Jorge Cruise has a new book out and it is great if you eat out a lot. Belly Fat Cure Quick Meals is actually a restaurant guide, mostly fast foods and contains no recipes at all. The book goes back over the basics of the plan and how to calculate your sugar and carbohydrate calculates. I was SO thrilled to see so many friends and readers of this blog featured in the book! Nicole, Kellie, Rosalie and Robin are all real women who have overcome their weight issues on this diet. I've met them all in person, except Kellie who I feel like I know her none the less, and each has inspired me.
The funny thing is my skinny Vegan Husband really liked this book too. First he was really impressed Ray Kurzweil gave a blurb for the book. I don't know who he is, but the science geek in our house did. We both liked how the book told you HOW TO ORDER at the different restaurants too. Often you have to modify the menu item a little bit, and the book tells you how to do that in a way the restaurant will understand. There is also a sense of humor in the book that we haven't seen before.
What don't I love about the book? Well it leaves out some obvious really easy choices. Like at any restaurant, including McDonalds, you can order a Cheeseburger (even a double) with no bun and a side salad and it makes a great Belly Fat Cure meal. The book really pushes the 5/2 S/C Value per meal to the limit. While I'm glad to see him reinforcing the 5/2 per meal along with 15/6 for the day, many of the meals take up the full 5/2 which doesn't leave much room for a snack or wine. I also think the book should really indicate on the cover or in the title that it isn't "quick meals" so much as it is actually how to order BFC style at restaurants.
This book is a good investment if you want a low sugar lifestyle and eat out a lot. You could always look up the nutritional values at the restaurant's website before you go or ask the waiter, but I know that doesn't work for everyone. The Kindle version is only $9 and you could have it on the Kindle App on your phone to look up anytime. I am really enjoying using the Kindle App on my Xoom tablet lately. If you are having trouble finding any of Jorge's books, Amazon has them all HERE.