Monday 26 September 2022

Book Review: Meal-Plan Your Way to Weight Loss by Rebecca Burnicle & Wendy Van Staden (Non-Fiction/Health/Cooking)

Title: Meal-Plan Your Way to Weight Loss
Author: Rebecca Burnicle & Wendy Van Staden
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Publication Date: 27 September 2022
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback
Genre: Non-Fiction/Health/Cooking
Source: ARC from Publisher

With a combined weight loss of 53 kg, top WeightWatchers coaches Rebecca Burnicle and Wendy Van Staden show you how to organise your kitchen and plan your meals for successful weight loss.

According to Wendy and Rebecca, and so many in the WW community, planning ahead is the best way to avoid the diet traps of takeaway and other convenience food.

Rebecca and Wendy share go-to storage tips, must-have kitchen tools, pantry staples, shopping lists and sample meal plans, all designed to help you reach your weight-loss goals, while also reducing your grocery bill, food waste, time spent shopping and cooking, and mental load.

With 80 irresistible, no-fuss recipes, meal-planning for weight loss has never been easier or more delicious!


Meal-Plan Your Way to Weight Loss ended up being a somewhat different book from what I had envisioned from the blurb when I requested a review copy. There are some tips/comments based on the authors' personal experiences; however, the bulk of the book is just recipes, and many of those are fairly involved in terms of time and number of ingredients, which makes it unlikely I'd try them. There was even one ingredient, which came up a few times, that I'd never heard of and wouldn't know where to find in the shops. For me personally, I had anticipated that a greater part of the book would be dedicated to tips and advice than was actually the case. A couple of the recipes I might have a go at, but overall I think this wasn't a great fit for my needs. That's not to say, though, that others won't find it useful, and it is a book that is nicely presented in terms of layout. I am giving it three stars, but with the caveat that my score is purely based on its usefulness to me as an individual and is not indicative that the book is in any way lacking in quality.

I received this book as a free ARC from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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