Cook Yourself Thin is a healthy, delicious way to drop a dress size without all the gimmicks. The ladies of “Cook Yourself Thin,” a new Lifetime reality show, offer 80 easy, accessible recipes in this companion cookbook that teaches 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! (See Deep Dark Chocolate Cake, page 197.) 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!
User Ratings and Reviews
1 Star Don’t waste your money
I bought this book after falling in love with the show and was horribly disappointed. The recipes taste awful, but maybe that’s my fault for cooking them wrong. Or maybe it’s the authors’ fault for having incomplete recipes! For example, the ingredients list for stuffed shells called for more cheese than the recipe steps ever told you to use. The healthy potato skins were more twice baked potatoes and they were gross. Again maybe I made some wrong guesses since they never told me when to actually add the spinach mixture. All in all, I would say don’t waste your money on this book. Buy one that has at least been proofread.
4 Stars Skinny #1
These recipes are delish and easy to prepare. Uses ingredients which most people already have on hand. I would recommend the book to anyone who is tired of the same old boring “diet” fare.
5 Stars Helped me get through a plateau
Hello all… making the spaghetti carbonara and eating leftovers of it for a week of dinners along with one of the chicken recipes in there helped me break through a weight loss plateau. I think it’s satisfying food that is not too high in calories. If you’re trying to lose weight at a reasonable rate without making yourself insane, I think this is a good book series to add to your arsenal. They say “drop a dress size” but I’m losing a lot more weigh than that, and I just think you need a lot of tools and this can be one of them.
5 Stars Cook yourself thin
We Love this show and book, we bought ourselves the book and liked it so much we bought everyone in the family one also. The recipes are delicious and fun to make.
3 Stars evidence of not a lot of recipe-testing
We made one and only one recipe from the book, when it became all too clear that the recipes hadn’t been tested, quantities in a recipe were badly messed-up.