xxviii, 292 pages ; 22 cm
"They whip up sumptuous meals from the most well-stocked kitchens in the world. Yet how do today's top chefs maintain a balanced lifestyle? This is the question many food-loving mortals often pose to celebrity chefs. Clearly they love food too, so how is it that they can enjoy the tantalizing dishes we see them create and still look fit, fabulous, and photo-shoot-ready? Their secrets lie right here in Smart Chefs Stay Thin. This book is full of real-world tips, delicious recipes, and an insider's access to behind-the-scenes healthy habits provided by such notable chefs as Eric Ripert, Tom Colicchio, Michelle Bernstein, Rick Bayless, and Cat Cora. Readers are given a prized glimpse inside the lives of these chefs, exploring how they eat, how their relationships with food have evolved, how they find balance between pleasure and health, and how they eat on and off the job. The masters share how a healthy diet is not about cutting out food, but being able to incorporate what you most love into your diet. Like so many Americans, celebrity chefs also face the strain of balancing a good diet with a busy lifestyle full of temptation. Now they share their own stories on how you can keep your love for food without sacrificing your health--all while indulging your appetite for life"-- Provided by publisher.