Tuesday, June 29, 2010

82 ~ The Everything Flat Belly Cookbook; Koehler and Acevedo















Who doesn't want a flat belly, but did you realize that people with flat bellies are less likely to develop, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer?  The Everything Flat Belly Cookbook discusses combining a healthy lifestyle and moderate workout routine with recipes that help to eliminate the belly bulge.

Do you keep a food diary?  Most people are way off when they just try to estimate how many calories they eat each day. Tracking your caloric intake is the only way to really know how many calories you are consuming.  What about carbs, do you crave them like me?  If so, it is recommended that you consume your carbs at breakfast only when you need the energy to fuel your day. Eating carbs in the evening usually ends up as extra fat as we are less likely to burn them off.


This book is not a diet book, but rather a book that guides you to start making more sensible eating choices. It also outlines some sensible exercises to strengthen abdominal and back muscles while losing a few pounds by making better food choices. The book has chapters that cover, Breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner menus and recipes. There is a section on salads, a vegetarian, seafood, poultry, and beef/pork section. In addition, there are soups/stews, pizzas, appetizers, dips/spreads and dressings, side dishes, and my favorite: not so sinful desserts.

The thing that really sold me on this book was the fact that MOST of the 300 recipes, look so simple to prepare. The recipes are low in calories and low in fat, and many are high in fiber and protein as well, and there were so very many that sounded like they would appeal to me as well.  Usually when I borrow a cookbook from the library as I did in this case, I'll just copy the recipes that appeal to me, but this book had so many recipes that I wanted to try, that I ended up ordering it. It had so much to offer and was very inexpensive as well - just $10.85 on Amazon. Off to fight the belly bulge :)

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - 5/5 stars

11 comments:

  1. I NEED easy to prepare recipes with my constant lack of time these days. I'll have to check this one out!

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  2. Sounds like the book for everyone!

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  3. I like the sounds of this one and having a flat belly and what it means health wise really makes sense!

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  4. This one sounds delicious and healthy. The fact that you bought it after checking it out from the library is an excellent sales pitch!!

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  5. This one is in my TBR stack. I'd better open it up! And thanks for the tip/reminder about eating carbs. Will remember that one, for sure.

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  6. Sounds yummy in a very belly beneficial way. Having had gestational diabetes with kids 2 & 3, a flat belly is something I really should be working harder to attain.

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  7. I have always been envious of those who have such smooth, flat bellies. I will definitely check out this one that does not promise perfection with a pill, but rather sensible, practical advice.

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  8. This book sounds great! I am always on the lookout for a cookbook that is filled with tasty and easy recipes, and the fact that this book is centered around losing belly fat is also a plus for me. Thanks for this great review! I might just have to order this one for myself!!

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  9. Sounds like a good one. Anything that promises a flat belly is one I am interested in.

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  10. I need this book. I always had a flat belly until the last few years. Now it is far from being flat.

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