Cook Yourself Thin is a television show on Lifetime and a cookbook that promises you can drop a dress size by making skinny meals in minutes.
Candice Kumai, Harry Eastwood and Allison Fishman are the stars of the Cook Yourself Thin show. They claim the Cook Yourself Thin approach is not a fad diet, but a way to cut calories without sacrificing favorite foods. They detail skinny alternatives to foods you are craving.
Pros of the Cook Yourself Thin approach:
No. 1: It’s always better to cook at home because you can control the ingredients you use. For example, with homemade cooking, you can use organic ingredients and avoid MSG and high fructose corn syrup.
No. 2: The Cook Yourself Thin cookbook encourages dieters to keep a food diary for a week. This can help you get a better handle on your eating habits.
No. 3: The Cook Yourself Thin cookbook teaches healthier cooking methods such as grilling, baking and stir-frying instead of frying. This is always a good practice no matter what your body type.
Cons of the Cook Yourself Thin approach:
No. 1: The Cook Yourself Thin cookbook suggests people take their goal weight and multiply it by 10 for the number of calories they should consume each day. It’s better to have your metabolism professionally tested so you know how many calories you burn while resting.
No. 2: The Cook Yourself Thin cookbook lists the “main offenders” to one’s diet as alcohol, cereal, granola bars, frozen French fries, nuts, an over-indulgence of good oils, fruit smoothies with added sugar, toast with butter, yogurt and hidden sugar and cream in soups and dressings. Reality is some foods are better for certain body types than other foods.
No. 3: The Cook Yourself Thin cookbook is essentially trying to give people a skinny alternative for their food cravings. The problem is some people actually need to completely avoid the types of foods they crave. For example, some people who crave sweet treats really should avoid sugar all together, not just swap their chocolate fudge brownie with a lighter chocolate brownie with raspberries and white chocolate chips. It’s not just about saving calories.
As far as the recipes in the Cook Yourself Thin cookbook, they are tasty. I enjoyed their turkey chili recipe, turkey mini meatloves recipe, green chile chicken enchiladas recipe and cheesy chicken parmesan with zucchini pasta recipe.
Instead of using recipes from the Cook Yourself Thin cookbook that match your cravings, cook the recipes that should be part of your eating plan based on your particular body type.
To learn more about what to eat based on your body type, read “Body Type Diet and Lifetime Nutrition Plan,” by Dr. Abravanel and Elizabeth King Morrison.
What kind of foods you should eat will depend on whether you are a Thyroid Type or T Body Type, a Type P or Pituitary, a A-Type or Adrenal Type or a G-Type or Gonadal Type.
It’s certainly possible to Cook Yourself Thin with the help of the recipes found in the cookbook or the Lifetime television show. Just take it one step further and cook for your particular body type, not for your food cravings for the best results and health benefits!
And one last plus: The Cook Yourself Thin recipes are fairy quick and easy!
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