To Eat or Not To Eat: Cookery Previews, Dec. 2020, Pt. 3 | Prepub Alert

Cooking effectively and cheaply on a diet, combining fasting with healthy food choices. 

Greger, Michael, M.D. How Not To Diet Cookbook: 100+ Recipes for Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss. Flatiron: Macmillan. Dec. 2020. 272p. ISBN 9781250199256. $29.99. COOKING

Michalsen, Andreas. The Fasting Fix: Eat Smarter, Fast Better, Live Longer. Viking. Dec. 2020. 352p. ISBN 9781984880154. $28. Downloadable. DIET & NUTRITION

Williams, Brittany. Instant Loss on a Budget: Super-Affordable Recipes for the Health-Conscious Cook. Houghton Harcourt. Dec. 2020. 352p. ISBN 9780358353928. $24.99. COOKING

Greger, the New York Times best-selling author of How Not To Die and How Not To Diet, augments the idea of dumping dieting for lifestyle change in his How Not To Diet cover of Greger's Not To Diet CookbookCookbook (200,000-copy first printing). In The Fasting Fix, Michalsen, professor of clinical complementary medicine at the Charité University Medical Center Berlin, explains how fasting, combined with a healthy eating style, can conquer chronic illness and prolong life. A mother of three who dropped 125 pounds by cutting processed food and embracing her Instant Pot, Williams follows two best-selling "Instant" cookbooks with Instant Loss on a Budget (100,000-copy first printing).

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Barbara Hoffert

Barbara Hoffert (, @BarbaraHoffert on Twitter) is Editor, LJ Book Review; past chair of the Materials Selection Committee of the RUSA (Reference and User Services Assn.) division of the American Library Association; and past president of the National Book Critics Circle, to which she has just been reelected.

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