“Slimmer offers an exquisitely fresh and flavorful approach to the Mediterranean diet plan—the one program that seems to work for everybody and makes deliciously perfect sense.” —Ann Louise Gittleman, New York Times bestselling author of The Fat Flush Plan
"A fabulous book! Slimmer: The New Mediterranean Way to Lose Weight is the hot new way to be slimmer for Summer!" —
Victoria Keelan, "Victoria's Favorite Finds," NY Radio 101.9
"As a personal trainer, I've seen it all. Slimmer amazed me. Delicious food, easy recipes, quick results. You won't believe how well you can eat and still lose weight." —Veda Radanovich, Health Science Personal Trainer
"Ada's Rule #6 is identify and learn from iconic diet books. Ada would buy and love Slimmer. It's an improved twist on an iconic diet . . . a perfect companion to someone trying to Ada-size." —Alice Randall, New York Times bestselling author of Ada's Rules
"Slimmer is a well-researched, very well-written book that we have no reservations recommending. Papas' new version of the Mediterranean diet is not only a delicious way to eat, but also heart-healthy, fairly inexpensive and entirely sustainable. The more than 80 recipes included look delicious, creative and surprisingly healthy. And the clearly-outlined diet plan divided up into cycles makes the nine-week process of weight loss seem more attainable and easy to follow.
"We also love that Papas is not only a registered dietitian who has followed the diet to lose more than 100 pounds himself, but is also the founder of a health and diet center and Greece where he has successfully prescribed the diet to thousands if not millions of people who have achieved weight loss and a better quality of life with the Slimmer approach.
"In summary, we highly recommend this book to anyone looking to slim down the healthy and happy way."
—Diets In Review
"Papas grew up in Athens, Greece a slim and popular young man. But during his first year in college, stress and depression drove him “to reach for junk food for comfort and chocolate for fulfillment;” in one year, he gained 110 pounds. Desperate to find a solution, he switched his major from economics to nutrition, lost the added weight, and began developing this delicious program, a 'southern Greek diet…revised along the lines of modern science and nutrition.' The diet is based on meals that emphasize vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and protein, and Papas dutifully includes recipes for dishes like turkey phyllo pot pie, Mediterranean chicken fricassée, and garlic aioli shrimp. If readers follow the 'Slimmer' plan, which is organized into three 21-day cycles, Papas claims most dieters will drop 10% of their body weight in the first month, and 5% each month after. Built into the program are 'Free Days' and 'Happy Moments' (things like ice cream, wine, and coffee), elements that anyone used to strict diet regimens will surely appreciate. Even those unwilling to follow Papas’s plan to the letter will find plenty of cogent advice and delicious dishes here."
—Publishers Weekly (June)
"The recipe section is fantastic." —The Suburban Jungle
"This easy-to-follow plan will allow you to get rid of those unwanted pounds with incredibly flavorful and satisfying meals, full of sustaining, wholesome foods." —Chic Galleria
"Papas' own success and his easy-to-follow menu plan should inspire anyone who wants to eat healthier and lose weight. The recipes are simple and full of fresh flavor, and the book is written in a easy-to-read style."