Eat Right for Your Metabolism
312 Pages, Softcover
By Felicia Drury Kilment
McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2006
$16.95 US/$22.95 CAN/£9.99 UK
Reviewed by: Chef John J. Vyhnanek, June 2006
You learn something every day! Did you know that if
you sliced and cooked 2 medium size potatoes in water,
drained them and saved the cooking liquid and then
drank it, you would quell excessive hunger? Everyone
is trying to make sense of eating, diets and losing
weight. Yes it's true that there are millions of
people who eat beyond what they should. We hear it
everyday in the news and certainly can see it too,
some people are just too big and because of this not
healthy. It can be a burden on the medical system and
add a cost to the economy. For many of the overweight
the problem might be decreased if attention was paid
to "Eating Right for Your Metabolism".
Felica Drury Kliment the Author
"Eat Right for Your
Metabolism" written by Felicia Drury Kliment, the
author of the Acid-Alkaline Diet, is a new book
exploring foods that are easy to digest and that can
be broken down into components that can be utilized by
the body. On this premise, in the long run, you will
keep weight off and maintain a healthy body. You may
be affected by heredity and ancestral dietary
traditions, which may influence your genetic makeup.
Abandoning traditional diets of any particular culture
may cause all sorts of health problems and weight
gain. Just think how many people have immigrated to
the western world and started eating pizza, French
fries, hamburgers and ice cream, also think how now
these people may have health problems and are
overweight. Why---their metabolism was that of a grain
eater and now they are meat eaters, the body can't
handle the change!
To help you understand this book and its concept you
need to take a few simple tests to determine what your
metabolism is. Have you every had a high blood sugar
reading after having your blood checked during a
physical? Did you know it may have been because of
what you ate or drank and that you can control it
through exercise and diet! It's all in this book along
with different meal plans to fit your metabolism.
There are only 26 recipes in this book and they look
good, with appropriate ingredients and portion sizes.
You can always use your own recipe and fit it into the
suggested meal plans and everything will still work.
This book isn't a diet book! Read, learn and
understand is the principle, and you can shed pounds,
and then maintain your ideal weight without dieting!
You will learn how to conquer health problems such as
depression, headaches and chronic fatigue and stave
off cancer, diabetes and prevent heat disease.
What did I learn? Eat a piece of raw potato before a
meal, especially one that might be acidic such as
tomato sauce pasta and the potential for a sour
stomach after the meal will be diminished. I also
learned that if you are a meat eater and live in the
Gascony region of France, your risk of heart disease
my be lower because of eating duck and goose fat!
Enjoy the book and its recipes.
Salmon Filet with Mango Cilantro Salsa
4 6-ounce portions salmon filet
Mango Cilantro Salsa
1 ripe mango, peeled and 1/-inch diced
1/2 cup chopped scallion, green part only
1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
1 tablespoon finely diced fresh jalapeno
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 small clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
Bake salmon filet at 400°F for 15 to 20 minutes,
depending on the thickness of the salmon. For Mango
Cilantro Salsa, lightly toss all ingredients in bowl.
Chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour for flavors
to meld. Serve salsa as an accompaniment to salmon.
Mango Cilantro Salsa also goes nicely with grilled
meat or chicken.
Yield. 4 servings
Nutrition Information: 245 calories, 7 g fat, 35 g
protein, 11 g carbohydrate, 2 g dietary fiber, 88 mg
cholesterol, 251 mg sodium