Title: The New Low-Carb Diet Cookbook
Author: Laura Lamont
Publisher: Watkins Publishing Limited
Publication Date: April 17, 2014
Number of Pages: 160
How I Got It: NetGalley
Low-carb diets work—if the international success of the Dukan and Atkins diets has taught us anything, it’s that. But they’re usually hard to stick to and often unhealthy. Here Laura Lamont, a qualified nutritional therapist who introduced us to the revolutionary “Zero Noodles”, brings us a healthy new take on low-carb dieting. Laura explains how eating a nutritionally sound combination of controlled amounts of complex carbohydrates, protein and “good” fats (in foods such as avocados, salmon and flaxseed) at the right times of day can bring about healthy, long-lasting weight loss. Now there’s no need to deprive yourself of any food group—and you don’t even have to give up bread! Working with clients at her weight-loss clinic, Laura discovered that including protein and healthy fats in every meal helps to boost metabolism, stabilize blood sugar levels and curb cravings, leading to effective weight loss that could see you shedding at least 2 pounds a week. The book includes information on the nutritional science behind the diet, as well as practical charts to help you identify which foods you should be eating, and meal plans. There are more than 75 mouth-watering recipes for breakfasts, lunches, dinners—and even desserts! And each recipe comes with a nutritional analysis. Successfully tried and tested and drawing on the latest scientific research, The New Low-Carb Diet is the 21st-century way to eat well, lose weight and feel healthier than ever.
I love to cook and I love to eat. The problem is that I (and some family members) have gained a little too much weight. When I try to make some healthier meals I am usually met with ugly faces and not so nice comments about what is on their plates. The meals I've prepared from the recipes in The New Low-Carb Diet Cookbook have actually been met with interested faces and clean plates. Score! My "meat and potatoes" husband loved the Sesame Beef with Asian Salad and the Spiced Turkey with Goat Cheese Burgers. Some of the recipes even incorporate *gasp* bread.
This book provides a ton of information on the diet benefits of reducing carbs in your diet as well as recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Even if you aren't doing an entire diet overhaul, incorporating a few of these recipes into your meal rotations will be beneficial to your (and your family's) health.
** I received this book in exchange for an honest review **