Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books (September 8, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1 x 9.5 inches
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I have been on this diet for about a month and am not a test panelist. I have not lost any significant weight or inches yet, but I do like the way this diet has made me focus on what my food contains instead of what it doesn't contain. I was guilty of eating things that were "low fat" or "low sugar" but didn't focus on if they contained anything significant nutrition or were just empty calories. I also like how you can eat lots of real food and don't have to starve. However, for this diet to work for you, you have to be willing to shift the way you think about food and be willing to put a lot of time, effort and planning into meals. I think you have to be driven by the desire for good health more than the desire to lose weight. I have to say I am skeptical of the weight loss claims of some of the reviewers. The thing I have really noticed about this diet is how wonderful my digestion has been. I didn't really had significant problems before, but I really feel good on this diet. I noticed the difference after having one "cheat" meal at a restaurant and noticed that overly full, sorted of bloated feeling I no longer have on this diet. It is most likely due to the fact that this diet eliminated gluten and most dairy.
The recipes are delicious, they've done a great job of balancing flavors and food variety. There's a good amount of photos as well, and the recipes actually fill you up, this guy knows his stuff. I was excited to find a diet plan that works and doesn't require constant purchasing of shakes or pills every month. The recipes take about 10-15 minutes per meal, not bad but not super fast. None of them have been difficult, just not extremely fast to make. I would recommend this book, especially if you have tried other diet plans that haven't worked. This one works but you HAVE to stick to it.
I don't buy many cookbooks anymore as I have so many, but this one was well worth it. Simple, everyday ingredients with a sensible plan and I love that there's a photo of every recipe. I feel much more motivated to cook a dish when I know what it's supposed to look like.
This book is a great addition to the Zero Belly Diet with tons of new recipes and ideas to continue the healthy eating introduced in the first book. The basic concept is no processed foods. Every meal should include healthy fat, fiber and protein. I'm very happy with the new recipes and in addition of more meat recipes and even potatoes.
I started this journey the end of January, 2015. I have lost 41 lbs and have just now incorporated "exercise" with this plan. By the end of January, 2016 my goal is to be at 65 lbs total weight loss. My husband and I both are on this plan and most of all...feel 100% better!! I am 52 and he is 58 and there is no denying that we both will continue eating this way for the rest of our lives!! We do allow ourselves a "cheat day" which takes away the deprived feeling BUT we cheat BETTER these days! It's worth the effort and I am most thankful that it truly works!
My husband and I started the Zero Belly Diet on Valentine's Day 2015. Within 2-weeks I lost 16 pounds and my husband 20. This diet has now become a lifestyle change for us, as we've continued to follow it to this day. It's the easiest diet to follow and adapt to and we've managed to maintain our weight lost. Furthermore, our skin and hair is softer and when we eat something not on the Zero Belly Diet, for instance a deli sub, our bodies react to it.I was excited when asked to be part of the test panel for this new cookbook and even more excited that I'm now a published author with a recipe on pages 114-115. Almost every recipe I tested was superb and I've made them over and over. Most cookbooks I have, I may use 10 to 12 recipes. I've gone through every page of this new cookbook and I can honestly say that I will be trying at least 120 of the 150+ recipes and I can already tell this will quickly become my favorite cookbook. My husband will likely try 97 of them. He's a little pickier than me. The recipes are easy, quick to make, you'll likely already have most ingredients, double easy for leftovers during the week and absolutely delicious. Bon appetit!!!
I love the zero belly diet, so I am loving the cookbook, lots of great ideas, and the ideas are solid. would buy this for anyone who is trying to not only lose weight, but to eat super healthy, and to understand why certain foods help and other foods hurt you!
To much lead-in, needs editing. I was looking for recipes, not hype, since I am already a believer. I started with the smoothies--oh, so good! The book is worth it just for the smoothies. I quit reading the initial pages and dove into the recipe sections. These recipes rely heavily on strong taste with spices, so they are satisfying in that regard. I feel lighter, less bloated. My metabolism is working better. Another thing I noticed is that although many ingredients are listed, the excess amounts (such as sofrito and half an avocado) are in other recipes, so nothing gets wasted. Included in the book is a list of foods to have on hand in the pantry and there are charts that show how to mix and match different foods to make egg dishes and other combos. One suggestion is to include a recipe cross reference for all the ingredients to make it easier to plan complimentary meals that will cut down on the grocery list. These meals do change what foods you have in your kitchen, and I don't miss the sugar, carbohydrates, and gluten.
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