Cook Yourself Thin Quick and Easy: Shift the bulge and still indulge with over 100 new recipes Paperback – 1 Jan 2009
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About the Author
For the first time, the Cook Yourself Thin dieters are the authors. Members of the www.cookyourselfthin.co.uk website were asked to send in their best recipes and tips in a competition, resulting in a truly collaborative book.
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Top Customer Reviews
This cookbook follows the format of the original cook yourself thin cookbook, but it has weekly menu plans for 1500 & 1800 calories/day - I think this is a great addition and perfect for those who like to plan ahead. It also provides success stories which is a good idea for motivating readers to stick to the cook yourself thin ethos.
This book is much like the first cookbook, good for providing alternative and healthy swaps for fat foods and recipes. I would recommend the range of cookbooks for those that are conscious of their eating habits and want healthy alternatives in their diets, it is not only for those that want to lose some weight.
I particularly like the crunchy granola breakfast recipe - perfect to bring to work, healthy and tasty! The book has lots of different curry recipes in it - which I love, as Im a homemade curry fan! The lunches and soups section is similar to the original one but this includes wraps and yummy muffin recipes for lunch! Although the format is the same as the original it does vary as it goes under the sections of fish, chicken etc. as opposed to the main meals section in the previous book. It also includes a good vegetarian section. Dessert section is slightly better than previous book - cant wait to try the light sponge cake. Drinks section is good and I love the dips and dressing recipes at the end of the book.
The book provides success stories and inspiration in the opening chapter. Thereafter, the book ordered in the following way:
* Chicken, chicken, Chicken (the ubiquitous ingredient and dieter's friend)
* Feed me (more substantial food such as lamb hotpot etc)
The criticism I had of the previous book was that the vegetarian section was a bit sparse and lacklustre. They have improved upon this but I don't think it will appeal to everyone. I'm not a vegetarian, so I think it would be unfair for me to make a further comment but, I will say that the recipes will not appeal to the type of 'vegetarian' who exists solely on cheese, pasta, bread and quorn.
Otherwise, the recipes are great and will appeal to most tastes. They are not complex and rely mainly on store cupboard in gredients and lots of lovely veg. Frankly, all ingredients can be sourced easily in most supermarkets. Some commentators have criticised, both books, for using 'exotic' ingredients: I would suggest that if these ingredients appear exotic to some people, it would probably account for why they have a weight problem (readily available processed foods also contain the most additives and transfats). The point with 'Cook youself thin' is that it shows you that you can cook sensibly and more healthily at home with only a little effort.
I found the main meals sections the most use but that was because that was the area I was struggling with in terms of calorie culling.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really great recipes in this book which are easy to emulate - love itPublished 11 months ago by barbara winters
Bought as present for granddaughter who is using all the recipes and loves it.Published 16 months ago by Mrs Maureen Moore
Good book, interesting ideas but think this could be a new years resolution type thing!!Published 16 months ago by Linstock
A very easy to follow recipe book with some good new ideas.Published 17 months ago by Mrs Joanna Dickie
Love this book - use it over and over. I'm keen to eat healthily, my other half less so, but he doesn't notice he is eating more healthily with this! Good easy recipes.Published 23 months ago by TeenB
A great book. She has some really lovely recipes in here. Can't say I noticed any weight loss, but was fun trying :)Published on 22 May 2014 by Rinnestar
I bought this for my husband and daughter as they do most of the cooking and the baking, but is has been me that has used it and the recipes must be good as my son loves themPublished on 4 May 2014 by Mrs. Sandra Strachan
Overall a very good book with lots of ideas as well as meal plans and 'testimonials' - my only criticism would be the quality. Read morePublished on 19 Aug. 2013 by Hazel Legge
I don't mind fish, don't get me wrong but this book seems to be all about it. I appreciate it is low fat but I wanted more variety of recipes. Read morePublished on 22 July 2013 by John