The Juan-Carlos Cruz Calorie Countdown Cookbook
The Juan-Carlos Cruz Calorie Countdown Cookbook is from the Food Network's shows Calorie Commando and Weighing In. Here are 150 recipes and menus for a 5-week eating strategy for weight loss. These diet recipes are varied and include all kinds of treats that are so delicious, you'll enjoy the plan.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 327 pages.
Publisher: Gotham Books
Author: Juan-Carlos Cruz
Description: Juan-Carlos Cruz knows firsthand the difficulty -- and ineffectiveness -- of fad dieting. After a health scare motivated him to lose over sixty pounds, Cruz, a former pastry chef, quickly realized that diets based on cutting out entire food groups were not going to work for a man who loved food as much as he did. So he applied what he had been trained to do as a chef: He cooked until he figured out how to reinvent his favorite recipes into lower-calorie, healthier meals without sacrificing the taste and texture.
Now he shares his simple five-week strategy of menus and recipes that he developed from his own struggles as he trimmed down from an overweight pastry cook to an LA-buff TV chef. You'll learn how to assess your current calorie intake, and get on the right track by incorporating exercise and healthy eating habits into your daily life. He then shows you how to shave off calories incrementally each week with detailed weekly menus, no matter what your current calorie intake -- even if you eat fast food and takeout.
Juan-Carlos knows how Americans eat, and he's taken the recipes we know and love and made them healthier while keeping them full of flavor. The recipes, spanning breakfast, snacks, appetizers, sandwiches, main dishes, and even desserts, put the spotlight on Cruz's world- class cuisine, and also show you how to incorporate popular commercial foods, proving that with the right ingredients, there is room for indulgence in a healthy diet. Juan-Carlos Cruz is proof -- lowering calorie intake incrementally takes the weight off gradually, and for good. The Juan-Carlos Cruz Calorie Countdown Cookbook gives you the tools to make the best choices and substitutions that work for you.
Condition: Good condition.
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