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Digest Diet
by Liz Vaccariello
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Readers Digest, 2012 (2012)
* *   Reviewed by Hilary Williamson

In her Introduction to The Digest Diet, Liz Vaccariello, author of Flat Belly Diet, says that it's all about good health and that 'I've culled through all the diet hype ... the Digest Diet is a plan about food: specifically, the healthy, natural foods that have been scientifically proven to shed fat.'

Chapter headings are: Fat, the Good, the Bad, and the Unhealthy (types of fat and our attitudes about it); Three Fat Increasers (lifestyle and environmental); Three Fat Releasers (eating right, helpful behaviors); 21-Day Fat Release Plan ('a four-day fat releasing jump start', a ten-day 'lean-and-green focus', finishing with a balanced, healthy diet); Daily Fat Release Menus (meal and snack suggestions and activity planner); Fat Release Recipes (shakes, breakfasts, soups, main courses, salads, sides, and desserts); Fat Release Workout (walking, strength training, high-intensity interval training, with diagrams); Losing More and Keeping It Off (eight habits for success); and Test Team Tips & Triumphs (inspiring stories along with Q & A).

Much of what is in here is good common sense, presented in an organized and easy to digest (sorry, couldn't resist) manner. The recipes (a key aspect of diet compliance and success) appeal. I especially like the look of Oatmeal Breakfast Cakes; Spiced Winter Squash Soup with Asian Greens; Balsamic-Glazed Salmon; Tri-Color Frittata; Almond-Parmesan Cauliflower au Gratin; and what dieter could resist Fudgy Mocha Brownies?

The beginning of the book encourages readers to access free online information on latest studies, shopping lists; more recipes, food and fitness journals and funny stuff to help you laugh it off (the book is also interspersed with engaging jokes). If you're struggling with weight loss, then The Digest Diet would be a very good place to start your journey to a healthier lifestyle.

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