In just one year, Harry Papas gained 110 pounds. Then he lost it all for life.
Papas, a certified nutritionist in Greece, shed the pounds by creating a simple
yet revolutionary nutrition plan: a delicious, low-fat Mediterranean diet
coupled with the thought processes he needed to combat the triggers that
contributed to his weight gain.
Unlike other diets, Slimmer's three-cycle,
richly varied meal plan doesn't restrict you from enjoying all carbs, sugars, or
fats, and it doesn't enforce calorie counting. Rather, the nine-week program is
designed to help you stay slim while actually enjoying what you eat, encouraging
you to adopt lifelong healthy habits and a simpler lifestyle. This
easy-to-follow, results-driven plan will allow you to get rid of those unwanted
pounds with incredibly flavorful and satisfying meals, full of sustaining,
wholesome foods - such as fresh fruits and vegetables, olive oil, and yogurt -
that have been enjoyed for centuries by those in the Mediterranean. Packed with
recipes and practical nutritional advice, Slimmer also helps you understand why
you gained weight and provides the psychological support and encouragement you
need to successfully lose weight and permanently retain the loss.
Here is a recipe from the book:
By Harry Papas
Author of Slimmer: The New Mediterranean Way
to Lost Weight
Full of fresh flavor with a hint of spice, not to
mention a good amount of healthy fiber, this salad will satisfy any size
appetite, just as it has at Maria and Eleni's Taverna for years!
One 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
scallion, trimmed and thinly sliced
½ small cucumber, seeded and diced
Tablespoons diced green bell pepper
1 plum tomato, cored, seeded, and
2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon capers, drained and
A dash of cayenne pepper
Juice of ½ a lemon
2 teaspoons olive
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
A pinch of dried oregano
1. In a medium bowl toss together the chickpeas,
scallion, cucumber, bell pepper, tomato, parsley, capers, cayenne pepper, and
lemon juice. Set aside.
2. In a small bowl stir together the remaining
ingredients and pour over the chickpea mixture. Toss well to coat and allow to
marinate, stirring occasionally, for at least 1 hour before serving.
Makes 1 serving
I do not usually review diet books but this one sounded interesting so I gave it a shot. The recipes in this book are awesome and very yummy and I really like the meal plans. I have tried the recipe above and I absolutely loved it. It is very flavourful and very easy to make. I love this book but I just wish there were photos of at least some of the recipes so that I can see how they look like but other than that this book is fantastic. So far I am just done my first week but I so far do not feel like I am starving like some diets I have tried. I highly recommend this.
This book is available now in most major bookstores.
I give this 5 out of 5
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