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Lifetime’s Cook Yourself Thin is a New Healthy Cooking Show


Don’t miss our interview with co-host Allison Fishman.

Are you wondering if there is a healthier and less caloric way to whip up your favorite dishes like pasta carbonara and fudge brownies? Cook Yourself Thin is Lifetime’s newest cooking show, helping you give your favorite meals a healthier and lower-calorie makeover. The series, which starts airing on May 4 at 5 p.m. EST, features three cooking experts, Harry Eastwood, Allison Fishman, and Candace Kumai, who incorporate their ingenious and savvy cooking techniques to make indulgent dishes tasting as indulgent as they were meant to be but with significantly less calories and fat. (Now showing at 8 a.m. EST weekdays.)

cook-yourself-thin-cookbookBased upon the super popular cookbook and British series of the same name, during each half-hour episode of Cook Yourself Thin, you’ll learn how to swap calorie-heavy ingredients for leaner and healthier additions. For instance, the three cooking experts will show you how to turn a traditional 1,300 calorie steak and potato dinner into a less than 400 calorie meal, or you’ll learn how to skim 400 calories off of a muffin.

Each episode chronicles one cooking novice who wants to lose weight, but still savor sumptuous meals.  With step-by-step cooking instructions, their favorite meals get a skinny makeover and you get to learn secret and clever ways to slim down meals and your waist. Then after six weeks of Cook Yourself Thin, each participant is revisited at their home to see how their new culinary skills are keeping their tummies satisfied and flat.

Similar to newer cookbooks like Hungry Girl’s 200 Under 200 and Naturally Thin, more and more people are desperate to find creative ways to eat the foods they love and lose weight or maintain their healthy weight. Cook Yourself Thin is just another example that lets you have your cupcake and eat it too -  gooey frosting and all!

Try Cook Yourself Thin’s Frosted Vanilla Cupcake or Pumpkin Spice Cookie recipes.

Get your copy of Cook Yourself Thin, or pre-order the upcoming book Cook Yourself Thin Faster (releases 12/29/09).

May 1st, 2009

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I like the show Cook yourself thin. I love to cook myself. I would like to go , to culinary arts school. I know I would be good at it.

posted Sep 20th, 2013 8:26 pm

mary c

Interesting show. Some good ideas.

posted Jun 26th, 2011 2:42 pm

Janet Moyers

I tried the banana bread recipe. It is horrible. So salty I could not stand it. Why the salt? I also tried the mac. and cheese and don't like it. Why the worcestershire?
I am going to try the Red Velvet Cake and see about it.
I was going to get the cookbook but if this recipe is bad I will not and will tell others of my experience.
I love the show. The idea. But the recipes are going to have to be good for me to watch your show.

posted Sep 18th, 2010 9:44 am


I love this show. I am not a cook by any means but I now want to cook. Thank you.

posted Jun 29th, 2010 3:54 pm


the best cooking show ever!!! love has completely revolutionized the way i cook..

posted Sep 21st, 2009 2:56 pm

Debra Russell

Love the show. Would like to get some of the receipes.

posted Sep 9th, 2009 10:31 am


How can you find the recipes that you have in your show. I've seen your show for the first time today and would like to have the recipes.

posted Aug 12th, 2009 8:51 pm


i made mac cheese and it was good very,very good

posted Aug 9th, 2009 9:15 pm

Earnestine Cole

I just found your show 2 weeks ago. I love it! I'm a radio health show host on the #1 Gospel station in my market. I would like to partner with your show and cookbook. On my radio show, I will encourage people to watch your show and order the cookbook. What do I want -- cookbooks to give away on my radio show and an opportunity to visit you on the set to see you do your show live. We will have a health fair in February for women only. I would like for you to consider being with us! We will raise money for children with heart disease. My telephone # is:

posted Aug 4th, 2009 2:41 pm

Phyllis Griffiths

I am 350lbs can you help me i am also 52 years old. I have been heavy all my life. I even went and had my stomack stapled I did loose wt. but i gained some of it back because of preg. do you believe your book can help me i am wanting to be healthy.thank you for lessoning

posted Jul 29th, 2009 4:30 pm


i love the series cook yourself and i have the recipe book. when or are they going to continue the series and is there another cookbook with more recipes

posted Jul 12th, 2009 12:42 pm


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32 Responses to “Lifetime’s Cook Yourself Thin is a New Healthy Cooking Show”

Kathy Chappell
May 5th, 2009
1:10 pm

It’s about time.

anne hickman
May 5th, 2009
3:30 pm

i would like more receipes that i can help my family to remain
health conciscience and good to eat and watch our calorie
intake with our meals and desserts. is there a place where
where we buy these foods or they are at our grocery store?
thank you.

May 6th, 2009
12:10 pm

how can i find the receipts.

May 7th, 2009
2:22 pm

Yeah that’s what I would love to know, Where can we find the receipts??????I don’t just want to read about it! I want to live it and I need to see receipts to do so!!!!!!

Thank you,

where cn I get the cook book.
May 7th, 2009
4:58 pm

where can I get the cook book?

May 8th, 2009
9:21 am

You can get the recipes on Lifetime. On the Cook Yourself Thin page, just click on “Recipes.” There you will find all of the recipes from past shows.

Cook Yourself Thin, the cookbook can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or your local bookstore.

Have fun cooking yourself thin! And keep us all posted on what you thought of the recipes once you’ve made and sampled them.

Milt Drewer
May 8th, 2009
8:36 pm

Chef Milt Drewer has been creating these meals for over 3 months now in FOX DC and also CBS DC. As well as the Redskins network. His theme is “Guilty Pleasures to Guiltless Comfort” he is on the process of writing a book. Has already over 35 recipes that fit this theme.

May 11th, 2009
11:02 am

LOved the show! I liked that the meals are edible – no cardboard or fake food with no flavor. ALSO, if you at least stick to the food choices of the recipes I can lose a dress size. Some of the women didn’t even exercise. Most of us women, we’re not sedentary its just the choices we make.
Thank you!!!

Marge Wade
May 11th, 2009
5:50 pm

Love the show. Where can I get the cook book?

marian polovy
May 12th, 2009
2:50 pm

how do i get to be one of the people on the show-to lose a dress size in 6 weeks i need an email address

Darlene Smith
May 13th, 2009
9:17 pm

I would like to know when you are on,how often?And on what days and times for Dallas,tx?…

Shirley Freeman
May 22nd, 2009
12:03 am

I will like to be on show.

May 22nd, 2009
7:43 pm

i would like some of your recipes on chili i am over weight by 60lbs it hard i try everything nothing works but one thing i will never give up

May 23rd, 2009
4:49 pm

I’ve enjoyed watching this show i would like to know where to get the book, so I can prepare healthy food for myself loosing the weight is a given

May 24th, 2009
7:58 am

Cook Yourself Thin, the cookbook can be purchased at for about $12, not including shipping and handling charges. You can also check with your local Barnes and Noble or Borders bookstore to see if they have any copies in stock or if they can order you a copy.

Melanie Meyer
May 24th, 2009
1:10 pm

Where can I find recipes?

Peg Emerson
May 24th, 2009
7:23 pm

I would like to know where to get the address for the book. I love waching your show. And I need help losing weight.

Jun 1st, 2009
9:44 am

what happing to the show? This was the best show around to help me keep track of my diet and the way i need to eat

beverly milley
Jun 2nd, 2009
4:02 pm

What happened to the show? Iam going to buy the book we love the different ways you can cut fat, the girls were great.

Jun 3rd, 2009
10:26 am

yes, what happened to the show?tuned on to watch and it wasn’t there did lifetime pull it off? that was a great figures put something good on and then cancell it.

Jun 3rd, 2009
10:36 am

The Cook Yourself Thin show on Lifetime has moved time slots from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. (ET/CMT/PT/MT). The Lifetime website has not given any reason as to why the time changed but do know that you can still learn all of the Cook Yourself Thin tricks and secrets but you may just have to rearrange your schedule to watch them.

The full episodes are also available online

Rita Holt
Jun 4th, 2009
5:43 pm

Your show has moved and I can’t find it. Rita Holt

Rosemary Fiore
Jun 4th, 2009
10:35 pm

I am located in Rochester, NY we have 2 lifetime channels 35 & 410
I know the time is 8AM but i tried both channels at that time & can’t
find it. Pls advise asap. I am in the process of buying the cookbook. but
i would like to see it on tv.

Thank you

Jun 5th, 2009
12:29 pm

Check-out Cook Yourself Thin‘s new show times. Be sure to check your local listings.

Jo Carr
Jun 11th, 2009
7:52 pm

Why on earth would you put this great show on so early in the morning….or at least run it again in the late afternoon or early evening…so us working people get a chance to see it…I got to see the first few days before it was changed and miss it!..

Jun 16th, 2009
7:13 pm

Please return this to a later time than 8 a.m……

Jun 18th, 2009
3:35 pm

I haven’t been able to watch the show at it’s regular time(s)…Not home from work. But I have been able to watch all of the shows via On Demand thru my cable company. The cookbook is great! Amazon has the best pricing. None of the local bookstores had it instock.

Jun 18th, 2009
9:09 pm

Where’s Cook Yourself Thin now? I have the book & love it but I also enjoyed watching the show…NOT the reruns already!

Jun 23rd, 2009
1:50 pm

I bought the Cook Uourself Thin book and so far I have tried a few of the receipes and I must say I am not a fan. I will keep trying more but so far they just haven’t complemented my taste buds.

Jun 24th, 2009
1:04 pm

Has this show been cancelled? I loved it and hated the early morning time slot. I liked it better in the afternoon because after eating properly all day it motivated me to continue.

Jun 29th, 2009
10:21 pm

I have had the book and been cooking the recipes for almost a month. I think it is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Not only is the food amazing, but my daughter and I love cooking the food together versus ordering take out. I would love to find more recipes that are similar to these.

Linda G
Jun 30th, 2009
1:12 pm

I love this show and then it was gone. Has the show been cancelled? I set my DVR to record the show at 8:00 am only to find nothing.