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On her mega-popular blog Snack-Girl.com, she shares the simple secrets and delicious, healthful recipes that have helped keep her budget and her body in check. without sacrificing fun or flavor. Now with"Snack Girl to the Rescue A Real-Life Guide to Losing Weight and Getting Healthy with 100 Recipes Under 400 Calories," Lisa is sharing her best, tried and true advice on avoiding common weight-loss pitfalls, shopping healthier on a budget, and getting in shape, along with 100 recipes for fun, quick, and affordable meals and snacks--all of which clock in under 400 calories and are Weight Watchers friendly
There are no gimmicks, no short cuts, it's just how you're supposed to live: a healthy balanced life. Lisa shows us in this book, that nobody is perfect--but with a few minor tweaks, you can change your lifestyle, be happy and be healthy.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-01-20
- Reviewer: Staff
There are skinny girls and fit moms, and there are snack girls. Blogger Cain falls in the latter camp, offering sensible, non-judgmental dietary advice compiled into this healthy eating guide/cookbook. Cain candidly shares her own experiences with failed diets and some of the lessons she’s learned along the way—liquid diets are impossible to maintain, eliminating whole food groups is maddening, journaling can keep you on track. The point here is that no matter what the approach, anyone interested in weight loss and maintenance can use an arsenal of healthy, actually tasty foods for daily eating. Cain’s accessible recipes are designed with less than 400 calories per serving (they are indexed by calorie count). Indulgence is not a dirty word for Cain. Less-healthy foods like pancakes are enriched with yogurt and banana; a tuna melt subs red pepper for bread; and mini pecan pies are baked into airy fillo shells. There are even some low-calorie cocktails for kicking back after a long day of cooking. With humor and common sense, Cain’s diet book manages to distinguish itself from the legions of holier-than-thou advice mongers. (Apr.)