What an interesting book. Before you know it, you're ready to try one of the many included recipes. I can't wait to share this book with others who are trying to change their lifestyle. It's a great program.
FROM THE PUBLISHER
You really can eat more and weigh less -- if you know what to eat. As this groundbreaking book clearly shows, it's not just how much you eat, it's primarily what you eat.
Most diets rely on small portion sizes to reduce calories sufficiently. You feel hungry and deprived. Dr. Ornish's program takes a new approach: abundance rather than deprivation. If you change the type of food, you don't have to be as concerned about the amount of food. You can eat whenever you're hungry, eat more food -- and still lose weight and keep it off. Simply. Safely. Easily. In this book, you'll find 250 gourmet recipes from the country's most celebrated chefs.
Unlike high-protein diets that may mortgage your well-being, Dr. Ornish's diet and lifestyle program is scientifically proven to help you lose weight and gain health. People not only keep off the weight, they lower their cholesterol and reduce their chances for getting heart disease and such other illnesses as breast, prostate, and colon cancer; diabetes; osteoporosis; and hypertension. Dr. Ornish's program has given millions of people new hope and new choices.
When you look through the book, you'll realize that it's really common sense stuff. You want the book for the tasty recipes. Lots of Mediterranean recipes. Some are easy but some are a bit too much. For example, the Dolmas (vegetarian stuffed grape leaves) are labeled incorrectly. Dolma is Greek and Greeks put meat, pine nuts, and nutmeg in their Dolmas. This recipe has allspice but no pine nuts. My family has been making a type of Dolma for years. You don't cook the rice mixture all the way through. You cook it for only 10 minutes. When you've wrapped the grape leaves TIGHTLY and cook it for the remaining 10-15 minutes, the grape leaves get plump and the rice is nice and firm. Dill is the key to any Mediterranean recipe.