"A witty and entertaining weight-loss and healthy-eating
-Anne M. RusselL, Editor in Chief, Shape
||The Dish Divas soaking up the atmosphere after
a fabulous book signing at the Food and Wine Magazine Classic
"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
-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
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|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