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"A witty and entertaining weight-loss and healthy-eating guide."

-Anne M. RusselL, Editor in Chief, Shape Magazine

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 The Dish Divas soaking up the atmosphere after a fabulous book signing at the Food and Wine Magazine Classic in Aspen.

"This book has some of the best graphics and page designs of any of the new books. It's packed with tips, advice and easy-to-read lists, including an excellent section on dining out."

-USA Today, Slimming Ideas in Seven Books

"It's a sassy book geared toward busy women who travel, eat out and entertain. You can open any page in "The Dish" and glean helpful tips on how to handle such things as life's little hassles."

-Quotes from Gannett News Service

In an age of frenetic debates over low-carb vs. low-fat diets, O'Neil and Webb advocate for an indisputable method for weight loss: calories out must exceed calories in, while simultaneously acknowledging that dieting doesn't have to focus on deprivation. They draw on their experiences (O'Neil was a CNN producer and Webb is a nutrition writer with a Ph.D.) to create "a girlfriend's guide to eating out, eating in, entertaining, and traveling." Though they claim it's "the very first diet book for glamour girls of all ages and sizes," it's actually more of a lifestyle book, likely to appeal to the demographic of women who read fitness magazines and have 15 or fewer pounds to lose, or want to maintain a healthy weight while living a busy, changing life. The authors give "the dish" on nutrition, eating in, dining out, drinking, exercising, dressing to maximize your assets and even cheating (in moderation), with each author occasionally sharing a personal experience or preference. Throughout, O'Neil and Webb present sidebars (and occasional recipes) from experts, chefs, restaurateurs and magazine editors including Wolfgang Puck, Felidia Bastianach and Bon Appétit editor Barbara Fairchild. Perky writing sometimes belies the deep knowledge and research underlying the nutritional information presented here, yet the authors do a tremendous service by digesting the latest studies on such controversial subjects such as soy ("How much is too much?"), raw food diets and supplements. Their clear analyses will help readers wade through the maze of conflicting nutrition information.

-Publisher's Weekly
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At the Insperience Studio  The Dish at Macy's Cellar
At the Kitchen Aid Insperience Studio Dishy Book Party in Atlanta, we celebrated with our amazingly talented illustrator for The Dish, Laura Coyle (the one not in pink), and with local NBC affiliate news anchor, Brenda Woods. Guests dined on food and drink from The Dish, including our favorite festive choice--a flute of pink champagne!  "You're Fabulous!" Carolyn and Densie penning their signature phrase on the title page at a book signing for The Dish at Macy's Cellar in Manhattan.

Eating out doesn't have to lead to pigging out, but you need to go to restaurants prepared, says registered dietitian Densie Webb, who wrote The Dish on Eating Healthy and Being Fabulous with Carolyn O'Neil. Read the menu ahead of time, if you can, she says. Some restaurants have Web sites and post their menus. When making meal selections, treat high-fat items such as butter, cheese, cream, bacon and nuts as you would flashy fashion accessories. "Be choosy. Too many baubles and bangles weigh you down. The same holds true for high-fat foods," Webb says.

- USA Today


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