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Published by Grand Central Publishing on June 14, 2022
Genres: Cooking / Health & Healing / Weight Control, Health & Fitness / Diet & Nutrition / Diets, Health & Fitness / Diet & Nutrition / Weight Loss
Source: Grand Central Publishing
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In this companion book to Two Meals a Day, the New York Times bestselling author of The Primal Blueprint and The Keto Reset Diet Mark Sisson uses his health and fitness expertise to craft delicious and healthy meals for the latest diet trend — intermittent fasting.
Mark Sisson—author of the bestseller The Primal Blueprint and forefather of the ancestral health movement—unveiled his groundbreaking new lifestyle approach in Two Meals A Day, showing readers how to master their metabolic flexibility and reap the incredible benefits of intermittent fasting. Now, in the TWO MEALS A DAY COOKBOOK, Sisson will help you implement this eating style with nourishing recipes and a plan that is easy to adhere to for a lifetime.
The profound benefits of intermittent fasting are scientifically validated and undisputed, including:
- Encouraging cellular repair
- Facilitating fat burning
- Strengthening your body's defenses against disease
- Boosting memory retention
- Improving heart rate and blood pressure
TWO MEALS A DAY COOKBOOK includes delicious, nutrient-rich recipes in a variety of categories, all to assist you in gracefully burning fat all while maintain energy, focus, and mood stability. With over 100 mouth-watering recipes, it’s the ultimate addition to any recipe collection for anyone looking to make an enjoyable and lasting lifestyle transformation.
So I may have accidentally fallen into the realm of intermittent fasting during the lockdown portion of the pandemic. Having your home and work spheres become concentric circles can do that to a mom. But either way, I’ve been looking into healthy recipes to add to my go-to bag of meals. When I saw Two Meals a Day Cookbook by Mark Sisson with Brad Kearns and Sarah Steffens, I jumped at the chance to check it out.
The Two Meals a Day Cookbook is a companion book to Two Meals A Day. I haven’t read that yet, but I plan to now that I’ve read the cookbook. I try to avoid diet trends as I’m more interested in plausible lifestyle options that I know I can adopt long term. What attracted me to this cookbook was not just the element of intermittent fasting that works with my life routines right now, but also the recipes that featured ingredients that are already a part of my daily life.
My Rules for New Cookbooks
First of all, you cannot walk into my household talking about you can only have one type of meat or no meat. That’s an immediate no. So as I flipped through the pages, I was happy to see meat-friendly recipes featuring both red meat and poultry.
Second, I don’t want to go broke trying to purchase a new pantry worth of rare ingredients that I wouldn’t normally use. Aside from a few odd ones here and there, most of the recipes feature ingredients that I would naturally have in my cupboard already.
The author has some other Keto cookbooks so there are quite a few Keto and almost-Keto recipes mixed into the Two Meals A Day Cookbook. My husband and I have been skating around the notion of incorporating keto into our routines, so this is a good thing for me. Be forewarned, my lactose intolerant friends, that many of the recipes feature dairy products. But he does include similar recipes that have dairy-alternatives in them.
Things I Loved
The pictures were beautiful, but I wish there were a few more. I’m always a fan of highly visual cookbooks because I need to know what the final product is supposed to look like. Love the section in the beginning that explains his philosophy and “Nine Tenets to Succeed.” It gave me the background I needed before reviewing the recipes. I ended up marking a lot the recipes to try! There were some familiar ones like beef stew and chicken soup that have a few tweaks to make them healthier that I want to try. I also appreciated the section for busy people, because mama doesn’t have time for a 20-step dish.