Do you like to eat but would hate to look the part? Do you believe that diet is just “die” with a letter “t” at the end? Does the thought of having to avoid an entire food group make you want to run for the hills? Good. The Fierce Gourmet: A Fit Foodie’s Cookbook is the cookbook is for you!
You see, I don’t believe in the conventional form of dieting. I believe that you can eat flavorful, exciting food and still achieve your fitness results in the process. Consuming meals “out of the box,” avoiding entire food groups, severe caloric restriction, and boring, flavorless foods are not effective long term tools to earn and maintain the body that you have always wanted.
Why, you ask? Because eventually everyone stops buying the expensive pre-packaged meals, goes back to eating carbs / fats / meat (pick a current dieting fad). They get tired of feeling hungry and depleted, and eventually begin to crave flavorful food which, sadly, often comes packed with saturated fat, sugar, and food which lack fitness promoting nutrients. Now you are back in the regular world, eating the same things you ate before you embarked on your dieting journey, those same things that gave you the extra 25 pounds that you wanted to lose to begin with. Eventually, you will find yourself locked in a diet–>slip–>binge–>guilt–>diet cycle which is far from healthy.
Think about it: would you rather be fit for life or one season? Why would you want to work hard to achieve your goals just to ruin them with an unsustainable diet? Fierce Gourmet: A Fit Foodie’s Cookbook features a collection of recipes that are designed for those who are seeking a long term, sustainable approach to eating healthy and staying fit.
The recipes in this cookbook celebrate fresh, nutrient rich ingredients with big flavor, are fairly easy to make and, with a little planning, can be re-purposed to create other meals. If you are thinking that this is a cookbook for those “privileged” few that can afford to spend hours to make one meal – you are wrong.
I understand how busy most of you are, because I am just as slammed. By the time I get home at night, the last thing on my mind is working on yet another project –dinner. Most of the recipes in this book can be made in 30 minutes or less, and those that take longer, require minimal supervision.
With this book, I hope to inspire everyone to cook clean and healthy meals and once and for all debunk the myth that eating healthy is boring and bland. Good food should not take all afternoon to prepare or send you over your caloric budget. I believe in changing the way the world eats one plate at a time.