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The Master Your Metabolism Cookbook
(Crown Publishers) ISBN 978-0307718228 0307718220

This latest Jillian Michaels book provides 125 quick recipes for anti cancer foods, metabolism boosters and balancing hormones naturally. Advice on nutrient management, fat-burning foods and power nutrition supplement the metabolism diet and Jillian Michaels videos and workout DVDs.

Healthy eating tips

Organized by type of meal, from breakfast to main meals and side dishes, this 276-page cookbook begins each chapter with a recipe index.

Each recipe in The Master Your Metabolism Cookbook lists health benefits. The grilled lemon chicken recipe, for example, has the following health benefits: anti cancer, heart healthy, boosts immunity and metabolism, improves digestion and maintains healthy skin.

Nutrient analysis

A nutrition analysis specifies the number of calories and amounts of fat, protein, carbs and sodium for each recipe in Jillian Michaels diet.

Some recipes include storage, cooking and healthy eating tips. Jillian Michaels recommends eating organic, so she lists cost saving ideas for buying organic food, e.g., buy in bulk, join a co-op and buy organic food online.

The Master Your Metabolism Cookbook has no Jillian Michaels photos, except for one on the cover. There are no recipe photos. Orange and white illustrations depict power foods and cooking utensils.

Anti-cancer foods

In the introduction to The Master Your Metabolism Cookbook, Jillian Michaels explains how to balance hormones, like insulin, thyroid and estrogen, with healthy eating tips. For example, you can balance insulin levels with whole grains, as well as soluble and insoluble fiber, like fruit with edible skin.

Many recipes in the Jillian Michaels book include anti-cancer foods, like pomegranate fruit and juice, which decrease estrogen and help prevent breast and prostate cancers (e.g., pomegranate pear salad).

Healthy brownies

The Power Nutrients section describes foods such as Alaskan wild salmon, with Master Your Metabolism Cookbook recipes that incorporate them, like curried salmon pita pockets.

Are you looking for healthy versions of your favorite foods? Jillian Michaels diet includes recipes for healthy brownies, pancakes, pizza and pasta (fudge brownies, mulitgrain pancakes with berry maple syrup, Mediterranean pizza and roasted chicken with whole wheat pasta and spinach pesto).

Sample healthy diet recipes

Oatmeal chocolate chip muffins. Red cabbage and apple slaw. Tomato, avocado and cheddar burrito. Chicken salad with red grapes and toasted pecans. Mediterranean lamb burgers. Roasted salmon with pepita and cumin seed crust. Almond crusted chicken breast. No cream creamed spinach. Smashed sweet potatoes with coconut milk. Almond and vegetable pad thai. Baked garlic pita chips. Spiced roasted almonds. Fruit vinaigrette. Homemade ketchup.

The Master Your Metabolism Cookbook


  • Introduction
The What and Why

  • Your Biochemistry and You
  • The Power Nutrients
  • The Diet at a Glance
  • Mastering the Health Benefits
  • Menus
The Recipes

  • Breakfast
  • Soups
  • Salads and Sandwiches
  • Poultry and Meat Main Dishes
  • Fish and Shellfish Main Dishes
  • Vegetarian Main Dishes
  • Side Dishes
  • Snacks
  • Desserts
  • Basics


Jillian Michaels books include The Biggest Loser, Master Your Metabolism, Making the Cut and Winning by Losing.

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