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Now Eat This! Diet

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On the heels of the bestselling success of his low-calorie Now Eat This! cookbook, Rocco Dispirito expands his brand with a weight-loss program guaranteed to produce maximum results with minimum effort.

Award-winning celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito changed his life and his health-without giving up the foods he loves or the flavor. He has lost more than 20 pounds, participate
Paperback, 300 pages
Published March 22nd 2011 by Grand Central Life & Style (first published January 1st 2011)
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N.L. Riviezzo
In the past, I have found great dislike with DiSpirito's cookbooks so I was a little hesitant with this one. However, I was recently placed on a 1200 to 1400 calorie a day diet by my doctor which prompted an interest to look at this cookbook. I was very pleasantly surprised by it.

Many cookbooks that deal in lower calories recipes are very heavy in artificial sweeteners - which I'm allergic to - and often rely on rather unhealthy pre-packed foods just dished out in smaller portions. While pre-pac
Aug 15, 2011 Theresa rated it liked it
Pretty good cookbook! I only give it 3 stars because I have not tried any recipes yet, and out of all the choices, i really only see maybe 10 I'd try. My big problem is that a lot of the recipes call for many ingredients, a lot of work, and ingredients you wouldn't normally have on hand. I am a mom so I need recipes that are fairly easy, and I like to work with mostly ingredients I have in my pantry, minus fresh stuff of course. But, I love the idea of the book and everything looks like it would ...more
Marcia Herbert Herbert
Apr 17, 2012 Marcia Herbert Herbert rated it it was amazing
I love this book. I know people have been saying some of the stuff is hard to find, but i found that most of it is in the organic section of the store. I have had a hard time finding a couple things and have instead either subbed something else or skipped that recipe.
They are easy and decently quick to make.
One of my favs are the blueberry muffins and the banana muffins they are so awesome!
I love this book and I'm going to keep on trying to reach my weight goal with this book
Dec 22, 2011 Mimi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, food
YUMMMMM!!!!! There is nothing in the world that can be compared to Great food. And that's what this book is all about. It has great recipes with lower calories and less fat and are still delicious. This is the kind of "cook book" that I think was worth my money. I highly recommend it to people that want to go on a diet, but don't want to deprive themselves of the goodie yummy foods we all love.
Apr 04, 2011 Erika rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
*I got this book as an ARC through the goodreads first reads program.

This is a pretty good cookbook, designed to help you lose weight without feeling like you're being deprived of foods you love.

Now, in order to lose weight like he claims, you'd have to eat every meal and snack out of this cookbook. For me, that's just not realistic, since it takes time to cook and sometimes chips and salsa is my snack of choice because there is zero prep required.

However, he offers great alternatives to common
Apr 07, 2011 Vicki rated it really liked it
Rocco's new book is a great mix of inspiration, motivation and education! Rocco covers many aspects of what it takes to live a healthier lifestyle including what to eat, how to shop, and ways to increase activity levels in a friendly, engaging way. We have tried a number of recipes detailed in the book including "Mac and Cheese with Ham and Broccoli" and "Tuna Croquettes with Dill Relish" and were very pleased with the flavorful results as well as with the easy to follow instructions. I highly r ...more
Sep 25, 2011 Andrea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
This is a great book with lots of stuff that seems like it would be healthy and still tasty. On the flip side I can't even think about following this as a diet plan. The grocery list was 5 pages long for two weeks. Even if I had the money to but that much food I wouldn't even be able to find the time to cook it. I picked up some good tips and ideas and that is what allowed be to give this book 3 stars. For someone to follow this plan they would need a big food budget, a good amount of time, and ...more
Jul 10, 2011 Laura rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I received this book as part of a Goodreads Giveaway.

The book is largely a recipe book with healthier versions of comfort food. However, there is also a lot of information about staying on track for a healthier lifestyle. Lots of color photos and good recipes. The recipes are easy enough -- the only downside is that not every recipe has "common" ingredients. You won't necessarily be able to whip something up without planning on having all the ingredients. Nonetheless, it's a good cookbook for an
Jul 10, 2014 Susan rated it really liked it
Now Eat This!
Rocco DiSpirito

As the cover promises, Rocco has revised recipes for 150 favorite American comfort foods so that they contain fewer than 350 calories. The title is expanded on each recipe page to read “Now You Can Eat This!”

Unlike most food (and decorating) books, the introduction is worth reading. Rocco explains how he reduced calories and even sodium. For example, for his faux-fried (oven-baked) items, he uses beaten eggs whites rather than whole eggs for the dredging process. He
Feb 21, 2014 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
Shelves: diet
This has a lot of interesting recipes, which I will try, eventually. My one gripe are the serving sizes of the recipes. If I make a shake that serves 4, what am I to do with the rest? Put it in the fridge. I tried that and it didn't go well.

Other than that, this has some tasty recipes that are much healthier.
Pat Buzby
Apr 04, 2011 Pat Buzby rated it it was ok
Ninety percent of the recipes are just common sense but Rocco had done a nice job with easy recipes and nice set up. I love reading cookbooks and collecting them. Unfortunately Rocco doesn't allow much in the dessert weakness, but his malted milk shake has me longing for summer and big cold one out on the porch doing my summer reading. Yumm-o...or is that the Rachael Ray sign-off. The photos of the new slimmed down Rocco are pretty easy on the eyes,too.
Apr 21, 2011 Jan rated it really liked it
would rate this book higher if I was a cook. There are some really yummy looking recipes here but I would never make them. However, I love the way he breaks the day into calorie chunks. So you count the calories for the meal and work them into the total calories for the day. This really appeals to me for some reason, and it works with weight watchers online too.So I am going to map out meals and then mix and match them. It is a great idea!
Jun 20, 2011 Nicole rated it really liked it
As I was contemplating going on the Dukan Diet, the thought of all that animal protien and deprivation caused me to grab this book off the shelf and give it a try. Much better (for me) than South Beach/Dukan plans, lots of variety and flavor. For someone who likes to cook, I would recommend it. That being said, for a busy couple, cutting out the eating out part of our lives has been tough and I'm spending a LOT of time in the kitchen.
Oct 08, 2012 Phyllis rated it really liked it
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May 26, 2011 Crystal rated it it was ok
Contains a few nice recipes, easily veganized. Mr. Rocco DiSpirito was little more riveting than his book, however. n.n
Jun 13, 2011 Shandra rated it it was amazing
Ok one-day I swear I am going to marry Rocco, when I don't know. Gorgeous photos, and great recipes.
Barbara  Lynn
Apr 20, 2011 Barbara Lynn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My first impression of this diet was made by the photo on the Forward page by Dr.OZ: Eggplant and Roasted Red Pepper Torta, Oh my goodness!

Once I got past that one photo and started reading the Introduction, I was hooked. This is a diet that “takes off ugly pounds as easily as you gained them and still lets you eat all your favorite foods.”

Sounds too good to be true, but then again most diets are so restrictive and when you get off them you go back to your previous eating habits. This diet let
Oct 28, 2015 Maritza rated it liked it
haven't tried any of the recipes yet. some of the recipes sound really good and I'll make them and see if my husband likes them since he's the one with the final say in food lol one thing I didn't like was that he didnt say what a serving size was. it would say "serves 4" but didn't tell you how much was a serving, is it 1/2 cup or 1 cup per person?
Jul 31, 2014 Luann rated it really liked it
We have tried many of these recipes and they all work and are very tasty. You do need to have a well stocked pantry for most of these recipes. I am on Weight Watchers and many of these recipes work for me. Good food!
Angela Burkholder
Jan 09, 2016 Angela Burkholder rated it liked it
Wonderful mushroom lasagna! Many of the recipes called for ingredients that are inaccessible to me, but the ones I could make we're very good. Due to the recipes I couldn't make, I gave the book away.
Meh. Rocco has a great attitude, and gives mostly solid advice (though I'd trust actual scientific studies and dietitians over a celebrity chef for weight loss help), and the color code system is creative... but all of this talk about "real" food is just talk. Egg Beaters and such are for keeping calorie counts down -- which is fine for folks who really need to massively restrict calories -- but they are not involved in the kind of authentic Italian food Rocco rhapsodizes about. I'll try some of ...more
Nikka Calindas
Jun 12, 2015 Nikka Calindas rated it liked it
Just got hungrier reading this...
Helene (Nova726)
Mar 21, 2011 Helene (Nova726) rated it really liked it
I was so excited to win this book!
I'll be honest and say that I haven't made of the recipes yet, but if I feel the rating needs to change at that point I'll edit the review.
I really liked the explanations that he gives and it makes me feel like this will be a plan that I can really stick with.
I was happy to see that the recipes use ingredients that I can easily find in my supermarket and the recipes are just a few steps.
Monica Cox
May 21, 2014 Monica Cox rated it really liked it
It was helpful to see what a 1200 calorie diet looks like. Also, he breaks the recipes down to 4 servings so you can get a handle on what a single portion looks like. We eat healthy ingredients but eat way too much of it. Thank you Rocco for a serving of reality.
Christine Jensen
Oct 19, 2011 Christine Jensen rated it did not like it
Shelves: first-reads
I didn't care for this cookbook because it used too many alternative ingredients. While sure, I would like to enjoy chocolate cake or other deserts, but if I have to add artificial sugars, and other odd ingredients, I wont' make them, no matter how low calorie. I want real ingredients.
Jul 29, 2011 Janet rated it liked it
Great idea and easy to follow, I just wonder about price and that fact that some of these things I don't like.

I really would like to try this diet when I can spend a little more time understanding, researching, etc.
May 13, 2011 LorCon rated it really liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
This is a collection of "comfort food" type recipes that Rocco has made very lowfat. I think I would rather not eat Mac and Cheese if it has to be with lowfat cheese and whole wheat pasta.......
Jun 30, 2011 Heather rated it it was ok
The thing I don't like about this book is that a lot of the rcipes call for uncommon ingredients. Not sure I'll ever make even one of the recipes.
Sherri Bartels
Jan 07, 2012 Sherri Bartels rated it it was amazing
Great, sound advice. Recipes sound awesome, can't wait to get cookin'. And an added bonus are the pictures of Rocco!
I especially love the recipes for smoothies! (and interesting story on how he began his journey to get fit!)
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