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{Review & Giveaway} The Carb Lovers Diet: Eat What You Love, Get Slim For Life (ends 2/8)

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The key to achieving those New Year’s Resolutions and losing weight is not only to get your booty in gear and get active, but also to make sure you are eating healthier! After all, it won’t matter if you’re spending 5 hours a day in the gym, if you turn around and live on a diet of McDonald’s, right?

A super easy way that I have adopted to remind myself of my caloric intake and goals is to use CalorieStory. It keeps me in check and reminds me to drink my water :) It’s actually kinda fun (if you’re the type of person that likes checking off lists!)

In addition to being mindful of what you are eating, is to have an easy “plan” to follow. I hate to say or think that I am “on a diet”. I just don’t believe that to be the case. I would rather make permanent, life-long changes to the foods I choose to cook and eat by following suggestions from people and books that I feel I can live with.

The Carb Lovers Diet is a book that I was recently sent to review and try along with my Frugal, Fit & Fabulous Reader Fit Challenge. It is from the editors of Health Magazine, Ellen Kunes and Frances Largeman-Roth.

I’m a carb freak! Being Korean, I grew up on white rice as a staple in my diet. I also love pasta. So needless to say, this book totally caught my attention. The first thing I immediately love about this book is that it includes not only recipes, but TWO meal plans – a 7-Day CarbLovers Kickstart Plan and a 21-Day CarbLovers Immersion Plan. These plans even include frozen options for those of us that don’t have time to cook! There are even some simple exercises and a restaurant cheat sheet and a guide to building the “power pantry” that I feel really round out the program.

This book makes it really easy and straightforward to not only stock your kitchen with the right foods but also how to make simple meals with those foods that you will enjoy without going hungry. It’s filled with tons of pictures of the recipes (a must for any great recipe book!) and I’ve already tried a few of the recipes like the Mediterranean Pasta Salad and the Roasted Vegetables and Italian Sausage with Polenta. Yum – yum – yum!!!

I’m hoping to try the 21 Day immersion plan soon. They certainly thought of a bunch of details when creating this book, but I wish they would have added a “shopping list” for the meal plans. That would be really handy to have!

I’m so pleased to be able to offer a giveaway of one The Carb Lovers Diet: Eat What You Love, Get Slim For Life book right here, for one lucky Crazy Coupon Mommy reader win!

How do I enter?

The giveaways I host are for my wonderful readers. To be considered a CCM reader, you must either be subscribed to my RSS Feed OR receive my once daily email. This is not considered an entry, but rather a requirement in order to enter any of my giveaways :) I do verify that you subscribe one way or another at the time of winner drawing!

To enter, just complete the mandatory entry highlighted in the blue box below.

Leave a comment below letting me know what your favorite carb food/meal is!

LOTS OF WAYS TO GET BONUS ENTRIES!! (These are OPTIONAL and you may complete as many of them as you like only AFTER completing the mandatory entry above. Invalid bonus entries will be deleted. Please be sure to leave links to your proof where applicable. All entries are verified!)

Please leave one comment per task completed. (ie, if you do three of the following, you should leave three SEPARATE comments so you get credit for each.)

*NOTE* If you are one of my lovely Frugal, Fit & Fabulous Reader Fit Challenge participants, then you get 5 extra entries for this giveaway! Just comment 5 separate times below stating that you’re a FFF Groupie :) PS – if you aren’t, feel free to join us – it’s never too late!

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  5. Click here to tweet this giveaway to your friends or you can use the tweet form below. (You can do this daily for extra entries! Just leave a comment each day you complete this task)
  6. Join Ebates (totally free) – worth 2 entries! (must be thru this link and this will be verified! New members only or if you have already signed up under my link you can claim these 2 entries)
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  9. Enter any other open giveaway on my site and leave a comment saying which one you entered!
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  11. Submit this giveaway to ANY online giveaway Linky (go here for a list. choose any site listed under what day today is.) and leave a link to where you listed it! (Do this daily for unlimited extra entries!)
  12. Look at the Gold Box Deals here and then come back here and leave a comment below telling me what your favorite deal is. (You can do this once daily for extra entries!)
  13. Share this giveaway on Facebook by clicking on the Share button on the pink toolbar you see at the bottom of your screen.
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  15. Share this giveaway on your blog (or if you don’t have a blog, share it on a forum you belong to (BabyCenter, WhatToExpect, Bump, etc) and leave a comment with a link to your post (this earns you 3 entries! Be sure to leave a separate comment for each!)
  16. Got a blog or webpage? Place my link button on your site and leave the URL of where I can see it.

Must be over 18 to enter. US residents only. Contest will end 2/8/2011 at 11:59pm PST. The winner will be chosen randomly via computer using “And the Winner is…” WordPress Plugin or Random.org. Winner will be notified by a blog post (so be sure to subscribe to my newsletter so that you don’t miss the winner announcement!) and a personal email. Winner must respond to winning email notification within 48 hours or another random winner will be chosen. Since I also post winners on my blog, I am not responsible if your personal email notification goes to your spam or you do not receive it for some unforeseen reason. Only 1 member of any household (or IP address) may enter this giveaway. Multiple names from the same IP address will be disqualified. Any person found cheating will be immediately disqualified and banned from further giveaways. Please play nice everyone!

Many thanks to CalorieStory and CarbLovers Diet, who provided me with product for the purpose of this review, as well as one to giveaway to a randomly selected winner. I was not required to write a positive review and no other type of compensation was received. My reviews are always 100% honest and 100% my own.

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  25. Shonica Jaques says:

    OMG! My favorite carb meal?? Are you kidding? What busy mom doesn’t live off of carbs??!?! They are usually prepackaged and ready to go making it very easy to eat, eat, eat! I am a sugar freak: candy and chocolate all day; oh yeah, don’t forget the Mtn. Dew!!! Hence, the reason I need to find a good, easy diet, er, way of living healthy that I can do and will last. Thanks for the heads up about this book!

  26. Lynnette Monk Dezan says:

    I’m such a carbaholic, this would be a great book for me.

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    My favorite carb meal has to be pizza!

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  32. My favorite is spaghetti!

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  53. pasta!

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    We do a grilled chicken with my hubbys rub on it, cauliflower salad, and slaw!

  65. patricia tuttle says:

    this has got to be an interesting diet…

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  94. Growing up hispanic, rice too is a major staple of EVERY meal and tortiallas
    I think my very favorite meal and one I consider a true comfort meal is TOTAL CARB and Starch, Butternoodles and mashed potatoes mixed together with homemade bread and butter. Lordy, it can fix any problem you have!

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  97. My favorite carb food is chips..no, crackers…no, cookies…wait, bread. Been wanting to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  108. My fave carb rich meal is enchiladas with beans and rice! Yummy!

  109. mac and cheese!!!!!

  110. I love, love, love banana pudding. Probably not the most healthy thing I could find to eat and I’m sure the carbs are outrageous, but I can’t help myself!

    BTW Your sign up for email is creating an error. I just made sure to sign up by RSS.

  111. Well, I’m a vegetarian because I don’t eat meat; but I call myself a carbivore because I really don’t like that many vegetables – I LOVE carbs!!! My favorite is probably… a cheese and chili tamale.

  112. maureen h says:

    my favorite carb meal is spaghetti with olive oil and garlic…mmm!!

  113. Doing the South Beach Diet and miss all my carbs!

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