    -K-Rider (Amazon Verified Purchase)

    "Simple recipes, but they taste good, adding variety to my menu. A few recipes have already become regulars and my weight loss program is still on track."

    -Jenny Baker (Amazon Verified Purchase)

    "This book explains in simple terms how to lose fat and build muscle and gives a ton of great recipes that are separated by those that are for losing weight and those that are for building muscle."

    -Kynn (Amazon Verified Purchase)

    "This book has great variety and will keep me eating lean and healthy, allowing me to continue to build lean muscle mass, as I continue to progress on my workout program. Definitely worth the download."

    -Jeff K (Amazon Review)

    "These recipes are easy to prepare, fairly cheap, and provide healthy ways to get your micro-nutrients with really tasty foods!"

    -Logan Shoen (Amazon Verified Purchase)

    "Although this book has a lot of recipes, the author doesn't skimp on quality or variety. I'm a bit of a foodie and I was really happy to find a diverse selection of meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a nice collection of snacks and desserts thrown in."

    -James Robert (Amazon Verified Purchase)

    Book Description

    If you want to know how to build muscle and burn fat by eating healthy, delicious meals that are easy to cook and easy on your wallet, then you want to read this book.

    Do you lack confidence in the kitchen and think that you just can't cook great food?

    Are you not sure of how to prepare food that is not only delicious and healthy but also effective in helping you build muscle and lose fat?

    Are you afraid that cooking nutritious, restaurant-quality meals is too time-consuming and expensive?


    If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, don't worry--you're not alone. And this book is the answer: With it, you can cook fast, healthy, and tasty meals every day (and on a reasonable budget) that will help you build muscle or lose weight, regardless of your current skills.

    The Shredded Chef is more than just a bunch of recipes, though. It's going to teach you the true scientific basics of gaining muscle and losing fat, because bad diet advice is an epidemic these days.

    In this book, you're going to learn how to eat right without having to obsess over every calorie. These 9 scientifically proven rules for eating are the foundation of every great physique, and they have nothing to do with following weird diets or depriving yourself of everything that tastes good.

    And the recipes themselves? In this book you'll find 114 healthy, flavorful recipes specifically designed for athletes that want to build muscle or lose fat. Regardless of your fitness goals, this book has got you covered.

    Here's a "sneak peek" of the recipes you'll find inside:
    • 18 fast, delicious breakfast recipes like Peanut Butter Power Oatmeal, French Muscle Toast, High-Protein Banana Oatcakes, Lean and Mean Zucchini Hash Brown, Macho Mexican Scramble and more. Whether you're trying to burn fat or build muscle, you'll find recipes that will help you get there. 

    • 18 mouthwatering chicken dishes like Chicken Stroganoff, Tasty Thai Chicken, Jerk Chicken Stir Fry, Honey-Garlic Chicken, and more. Forget boring chicken dishes, even when cutting!

    • 14 tasty beef recipes like Low-Fat Russian Beef Stroganoff, Lean Bison Burgers, Vietnamese Beef Noodles, Meathead Meatballs, and more. Enjoy beef like never before with these creative recipes and you'll even find low-calorie beef dishes designed for losing weight!

    • 10 savory fish and seafood recipes like Turkey Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Provencal Baked Halibut, Salmon Burgers, Tasty Tuna Melt, and more. Never again settle for flavorless, unappetizing fish and seafood--these recipes will have you singing praises for the sea!

    • 7 hearty, healthy pasta recipes like Chicken Pesto Pasta, Asparagus & Goat Cheese Pasta, Classic Pasta Bolognese, Beef Lasagna, Chicken Fettuccine with Mushrooms, and more. Each of the pasta dishes are high in protein, making them great muscle-building treats. 

    • 14 awesome side dishes like Wasabi Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato Fries, Hot 'n Healthy Brown Rice, Zucchini Risotto, Couscous Salad, and more. You're going to love mixing and matching these side dishes with the entrees and discovering your favorite combinations! 

    • 5 delectable desserts like Key Lime Pie, Peach Cobbler, Chocolate Protein Mousse, Banana Cream Pie, and more. These sugar-free desserts will satisfy your sweet tooth without the calorie overload!

    • And more! (I haven't even mentioned the recipes for pork, salads, protein shakes, protein bars, and snacks...)
    SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS!

    With this book you'll also get a free 31-page bonus report from the author called "Muscle Meals: How to Use Nutrition to Maximize Your Muscle and Torch Your Fat." 

    In this bonus report, you'll learn the truth about "good" and "bad" carbs and exactly which you should eat and which you should avoid, and 5 snacks that are delicious, easy to make, and that can help you build muscle and lose fat.

    Scroll up and click the "Buy" button now to learn how to cook nutritious, delicious meals that make building muscle and burning fat easy!

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    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars great book 23 Jan 2013
    By Chris
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    This book has alot of really tasty, simple to prepare recipes. I'm a terrible cook and even I manage to put the dishes together. I bought the book in order to burn fat and get lean. I weighed 157 pounds and after two weeks I dropped 5 pounds. And thats without ever being hungry and without having to eat rabbit food all the time. It also gives a simple calculation at the beginning so you know exactly how many grams of fat, carbs and proteins you should consume each day, I found this really helpful.
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    18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent recipes, no illustrations 8 July 2013
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    I ordered this item as I would like to vary my diet from the monotony of eating plain boring foods to gain muscle and lose fat. So far I have tried the Indian Chicken curry, I found it easy to make and delicious. There is a great variety of meals, and I'm looking forward to working my way through them.

    The only hang up on this product is that it's missing photographs of the finished meals which is something I like in a cook book, I can only think that the lack of photos is because of frugality and trying to keep the costs of printing low. I would recommend this cook book but if an alternative is available with illustrations I would probably buy that one instead.

    Peace
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Good book, let's hope I get the look! 27 July 2014
    By thomas
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    Ok bought this book on Saturday. ... It came the next day... Sunday... firstly I was amazed at a Sunday delivery!

    The book itself... I'm not a big fan on reading or cooking... but I like to eat (probably what got me into trouble in the first place ) I've jumped from diet fad to diet fad only to fall off the wagon either because the food suggestions are horrible or just too time consuming... thought I'd just have a quick glance through only to find I read the whole thing from cover to cover... deffo an informative and enjoyable read. Mike really does give it without the bull. The only supplement I can remember he mentioned was whey protein (considered a supplement? I would say so) I'm really excited to get cooking and more importantly loss weight. I'm currently 17st 6 lbs and 6ft 1 so I have lots to achieve. Going to run this along with my second bout of the insanity work out. I'll update this review at day 30 and 60 and tell you how this book combined with insanity worked for me. Thanks Mike! (My first amazon review)
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    21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 7 Dec 2012
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    Some great ideas.... Just wish some one would do a UK specific version of this kind of book, some ingredients different or hard to get..... Also have to convert the measurements in to metric.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good cook book 1 Dec 2013
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    Good food tips for someone training at least 3 times a week.
    Plenty of protein and good carbs mixture.
    Tasty and nice food.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Which recipe to start with?? 29 Nov 2013
    By Avestap
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    Again great explanations on why and what to eat. There are so many recipes in this book that I'd like to try I don't know where to start. Love the breakdown of recipes for getting bigger or leaner. Also the amount of carbs, protein and fats in each recipe makes choosing really easy. The bonus spreadsheet at the end of the book is amazing - no trawling the book for the correct amount of carbs etc it's all there in a list.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Great book, but why 3 stars 17 Aug 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    I have to say that this book is great... I love the recipes in here and love the layout. In fact both my wife and I use this for many of dishes at home now... I even follow allot of the suggestions in here.

    So why the 3 stars. Well being the only carnivorous in my household it is difficult to fit the suggestions with my family life as largely we cook vegetarian foods and there is a lack of vegetarian recipes in here. But apart from that it is a great book.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Jazz up your meals 16 July 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    This is a great book for jazzing up what can be a life of chicken, broccoli and rice. I have tried a few recipes, the curried potato and cauliflower is delicious. Easy to follow recipes which turn out as they should. If you are in training and are struggling with your choice of meals this is a great book to make eating a pleasure.
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    3.0 out of 5 stars Some good ideas, shame there is no pictures in the ...
    Some good ideas, shame there is no pictures in the book to see what the end product is supposed to look like?!
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