Author(s): Makiko Sano
Have you ever wondered why Japanese women stay so slim? Research shows that the Japanese diet is one of the healthiest in the world: balanced, slimming, and packed with superfoods. Japanese girls learn about food from their mothers: what to eat to make your hair shine, your skin glow, to get rid of wrinkles, to make your nails strong and healthy. But above all, how to stay slim ...Japanese women practise 'virtuous indulgence': they don't deny themselves foods that they love, but they only eat them in very small quantities - lots of little plates rather than one big one - and only healthy snacks in between. They count calories obsessively and know which dishes will provide all their nutritional - and beauty - needs, with the minimum of fuss. Now you, too, can benefit from their wisdom. In Sushi Slim, using the latest scientific research, Makiko shows how eating Japanese food can help you get slim and stay slim. Once you begin to eat this way you'll feel the kilos drop away, plus all the recipes are calorie counted to help you maintain your perfect weight. Sushi is light, fun, supremely tasty and extraordinarily healthy, and with Makiko's foolproof directions you'll have no trouble putting together the pretty, delicious dishes. Also included are soups and refreshing salads. Eat California Rolls for the hair-glossing benefits of black sesame, or try the fabulously covetable Collagen Soup for a lunchhour facelift. And you don't have to give up your diet at work. Makiko's tips will have you packing a bento box of healthy delights straight from your freezer, which will be perfectly ready in time for lunch.
Makiko Sano is an expert on Japanese food and cooking. She has run the sashimi counter at Selfridges, supplied sushi to Buckingham Palace, and taught thousands of novices how to make sushi effortlessly. She now reveals that skill in her new book, along with the age-old food secrets of Japanese women, used to keep them slim and beautiful. The name of Makiko's restaurant in Hammersmith - Suzu - means 'long and healthy life', and this is what she wants us all to enjoy, sharing her superfood ingredients and tips for eating well for life. She lives in London with her three children.