Book Review and Gvieaway: SASS Yourself Slim, by @cynthiasass CAN/US 10/05/12 8pmEST


 (just released March 20th!)
Cynthia Sass,
the creator and co-author of the New York Times Bestselling Flat Belly Diet presents her new break-through, 30-day weight loss program Cinch! targeted to end overeating, leaving dieters feeling full and satisfied while enjoying the best food combinations to burn fat and boost metabolism.
S.A.S.S. Yourself Slim is a 30-day plan in two parts. Part one is a 5-Day Fast Forward option that jump starts your results. It calls for four simple meals a day, made from just five foods: spinach, almonds, raspberries, eggs, and yogurt (or vegan-friendly alternatives). Cynthia selected these foods because each is filling, rich in detoxifying and health-protecting nutrients, and has been scientifically shown to specifically support weight loss. Using these five superior foods in various combinations daily for five days gives your body, mind, and taste buds a fresh start and will help you shed up to eight pounds quickly.

Part two is a 25-day plan (30 days if you forego the Fast Forward option) which also calls for four meals a day, but now draws from a broad but specific array of food choices. And with this part of the plan, you can easily drop a size in just one month. The Core is based on cutting edge research and three key rules that work in synergy to provide real and lasting results:

Rule #1: Eat Like Clockwork. Meal timing is important — you must eat breakfast within an hour of waking up and space the remaining meals evenly throughout the day, no sooner than three and no more than five hours apart, in order to regulate blood sugar and insulin levels and hunger hormones; reset and rev up metabolism; and keep feeling energized.  

Rule #2: Think 5 Pieces 4 Times a Day. Each meal in the S.A.S.S. Yourself Slim plan is constructed as a unique “puzzle” made from five pieces: produce, a whole grain, lean protein, plant-based fat, and specific seasonings — or, as Cynthia refers to them, SASS (more about that below). Following the plan is as easy as knowing what the five pieces of the puzzle are and how much of each one to include at every meal. This becomes second nature within the first week. This simple approach allows you to consistently S.A.S.S. yourself whether you’re at home, at a restaurant, or on vacation. It’s as easy as choosing from Cynthia’s 100 delicious recipes or using the DIY chapter to build your own ‘5 piece puzzle’ meals.

Rule #3: Make Flavor Your Focus. S.A.S.S. — the fifth piece of the puzzle (above) — stands for Slimming and Satiating Seasonings: vinegar, citrus juice or zest, hot peppers, tea, and herbs and spices. These five additions not only add flavor to the meals without excess calories or sodium, they are scientifically proven to maximize your body’s fat-burning furnace and are rich in antioxidants, which have been linked to lower body-fat levels, even without dieting.

The book also includes chapters on emotional eating, falling in love with walking, and an entire chapter devoted to the health and weight loss benefits of the daily dark chocolate escape. On this plan you can shed pounds while enjoying satisfying recipes, such as Berry Almond French Toast, a Smoked Gouda and Grilled Onion Salad, Ginger Pear Smoothie, and Shrimp Creole. Vegetarians, vegans, and those following a gluten free diet can also follow this plan to achieve sustainable weight loss success.

S.A.S.S. Yourself Slim teaches you how to get your body back, and refocus your attention and energy where they should be — on living and enjoying your life.

SASS Yourself slim – Almonds

SASS Yourself Slim Chocolate One-Sheet

Surprising Tips about Weight Loss from SASS! Yourself Slim

My Review:

Upon reading the S A S S Yourself Slim – press release, I was super excited to receive my copy … the sooner the better!  When I received my copy, I found that there were a couple more items that were included in the package:  one 28gr California Almonds pouch, one 4 oz. Dark Chocolate Almonds pouch, and a cute little pink tin from California Almonds that shows you exactly what a serving size of almonds is … 23 almonds / day.  I really felt like I was equipped with the power to change!

I was surprised to see how really casual the book is set up.  It wasn’t ‘clinical’ or intimidating in any way.  This book equips you with easy-to-prepare recipes … they’re easy to follow, and include simple ingredients.  I enjoyed reading the book because of its’ easy flow … it was like listening to a friend telling you what you need to hear!  Nothing complicated or difficult about it.

I like how Sass has explained, in detail, the symptoms to watch out for (in stages) so that you can conquer emotional eating … I’ll be using them extensively for sure!  Without a doubt, people who are happy tend to eat more healthfully, and the opposite is true for those who are not happy.

A benefit, to me, is the short nutritian program, designed for real lives and vegan friendly alternatives too!  I’m not vegan; however, more plant-based meals is something I strive to include in my life.  Overall, fresh, whole, natural unprocessed, and organic foods are what we should all strive to include in our diets.  I’m really looking forward to trying out the Mediterranean Broccoli Couscous Platter … mmmmm!  What I love the most about Sass’ plan is that chocolate is allowed!  Quite frankly, chocolate is something that I could not, nor would not, ever exclude from my life!  Yes; we are encouraged to eat 50 – 100 calories of at least 70% dark chocolate.  There are only two rules: (1) eat your chocolate without any distractions, and (2) let the chocolate melt in your mouth, and savour every bit of it.  Simple, eh?

Sass even devotes a chapter to walking!  It’s easy to do (goodness, you know how to do it), you can do it anywhere, you can do it year-round, and there are no rules to follow!  The benefits of walking are too many to list here; what’s important to note is that it’s essential to “bust through” that excuse “I don’t have time”!  Three 10-minute walking sessions is just as beneficial as on 30-minute walk.

Both the 5-day plan and the 25-day plan will help you shed the pounds, conquer those cravings, and give you the confidence you need to change your body, your health, and your life!

Looking to lose weight?  Sass Yourself Slim!

Connect with Cynthia Sass:      Facebook       Official Website    Twitter


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