The Digest Diet Cookbook Giveaway and Chocolate Cookie #Recipe 1/24


Eat up and slim down with this companion to the phenomenally successful The Digest Diet. If you aren’t familiar with the Digest Diet, please refer to my review of this book here. The Diet Digest Diet Cookbook offers 150 all-new quick and easy recipes featuring such delicious fat releasers as cocoa, nuts, and dairy. One Moms Own Words reader will win a copy of The Digest Diet Cookbook.

Digest Diet Cookbook Review

I tried two recipes from the Diet Digest cookbook. The first was Yogurt Baked Chicken, which contains several fat releasing foods that include: yogurt, hot sauce, chili powder, ginger, black pepper and chicken. I really liked this recipe. Marinating the chicken in the yogurt sauce was really effective. The chicken turned out tender and juicy with just the right amount of spice. This recipe is part of the phase 2: fade away step of the diet. Each recipe is labeled phase 1, 2 or 3.

The first four days of the diet are Phase 1 and called Fast Release. The rules include eating mostly meals of shakes and soups to flush out the toxins, In days 5 through 14 Phase 2, the diet moves into a Mediterranean, lower-carb cycle, allowing a glass of red wine with dinner. Finally, in Phase 3, days 15-21, the diet becomes more balanced with a wider variety of foods such as pizza, pasta and bread. This is the maintenance phase which helps followers to reach their goal weight and maintain what has been lost.


I couldn’t resist the Chocolate Chocolate Chip cookies, which are part of phase 3 of the diet. These have several fat releasing ingredients: oats, whole-wheat flour, cocoa, olive oil, flaxseed meal, eggs and chocolate.

My first thought was that these may not be so good with ingredients like olive oil,  flax meal and whole wheat flour, but that was not the case! These were chocolaty, with a nutty flavor from the toasted oats and flax meal, with a nice bit of salty taste to compliment the sweet chocolate.  I thought these were fantastic and if the fat releasing ingredients in these can help me shed some pounds in 2013, then I am loving the tasty recipes from this cookbook that I’ve tried thus far, and look forward to trying more recipes!

About The Digest Diet Cookbook

In The Digest Diet, Liz Vaccariello and the editors of Reader’s Digest sifted through the latest weight-loss science to develop a groundbreaking 21-day eating plan demonstrated to help you drop the pounds.  Real-life men and women who tried the plan — and lost up to 26 pounds!

The Digest Diet Cookbook will give readers 150 all-new fat releasing recipes so they can branch out with new foods but still maintain their weight loss results. In addition, the book will include:

  •     Buying and storing tips for the 13 amazing fat-releasing foods
  •     Guidelines on how to mix and match recipes to make your own menus
  •     Quick and easy tips on organizing your kitchen and pantry to make cooking easier, shopping for and storing fat releasers, and scaling recipes to feed just the right number of people
  •     More than 50 full-color photographs
  •     Daily Menus for vegetarians, cooks on a budget, and other special needs
  •     Inspirational stories from our testers

Whether you’re new to The Digest Diet or looking to maintain your fabulous success, The Digest Diet Cookbook is all you need to get and stay thin and healthy for life.

Digest Diet Cookbook
150 All-New Fat Releasing Recipes to Lose Up to 26 lbs in 21 Days!
By Liz Vaccariello, Editor-in-Chief of Reader’s Digest
Published by Reader’s Digest
Hardcover: 320 pages
December 27, 2012; $26.99 US/$29.95 CAN; 9781621450252

About the Author

Liz Vaccariello is the editor-in-chief and chief content officer of Reader’s Digest, one of the world’s largest media brands, with 26 million readers. A journalist with 20+ years experience in health and nutrition, she’s also the coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestselling Flat Belly Diet! and The 400-Calorie Fix. Vaccariello regularly appears on national programs such as Good Morning America and The Doctors, and has been featured on The Biggest Loser, Today, Rachel Ray, and The View. Previously, Liz was the editor-in-chief of Prevention. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and twin daughters. Her blog, Losing it with Liz, lives on She has over 3,000 followers on Twitter (@LizVacc).

For more information please visit and follow the author on Facebook and Twitter.

About Reader’s Digest

RDA is a global media and direct marketing company that educates, entertains and connects more than 130 million consumers around the world with products and services from trusted brands. With offices in 43 countries, the company reaches customers in 78 countries, publishes 91 magazines, including 50 editions of Reader’s Digest, the world’s largest-circulation magazine, operates 78 branded websites and sells 40 million books, music and video products across the world each year.

Reader’s Digest, the world’s most read magazine with 26 million readers, 2.7 million users on, and more than 1 million Facebook Likes.

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Kristi Maloney is a work from home mom to two boys ages 10 and 13. Since 2009, she has featured in-depth product, and book reviews and hosted high-quality, exciting giveaways on her blog Moms Own Words. When she is not blogging, you can find her working at her son’s school, or behind the wheel of her car in the roll of “taxi driver”. Email at maloney(dot)Kristi@gmail(dot)com.

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  1. Carl says

    The one-minute workouts surprised me. I didn’t think such a short bout of exercise would be effective but apparently it is. Good to know.

  2. Linda Kish says

    ‘There are 13 fat releasing foods that seem to have a special ability to thwart your body’s desire to hold on to fat, helping you lose weight quickly and without feeling hungry’.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  3. Teresa Young says

    I thought the list of 13 fat releasing foods was interesting – and they are not ‘strange’ foods – they would be easily added or increased in my everyday diet.

  4. Kimberly says

    I learned that there are 3 phases to the diet and that there are 13 fat releasing foods that we can incorporate into our diet everyday.

  5. Lisa Brown says

    I learned: There are 13 fat releasing foods that have a special ability to thwart your body’s desire to hold on to fat.

  6. Pauline says

    I love the 1 minute workouts —– Pauline aka Paol Trenny ….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com


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