Cook Yourself Thin: Skinny Meals You Can Make in Minutes

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Lose weight without losing your mind!

Cook Yourself Thin, a #1 New York Times bestseller, is a healthy, delicious way to drop a dress size without all the gimmicks. Eighty easy, accessible recipes teach readers how to cut calories without compromising taste.

For some of us, losing weight has always been a struggle. The challenge: figuring out how to cook healthy, low-fat foods that won't leave you hungry, bored, or running for a gallon of ice ...

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Overview

Lose weight without losing your mind!

Cook Yourself Thin, a #1 New York Times bestseller, is a healthy, delicious way to drop a dress size without all the gimmicks. Eighty easy, accessible recipes teach readers how to cut calories without compromising taste.

For some of us, losing weight has always been a struggle. The challenge: figuring out how to cook healthy, low-fat foods that won't leave you hungry, bored, or running for a gallon of ice cream! Cook Yourself Thin shows how to cut calories, change diets, and improve health without sacrificing the foods we love.

Cook Yourself Thin is not a fad diet. It gives skinny alternatives to your cravings. You can't live without your chocolate cake or mac 'n' cheese? You don't have to! There's never enough time to cook Cook Yourself Thin keeps it simple with easy instructions and fun recipes you'll want to make again and again.

What are you waiting for? Cook Yourself Thin!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401341138
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 4/28/2009
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 147,494
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Lauren Deen is a multiple Emmy Award-winning lifestyle producer and director for Martha Stewart, Bobby Flay, Food Network, Food & Wine, Walmart, and Condé Nast. She is also the co-executive producer of Cook Yourself Thin (Tiger Aspect/IMG/Lifetime Television). Lauren is the author of Kitchen Playdates (Chronicle 2007) and the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Cook Yourself Thin. A Blue-Ribbon graduate of Peter Kump's New York Cooking School (now ICE), Lauren lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two young children.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Just what I needed to get me cooking again!

    Where can I start? I bought this book thinking that all the recipes will probably be like all the other diets books, tasting OK and passable enough for me to stick to lose a few pounds - HOW WRONG WAS I??

    This book is lovely, the recipes are easy to follow, the ingredients are easy to find and each recipe doesn't include a list of ingredients that are longer than your arm, unlike most recipe books. Therefore the recipes are also affordable.

    This is a must for anyone trying to lose weight without starving themselves or even who's just trying to eat healthily. The recipes are easily adapted to put your own spin on them and there's something for everyone. It's got me loving cooking again. So far I have not even felt like I have been dieting at all, I have enjoyed everything and have even had the odd guilt free bar of chocolate! It's all about weight loss through making healthy changes this summer.

    40 out of 45 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2009

    no full nutritional labels

    This would be a great book if they would put in the whole nutritional analysis and not just calories. There are a great many people out there that need more information than the calories. Because of this lack, I find this cookbook useless for my purposes.

    34 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2009

    AMAZING BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Buy this... ITS ALL ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS THRU MAKING HEALTHY CHANGES THIS SUMMER!!
    THE PERFECT GUIDE TO EAT HEALTHY AND LOOK AND LIVE BETTER!
    WATCH THIS SHOW TOO! ITS AMAZING!

    19 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2009

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    Great Book

    I love this book! It gives you lots of information about low cal eating, and yummy recipes! i definitely reccomend it!

    18 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 26, 2009

    LOVE THE RECIPES!! IF PEOPLE WANT THE RECIPES......

    I too am searching desperately for the book! Every place is sold out. Will end up putting my name on waiting list but for those that have to have a recipe now, like me (made skinny sweet potatoes last night) you can go online and get the recipe on the show's website! Google Cook Yourself Thin and you'll find a tab for the recipes on the site!

    15 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Lose The Bulge and Still Indulge

    I liked this book a lot because it is simple and it just makes sense. Based on the television show by the same name, this neat little book offers the reader a good strategy to lose weight. In a nutshell, its premise is that one can lose weight if they have low-fat, low calorie cooking skills, along with a basic knowledge of food labels and portion sizes- which many studies would agree are the key to keeping slim.......To meet these needs, the book starts off with concise weight loss information, such as a quiz to determine what kind of eater you are, a quick calorie guide, a section of assessing your diet, and, well, you get the idea. The rest of the book from there is all recipes, cleanly divided into Breakfast, Mains, and Sweets.......An all around easy read with great information, I recommend it as a sensible strategy to cut your calories, eat well, and still lose weight. Also recommend "The Sixty-Second Motivator" if you have trouble making healthy lifestyle changes such as the ones promoted in the book. Good luck!

    14 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2009

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    Just what I needed to get me cooking again!

    Where can I start? I bought this book thinking that all the recipes will probably be like all the other diets books, tasting OK and passable enough for me to stick to lose a few pounds - HOW WRONG WAS I?? This book is lovely, the recipes are easy to follow, the ingredients are easy to find and each recipe doesn't include a list of ingredients that are longer than your arm, unlike most recipe books. Therefore the recipes are also affordable. This is a must for anyone trying to lose weight without starving themselves or even who's just trying to eat healthily. The recipes are easily adapted to put your own spin on them and there's something for everyone. It's got me loving cooking again. So far I have not even felt like I have been dieting at all, I have enjoyed everything and have even had the odd guilt free bar of chocolate! It's all about weight loss through making healthy changes this summer.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2009

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    Terrible Recipes

    I would never recommend this book. I tried three recipes, all of which were inedible and I had to throw them out. If this cookbook is the essence of what it means to eat "thin" then I'd rather be fat!

    And they say the recipes are simple and easy to make. Ok, when a recipes has over 15 ingredients, some of which are items I've never even heard of before, it is certainly NOT an easy recipe. Each one of these recipes required a minimum hour prep time.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2010

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    YYUUMM

    As this book takes out so much fat... I am able to spell YUM with double the letters! After watching this show and becoming a fan of it so much that I DVR it, I decided I had to get the cookbook and see "what else" was out there. Oh... My... Gosh! I have made a few different recipes, and they couldn't have been easier! I made the super quick, extra tasty eggplant stackers first... and by first I also mean I had NEVER had eggplant before! It looked so good on the show that I figured if I don't like eggplant like this, I never will. Oh my goodness! It was SO flavorful that I made it again the very next day to take to work, gave a co-worker a taste and she had to get the cookbook herself! She is quite the chef and to impress her made me giddy as a school girl!

    It was decided for me that the next time we have a "potluck" at work I MUST bring the eggplant stackers. How can so much flavor come from just a few ingredients!?!?!

    I find myself lingering a little longer in the produce section of the grocery store... and a little longer in the fitting room of the department store as I have had to shop for new clothes as all this "healthier version" eating has indeed been true to it's claim and made me drop a dress size!

    I was not someone who stayed in the kitchen before getting this book, so I was especially thrilled to discover that I can make such flavorful/healthier dishes and spend about the same amount of time in the kitchen as before when I was throwing things {fatty, bad things} together.

    Only one drawback for me... I wish there were pictures for each of the dishes in the cookbook. That sometimes helps determine what dish I'll dive into next.

    All in all, I would recommend this for it's incredibly flavorful, quick and easy recipes that are only lacking the extra and empty calories. {which I personally don't miss at all!}

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 7, 2009

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    Not worth the money when you can get the recipes free

    Good recipes but you can get them all at the life time web page for free. I expected some recipes that were not on the show.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2009

    Yum!

    I have made some of the recipes from the previous shows! They were wonderful! I have bought the book and waiting on it to ship! I recommend it highly!

    5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2009

    I just can't wait!!!

    I just can't wait to receive my book! Love the show..I ordered a book for me and my daughter. Wow, I've been waiting so long for delivery. I know its been flying off the shelves. Who said patience is a virtue!

    4 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 16, 2009

    Love these reciepes

    I had to wait for my copy but it was worth the wait. Everything I have made out of this book has been easy and tasted great. I do not feel like I am dieting in any way. I actually feel as though I am getting more food with great taste.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2009

    Not what I expected

    I agree with the people who believe this book should be able to lay flat. It is very inconvenient, especially for someone on disability. trying to cook a recipe when you have to try to keep the page open. Also, they say they only use a few ingredients for each recipe. I came across a recipe that had 23 ingredients that had to be used. And many of their ingredients are high-cost items that many people cannot afford, especially in these economic times. I don't understand why this is flying off the shelves. Mine is going back.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2009

    Why no wire binding?

    I decided last year not to buy any more cookbooks that do not lie flat. The picture does not show either metal or plastic winding. This sounds like a good book and a good value but I can't buy it.

    3 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2009

    Havent got the book yet....

    My mother wanted this book for Mothers Day... Wow this has got to be the hardest book to find.. went everywhere to try and find it and EVERYWHERE is back ordered. She saw the show n loved it. I finally just said whatever n just ordered it here. Its not suspected to ship until May 29th. Bottom line I know this book is well worth the wait and she will love it when she finally does get it!

    3 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2010

    love it

    the recipes are easy and YUMMY! very fresh taste

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 12, 2009

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    B- As far as Cookbooks go.

    I was inspired to start working on my own recipes; cutting fat and the dreaded 'calorie'. This is a good start for people who need a little push at seeing how they can healthy up a recipe. I would have liked more recipes. Over all a Good book; it just lacked something for me to rate it at the top.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2009

    Delicious!

    I have tried several recipes and can't wait to try more! I have been able to sneek in some vegetables into my families meals who don't like vegetables and they don't even know they are eating them! It's great! They are eating healthy! They eat a bigger portion then I do, but that's OK! I can loose weight and they can get the vegetable they would not usually eat. Thanks girls!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    A great cookbook.

    The meals in this book are designed for fewer calorie consumption, hence, less weght gained at meals. It's got a lot of great recipes of really tasty dishes. Overall, it's good, but it does involve some work.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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