Cook Yourself Thin Cookbook!

Cook Yourself Thin is the hottest new cookbook out based on a new series on Lifetime Television. The show is a takeoff of the  successful British with the same name and it teaches
you how to prepare skinny alternatives to your favorite foods.

HARRY EASTWOOD, ALLISON FISHMAN and CANDICE KUMAI star in the show and Harry is also the author of the popular book Cook Yourself Thin and Lose a Dress Size

Cook Yourself Thin: Skinny Meals You Can Make in Minutes

Their motto is Lose the Bulge…but Still Indulge!

Read the Reuters Release and check out the cookbook below.

Do you want to have your cake and eat it too? Cook Yourself Thin, an all-new series that will teach you the skills and give you the confidence to give your favorite indulgent meals a healthy makeover by cutting the calories and doubling the flavor!

Culinary experts Harry Eastwood, Allison Fishman and Candice Kumai show guests how to lose their unwanted inches by replacing extreme dieting with clever cooking. The twenty-episode, half-hour series premieres with back-to-back episodes on Monday, May 4 at 5:00 and 5:30 pm (ET/PT). For the remainder of the week, Cook Yourself Thin will air new episodes Monday through Friday at 5:00 and 5:30 pm (ET/PT). Starting Monday, May 11, new episodes will air Monday through Friday at 5:00 pm (ET/PT).

To coincide with the premiere of the series, Voice released the Cook Yourself Thin cookbook on April 28, 2009. The cookbook includes all of the recipes featured on the show as well as a calorie guide, a list of the big (and surprising) calorie offenders, skinny alternatives to your favorite meals, a food personality quiz and more.

Based on the successful, British series and popular cookbook, Cook Yourself Thin encourages women to lose weight by changing their eating habits. Each half-hour episode follows one guest as she learns simple ways to transform her favorite high calorie meals into delicious, healthier fare. Hosts Eastwood, Fishman and Kumai use their sharp culinary know-how to tailor a specific menu for each participant. In the premiere episode, show participant Rachel trades in her typical lunch of traditional lasagna (858 calories per serving) and dinner of ribeye steak and mashed potatoes (1,040 calories per serving) for a spinach and mushroom veggie lasagna (343 calories per serving) and steak with cauliflower mashed potatoes (389 calories per serving).

The meals are prepared step-by-step, comparing the calorie count of the original recipe to those of the Cook Yourself Thin version. The guest is then sent home with the ingredients, tools and tips necessary to make healthy changes in the kitchen. After six weeks of living the Cook Yourself Thin lifestyle, the hosts visit each participant at home to check on her progress.

Visitors to will be able to view full episodes of the series the day after they premiere on Lifetime Television. Additionally, site visitors will have access to recipes featured on the show and step-by-step cooking instructions. For each episode, there will be five exclusive webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes information about show participants – including an inside look at the contents of their refrigerators and a video blog recorded by one of the hosts offering cooking tips and additional strategies for Cook Yourself Thin.

Fans of the series can also log on to the Cook Yourself Thin subscription-based online club at for exclusive access to features, tips and tools that will help users drop their unwanted pounds.


Food writer and cookbook author Harry Eastwood is an expert baker. She prides herself on being able to cut the calorie count of delicious desserts by substituting healthy alternatives for the high fat ingredients typically found in baked goods. Eastwood starred in the British version of the series and co-authored the cookbook Cook Yourself Thin: The Delicious Way to Drop a Dress Size.

Chef Allison Fishman honed her culinary skills while working for Martha Stewart and Food Network as a recipe developer and food stylist. Additionally, Fishman served as co-host of TLC’s Home Made Simple. She
currently writes a weekly food column for and her recipes and writings have been featured in national magazines and newspapers across the nation.

Candice Kumai, a contestant on season one of Bravo’s Top Chef, was professionally trained at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu. Kumai is currently a special events chef at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Laguna Beach, CA and runs her own catering company, Stiletto Chef LA. She has been featured as a cooking expert on KNBC’s Your LA and participates in high profile cooking demonstrations across the country.


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  2. Hi Dee,

    Reading your comment reminded me of something I read from Nigella Lawson. She said that her mother’s way of cooking was to find the least expensive ingredients and to try to dress them up as much as possible, which was not the healthiest way for sure. She continued that our new way of cooking is to find the best, freshest ingredients and to dress them as little as possible.

    I agree with that and sometimes try to keep that in mind at the market! Easy is the best way!


  3. Hi Judie,
    Thank you so much for sharing. I want to tell you that I am not one of the ladies on the show. I just think “Cook Yourself Thin” is a great cookbook and a great show. The older British version is fun too.

    That having been said, I want to tell you how impressed I am with your commitment to lose 150lbs. Challenges with ones health taints every aspect of life, this I know well. You might want to get Master Your Metabolism: The 3 Diet Secrets to Naturally Balancing Your Hormones for a Hot and Healthy Body!, Jillian Michaels new book. I was reading it yesterday and was surprised to read how much she had personally learned and altered her own life and habits. Master Your Metabolism: The 3 Diet Secrets to Naturally Balancing Your Hormones for a Hot and Healthy Body!

    Wishing you all the best in life,

  4. Hi Jean,

    Thank you for your comment. You might try this book…

    The New Sugar Busters! Cut Sugar to Trim Fat

    I know you said you are not a fan of Splenda, but have you tried the Splenda 50/50? It’s 50% sugar and 50% Splenda. I do not know if that is an acceptable option for diabetics, so please check with your doctor.

    And again, I know Splenda is not your favorite, but look at Pillsbury’s Low Sugar line. You might find some fun stuff there.

    Best of Luck!

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  7. I love your show. We are really trying to eat more healthy and lose a few pounds. These recipes are great. I watch every show so I can see you ladies actually preparing the food,
    and doing a 6-week follow-up. This I can do!!!!!

  8. I love Cook yourself Thin. The meals are everyday meals that I can follow. I only wish I could be part of the show, I learn better with hands on teaching. I need to lose 150lbs. or I won’t be here much longer. Keep up the good work, there are alot of us that need your show.

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