I have a mission with my new cookbook. I want you to “eat what you love” and still help you live healthy.

What if I told you that one of the best long-term strategies for a healthy body and managing your blood sugar is to indulge in all the foods you love. Hard to believe? Well, it’s true!

Deprivation Doesn’t Work

Scientific studies back what many of us already know – when foods are placed off limits we feel deprived. Even thinking a food is forbidden can lead to feelings of deprivation. The problem is that deprivation often leads to not only a preoccupation with “forbidden” foods, but ultimately in overindulgence when we cave into our true desires.

According to the Calorie Control Council, 49% of those trying to reduce body weight, they feel they fail to do so because they don’t have enough “self discipline,” and another 46% say they splurge on their favorite food “too often.” Sadly, over 90% ultimately gain it back when they return to their old eating habits. When it comes to diabetes, one of the greatest fears of those newly diagnosed is that they will have to change their diet.

Eat What You Love and Feel Great

I passionately believe that everyone deserves to enjoy all the foods they love – and good health! Rather than deprivation, I believe in substitution. By swapping out traditional high sugar, fat and calorie foods for delectable, healthier versions that still satisfy, you can have your cake and eat it too.

My brand new book, Eat What You Love: More than 300 Incredible Recipes Low In Sugar, Fat, and Calories, allows you, and all of those you love, to do just that. From luscious smoothies and shakes, to creamy soups, crunchy fried foods, perfect pasta dishes and sweet desserts – to satisfying breakfast dishes, salads, sandwiches, and protein packed entrées – Eat What You Love offers over 300 incredible recipes that only taste “forbidden.”

To help you look and feel your best, Eat What You Love also offers information on healthy eating and diabetes, menu planning, and better-for-you ingredients along with complete nutritional analysis (including diabetes exchanges, carb choices and weight watcher point comparisons).

Eat What You Love – Unbelievable Chocolate Cake!

I like to say everyone deserves dessert. What I really mean is (at least for me and my step-daughter Colleen who has type 2 diabetes), that everyone deserves chocolate cake! To kick off my new book, I’ve created a video so that you too can enjoy my Unbelievable Chocolate Cake. Deep, dark and delicious, it’s low in sugar, fat, and calories and can be whipped up in 10 short minutes with one bowl and a whisk – simply unbelievable! (Try it topped with Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting for an extra special treat.)

Marlene Koch

Marlene Koch, RD, (pronounced "Cook") has specialized in delicious food and healthy lifestyles for over twenty years. Thus, when Marlene realized she couldn’t bake a delicious cake without sugar for her stepdaughter newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, she set out to find the sweet solution! Marlene is now a foremost authority on sugar and sugar substitutes and the author of the best-selling healthy, low-sugar hardback cookbook series which includes Unbelievable Desserts and Fantastic Food with Splenda, and her newest release, Marlene Koch’s Sensational Splenda Recipes: 375 Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat and Calories (M.Evans publisher). With combined sales of over 600,000 copies, Marlene and her books successfully bridge the gap between good food and good health!

Marlene graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in nutrition from U.C.L.A. in 1986 and is one of a select group of dietitians to hold an advanced certificate in Child and Adolescent Weight Management from the American Dietetic Association. Combining her love of food with her educational foundation, she has held such positions as Hospital Foodservice Director, Nutrition Professor, Cooking Instructor for the Columbus State Culinary Academy and as a national nutrition educator to chefs for the American Culinary Federation. Her passion for teaching others how to make healthy food taste delicious also extend to her private nutrition practice specializing in weight loss, diabetes, and wellness.

Marlene loves to teach (and to eat!); her energetic and upbeat style has made her a popular food and nutrition speaker for organizations such as the American Diabetes and American Heart Associations and sought after for television and radio appearances which have included affiliates for ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and Shaw TV (Vancouver) and radio stations nationwide.

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