The Harcombe Diet by Zoe Harcombe
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Real food; great taste; optimal health - that's what The Harcombe Diet is all about and here's how to do it.

With over 100 recipes for Phase 1, another 100 for Phase 2 and then just a few seriously special Phase 3 cheats, this is the ultimate diet-recipe book.

You can have burgers, seafood risotto and authentic Indian curry in Phase 1; boef bourguignon , mushroom stroganoff and cream berry pudding in Phase 2 and the most sensational dark chocolate mousse in Phase 3.

This book features Harcombe friendly versions of the classic dishes - French onion soup, coq au vin, chilli con carne and the classic accompaniments - mayonnaise, chips and cauliflower cheese.

If you want to eat real food, lose weight and gain health - this is a must for your kitchen shelf.

About Zoe Harcombe

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Zoe Harcombe's passion is obesity. People want to be slim more than they want virtually anything else in the world and yet two thirds of people in the developed world are overweight and one quarter to one third are obese. This makes no sense. Zoe was the first pupil from her school to graduate from Cambridge University. Whilst studying maths and economics at this historic institution, Zoe set out to answer the million dollar question Why do you overeat? When all you want is to be slim? This became the title of Zoes first book published in 2004. Stop Counting Calories & Start Losing Weight followed in 2008, with an accompanying recipe book and The Obesity Epidemic: What caused it? How can we stop it? was published in October 2010. Having worked internationally as an HR Director/VP at blue chip organisations such as Mars, Smith Kline Beecham and the Welsh Development Agency, Zoe left corporate life in 2008 to make diet and health her full time role. Since then, Zoe has set up The Harcombe Diet club, to provide on line support for people rejecting processed food in favour of what we should be eating real food. Zoe has a Diploma in Diet & Nutrition and a Diploma in Clinical Weight Management, but struggles to find anything that is being taught in conventional nutritional worlds that is true or evidence based. Hence why she spent 2008 to 10 writing The Obesity Epidemic 135,000 words blowing apart: the misapplication of thermodynamics to dieting, the notion that 1lb = 3,500 calories, let alone that a deficit of 3,500 calories will lead to a weight loss of 1lb, the Seven Countries Study and the subsequent change in our diet advice, which has caused the obesity epidemic, the role of exercise in obesity and much more. Zoe's personal values are health, relationships, personal development, mutuality and integrity. The order of the first two has not changed in 20 years. Her personal goal is two fold and complementary to do whatever can be done to reverse the horrific, man made, obesity epidemic and to make a difference in the lives of others. Zoe lives in the Welsh countryside with her husband, Andy, a rescue dog and a rescue cat. Andy describes her as friendly, enthusiastic, principled, chatty, passionate and short! She is a member of Mensa, but friends say she hides it well! Other passions are rugby especially Wales cocoa & cocoa butter (i.e. real chocolate), the RSPCA, World Wildlife Fund and dinner parties. There can be little better in life than great company and great food more of both and the world would be a happier and healthier place.
Published June 16, 2011 by Columbus Publishing Ltd. 402 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Cooking. Non-fiction

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