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Skinny Italian: Eat It and Enjoy It - Live La Bella Vita and Look Great, Too!

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12 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

Most Delicious Diet Ever! I Lost 12 lbs While *WRITING* the Book!

Full disclosure: I helped Teresa write this book, so of course I think it's phenomenal (it's very informative, very funny, and the full-color photographs on every page are as delicious as the recipes). But I'm also the first case study on whether her authentic, Italian ...
Full disclosure: I helped Teresa write this book, so of course I think it's phenomenal (it's very informative, very funny, and the full-color photographs on every page are as delicious as the recipes). But I'm also the first case study on whether her authentic, Italian recipes and advice on Mediterranean living really work. Will they make you skinny? In a word: YES. I lost 12 POUNDS the first month of writing this book.

If you know anything about writing a book, it's the most sedentary thing you can do--you sit for hours, stay up late, and snack to stay awake. I usually gain weight when I'm writing. And if you know anything about me, I hate to exercise, and I can't cook. But of course, I couldn't write a book I didn't believe in, so I followed Teresa's advice, made all the recipes like a reader would, and changed my eating habits to live like Teresa lives. And it worked!!

"Skinny Italian" isn't just the best, most delicious diet ever, it's a way of life. My family and I are olive oil converts (we even use it to make pancakes now), I gained so much confidence in the kitchen, and I feel like I'm taking better care of my kids, feeding them good food full of love. I've kept the weight off, I feel so much healthier (especially heart healthier), and I enjoy cooking now.

Of course I want people to buy the book, but more than anything, I want other people to feel as great as I do all from cooking and eating great food. (If it didn't work, believe me, I would just keep my mouth shut...) I can testify truthfully that Teresa's recipes are easy to make, incredibly delicious, and skinny, skinny, skinny!

- Heather

posted by Heather_Maclean on April 24, 2010

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11 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

If You Don't Watch Her TV Show...

...the commentary in this book is meanignless and reads like hate speech. Not very professional, in terms of authorship. The recipes are nothing new, but at least she doesn't proclaim them as such. They are completely pedestrian, available everywhere, and none of them e...
...the commentary in this book is meanignless and reads like hate speech. Not very professional, in terms of authorship. The recipes are nothing new, but at least she doesn't proclaim them as such. They are completely pedestrian, available everywhere, and none of them earned a place in my permanet collection. This book didn't enhance my understanding of Italian cooking and, if you already cook Italian dishes, your receipes are probably the same or better. Don't waste your money.

posted by Patrice51 on June 22, 2010

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