The affable George Stella is back with another low-carb book for 2006!
What's not to LOVE about that "low-carb chef from TV" (as he so adequately describes himself in the book) -- George Stella! Now here's a guy who radically changed his life forever just when he was at the brink of losing it due to a series of debilitating health problems.
But through an inner tenacity and never-give-up attitude, this incredible man started living healthier by making a few adjustments in the foods he was consuming to quickly develop what he refers to as his way of eating called Stella Style! And that's the basis for his new book, Eating Stella Style.
Just when you thought the low-carb lifestyle was dead on arrival (as we constantly hear about in the media and from self-proclaimed health "experts"), here comes Stella and his huge following showing the whole world that this simple, yet effective long-term weight loss solution is here to stay in 2006 and beyond!
For fans of Stella's hit Food Network show "Low Carb and Lovin' It," this new book delivers all the same razzle dazzle pizzazz we've come to expect from him. Why shouldn't Stella be thrilled after losing over 260 pounds -- FOREVER! As someone who has lost nearly 200 pounds through livin' la vida low-carb, I know how he feels and can reciprocate those same feelings of overflowing joy and jubilation that come with being free from the conventional rules of weight loss and so-called healthy eating (the low-fat, low-calorie, portion control fallacy has been exposed as the LIE it really is!).
His before and after pictures are truly breathtaking:
In Eating Stella Style, Stella brings it to you in his infectious conversational style which makes you feel like he is talking directly to you. You learn how he applied the principles of Stella Style to his own family (who cumulatively lost an unbelievable 600 pounds together!) and the results have been nothing short of amazing!
For beginning low-carbers, Stella spells it all out for you step-by-step to give you an overview of what the low-carb lifestyle is all about in layman's terms and shows you how easy it is to follow. He clearly demonstrates to you how low-carb living is ANYTHING but monotonous and presents way for you to spice things up in the kitchen to create luscious, delicious and nutritious meals to satisfy your appetite every single time. The recipes in this book are quick, easy and satisfying for anyone wanting to eat better than they ever have before.
Stella admits that there's no one way to effective losing weight, so he offers several versions of Eating Stella Style to let you cater the one that will work best for you. There's even a convenient shopping list of foods to get when you go to the grocery store (hint, hint: you're gonna "shop the out aisles first").
Reminding everyone to find a solid support system to help them in their new lifestyle change, Stella said sticking with the sugar-free, low-carb life will make your weight loss both "simple and sustaining." As someone who has "been there" himself through the weight loss stalls and struggles, Stella openly shares how to get through these times so you don't get discouraged and give up on your low-carb plan. Having someone who has felt the pain of being obese and understanding what that is like is what makes Stella such a uniquely qualified authority on the subject of weight loss and healthy eating.
I especially liked the formatting of the recipes with two very special features he included in Eating Stella Style to help you customize the recipe to your specific dietary liking. The "Make It Memorable" section at the end of each recipe is where Stella gives you his personal pointers about how and when to use this recipe as part of your new low-carb, healthy lifestyle. Also, the "Healthful Hints" commentary section included with each recipe allows you to make the recipe lower in fat and calories without sacrificing any of the taste.
Reading the comments Stella makes about his recipes, you can tell he's even impressed with some of these scrumptuous meals he came up with for the book. You've gotta wonder if all that free-wheeling personality that exudes so freely from Stella today would have ever come out had he not lost weight. I know MY personality hasn't seemed to change from my perspective, but others have commented how much more confident and assured I come across since I've lost weight. That's what I see in Stella, too!
The plethora of low-carb recipes that you get in Eating Stella Style will keep you so busy cooking outstanding dishes for your family that you'll forget you're even on a diet! And that's just the way George Stella would have it!