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Real Food Has Curves

How to Get Off Processed Food, Lose Weight, and Love What You Eat

CURVE YOUR APPETITE.

Dumping the fake stuff and relishing real food will make you feel better, help you drop pounds, and most importantly, take all the fear out of what you eat. Does that sound too good to be true? It isn’t—despite the fact that lately we’ve given up ripe vegetables for the canned stuff; tossed out sweet, tart orange juice for pasteurized concentrate; traded fresh fish for boil-in-a-bag dinners; and replaced real desserts with supersweet snacks that make us feel ridiculously overfed but definitely disappointed. The result? Most of us are overweight or obese—or heading that way; more and more of us suffer from diabetes, clogged arteries, and even bad knees. We eat too much of the fake stuff, yet we’re still hungry. And not satisfied.

Who hasn’t tried to change all that? Who hasn’t walked into a supermarket and thought, I’m going to eat better from now on? So you load your cart with whole-grain crackers, fish fillets, and asparagus. Sure, you have a few barely satisfying meals before you think, Hey, life’s too short for this! And soon enough, you’re back to square one. For real change, you need a real plan. It’s in your hands.


Real Food Has Curves
is a fun and ultimately rewarding seven-step journey to rediscover the basic pleasure of fresh, well-prepared natural ingredients: curvy, voluptuous, juicy, sweet, savory. And yes, scrumptious, too. In these simple steps—each with its own easy, delicious recipes—you’ll learn to become a better shopper, savor your meals, and eat your way to a better you. Yes, you’ll drop pounds. But you won’t be counting calories. Instead, you’ll learn to celebrate the abundance all around. It’s time to realize that food is not the enemy but a life-sustaining gift. It’s time to get off the processed and packaged merry-go-round. It’s time to be satisfied, nourished, thinner, and above all, happier. It’s time for real food.

Shape your waist, rediscover real food, and find new pleasure in every meal as Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough teach you how to:

• Eat to be satisfied

• Recognize the fake and kick it to the curb

• Learn to relish the big flavors you’d forgotten

• Get healthier and thinner

• Save money and time in your food budget

• Decode the lies of deprivation diets

• Relish every minute, every bite, and all of life

REAL FOOD. REAL CHANGE. REAL EASY.

Photograph by TK

BRUCE WEINSTEIN and MARK SCARBROUGH are the authors of nineteen books about food, including Real Food Has Curves; the bestselling, multi-volume Ultimate Cook Book series; Ham: An Obsession with the Hindquarter; Goat: Meat, Milk, Cheese; and Cooking Know-How, winner of a 2009 Gourmand World Award. They are online columnists for Weight Watchers ("A Cut Above"), have been spokespeople for the U. S. Potato Board and the California Milk Advisory Board, and regularly contribute to Fine Cooking, Cooking Light, Eating Well, Relish, and The Washington Post. They live in Litchfield County, Connecticut.

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BRUCE WEINSTEIN and MARK SCARBROUGH are the authors of nineteen books about food, including Real Food Has Curves; the bestselling, multi-volume Ultimate Cook Book series; Ham: An Obsession with the Hindquarter; Goat: Meat, Milk, Cheese; and Cooking Know-How, winner of a 2009 Gourmand World Award. They are online columnists for Weight Watchers ("A Cut Above"), have been spokespeople for the U. S. Potato Board and the California Milk Advisory Board, and regularly contribute to Fine Cooking, Cooking Light, Eating Well, Relish, and The Washington Post. They live in Litchfield County, Connecticut.

“Weinstein and Scarbrough’s excellent and delicious advice is something you’ll want to sink your teeth into. They give you the straight scoop on what constitutes ‘real food’ and why adding it into your diet is the best insurance policy for not only achieving great health but also joy and satisfaction. Bravo!”
—David W. Grotto, RD, LDN, author of 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life!

"What do two lovers of food—one a chef, the other a writer—do when they notice their girth is growing? They explore how the food that surrounds us in our fast-paced world leads to overconsumption and little satisfaction. Go along with them as they discover how to get back in touch with the real food that wakes up our senses and helps our bodies know when we have had enough."
—Barbara Rolls, Ph.D., author of The Volumetrics Eating Plan

“Who would have thought that loving food more would be a great way to lose weight? Or that to eat less, you might need to eat more things? With witty, well-researched prose and simple, delightful recipes, Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough show us how to reacquaint ourselves with the elemental pleasures of cooking for and feeding ourselves joyfully.”
—Joyce Hendley, co-author of The EatingWell Diet

"Real Food Has Curves is a delightfully delicious insight into how desperately we need to get away from processed, 'fake' foods. The recipes are tasty, healthy, and most importantly, they're real. From the first bite of peach to the last tip on avoiding ingredients we can't even pronounce much less spell, Bruce and Mark make this book a must-have for the dot com generation." —Alison Sweeney, host of The Biggest Loser