New Cookbook Features Quick and Easy Recipes for Weight Loss


According to the Center of Disease Control, over 70 percent of Americans are overweight. While contending with weight issues is a difficult problem to address, the first step to change usually starts in the kitchen.

Facing her own weight challenges, Helen Martinson underwent bariatric surgery, and later installed a gastric sleeve. Unfortunately, the surgeries were not effective solutions and did not end her battle with obesity. Determined to lose the weight once and for all, Martinson took measures into her own hands. She tailored her eating habits, refined her dietary plan, made consistent healthy food choices and lost 140 pounds. Now, she provides readers with the food guidelines needed to begin their own weight loss journey with “Cookin’ Skinny: A Collection of Low-Calorie, Low-Carb, Low-Fat, and High-Protein Recipes.”

“Cookin’ Skinny,” features tips for eating healthy and tasty low-calorie recipes. The recipes include easy-to-find ingredients and balanced food options for nutritious and delicious meals. Martinson includes choices for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snacks that are easy to prepare. Throughout, Martinson shares her personal weight loss struggles and success on the way to losing over 100 pounds.

“I lived a life of obesity and while I tried to never let it affect my level of happiness, it did affect my overall quality of life,” Martinson said. “Cookin’ Skinny is my opportunity to help others who want to lose weight and need clever recipes.”

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“Cookin’ Skinny: A Collection of Low-Calorie, Low-Carb, Low-Fat, and High-Protein Recipes”
By Helen Martinson
ISBN: 9781483468785 (softcover)
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and LULU

About the author
Helen Martinson is a retired insurance agent who is an active member of the international sorority, Beta Sigma Phi. She has six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Helen resides in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, where she enjoys cooking and watching baseball and college basketball.

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