Liz Vaccariello is the editor-in-chief and chief content officer of Reader’s Digest, one of the world’s largest media brands, with 26 million readers. A journalist with 20+ years experience in health and nutrition, she’s also the coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers Flat Belly Diet!, The 400-Calorie Fix, and The Digest Diet. Vaccariello regularly appears on national programs such as Good Morning America and The Doctors, and has been featured on The Biggest Loser, Today, Rachel Ray, and The View. Previously, Liz was the editor-in-chief of Prevention. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and twin daughters. Her blog, Losing it with Liz, lives on rd.com. She has over 3,000 followers on Twitter (@LizVacc).
Digest Diet Dining Out Guide: Follow the Breakthrough Diet on the Go!by Liz Vaccariello
About the plan: New York Times
Each year, millions of Americans sit down to meals that are loaded with fat increasers, hidden ingredients, and unnecessary calories. With The Digest Diet Dining Out Guide, readers learn how to navigate the world of restaurants, cafes, diners and delis while staying on track with the fat-releasing power of the Digest Diet.
About the plan: New York Times bestseller The Digest Diet is a 21-day weight-loss plan based on groundbreaking science and newly discovered foods and habits that help your body to release fat.
This companion dining guide is pocket-sized for everyday use at work or evenings out. It includes:
· Details about the 3 phases of plan: Fast Release, Fade Away, and Finish Strong
· 10 shortcuts and tips for ordering healthy meals
· How to find fat-releasing foods on a menu
· How to spot (and avoid) fat increasers
· The best meals for each phase of the diet at national fast food and casual dining restaurants
· New portable snack ideas for when you're traveling, running errands, or just short on time
· Easy comparison chart so you know how to estimate portion sizes like ounces, cups, tablespoons, and more
Losing weight doesn't have to mean giving up dinners out with friends and family. At its heart, the Digest Diet is about foods you can enjoy without guilt-it all comes down to eating the right foods. The Digest Diet Dining Out Guide supports you as you lose weight and maintain the results... without giving up your favorite foods.
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Anybody who has ever been on a diet (that’s just about everybody!) knows that eating out can be the killer of any good diet. Unknown ingredients, fatty sauces and hidden calories are just a few of the challenges facing those who dine out. How can a person lose weight? Now, the Digest Diet series by Liz Vaccariello tackles those problems in the newest offering from the series, the Dining Out Guide. After a brief introductory chapter in which the author goes over the intent of the book, some of the tricks restaurants use to get you to eat more, and the three phases of the digest diet (not all of which can be done by dining outside the home), it’s on to the meat of the book. Each franchise is given one to three pages, on average, to explore their offerings. While not every fast food franchise is included in this 147 page book, with 60 chains covered, you’re likely to find at least a few where you eat. The author is very interested in “fat releasers” vs. “fat increasers” – terms that are important to the success of the Digest Diet. She analyzes foods to let you know which they are, and thus, which will work to lose weight. It is clear that the diet will take some work and careful attention, where dining out may require you to order a mix from various menu options. Servers may require a bit of patience to take your order correctly. For that reason, the author prefers chains where ordering a la carte is possible. Vaccariello notes this in her introduction, saying, “In some chains…in order to get the right balance of lean protein and fat releasing veggies, you need to do some mixing and matching of foods…these restaurants aren’t the best choices for Digest Diet dining, but we’ve included them in case you find yourself stuck.” Sample menu items are given for each restaurant, with foods that are best for Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the diet. Some people may find this a bit confusing and frustrating, it’s not a simple “stay off carbs” type of diet. Quill says: A good diet that works for many although it can seem a bit complicated. It is likely that you’ll need to keep this book handy when dining out rather than relying on memory to know what to eat/not to eat.