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The Hairy Dieters

Lose weight by making over your food with these two cooks and BBC stars.

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The Hairy Dieters is a book written by Hairy Bikers Dave Myers and Si King. This book comes from the stars of the BBC TV show Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight. On their show, The Hairy Dieters share healthy recipes and embark on a campaign to lose two and a half stones or 35 pounds between the two of them. Their book offers their story of losing weight while enjoying tasty foods that are low in calories. You don’t have to give up your favorite foods in order to lose weight with this book. There are helpful tips, tasty recipes and advice included that will aid you on your weight loss journey. Both women and men can benefit from the information in this book.

PRO
  • Includes several tasty recipes
  • Great for those that love food and need to lose weight
  • Comes from the BBC TV show The Hairy Dieters
  • Follow the weight loss journey of two cooks
  • Eat healthier foods without sacrificing flavor
  • One week of menus included
CON
  • No exercise program included
DIET and NUTRITION

The Hairy Dieters offers advice on how to lose weight when you love food. The book is filled with several recipes that can be used to help with that. Both Si and Dave offer their background stories about weight and how they came to realize they needed to lose weight before things got out of hand. This book suggests making small changes to your cooking habits in order to keep the big flavors and still lose weight. The changes that were made by The Hairy Dieters allowed them to lower their cholesterol, blood pressure and lose weight. The recipes included in this book are lower in fat, sugar and calories. Some of the tips for being successful with The Hairy Dieters include:

  • Weigh yourself once per week
  • Once you reach your target weight, keep checking it regularly
  • Buy a full length mirror
  • Reduce the amount of fat you eat
  • Make carbs the smallest portion on your plate
  • Be sure to eat breakfast
  • Eat protein – it fills you up

The recipes in The Hairy Dieters are categorized for easy reference. You have breakfast and brunch, one-pan dishes, pies, stews, pasta and rice, lunch boxes and snacks, vegetables and salads and fakeaways just to name a few. Some of the recipes found in the book include:

  • Toasted Crumpets and Warm Spiced Berries with Yoghurt and Honey
  • Cranberry and Almond Muesli
  • Pan-Fried Bacon with Poached Egg and Balsamic Tomatoes
  • Skinny Lemon Cupcakes with Drizzly Icing
  • Beachside Paella
  • Sweet and Sour Chicken
  • Skinny Beef Lasagna
EXERCISE

Exercise is discussed as a great way to improve your health but the book does mention that you can’t lose weight on exercise alone. There is no specific exercise plan offered in The Hairy Dieters, but it is said that it will make you feel healthier, fitter and more energetic.

CONCLUSION

Losing weight is hard work and the thought of eating bland and boring food does not make the task desirable. Using The Hairy Dieterscan be a great way to broaden your recipe options while still enjoying the maximum amount of flavor. Although the book doesn't offer specific exercise instructions, you can use these recipes to cut back on your refined carbs, calories, fat and sugar for a better diet.

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