Look Bad in Your Bathing Suit? These Two Books Might Help You Win the Battle of the Bulgeby Larry Cox on Jun. 11, 2012, under Uncategorized
The 17-Day Diet Cookbook: 80 All New Recipes for Healthy Weight Loss by Dr. Mike Moreno (Free Press, $26)
The key word in the title is healthy. There are diets and there are healthy diets. Dr. Michael Moreno is a San Diego-based physician and author of last year’s New York Times bestseller, “The 17-Day Diet.” That book helped millions of Americans shed unwanted weight in a safe, healthy, nutritionally sound, and lasting way.
There are four cycles to this plan: Accelerate, Activate, Achieve, and Arrive. This plan, according to Dr. Moreno, takes weight off rapidly, resets the metabolism, and establishes healthy eating habits. The recipes in this collection are built around foods that are accessible with ingredients found in most grocery stores and prep time of 30 minutes or less. These are tasty, easy-to-prepare recipes and meal plans specifically designed for the 17-Day Diet that will help dieters stick to their plans, drop pounds, and burn fat every day.
There are complete menu plans for each cycle of the program, a total of 51 daily menus. The meal plans are low in fat, high in fiber, packed with nutrition, and designed to trigger rapid weight loss.
Ani’s 15-Day Fat Blast – Drop 15 Pounds in 15 Days the Healthy Way: The Kick-Ass Plan to Get Lighter, Tighter, and Sexier Super Fast by Ani Phyo (Da Capo, $24)
Ani Phyo is one of the nation’s premiere raw food chefs. Her new cookbook and plan promises that by eating delicious, fresh food, and living a healthier lifestyle, the body can be detoxed and fat-fighting and immune-boosting abilities enhanced. Did I mention that unwanted weight could also be melted away?
The first step is to replace unhealthy food choices with slimming “rocket fuel” foods that works to fight fat while providing a blast of energy. The program embraces what Ani calls nature’s fast food, namely raw ingredients straight from the refrigerator or shelf that require very little prep time. From Trail Mix cookies that are loaded with nuts, raisins, and sunflower seeds, to a Spicy Bok Choy Soup, the dishes are exciting and innovative.
Put away the bag of chips and think thin.