The companion cookbook to the New York Times bestseller Fat Chance
Fat Chance became an instant New York Times bestseller. Robert Lustig’s message that the increased sugar in our diets has led to the pandemic of chronic disease over the last thirty years captured our national attention.
Now, in The Fat Chance Cookbook, Lustig helps us put this information into action for ourselves. With more than 100 recipes as well as meal plans, nutritional analyses, shopping lists, and food swaps, he shows us easy ways to drastically reduce sugar and increase fiber to lose weight and regain health – both for ourselves and for our families. Lustig also shows us how to navigate the grocery store with handy lists for stocking the pantry as well as how to read a food label in order to find hidden sugars and evaluate fiber content.
Accessible, affordable, and geared toward lasting results, The Fat Chance Cookbook will be a fun and easy roadmap to better health for the whole family.
Director of the UCSF Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health, member of the Obesity Task Force of the Endocrine Society, physician and author Robert Lustig (Sugar Has 56 Names) returns with a collection of over 100 healthy recipes tailored to help readers take control of their diet. Opening with an examination of the root causes of obesity and repeatedly assuring readers that obesity isn't their fault; Lustig makes an impassioned case for readers to take an active role in their lives by preparing their own food and making informed decisions at the grocery store. He then moves on to the recipes the bulk of which are familiar staples: pesto, homemade granola, chef salad, roast turkey. There are also a few interesting riffs such as "Veggie Brown Rice Frittata," "Chicken Tikka Masala" and "Quinoa and Black Bean Burrito Bowl." Nutritional information is provided for each dish, enabling calorie-counting cooks to keep track of their intake. Still, adding fruit or granola to cereals and yogurt is nothing new, and his "Almost Homemade Salsa" includes processed salsa, which runs counter to his advice. Those looking for a revelatory diet will likely find this to be all similar to other titles in the genre.
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Some good, some not
This cookbook has some wonderful breakfast, lunch and snack recipes. I have prepared some of the beef, fish and poultry recipes but the instructions are too vague. My husband insists we go out for dinner! Also the marinara sauce is so acidic! My own tastes better even without a teaspoon of sugar. Have also made the stock recipes...they are certainly less overwhelming than the store bought variety.