Giada's Feel Good Food: My Healthy Recipes and Secrets: A Cookbook
Author: De Laurentiis, Giada
Brand: Clarkson Potter Publishers
- Clarkson Potter Publishers
Number Of Pages: 256
Release Date: 05-11-2013
Details: Product Description Food Network's most beautiful star shares her secrets for staying fit and feeling great in this gorgeous, practical book with healthy recipes including nutritional information, and personal lifestyle and beauty tips.The number one question that Giada De Laurentiis is asked by fans is, "How do you stay so trim?" Admirers then ask about her favorite recipes, her nail polish color, her exercise routine. . . and much more. In Giada's Feel Good Food, she answers all of these questions in her most personal and also most hardworking book yet.Here are 120 recipes for breakfasts, juices, lunches, snacks, dinners, and desserts—each with nutritional breakdowns—that can be combined into 30 days of delicious feel-good meals. Special sections delve into Giada's everyday life, including her beauty and exercise routines, how she satisfies sugar fixes, what's always in her bag, and her ordering tips for eating in restaurants. With 100 color photographs, Giada's Feel Good Food is a beautiful guide to leading a happy, healthy lifestyle. About the Author Giada De Laurentiis is the Emmy award-winning star of Food Network's Everyday Italian, Giada at Home, and Giada in Paradise; a judge on Food Network Star; a contributing correspondent for NBC's Today show; and the author of six New York Times bestselling books. She attended the Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris and worked at Wolfgang Puck's Spago restaurant before starting her own catering company, GDL Foods. Born in Rome, she grew up in Los Angeles, where she now lives with her daughter, Jade. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Introduction The number one question I’m asked by fans of my television shows and cookbooks is, “How do you stay so trim?” This book is my answer. It’s a personal look into how I keep my body and my mind in a happy and healthy balance! But I want to get one important thing straight right now: This is not a diet book. I don’t live my life on a diet; I just don’t believe in them for me. They are tough to stick to and encourage a sense of deprivation or missing out, resulting in roller-coaster weight loss and gain—and the mood swings that come along with that. I’m not a yo-yo and I can’t put my mind or body through that. Instead, I have adopted a balanced way of cooking, eating, and living that works for me and my family. This didn’t happen overnight, or by sitting down and scribbling a bunch of rules to follow, but rather over time, by tuning in to my body and what makes me run the smoothest and tuning out what doesn’t. When I was younger, I was completely addicted to chocolate and sugar. I relied on them to give me an energy boost throughout the day. In fact, I would eat less “regular” food in order to leave room for dessert! If it was coated in chocolate, it was for me: chocolate-covered almonds, graham crackers, cookies . . . chocolate anything, really. I put tons of sugar in my coffff ee and iced tea. I was also a fan of the Italian custom of dipping sugar cubes in espresso and sucking on them, going through several cubes at a time. And when I was young, this didn’t seem to affff ect me much. Sure, I had some dips here and there in my energy level throughout the day, but I had more energy in general and didn’t see a huge downside to this lifestyle. When I became pregnant with Jade, however, everything changed. I was responsible for this little life inside of me and I took the saying “eating for two” to heart. My body needed—and my baby deserved—better. This made me rethink my whole lifestyle. So I started making little adjustments here and there, changing bit by bit. I cut down on my sugar intake and started being more mindful of what I was eating in general. I ate more, which makes sense because I was pregnant, but that meant more vegetables, protein, and whole grains and a lot less sweet stuff. I started buying organic ingredients and produce, trying to limit the pesticides and chemicals in my system as
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