Thursday, January 20, 2011


The way to a totally toned tummy in 14 days
James Duigan with Maria Lally
Kyle Cathie - NZ $39.99

Kyle Cathie are an Australian/UK publishing house whom I always associate with very fine cook books. I guess a flat tummy has quite a lot to do with food (!) and indeed I note that about 25% of this new book is devoted to recipes and there are some stunners among them - grilled monkfish with rosemary, green beans and sprouting broccoli; oven-steamed salmon with lemon roasted asparagus; squid
rocket and chilli salad; yoghurt and harissa chicken; seared scallops with pea puree and courgette ribbons;herb-crusted lamb cutlets with tomato, almond and green bean salad, and many more.

But even with the best diet intentions it is still possible to have a bloated, distended or flabby tummy. As the author explains, the toxins in many low-fat and so-called ‘diet’ foods actually make your stomach fatter, plus allergies, stress and lack of sleep can also lead to unattractive jiggle.

In Clean & Lean Flat Tummy Fast! James Duigan shows you how to eat your way to a flat stomach, with flexible meal plans, recipes and tips on avoiding the cravings that can lead you off track, then how to Work Off that Wobble, with a step-by-step illustrated guide to the best exercises for a totally toned tummy.
And for those special occasions when you need results fast, there’s James’s 6-day Tummy Transformer, the tried and tested technique he uses when his model clients have last-minute photo shoots.

A most attractive and appealing book with full colour illustrations on every page.If this subject interests you then you couldn't do better than buy a copy.

About the author:
James Duigan was born in Australia. One of the top personal trainers in the world, his many celebrity clients include Elle ‘The Body’ Macpherson, Victoria Secrets Model Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley and Hugh Grant.
He also runs Bodyism, an exclusive gym in London. His first book, The Clean & Lean Diet, reprinted five times within the first three months of publication.


Keri H said...

While the recipes do sound OK in a very limited way, this is not the kind of book - or review - I have to expect on this blog. Certainly will not buy or reccommend this title.

Anonymous said...

I have just ordered this book, but after reading the review and the kind of recipes are in this book, I am regretting it because the recipes sound hard and expensive. I hope I change my mind once I read the book.