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Hungry Girl by Lisa Lillien
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Jul 08, 2008

did not like it
bookshelves: non-fic

This book is terrible! The author claims to be a "self-appointed 'foodologist'" which means nothing. She just put together a bunch of recipes, substituting normal ingredients with "lite" "fat-free" "no-calorie" and "sugar-free" (splenda-flavored) foods, most of which are so processed and chemically flavored that they are not at all healthy. And as for cocktail hour? Mix your liquor with Diet Soda and drink Lite Beer!
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Jasmine Granted this book isn't intended to be non-healthy, it's appropriate to substitute things for fat-free and low calories. She also substitutes greasy foods/deep fried foods (such as the breading on a chicken strip or other breaded item) for crunchy cereal pieces instead (like corn flakes--not the frosted kind.) White bread is a chemically processed food as well, and she does not use it in her recipes. It's meant to substitute "normal" ingredients since it's supposed to be healthier and for people not to feel like what they're eating is guilty.

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