PUB DATE: February 2009
Thanks to Anna at Hachette for sending me this book to read and review. Sorry for the delay in getting this review up but I wanted to try a few more recipes before I wrote this review.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
During his forty years of medical practice and in his nationally syndicated column, Dr. Peter Gott has been asked constantly by patients and readers for a simple, foolproof way to lose weight. In response, he developed the No Flour, No Sugar Diet, which has prompted countless success stories from his patients, thousands of letters from his readers raving about their phenomenal weight loss, and his first New York Times bestselling book, Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Diet. And now, here are more than 175 new recipes promising rapid and effective weight loss.
It’s uncomplicated and inexpensive. It allows you to forget calorie counting and gram counting. Cheating is allowed! In this book, Dr. Gott shows how easy it is to experience a variety of wonderful meals (including dessert!) while eliminating flour and added sugar from your diet. Say good-bye to bagels and cakes-and enjoy lean meats; potatoes; rice; low-fat dairy products; vegetables; flourless, sugar-free cookies; and fruits. The inexpensive and nutritious dishes make maintaining this diet a snap for everyone, with recipes such as:
Faux French Toast, Spicy Scrambled Eggs, Potato Pancakes with Applesauce
Creamy Tomato, Turkey and Barley, Cuban Black Bean
Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms, Salmon Cakes on Spinach, Cheesy Eggplant Wedges
Asparagus and Chicken Pasta, Stir-Fried Beef with Bean Threads, Jasmine Turkey Rice
Fruity Rice Pudding, Blueberry Raspberry Crumble, Banana Bread, Mandarin Mousse…and more.
In addition, the book includes advice on stocking your kitchen, understanding healthy carbohydrates and how to incorporate them into your diet, and avoiding the dreaded yo-yo dieting effect. Eliminate flour and sugar from your diet-shed excess pounds and enjoy your ideal weight!
When I heard about this cookbook I wanted to read it. I have been trying to find ways to use less flour and sugar and for the purpose of trying to shed some weight.
The book is filled with over 175 recipes. At first I thought how am I going to do this and still have food that taste good? With alot of health problems in the family mainly on my mothers side (high blood pressure and diabetes) I grew up with not using salt and to this day it doesn’t bother me, although it does bother a certain member of my family.
When I started making the recipes I realized that I was worrying for nothing and the food taste delicious. From the cookbook I have made: banana oat muffins, spicy scrambled eggs, oatmeal meat loaf, Jasmine turkey rice and three bean salad. The only thing that worries me is the sugar substitute as there has been so many conflicting stories about it that it makes me worry.
Another great thing about the book its all laid out in simple terms and its easy to follow showing you how to read labels, show and what you need to have in your house and what to get rid of. Its a slow process but already seeing the difference.
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3 thoughts on “Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Cookbook”
Nice review! A year and a half ago, my husband’s blood work came back bad (pre-diabetic, high triglycerides, high cholesterol, etc…). I bought a book about culinary medicine – made my own diagnosis and changed his diet – cutting out sugar, flour and bad fats. In six months, his blood work was perfect and the doctor was thrilled! The concept of no flour/no sugar works well.
I agree, Cindy, this is a great little cookbook – simple and easy to follow recipes.
I have been instructed that I cannot have sugar, and instead of using harmful sugar substitutes that include aspartame, I’m using stevia powder (which is twice as sweet as sugar) or agave nectar, which is great for baking as well! Thanks for the book review.