Book Review – The Calories In Calories Out Cookbook

Book Review – The Calories In Calories Out Cookbook
The Calories In Calories Out CookbookThe Calories In Calories Out Cookbook…Plus, the Exercise it Takes to Burn Them Off is by Catherine Jones and Elaine Trujillo (The Experiment, 2014). Catherine Jones, the recipe developer on the project, said that the idea for the book came to her after a conversation with her brother who said:

“All I want is a cookbook with really good recipes that won’t make me fat. And, I want to know how many calories I’m eating, so I can burn them off in the gym.”

Inspired by his need, she has created just that—a cookbook designed to take the guesswork out of counting calories.

The Calories In Calories Out Cookbook organizes the recipes into sections based on the calorie level: 0-199 calories, 200-299 calories and 300-399 calories. Each section contains a variety of recipes for each meal of the day.

The result is 400 very appealing recipes with nutritional breakdown and an estimate of the number of minutes of walking or jogging it would take to burn off these calories.

Should A Cancer Survivor Read This Book (and try the recipes!)?

If you are interested in losing weight by tracking your calories in and calories out, I don’t know of a better resource then this one! The book also begins with an explanation of calories by Malden Nesheim, a professor of nutrition at Cornell University.

Weight loss is a proven strategy that can help you to lower chronic inflammation, support your immune system and reduce cancer risk. Controlling your weight and getting the right amount of exercise are essential to a cancer-thriver lifestyle!

However, I should warn you about a couple of things with this book. If you like to preview recipes by reading a cookbook at night before you go to bed, holding this book up with be a workout! The 412 pages combined with the paper stock make this a really heavy read…literally.

A Sample of the Calories In for this recipe and the Calories Out.
A sample of the “calories in” for a recipe and the “calories out”.

Also, if you are far sighted and need glasses to read, get them polished up because you will need them. The recipe font and layout are not the most reader friendly that I have encountered.

Besides these physical limitations, if you are looking for a cookbook with really great recipes, nutritional breakdown and a quick glance guide for how to burn off the calories then this book is for you.

If you already have a copy, I’d love to hear about your favourite recipes in the comments below or let me know what your favourite cookbook is.





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