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Great Recipes and Easy To Follow
on April 9, 2013
The 411 by Maria:
I seriously love this book. It is the first Idiot's Guide that I have read in about 12 years. The layout is exactly what I adore most about The Complete Idiot's Guide books. Very simple layout. Brass facts without a whole lot of jargon. Give it to me like it is, don't sugar coat it. I have no time to read pages of nonsense.
The book includes:
A system for calculating a calorie budget based on current weight, activity levels, and weight-loss goals.
Ideas on how to keep track of calories consumed and estimate calorie content of meals on the go.
Two weeks of meal plans for each calorie level (1300 - 1800 calorie days) starting with breakfast going to dinner and including 2 snacks.
Eating schedules to keep people feeling full and satisfied between meals.
Recipes for 200, 300 and 400 calorie meals that taste great.
There wasn't a single meal plan that I wouldn't try.
The recipes are great too:
All in one egg breakfast, strawberry stuffed french toast, breakfast parfait, comforting couscous, Sicilian chicken soup, crunchy tuna pockets, spicy beef satays, Korean wraps, Moroccan chicken medley, just to name a few.