March was supposed to be the month for the Mediterranean diet, but since Mr Science isn’t a huge fan of seafood, and I received a lovely book in the mail to review (The Carb Lovers Diet Cookbook), I decided to make my new cookbook the nutrition-challenge-of-the-month! This book includes recipes for muffins, steak, potato wedges, smoothies, pasta, pancakes, banana bread, cocktails and cakes! I happen to really adore carbs, I really like the looks of the ingredients in this book, and it includes a lot of Mr Science-friendly recipes* so I think it’s the perfect option for next month.
This book really concentrates on proper portion sizes, which is probably my biggest challenge. I know what a portion size is, but I’m not very good at sticking with one portion! However, I think that because this cookbook has such a nice variety of meals and snacks, and since there’s a detailed 1-month diet plan at the back, it should be something I can really work with.
The book says to expect to lose up to 12 lbs by the end of the month, so I’m making it my goal to lose 8 lbs this month (and if I lose more than that, that’s awesome!). I haven’t done my measurements for February yet, but what with it being a very busy month and me not counting calories, I have a feeling that I’ll really need to up the ante for March!
GIVEAWAY! Leave a comment below if YOU would like to win your very own copy of the Carb Lovers Diet Cookbook. It’s a fantastic cookbook with super tasty recipes and beautiful photographs. Definitely a giveaway you want to win! Winner will be announced on Wednesday, March 7.
*Mr Science is happy to try my vegetarian, vegan and raw recipes, but he’d like to include some steak or chicken in our meals a little more often. He’s such a good sport!