Sunday, 12 August 2007

Cook Yourself Thin

You may, or may not have seen this new programme starting last Wednesday on Ch4. I would review it as 4 pretty girls, with apparently average sizes doing a cooking show in the style of Gok Wan

The main premise of the programme is to how to lose weight sensibly by limiting calorie intake but by eating your usual foods rather than making yourself think you are on a diet of ryvita and cottage cheese (yuk!). So being your typical female I watched them cook low fat versions of a roast dinner, chocolate champagne truffles (yes, really!) and some other bits and bobs.

I am slightly dubious of the outcome - a lady who followed their plans for 6 weeks + some more exercise who lost 9lbs but also TWO dress sizes?

Anyhows, I've caught the bug after pigging out for the last few weeks & I've joined the online version for £9.50 a month - initially for one month only as I want to see what all the fuss is about.

So far, the websites not telling me too much that is new (i.e. cut back 500 cals a day to lose approx. 1lb a week) but it does allow you to diary your foods every day & it works out how many calories you have consumed. Their database has most foods in it so you don't need to keep & read every food wrapper and you can make your own recipes up & it will work out the calories for you. My fiorentina pizza is approx. 800 cals which for a large filling pizza isn't too bad when you compare it with a processed shop bought one.

I'm going to try & keep it up for the first month & see how I get on. I'll report back soon!!


Girl With The Golden Touch said...

I'll be interested to see how u get on. I watched a bit the other night but got a bit mad with it!

Claire said...

Hehe. Can you guess I've fallen off the wagon a bit already with pie & brownies!?

Its on again tonight so hopefully it'll give me a kick in the right direction. I've made the roasted tomatoes tonight too :)