So last week I introduced myself (Chef Devin Alexander) and assured you that cooking is the answer to making sure you get and stay healthy. Now you may be thinking, “That’s easier said than done, Devin.” Don’t despair, stick with me right here on DietsInReview.com in the upcoming weeks and not only will I share some healthier versions of your killer favorites (that are just as killer to your taste buds, but not to the rest of you) and I’ll show you all sorts of other novice-chef must-knows for healthy living. Not only will I fill your head with all of the must-have info, I’ll be giving away some awesome (and valuable!) stuff! So don’t miss a week with me!
This week, I’m ready to tackle the kitchen. Whether you consider yourself an avid collector or a newbie when it comes to kitchen tools and gadgets, there are a few basic pieces that I highly recommend to assist you in preparing your healthy meals efficiently. I know it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you’re deciding which key pieces to purchase for home cooking. Or, if you’re like me, maybe your kitchen gadget collection has grown to encompass so many pieces, it might be time to pull out the essentials and move the rest into storage to free up some space. Whether you’re just getting started on building your equipment arsenal or looking to streamline your current collection, below are the key pieces for making your healthy cooking adventures effortless! (more…)
They say a picture is worth a thousand words… apparently it’s true. People sometimes look at me today, dashing around from TV show to TV show with tons of energy talking about healthy food and think that I don’t “get it.” But with one glance at these photos, I’m sure you’ll understand that I do. By the time I was 15 years old, I weighed close to 200 pounds. And if I hadn’t found cooking, I swear I’d be sitting on my sofa at this very minute tipping the scales at over 400 pounds, feeling as stuck as I did for so many years. Instead, for over 15 years now, I’ve been a healthy, happy, obsession-free, size 6 with a passion to help anyone and everyone who has ever struggled with food or their weight.
In case I only look vaguely familiar, allow me to introduce myself. I’m Devin Alexander, the author of The Biggest Loser Cookbook, The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook, The Most Decadent Diet Ever!, Fast Food Fix, and the soon-to-be-released, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Fattening. (more…)