The Fat Chance Cookbook: More Than 100 Recipes Ready in Under 30 Minutes to Help You Lose the Sugar and the Weight

The Fat Chance Cookbook: More Than 100 Recipes Ready in Under 30 Minutes to Help You Lose the Sugar and the Weight

by Robert H. Lustig, Heather Millar

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780698153639
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/31/2013
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 460,672
File size: 11 MB
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Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Robert H. Lustig, M.D., M.S.L., is an internationally renowned pediatric endocrinologist. He lives in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

1 Cook or Be Cooked 1

2 Defensive Nutrition 27

3 Weapons in the War Against Toxic Food: Basic Cooking Techniques 47

4 The Basics: Dressings, Sauces, and Staples 73

5 Breakfast 111

6 Lunch: Soups, Salads, and Sandwiches 153

7 Beans, Grains, Pizza, and Pasta 201

8 Meat, Poultry, and Fish 237

9 Vegetables 271

10 Scratch Baking 295

Appendix: Special-Occasion Menus 321

Index 328

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

Praise for Fat Chance:
“No scientist has done more in the last fifty years to alert Americans to the potential dangers of sugar.”
—Gary Taubes, author of Why We Get Fat
“The best book I’ve read on the relationship between diet and health.” —Andrew Weil, MD, author of You Can’t Afford to Get Sick
“Every American, politician, teacher, and business leader must read this book.” —Mark Hyman, MD, author of The Blood Sugar Solution

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The Fat Chance Cookbook: More Than 100 Recipes Ready in Under 30 Minutes to Help You Lose the Sugar and the Weight 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the best cookbook for eating healthy that I have ever read. The first 50-60 pages of the book goes into a very good overview as to why sugar and processed foods are so bad for you and how these foods affect your body and leads to overweight and obese people. The recipes are great, most are easy to make and I've lost a lot of weight in the 3 weeks that my wife and I have been eating healthy. The author has another book, Fat Chance, that goes into much more detailed reasons for doing away with sugar and processed foods in your diets and how those foods affect your body, but after reading it, I felt the cookbook's first 50-60 pages of information was a great overview for Fat Chance and if you feel the need for more information after purchasing and reading the cookbook, then buy that book also. I also highly recommend purchasing a regular book version of this book in lieu of purchasing on a reader, which I did. It will make going back to the various recipes easier, or if purchasing via a reader, make note of the pages of recipes that interest you, so you can go back to them at a later time.