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Monday, February 20, 2012

Belly Fat Cure Quick Meals by Jorge Cruise Review

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.

22 comments:

  1. I have actually started my own spreadsheet for the places we like to go. I think so much of it is a common sense thing, but this book definately gave me things I wouldn't have thought possible. I always double check the counts for myself though after the whole Breve Latte thing, lol!

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    1. I love ordering the Breve Latte....is there something I should know...LOL :)

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    2. There is NO WAY that Breve Latte is 0/0 - the whipped cream alone not even counting the half/half... right?

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  2. I totally agree with what you said about the book. But I do like that we are in it. haha
    I always try not to go up to the 5/2 per meal too. Have a great day Amber. :-)

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  3. I was actually disappointed in this book. I have had it several weeks. Maybe I am just trying to be more additive free in my eating. I saw this as a last resort to avoid a BFC disaster. I would hope this wouldn't give permission to eat out all the time and still be healthy.

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  4. I also vary rarely use up my 5/2 in one meal, because the foods I like to snack on often contain sugar and/or carbs and so I need to save some room. Thanks for reviewing the book!

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  5. Well I have already stated what I thought about the book, which was it was a picture book with very little information. I guess I expected more. I was excited to see my blog buddies in there. Thank you Amber for taking the time to review Jorge's newest "things".

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  6. Thanks for the review...good to know it's now what I need, but glad to know our Rosalie is featured :)

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  7. Thanks for leaving a comment ladies! I really appreciate your opinions on this subject. I should have been more clear - it is ONLY useful if you eat out fast food a lot. Which I don't! I am constantly surprised with how ppl cannot figure out how to order the right things and stay on the plan. It is great for that!

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  8. Thanks for the review. I cannot tell all his books apart!!!

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  9. Thanks for the review Amber. I don't do fast food much, but I guess it would help if you did. I always think I need to purchase everything that he puts out, but I think I'll pass on this one. Sending love and hugs. Hope all is well!

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  10. I love ordering the Breve Latte....is there something I should know...LOL :)

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  11. Since I've been on the BFC/FT for the past two yrs. I don't really find this latest book as helpful to me, but my friend who is new to this way of eating really loves the book and refers to it constantly. I do remember carrying the orginal BFC book everywhere I went. It does take a little time to readjust your way of thinking about food.
    As far as the Breve Latte, I love them! And thanks again for the mention.

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  12. Hi Amber...I don't know if you remember me or not, but today (Feb.22) is my two year anniversary on the BFC!! I don't get to read or comment on all the BFC blogs like i used to, but i always come back to yours! You helped me so much at the beginning and i'll be forever grateful!! This way of life is second nature to me now. Eating out is so fun and easy to figure out, i too, can't figure out why it's so hard for some people. I originally lost 50lbs.but i seem to go up and down sometimes, maybe 5lbs or so. I NEVER let it get out of hand like i used to. All you bloggers and BFC'ers stay strong and NEVER give up on this way of life!!!

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    1. Congrats Lisa, two years is a really big deal! I maintain up to 5 lbs higher than my goal weight too. So I guess is normal. Thanks for coming back and leaving a comment!

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  13. I have a fast food app on my iPhone that I can use if I need to eat out. It gives all the info needed. Based upon your review, I feel I can save the money as I know how to figure out what I can and can't have. Thanks for the review, Amber!

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  15. I put a new profile pic i wanted you to see, but it's way too small lol!

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  16. So happy for your success.....

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  17. I have followed the two week menu included in his publication and in the first week I gained 3 pounds. I have eaten exactly the meals he suggests. I will continue to follow the diet for a week more, but I am beginning to think the diet is a hoax. I did his previous 8 minutes in the morning plan and it worked, so I trusted him on his new book. It may have been a $25 dollar mistake. Often, the success of one book is followed by a new one because more income is needed. However, I think a new plan was not needed. The 8 minutes in the morning is a healthier and more effective plan.

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  18. Hi Amber and everyone, I bought the book because I thought it would have food ideas and recipes. As you all know it didn't. It is very good at giving you great ideas for eating out. Amber thank you for all the recipes you have shared. I start the BFC tomorrow 1/11/13 I'm very excited. I have read all of your old post up-till now, and am looking forward to reading the rest. I'm excited to read about your sister and how she is doing. You have done so well, and are a GREAT inspiration to me. Eva

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    1. How are u doing Eva on the bfc plan? I also just started.

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