web site hit counter Cinch! Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds, and Lose Inches - Ebooks PDF Online
Hot Best Seller

Cinch! Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds, and Lose Inches

Availability: Ready to download

Discover a healthier, happier you, with world renowned nutritionist Cynthia Sass and Cinch! Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds, and Lose Inches. In this innovative diet book, Sass—the bestselling co-author of Flat Belly Diet! and Flat Belly Diet! Cookbook, and the official nutrition consultant for the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays—dishes out a tried-and true weight-loss p Discover a healthier, happier you, with world renowned nutritionist Cynthia Sass and Cinch! Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds, and Lose Inches. In this innovative diet book, Sass—the bestselling co-author of Flat Belly Diet! and Flat Belly Diet! Cookbook, and the official nutrition consultant for the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays—dishes out a tried-and true weight-loss program that features exciting combinations of delicious, easy-to-find foods, leaving dieters feeling full and satisfied as they shed those extra pounds. Weight loss can be a struggle for everyone, but Sass’s new diet book makes it easy. Shaklee Corp. offers an unrelated line of Cinch™ weight loss management products. See www.shaklee.com/cinch


Compare

Discover a healthier, happier you, with world renowned nutritionist Cynthia Sass and Cinch! Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds, and Lose Inches. In this innovative diet book, Sass—the bestselling co-author of Flat Belly Diet! and Flat Belly Diet! Cookbook, and the official nutrition consultant for the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays—dishes out a tried-and true weight-loss p Discover a healthier, happier you, with world renowned nutritionist Cynthia Sass and Cinch! Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds, and Lose Inches. In this innovative diet book, Sass—the bestselling co-author of Flat Belly Diet! and Flat Belly Diet! Cookbook, and the official nutrition consultant for the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays—dishes out a tried-and true weight-loss program that features exciting combinations of delicious, easy-to-find foods, leaving dieters feeling full and satisfied as they shed those extra pounds. Weight loss can be a struggle for everyone, but Sass’s new diet book makes it easy. Shaklee Corp. offers an unrelated line of Cinch™ weight loss management products. See www.shaklee.com/cinch

30 review for Cinch! Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds, and Lose Inches

  1. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    It's almost a new year, and what is the number one resolution for most people? I would guess it involves losing weight. I don't really make resolutions, but as a woman in my 40s, I can attest to the fact that it is harder and harder each year to keep the pounds from creeping up and attaching themselves to me, in the most stubborn way and in the most undesirable of places. One2One and Dietician/author Cynthia Sass thankfully came to my rescue in the form of a book to review, "Cinch! Conquer Cravin It's almost a new year, and what is the number one resolution for most people? I would guess it involves losing weight. I don't really make resolutions, but as a woman in my 40s, I can attest to the fact that it is harder and harder each year to keep the pounds from creeping up and attaching themselves to me, in the most stubborn way and in the most undesirable of places. One2One and Dietician/author Cynthia Sass thankfully came to my rescue in the form of a book to review, "Cinch! Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds, and Lose Inches." From the looks of things, Cynthia has this down: I decided to jump in and start the diet, using the optional 5-day "Fast Forward" in which I could lose up to 7 pounds. Hey, if I can do that, I might just chuck the rest of the diet and call it a win. But I digress. The Cinch diet "fast forward" consists of 5 days of eating just 5 foods. You know, this reminded me way too much of a diet I remember trying in high school. The first day, all I could eat was 6 eggs, the second day, 6 bananas, the third day, 6 hot dogs, and the fourth day two of each. I suppose the goal was to spend the fifth day throwing up? Anyway, I can vividly remember sitting backstage during choir class, cheerlessly chewing a lukewarm hot dog wrapped in foil. However! The "Cinch" fast forward does not include those foods; well, not most of them. No, for the past 2 days and the next 3 I'll be eating just spinach, nuts, berries, eggs, and yogurt. PLAIN yogurt. Did you know that "regular" yogurt has a lot of sugar in it? At least I'm guessing that, because plain yogurt is not too tasty, my friends. Anyway. After the 5 day fast forward, Cinch's plan is based on clean eating with lots of produce. Cynthia includes over 100 recipes so the risk of boredom is decreased. I don't know if I'll stick to this long-term. It's very difficult when you're cooking for a family and then having to prepare your own separate (and let's face it, not as tasty) meals for yourself. But I like the idea of "Cinch" and I'm really looking forward to seeing some results here quickly. I've also made some adjustments to the way I shop as well; just yesterday I put a couple of items back on the shelf because of a "hydrogenated" ingredient. Hydrogenated = bad news. Update: I did the 5-day "Fast Forward," following the directions to a "T." I lost 3.5 pounds. With cooking for a family, it's not realistic that I can continue with the diet, so I'm going to go forward eating somewhat normally - ie, cooking and eating what the family does, but smaller portions and (usually) avoiding desserts. I'll say that the Fast Forward encouraged me to eat healthier. I also was not hungry while I was on it. Unfortunately, after one day of eating normally, one of the pounds I had lost found me.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Leslie Wilkins

    I've had this book out from the library for about 3 months now - one of my exercise instructors suggested it when I broke down, telling her that I'd been exercising faithfully and GAINING weight. I feel like I need to do something drastic and I can't just decide to cut out sugar - I need some kind of structure, which is what this is. It tells me exactly what to eat, when, and how to prepare it. And the insane "fast-forward" part is only for five days. I'm on day one, and I have a headache becaus I've had this book out from the library for about 3 months now - one of my exercise instructors suggested it when I broke down, telling her that I'd been exercising faithfully and GAINING weight. I feel like I need to do something drastic and I can't just decide to cut out sugar - I need some kind of structure, which is what this is. It tells me exactly what to eat, when, and how to prepare it. And the insane "fast-forward" part is only for five days. I'm on day one, and I have a headache because I'm not allowed anywhere near as much coffee as I usually imbibe. Will keep you all posted... Update: I've been on the recommended program more or less for almost 3 weeks and am definitely glad I did it. I've kicked my sugar habit, along with my Diet Coke (all soda) habit. I'm starting to eat the way a lot of (smart) people eat anyway - natural, unprocessed foods, smaller portions, without really feeling like I'm "dieting." I haven't lost a ton of weight, but I've definitely gone down (rather than up) and know that it's a gradual process. My next goal is to incorporate this new way of eating into family meals, versus cooking separately for them. That's one thing I think the book lacks - the program would definitely be easier to follow as a single (non-parent) woman.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Erica

    Ok so I like most people resolve to eat healthier and lose some weight in the new year. I read this book and became inspired and took my husband along for the ride. We attempted the 5 Day Fast Forward....but let me say eating spinach for five days is rough. So we made a couple of the meals and had them all portioned out so all we had to do was grab a Tupperware and go. Everything I have eaten is amazing!!! And to top it all I have lost 5 pounds in 5 days!! I'm very excited to continue experiment Ok so I like most people resolve to eat healthier and lose some weight in the new year. I read this book and became inspired and took my husband along for the ride. We attempted the 5 Day Fast Forward....but let me say eating spinach for five days is rough. So we made a couple of the meals and had them all portioned out so all we had to do was grab a Tupperware and go. Everything I have eaten is amazing!!! And to top it all I have lost 5 pounds in 5 days!! I'm very excited to continue experimenting with these new recipes.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jennie

    Well, losing a few pounds is not only my New Year’s resolution, but it is also a complete must since my wedding is in 2011. I have already told my sister (who is my maid of honor) that she has to make sure that I am not freaking out and starving myself two weeks before my wedding. Believe me, that is something I would do. I am a notorious yo-yo dieter. I am constantly gaining and losing 10 – 20 pounds. Starting in my teenage years, I would go into phases where I would workout and diet obsessivel Well, losing a few pounds is not only my New Year’s resolution, but it is also a complete must since my wedding is in 2011. I have already told my sister (who is my maid of honor) that she has to make sure that I am not freaking out and starving myself two weeks before my wedding. Believe me, that is something I would do. I am a notorious yo-yo dieter. I am constantly gaining and losing 10 – 20 pounds. Starting in my teenage years, I would go into phases where I would workout and diet obsessively for about a month. Then, do the complete opposite and start binge eating and being completely lazy for a few months. It’s not only ridiculously annoying, it’s also very unhealthy. I have read several diet books and I feel like I take away something positive from each one of them. Cinch! is very easy to read and follow. Here are some things that I like about the book and/or the diet: It provides a plan: I need structure and a plan if I am going to seriously diet. The book clearly outlines and gives directions on exactly what you should do and even gives a grocery list. Tips for emotional eaters: You rang… That’s me for sure. I am a big-time emotional and habitual eater. There is a whole section on this and even a 5-day food diary to really open your eyes as to what feelings trigger your eating patterns. Tons of interesting facts: You can find little tidbits of helpful information on the sidebars of the pages throughout the book. These are key for me. If I am aware of the good (or harm) that certain foods can do to my body, it tends to really flip a switch in me. Mind games, I tell ya, they really work when it comes to dieting. No calorie counting: Ick. Feels like math homework. Any additional work is a turnoff for me when it comes to dieting. I have done it and it works, but I get tired of it quickly! Fast forward plan: Who doesn’t want instant gratification? The book gives the option of kick starting your diet with a 5-day plan to get quick results. Use your own judgement on this one. Highly restrictive plans can either really motivate a person or send them right into a feeding frenzy. Personally, it’s perfect for me since it’s only 5 days. After that you get plenty more options. Knowledge: Cinch! not only tells you what foods to eat, but also explains why you should eat them. Once again, I feel as though awareness is so important. For me, I create images in my head. For example when I want to binge on ice cream, I imagine fat oozing down into my cells and just clogging them and strangling everything within them. Then, when I eat something healthy, I picture a cleaning crew scurrying around and cleaning up my cells to make everything look sparkling new. Like I said – mind games. Easy recipes: Several easy recipes are included and you do not have to have mad culinary skills to make them. Mandatory chocolate: Yes, you have to eat chocolate on this diet. That’s all I need to say. There are many other positive things I can say about this book. My only issue is that I have a food intolerance to almonds, so I am going to have to find an alternative since they are a major part of this diet. Otherwise, it seems to be a reasonable and very healthy lifestyle change to make. Needless to say, since Christmas was yesterday, I have not actually tried this diet yet. I am still stuffing my face with leftover treats. But, starting January 1st, it’s go-time for me! I want to look and feel better as soon as possible and I feel as though Cinch! has given me a great plan to work with.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Tamara Epps

    This review is also posted on my book blog Captivated by Books In Cinch! Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds, and Lose Inches Cynthia Sass puts across a whole new way to enjoy food while losing weight and as part of a healthy lifestyle. While some may call this a ‘diet’ Sass states that it’s a change of habit, rather than a fad diet, and I have to agree with her. The basic idea is eating four small meals a day, each consisting of five food groups to give your body the nutrition it needs without expandi This review is also posted on my book blog Captivated by Books In Cinch! Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds, and Lose Inches Cynthia Sass puts across a whole new way to enjoy food while losing weight and as part of a healthy lifestyle. While some may call this a ‘diet’ Sass states that it’s a change of habit, rather than a fad diet, and I have to agree with her. The basic idea is eating four small meals a day, each consisting of five food groups to give your body the nutrition it needs without expanding your waistline, though it is more a way of being healthier, than simply a weight loss regime. I am not interested in diets, but I do love learning how to live healthier, and I feel that reading Cinch! expanded my understanding of food, cravings and how my choice of food will affect my body. While many will likely love the fact that chocolate is an everyday part of this diet, personally I’m not sure if the Cinch! diet is for me; but I still found it fascinating to read about how Sass came to create this lifestyle. I particularly enjoyed that she includes the science behind her choices in an accessible way, making it easy to understand and learn what our bodies need. The book is also filled with examples of how it has changed people’s lives (which I skipped over), as well as lots of side notes full of interesting facts and thoughts relating to whatever Sass is talking about. I found these side notes great but they disrupted the flow of the narrative, often appearing within a sentence, making it harder to read and follow the book. One thing I loved about Cinch! is that Sass includes a breakdown of how to create your own meals, as well as over a hundred recipes, and how to adapt restaurant meals to follow the plan. I feel this is really useful as most people aren’t able to always make/carry their planned meal to eat at the set time. Having a breakdown of the meals also allows the readers to discover and adapt meals to their own tastes and dietary needs One way in which Cinch! differs from diet books, is the chapter exploring why we feel the need to overeat. This includes worksheets to fill out to help us understand and conquer our cravings. While it is only a chapter and therefore not extensive, I feel it is a good introduction to food psychology and, as well as being accessible, is easily personalized, making it a great tool for the reader, whether or not they choose to follow the 5 meal plan. I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in what we eat and how it affects them and their health. Cinch! is highly flexible so the reader can take from it what they need, and while reading there is never the feeling of having to stick rigidly to a set meal plan, making it an enjoyable, as well as an informative read.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Becca

    Like most people, I start off the new year with resolutions. This year, one of those goals is to get healthier. I’ve been working on this for a few years now, and this year I vow to take it a step further with eating right, exercising, and hopefully those inches and pounds will fly off in no time. When I heard about Cinch by Cynthia Sass, I was intrigued. I tend to get bored with diets and exercise programs, so I’m constantly having to change it up. I was given the opportunity to review Cinch and Like most people, I start off the new year with resolutions. This year, one of those goals is to get healthier. I’ve been working on this for a few years now, and this year I vow to take it a step further with eating right, exercising, and hopefully those inches and pounds will fly off in no time. When I heard about Cinch by Cynthia Sass, I was intrigued. I tend to get bored with diets and exercise programs, so I’m constantly having to change it up. I was given the opportunity to review Cinch and thought it would be a great way to kick start my year off right. I began reading the rules she has set forth. They are pretty simple… eat regular meals with produce, grain, lean protein, plant-based fat, and seasonings; focus on flavor; etc. There are two ways to get started. You can either follow a 5-day fast foward plan where you only from the five foods she has selected and then jump into her main plan OR you can skip those five days and follow the rules above. I didn’t try either plan, per say, but by reading her rules and comparing them to my education in nursing and nutrition, I think she may be on to something… because her meals are based upon research and the food pyramid. The most interesting part of her plan to meet is the daily requirement for dark chocolate. I know from previous experience that if I have a jello mousse, just a little taste of chocolate, I’m less likely to gorge on other sweets and or salty foods. She backs up her claims with research studies and goes on to give you recipe for chocolate truffles mixed with herbs and spices. In fact, a lot of the book is recipes based on her plan. She teaches you how to use the plan at restaurants as well, providing some samples at five of the most popular restaurants in the United States. Cynthia promotes her “diet” as more than a diet… it’s a change in lifestyle. She talks about why exercise is still very important to losing and maintaining weight. Cynthia concludes with some frequently asked questions and even has a chapter on emotional eating. I have to say that I really enjoyed reading this book. I’ve been on many plans and I’ve taken a few classes on nutrition for my nursing degree. I have to say, I don’t disagree with anything I’ve read so far. I’m glad to see someone who is promoting a healthy way of living. If you follow the steps she has outlined, you should lose weight if that’s your desire, but you’ll also be healthier. I think that’s the best part of it all. You can order Cynthia’s book from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders, and IndieBound. The One 2 One Network provided me with a review copy of Cinch! My compensation is the chance to win one of five $50 gift cards. All opinions are my own.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Lindsey

    Just in time for New Years Resolutions! Most people put on extra weight during the holidays. There are just too many goodies to eat. Then we make resolutions to diet. Lose those holiday pounds. That lasts a few hours, days at most. Cinch outlines a plan that is easy to follow and produces results. There are no calories to count; no points or grams to memorize. Just begin choosing four daily meals from over one hundred delicious options (along with a mandatory daily chocolate escape), and you're w Just in time for New Years Resolutions! Most people put on extra weight during the holidays. There are just too many goodies to eat. Then we make resolutions to diet. Lose those holiday pounds. That lasts a few hours, days at most. Cinch outlines a plan that is easy to follow and produces results. There are no calories to count; no points or grams to memorize. Just begin choosing four daily meals from over one hundred delicious options (along with a mandatory daily chocolate escape), and you're well on your way to achieving your weight-loss goals. In thirty days on the Cinch! plan, you'll shed pounds and inches—and overcome emotional eating in the process. Acclaimed weight-loss expert Cynthia Sass has arrived at the exciting secret to sustainable weight loss: her innovative combinations of clean, nutrient-rich foods not only maximize fat-burning but also deliver a faster, healthier metabolism forever. Following the plan is as simple as putting together an easy-to-understand fivepiece puzzle at every meal and enjoying four delicious, easy-to-prepare meals in addition to a chocolate treat. The Cinch! plan includes a full thirty days' worth of quick-fix, satisfying meals and teaches you a simple strategy for creating your own, so you know exactly what, how much, and when to eat, whether you're at home, at a restaurant, or on vacation. Cinch! makes weight loss simple, with meals you'll look forward to eating (no "diet" foods). And best of all, Sass starts her plan with an innovative five-day "Fast Forward," which jump-starts the plan's impressive results and will leave you feeling lighter and healthier. If you've been trying to eat more clean, natural, and organic foods, but have lacked the structure needed to lose weight, this is the exact plan you've been waiting for. Cinch! includes every tool you'll need for weightloss success: Sass's proven plan, expert tips and advice, daily journals, grocery-shopping lists, chapters on exercise and emotional eating, and a month's worth of recipes—customizable for meat eaters, vegetarians, and vegans. You'll enjoy Chocolate Pear Ginger Smoothies, JalapeÑo Guacamole, and Chicken Pesto Pitas—to name just a few luscious Cinch! options! Best of all, Cinch! weight loss is lasting weight loss. In one month, you'll recalibrate your body, freeing yourself from cravings and erratic eating, and begin a satisfying new relationship with food. With Sass's expertise behind you, you'll be empowered to continue creating Cinch!-friendly meals and feel inspired by a wealth of new eating habits—making this so much more than a diet.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Anne Gustke

    It seems like losing weight is one of everyone’s New Years resolutions. The book Cinch! by Cynthia Sass is designed to help you do just that – learn to eat better, conquer cravings and drop pounds. The plan is a 30 day weight loss program, which is divided into two parts. The first part is a 5 day quick start program in which you eat only 5 foods in specific combinations. This is pretty limiting, but she makes it clear it is totally optional. The rest of the book is a 25 day plan that calls for It seems like losing weight is one of everyone’s New Years resolutions. The book Cinch! by Cynthia Sass is designed to help you do just that – learn to eat better, conquer cravings and drop pounds. The plan is a 30 day weight loss program, which is divided into two parts. The first part is a 5 day quick start program in which you eat only 5 foods in specific combinations. This is pretty limiting, but she makes it clear it is totally optional. The rest of the book is a 25 day plan that calls for four, evenly spaced meals everyday, using a wide variety of healthy foods. Now I’m not very good at implementing eating plans exactly as written, and one of the things I liked about this book is that Cynthia Sass doesn’t expect you to follow the diet to the letter, she expects you to learn the principles behind it and implement them. She explains why she includes the foods she does, and there is extensive nutritional research and information in the book. The core diet has you include 5 ingredients in every meal – produce, whole grain, lean protein, plant-based fat and seasonings. You can use this information and the suggestions in the book to easily make your own combinations. For example I frequently have a pineapple smoothie for breakfast, but since it is just pineapple and mint leaves it doesn’t keep me full very long. So using the suggestions from the book I had a piece of whole grain toast with a little almond butter with my smoothie, and found that I was full until lunch. The recipes she gives are very tasty, and I like the fact they include relatively few ingredients and are easy to make. Lunch is the meal I have the most trouble with, because I find it hard to think of something quick to make that is healthy. Now I have a whole book full of recipes I can use, to make quick meals like Spinach Walnut Feta Pita and Mediterranean Pasta Salad. I also really appreciate the number of vegan and vegetarian meals that she includes. My 17 year old recently became vegetarian, and she has been using the recipes in the book to make herself a quick dinner when we are having something she won’t eat, like steak. Overall I think this is an excellent eating guide, because it is based on eating lots of whole, healthy, organic foods.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Snell

    I recently reread Cythia Sass' "Cinch!" and really liked it. The best part? Her "puzzle pieces" idea. Though she supplies a ton of recipes, the most valuable concept in this book is her idea of building each meal out of five healthy components: produce, lean protein, whole grains, plant-based fat, and spices/seasonings. I love this! It makes it very simple to build a healthy lunch or dinner out of whatever I happen to have in the house. I especially like all her ideas for using spices and seasonin I recently reread Cythia Sass' "Cinch!" and really liked it. The best part? Her "puzzle pieces" idea. Though she supplies a ton of recipes, the most valuable concept in this book is her idea of building each meal out of five healthy components: produce, lean protein, whole grains, plant-based fat, and spices/seasonings. I love this! It makes it very simple to build a healthy lunch or dinner out of whatever I happen to have in the house. I especially like all her ideas for using spices and seasonings. My husband calls me a "spice cook" because I'm attracted to recipes based on what spices are in them. Ginger and garlic? You've got my attention. Cumin and chili powder? I'm in. A pumpkin soup with sage and lemon? Mmmm. So this idea of spices and seasonings as a necessary component to the simplest of meals - even breakfasts! - is right up my alley. In fact, I think my favorite meals in here are her breakfast ideas. I've tried her suggestion of adding mint to plain yogurt and layering it with berries spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. Delicious! And I've tried adding fresh ginger to my smoothies - it's perfect! The ginger adds an incredibly fresh and bright taste. So, if you're looking for a diet book with food that actually tastes good because it's, you know, ACTUALLY FOOD? This is your book.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    I really liked the down to earth writing and ideas. It just made sense! She was able to write analogies that really helped me to understand the scientific concepts. (Where was this book when I was taking that darn nutrition class in college?) I haven't started the lifestyle yet (at least as fully as it is written in the book, recipes and all), but I have thought much more about what I eat, how much, and the nutrients I am putting into my body. Just thinking about food as a puzzle everyday has he I really liked the down to earth writing and ideas. It just made sense! She was able to write analogies that really helped me to understand the scientific concepts. (Where was this book when I was taking that darn nutrition class in college?) I haven't started the lifestyle yet (at least as fully as it is written in the book, recipes and all), but I have thought much more about what I eat, how much, and the nutrients I am putting into my body. Just thinking about food as a puzzle everyday has helped me to become more aware, and I have even lost a little weight! I also really enjoyed the chapter on emotional eating. I also REALLY love that you are required to have dark chocolate everyday. AND she also makes room for binges every once in a while. Birthday party coming up? No problem, have some cake and eat it too! Just get back to eating right, and it doesn't matter (unless you binge everyday...of course that is not condoned) I think this is something that I could do for the rest of my life. Very helpful!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Trista

    First there is something you need to know - I learned so much from this book! I admit I am at a good weight but just need to tone myself up. I wanted to get the book so I can learn what to do, how to eat better, and how to help hubster do the same. In the book it has a chapter on how to help your significant other through it! Great idea! Because I always need research behind something to prove its worthiness, I was excited when Cynthia included it in the book. I loved how many topics and researc First there is something you need to know - I learned so much from this book! I admit I am at a good weight but just need to tone myself up. I wanted to get the book so I can learn what to do, how to eat better, and how to help hubster do the same. In the book it has a chapter on how to help your significant other through it! Great idea! Because I always need research behind something to prove its worthiness, I was excited when Cynthia included it in the book. I loved how many topics and research she gave to prove the concept behind her strategies to lose weight. There were quite a few ideas I will definitely use and share with others. -Grapefruit! We know it is supposed to help lose weight but she shared a study on what 1/2 a grapefruit actually did. -Only 1 cup of coffee a day - I will be a giant crank butt if this does happen...eventually if it even does! -Drink lots of tea and water! It fills you up! -Spices, spices, and more spices! We love hot stuff so this is going to be easy :)

  12. 5 out of 5

    Claire

    I think this book has a great take on losing weight and improving your health. The main point of the book is to lose weight and get healthier at the same time. We have all heard of the myriad of diets that will allow you to become thinner, but at the expense of your health. I particularly like all the research studies the author cites in order to back up the foods she has chosen. My only complaint is how expensive it is to really follow this plan. You have to make tons of tiny one-person meals t I think this book has a great take on losing weight and improving your health. The main point of the book is to lose weight and get healthier at the same time. We have all heard of the myriad of diets that will allow you to become thinner, but at the expense of your health. I particularly like all the research studies the author cites in order to back up the foods she has chosen. My only complaint is how expensive it is to really follow this plan. You have to make tons of tiny one-person meals that call for a lot of ingredients. For example, you will use just one quarter of an avocado. It's hard to use the rest of the avocado before it goes bad. It seems like following this plan exactly would necessitate throwing away a fair amount of produce. I also wish she had included more easy-to-assemble, on-the-go meals. I know packaged food is bad, but in the real world it can sometimes be unavoidable. That being said, the few recipes I have tried have been good. This book provides a balanced, sane approach to eating better.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    Cinch! is not your run of the mill diet book. It is realistic and I'm totally into it. I don't necessarily need to lose weight, but I have been wanting to eat and feel healthier. This book was just perfect for me. This book would be wonderful for those wanting to lose weight or just wanting to get healthy. This book includes a month's worth of delicious, great recipes that are totally customizable to your dietary needs- complete with shopping lists. No calorie counting, no points or grams to reme Cinch! is not your run of the mill diet book. It is realistic and I'm totally into it. I don't necessarily need to lose weight, but I have been wanting to eat and feel healthier. This book was just perfect for me. This book would be wonderful for those wanting to lose weight or just wanting to get healthy. This book includes a month's worth of delicious, great recipes that are totally customizable to your dietary needs- complete with shopping lists. No calorie counting, no points or grams to remember, no crazy fasts- this book contains a realistic way for you to lose weight and feel good about yourself while doing it. I highly recommend this book. It is very well written and you will, without a doubt, walk away confident that you can lose weight and feel good about it. I'm normally very cynical about these books- but this one caught me, hook line and sinker. Can't wait to try out some of the recipes!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Lynn Thomas

    This book is getting a lot of hype because of the "five-day, five-food fast forward" diet that has you eating only five foods for five days, but that is far from being the important part of the book. I can honestly say this is the first "diet" book I have ever read, but I'm glad I read it, because it has completely changed my relationship with food and gotten my husband and I to eat healthy. Yes, it is a diet book, but even if you simply want to learn how to eat healthier, this book will help you This book is getting a lot of hype because of the "five-day, five-food fast forward" diet that has you eating only five foods for five days, but that is far from being the important part of the book. I can honestly say this is the first "diet" book I have ever read, but I'm glad I read it, because it has completely changed my relationship with food and gotten my husband and I to eat healthy. Yes, it is a diet book, but even if you simply want to learn how to eat healthier, this book will help you. The meal schedule revolves around the "five puzzle pieces": produce, whole grains, lean protein, plant-based fat and seasonings. It's set up so you get the right amount of fruit and veggies every day, something most of us could use more of! Also, the recipes are really quite delicious, though expect to spend a decent amount of time cooking each day.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    In reading Cinch!, I have learned more about food and how they interact together. I have tried many diets in my life and I have lost a considerable amount of weight but I was not able to maintain it. The 5 day "fast Forward" looks like it is easy to follow. There are shopping lists and recipes supplied in the book that makes the program a cinch to follow. On other diets, I have always felt hungry and the author says that you will feel full all day long. I am definitely going to try this after Ch In reading Cinch!, I have learned more about food and how they interact together. I have tried many diets in my life and I have lost a considerable amount of weight but I was not able to maintain it. The 5 day "fast Forward" looks like it is easy to follow. There are shopping lists and recipes supplied in the book that makes the program a cinch to follow. On other diets, I have always felt hungry and the author says that you will feel full all day long. I am definitely going to try this after Christmas. The book was easy to read and the information provided is very accurate. There is an excellent chapter on emotional eating. The author helps us understand why we eat emotionally and provides exercises to help us overcome it.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kat Kiddles

    "On Day 3 of the 5-Day, 5-Food Fast Forward, spinach started tasting sweet. On day 60-something, it’s turned into a dessert. Spinach used to be the green glop my mother force-fed me once a month. It used to be what Popeye ate out of a can. Now, beefy leaves fill my bowl, glistening with garlic-infused olive oil, and topped with black sesame seeds and bright green avocado. Dessert has never been easier or more bountiful. Dessert has never helped me breathe in a size 4 before either!" See the full "On Day 3 of the 5-Day, 5-Food Fast Forward, spinach started tasting sweet. On day 60-something, it’s turned into a dessert. Spinach used to be the green glop my mother force-fed me once a month. It used to be what Popeye ate out of a can. Now, beefy leaves fill my bowl, glistening with garlic-infused olive oil, and topped with black sesame seeds and bright green avocado. Dessert has never been easier or more bountiful. Dessert has never helped me breathe in a size 4 before either!" See the full review at http://www.uncustomarybookreview.com/....

  17. 5 out of 5

    Niki

    Read this book at a family member's suggestion. As an RD I am always happy to see a eating book by an actual food expert. I have to tell you that this book is amazing for anyone - not just those that need to lose weight. It gives you some simple solutions to making sure that you have all the nutrients you need, not just cutting out calories. It focuses on loving and enjoying food instead of battling food. Thanks, Ms. Sass, for giving an RD some new ideas, and presenting information in a way that Read this book at a family member's suggestion. As an RD I am always happy to see a eating book by an actual food expert. I have to tell you that this book is amazing for anyone - not just those that need to lose weight. It gives you some simple solutions to making sure that you have all the nutrients you need, not just cutting out calories. It focuses on loving and enjoying food instead of battling food. Thanks, Ms. Sass, for giving an RD some new ideas, and presenting information in a way that anyone can give it a try. And, yay for eating REAL food!

  18. 4 out of 5

    K.M.

    I started this book hoping to find a solution for the "life after Weight Watchers" maintenance phase of dieting. I was looking for help maintaining the weight loss in a way that would not cost me every month (like paying Weight Watchers does) but alas, this was not that. Like WW, it gives you a formula that you can use whenever you are eating so that you can follow the plan. Unlike WW, it limits you to eating only certain foods. "I don't even miss pizza!"~Yeah, right. This plan is not for me. I started this book hoping to find a solution for the "life after Weight Watchers" maintenance phase of dieting. I was looking for help maintaining the weight loss in a way that would not cost me every month (like paying Weight Watchers does) but alas, this was not that. Like WW, it gives you a formula that you can use whenever you are eating so that you can follow the plan. Unlike WW, it limits you to eating only certain foods. "I don't even miss pizza!"~Yeah, right. This plan is not for me.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Laura Skladzinski

    The science and logic behind the plan is great; however, I think the actual eating plan is impractical. Chances are if you are already able to cook/eat meals at home, you're healthy and don't need this book. Unfortunately, the book doesn't offer any suggestions for dining out. That said, I thought the science and advice was very reasonable and it made me wish I could cook some of the recipes in it! The science and logic behind the plan is great; however, I think the actual eating plan is impractical. Chances are if you are already able to cook/eat meals at home, you're healthy and don't need this book. Unfortunately, the book doesn't offer any suggestions for dining out. That said, I thought the science and advice was very reasonable and it made me wish I could cook some of the recipes in it!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Melyssa

    While the basic point of this book -- that we should eat more actual food and to eat balanced meals of mostly veggies or fruits, isn't a new concept, something about the way the author explains things clicked with me. Her recipes are also pretty simple and easy for even a novice cook like me to follow. I made it through the "Fast Forward" which was kind of tough, but it has made the rest of the diet so far seem pretty doable. While the basic point of this book -- that we should eat more actual food and to eat balanced meals of mostly veggies or fruits, isn't a new concept, something about the way the author explains things clicked with me. Her recipes are also pretty simple and easy for even a novice cook like me to follow. I made it through the "Fast Forward" which was kind of tough, but it has made the rest of the diet so far seem pretty doable.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Heidi

    Meeeh I don't know why I keep reading diet books... they are all exactly the same... same mottos, same methods, small meals, healthy meals, and exerise... There's no new science, no new ideas, just the same old drivel... I hope no one buys diet books any more and I hope none of what is in here is new to anyone. Of course, if it is, then I guess you really do need this book. Meeeh I don't know why I keep reading diet books... they are all exactly the same... same mottos, same methods, small meals, healthy meals, and exerise... There's no new science, no new ideas, just the same old drivel... I hope no one buys diet books any more and I hope none of what is in here is new to anyone. Of course, if it is, then I guess you really do need this book.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    This book has a different approach/method to weight loss than other books. The author is very repetitious and just rehashes information already given in other books in her writing. I am inclined to try the quck diet for a few days but I think it is way too restrictive/boring for me. It reads very quickly and many parts can be skimmed.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Darcy

    Like any diet book there are concepts in here you have heard before. I did like the way she set how the best way to figure out what you should eat the easy way. I also liked how she pointed out good things to eat in each category. Some of the recipes sound good, others not so much, but that is because I am a picky eater.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    I really should get back on this, because it was working...then I moved, started working in a restaurant again and the usual. The start up period was pretty tough, and I only did it for 3 days because I couldn't handle 5. But great concepts, and I love her emphasis on REAL food and not diet food with fake ingredients. I really should get back on this, because it was working...then I moved, started working in a restaurant again and the usual. The start up period was pretty tough, and I only did it for 3 days because I couldn't handle 5. But great concepts, and I love her emphasis on REAL food and not diet food with fake ingredients.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    Most diet books send people on this long slope of deprivation, starvation and ultimate failure. Not to mention that very few even consider long term health as the ultimate goal of weight loss! Not so with Cinch. The plans are easy to follow, backed up by science, and nothing is every completely off-limits. I liked the pace of the book and it was worth the read.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Mystie Winckler

    MCL. Skimmed. Switch from eating packaged foods to real food, don't go less than 3 or more than 5 hours between eating, and combine protein, complex card, plant-based fat, and produce in every meal. Ayup. MCL. Skimmed. Switch from eating packaged foods to real food, don't go less than 3 or more than 5 hours between eating, and combine protein, complex card, plant-based fat, and produce in every meal. Ayup.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    The 5 day fast forward is next to impossible to do. I was starving the entire time! And the puzzle piece portion is kinda cool, I just wish there was a pull out cheat sheet or something to make it more easily accessible.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Sandy

    Lots of healthy food information and some interesting recipes. Good information about "emotional eating" and tips on how to overcome it. Would be a hard diet to stick to for long term. But learning how to portion control is extremely useful. Lots of healthy food information and some interesting recipes. Good information about "emotional eating" and tips on how to overcome it. Would be a hard diet to stick to for long term. But learning how to portion control is extremely useful.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Sheena

    this book has a lot to offer those who are not picky... which is me. It sounds like a good easy plan in theory, but I couldn't stick to it as extensively as they want. However I did loose a few lbs doing this. But my favorite is still The Game On Diet book. this book has a lot to offer those who are not picky... which is me. It sounds like a good easy plan in theory, but I couldn't stick to it as extensively as they want. However I did loose a few lbs doing this. But my favorite is still The Game On Diet book.

  30. 5 out of 5

    LeAnn

    This book is great and it works. I love that she gives vegetarian alternatives. There are tons of recipes listed. It's easy to follow and motivating. The first five days are kind of hard, but you aren't hungry. If you stick with it it works and you feel better/healthier This book is great and it works. I love that she gives vegetarian alternatives. There are tons of recipes listed. It's easy to follow and motivating. The first five days are kind of hard, but you aren't hungry. If you stick with it it works and you feel better/healthier

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.