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Ani's 15-Day Fat Blast: The Kick-Ass Plan to Get Lighter, Tighter, and Sexier . . . Super Fast Hardcover – May 1, 2012
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“We’re already huge fans of Ani Phyo’s raw-food cookbooks, so it’s only natural that we’re stoked for her newest uncooked cookbook. Fat Blast answers your questions and concerns about a raw diet, and, if you’re looking to slim down, offers an easy, all-raw plan that will help you lose up to 15 pounds in 15 days. Losing weight while enjoying sushi and dessert? That sure beats the Master Cleanse.”
“If you’ve been putting off plans to trim down, Ani Phyo contends that her plan can help you drop 15 pounds in 15 days. While claims like these generally sound impossible and gimmicky, Chef Ani calls on nature’s fast foods—raw ingredients….[that] can boost immunity and reduce unwanted weight.”
“A well-researched book on nutrition and dieting containing very interesting food preparations which are high in nutrients and lower in calories than the standard junk foods.”
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Ani learned these principles as a child. Growing up in upstate New York, her family had their own organic farm. She was raised on fresh, green juices and seasonal produce which cultivated the relationship she maintains with food today. She spent many years in the catering business and stumbled upon raw foods as a gourmet treat. After realizing the impact on her mental clarity and focus, she was hooked. She continued to notice positive changes in her energy level, productivity and sleep, and recognized there was more to raw foods than meets the eye. She's been dedicated to the raw foods lifestyle ever since.
Ani's the author of "Ani's Raw Food Essentials", "Ani's Raw Food Desserts", and "Ani's Raw Food Kitchen," awarded "Best Vegetarian Cookbook USA 2007". Ani has received 4 Best of Raw 2008 Awards for Best Chef, Favorite Cookbook, Favorite Educator, and won Sexiest Raw Vegan Woman in both 2008 and 2009.
Ani is the host of "Ani's Raw Food Kitchen Show", the award winning #1 uncooking show on 'YouTube'. Ani has been seen on the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods, Channel 7 ABC, and has been featured in numerous magazines including Food & Wine, Alternative Medicine, Oxygen, VegNews, Delicious Living, Vegetarian Times, and Get Fresh.
Additionally, Ani has developed living food vegan menus for Carnival Cruise Lines, Adidas headquarters, STOMP, and Whole Foods Markets, amongst others. Adidas fitness center depends on Ani to consult their athletes on how to 'fuel up' with raw nutrition for optimal performance. Being an athlete herself and excelling in fields such as gymnastics and track and field in high school, Ani has a thorough knowledge of nutrition and understands the importance of fueling your body well in order to achieve maximum performance.
Her charity work includes teaching and speaking at events to help raise money and awareness for organizations like In Defense of Animals, Animal Acres, Farm Sanctuary and organizing cooking play shops for children ages 5-16. In addition, Ani volunteers at Project Angel Food, a non-profit organization providing 1,300 free meals per week to HIV and cancer patients, and teaches underprivileged kids how to garden and make food in urban areas at Community Services Unlimited in South Central LA.
Ani lives in Los Angeles with her Rhodesian Ridgeback, Kanga, who she rescued 9 years ago. Fifty pounds underweight at the time, Ani healed Kanga back to health with raw foods, applying the same principles that she uses for humans to her dog. She is currently working on her next book along with planning projects for TV, DVD, and Web. To watch Ani's videos, for free recipes, and to keep track of her latest projects, visit her at: http://www.AniPhyo.com.
Top Customer Reviews
Many of the Super Foods suggested as bonus additives to the base recipes make me wonder how effective a change I can expect without them. I think I will start with Matcha and add one super food at a time.
The plan is simple. The book is straighforward and I was able to finish reading it in a few hours.
My copy was on pre-order and I wasn't expecting it until May 1st. It arrived after I did my shopping for the week. What I normally buy best fits the Phase 3 recpies and I am making most of the dishes from this phase. They are yummy and filling. I can easily double them up and save some time as the week goes on. I will begin phase 1 next week when I can shop with the convient shopping list in hand.
I reccomend this book. It is my first Ani Phyo book and I chose it over her others because the preview mentioned it would contain the best dishes from her past cookbooks.
I will update my results when I complete the plan as it is designed after the first 15 days.
I am deducting 1 star.
-A few photos of the finished dishes woukd have been nice.
-Some real people before and after photos whould also have added to my confidence in the results the book promises.
-When I went to make my first meal- the Blueberry Blast Smoothie, I checked my pantry for the ingredients as they are listed the night before. I normally use rice milk in my smoothies so I have never used raw nuts in a smoothie before. I used a high-speed blender. When I tasted it, the nuts had broken down to tiny hard pieces. I discovered the nuts should have been soaked in green tea or water overnight, but it's not mentioned with the recipe.Read more ›
I've been on the plan for 8 days now and have lost 4 lbs.
Some of the recipes I *love*, like the Coconut Tomato soup. One of the best soups ever, in my opinion:). The salads are really great too, even my husband loved them. He was eating the Spring Salad and saying over and over how it was the best salad he ever had. I made it with "Thermo Dressing". Some of the other recipes I haven't been crazy about, mainly the smoothies. I can't get used to not putting a banana in my smoothie.. so if they included a banana or nuts (for creaminess) then I was happy with them, otherwise it was like drinking slush-- except the Ginger Mango, which I made with brown rice protein and loved it.
As of today I'm in "Phase 3" where I get to add in more foods and even desserts. This is the phase the weight is supposed to "blast off".. fingers crossed.
I've found this plan easy to stick to, fun to shop for and fun to make the recipes. After reading this book I feel more inspired in general to be healthy. My sweet cravings are diminishing and I suddenly have the urge to do yoga like crazy. Crow pose and headstand finally accomplished. :)
If the book had included photos, testimonies, glossy (or just more substantial) pages I would have happily given 5 stars. The content is very informative, inspiring and effective!Read more ›
Why did I take off a star? The continual references - there were 31!! - to her other cookbooks made it seem like you couldn't really implement this fully unless you purchased more of her books. For instance:
* She suggests drinking kombucha or kefir, mentioning the expense. "Brewing your own is simple; you can find recipes...in Ani's Raw Food Essentials."
* Talking about sweeteners to use with this plan, "..the best sweeteners are always whole fruits. I make my own date syrup...recipe is on page 43 of Ani's Raw Food Asia."
* "Buy sale vegetables and pickle them...You can find many pickled vegetable recipes in Ani's Raw Food Essentials and Ani's Raw Food Asia."
It's fine to plug your other books, but this began to read like a sales letter instead of a raw foods plan after the 10th reference.
There were also 6 references to only one online store for ingredients that may not be found locally. Since most books will give several suggestions in a Resource section, it would have been nice to know why this was the only company she recommended. Perhaps it's their affiliate program? It would have been nice to know.
If you already own Ani's other books, the constant references are not an issue. But if this is your first purchase, just be prepared. The carrot on a stick was not listed as one of the recipes!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really like the cookbook, although some recipes didn't taste so good but I did lose some weight at the beginning, even though I didn't need to lose any weight.Published 5 days ago by cindy
Some great smoothie recipes, including fruit and proteins. The blueberry one is heavenly. I have not tried the diet plan, but I do occasionally make some of the smoothies as... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jane
I have been an Ani Phyo fan for many years but finally turned to the 15 day fat blast. I am 43 and my metabolism has decreased. Read morePublished 5 months ago by JP
There are a lot of good recipes in here, although I'm not the biggest fan of blending fruit with nuts. Read morePublished 6 months ago by brittney klein
This was my raw food primer, or where I began on my 80+% raw food diet & journey back to health. The recipes are sooo darn good you never miss cooked food or meat or any food you... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jennie Martin
Love this book. I go on this 15 day fat blast with my husband four times a year. We now eat at least 60% raw foods now. Feel much better and have more energy. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Shirley
Bought for myself as an incentive to help me eat healthier and LOVED it!!!Published 14 months ago by Refine98