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Eat and Beat Diabetes
Follow the plan in this book and you'll be on the road to health. You'll lose weight-one of the most important components of diabetes prevention and management-and you won't feel deprived. It's not about what you can't eat anymore-it's about all the foods that will leave you satisfied and help you fight disease
Paperback, 303 pages
Published 2011 by Harlequin
(first published 2010)
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As one who already takes medicine to control my blood sugars, I jumped at this one when it showed up on Amazon Vine. Much more than a cookbook (which I'm glad as I'm not much in the kitchen), the book sets out in plain, easy to understand language the dangers of diabetes and the importance of a good diet with plentiful suggestions for making the *right* food choices. There are plenty of comparisons fat and calorie wise (with pictures) to many of our standard every day meal/snacks along with a su ...more
This book should be called Cook With Soy. There are plenty of ways to make food healthy BESIDES resorting to fake meat products for every recipe, but that seems to be the only solution these authors could think of. How to take a bowl of 530 calorie meat chili to 150 calories? Use 'veggie crumbles'. Want to cut a 710 calorie salami sandwich to 240 calories use 'veggie salami'. Oh look, what a surprise they want you to use 'veggie pepperoni' on pizza. Even their brownies have 1/2C "Unsweetened Soy ...more
May 17, 2011 Gloria rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in weight loss
This has sort of an "Eat This, Not That" theme running through. Features many pictures side by side showing a high calorie version of a dish next to a lower calorie version, and then discusses why and how it is we should want to eat the lower cal version. While not loaded with recipes, the ones included are by various chefs, which unfortunately probably means the average person would not make them. At least a few seem manageable though. More important are the tips for reducing calories within tr ...more
With a style similar to the "Eat This Not That" book series, Dr. Shapiro uses lots of photos to illustrate the difference between good meals and bad and provides lots of practical advice for the diabetic to take control of their life and eating habits. Nothing earth-shattering here but it is a good read.