WEIGHT WATCHERS FOOD PLAN DIET COOKBOOK by Jean Nidetch

WEIGHT WATCHERS FOOD PLAN DIET COOKBOOK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

600-plus simple but interesting recipes--arranged in a three-level plan by the respectable Weight Watchers organization. In 1981, the Weight Watchers Program was revised to incorporate new nutritional knowledge, food tastes, and cooking techniques; the results, as presented here, shouldn't leave adherents feeling too deprived. The Plan sets out a structured series of daily choices from food groups (fruits, cheeses, legumes, poultry, etc.). Readers can either put together their own menus (with the Full Choice or Limited Choice Plan); or--if they can't face decisions or need the lowest possible caloric intake--they can follow the No Choice Plan for up to two weeks. Nidetch and company have done a generally good job of eliminating processed foods and artificially-sweetened substitutes (though instant chicken broth still sneaks in now and then); and, most commendably, they include the caloric, protein, fat, carbohydrate, and sodium totals with each recipe--a boon for those on more restrictive diets. With entries from diverse fruits (figs, huckleberries, and litchis, as well as apples) to stir-fried vegetables and flavorsome fish (baked red snapper with artichoke stuffing), this collection can ease the transition to the style of healthful eating that's the only guarantee of permanent weight loss.

Pub Date: Sept. 15th, 1982
Publisher: New American Library