With 25 simple, delicious recipes, a one-week program to jump start readers on the Naturally Thin lifestyle, and warm encouragement on every page, the star of "The Real Housewives of New York" and "Health" columnist serves up a book for a healthier and thinner lifestyle.
She stole the show in the runaway hit The Real Housewives of New York City, but Bethenny Frankel's passion has always been enjoying healthful, natural foods and sharing that love: whether she was cooking for Hollywood A-listers, launching her successful company Bethenny Bakes, providing delicious recipes to Health, or working with leading lifestyle and food companies.
Naturally Thin shows how anyone can banish their Heavy Habits, embrace Thin Thoughts, and enjoy satisfying meals, snacks, and drinks without the guilt. Armed with Bethenny's rules, readers will say:
• I know when I am really hungry
• When I'm really hungry, I look for high-volume, fiber-rich foods
• I can have any food I want
• I love the taste of real food
With more than thirty simple, delicious recipes (including her famous SkinnyGirl Margarita), a one-week program to jump-start readers on the Naturally Thin lifestyle, and warm, witty encouragement on every page, Frankel serves up a book for a healthier and thinner life.
About the Author
Bethenny Frankel began her TV career in 2005 when she earned the title of 'break-out star' on NBC's Martha Stewart Apprentice and finished as runner-up in the competition. After graduating from The Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts in New York, Bethenny created bethennybakes®, a company that offers a line of wheat, egg and dairy free baked goods. She now highlights her healthy lifestyle as one of the stars of The Real Housewives of NYC on Bravo.
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It really works and it's 10 steps are soooo simple. Its not a diet book its a eating lifestyle book and teachers you how to lose weight without feeling like your on a diet.
Best known from reality TV (The Real Housewives of New York City), "natural foods chef" and entrepreneur Frankel wants unhappy dieters to know that everyone is "naturally thin," they've simply got to change some habits and learn "to think like a naturally thin person." The bulk of this self-help is devoted to ten rules, each outlined in a friendly but no-nonsense chapter. Rooted in Frankel's own struggles ("twenty years suffering through diet hell"), her rules include some familiar ideas smartly recast ("Your diet is a bank account" is a personal-finance gloss on "you are what you eat") and each has a couple recipes attached (Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms). Much of her advice, however, boils down to eating less: other chapters look at moderation, mindful eating and portion size, with some helpful guides to measuring and eyeballing (though it's hard to see why "Downsize Now!" and "Cancel Your Membership in the Clean Plate Club" require separate chapters). A detailed 7-day starter plan fills out the volume. Fans of Frankel's televised adventures will likely be charmed by her strong, direct voice, and her brassy self-regard is nicely tempered by a we're-in-this-together camaraderie.
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Susan B. Hagloch - Library Journal
Frankel, best known as a star of Bravo's Real Housewives of New York City, is also the founder of the natural foods company BethennyBakes and a columnist for Health magazine. Here, she explores the mind-set of "naturally thin" people and extrapolates principles that anyone can use to get off the dieting roller coaster. Naturally thin people eat whatever they want but in small portions and don't obsess over food. They don't eat anything artificially sweetened, and they eat food that they have prepared themselves, not fast food that's junked up with extra salt, fat, and sugar. Her principles are all scientifically proven, and she presents them well, interspersed with little pearls of wisdom for the casual browser, "Natually Thin Thoughts" and "Bethenny Bytes." She also includes diet plans to get you started on the road to thinking thin. A thoughtful alternative to the gimmicky diets that never work; recommended.
"Bethenny Frankel's new book promises -- and delivers -- the ultimate dream of every overweight American: that you can be 'naturally thin' without starvation dieting, exercising like a maniac, taking drugs, or feeling hungry all the time." -- Ellen Kunes, Editor-in-Chief, "Health" magazine
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st March 2009
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.331