Lifetime’s Cook Yourself Thin is a New Healthy Cooking Show


Don’t miss our interview with co-host Allison Fishman.

Are you wondering if there is a healthier and less caloric way to whip up your favorite dishes like pasta carbonara and fudge brownies? Cook Yourself Thin is Lifetime’s newest cooking show, helping you give your favorite meals a healthier and lower-calorie makeover. The series, which starts airing on May 4 at 5 p.m. EST, features three cooking experts, Harry Eastwood, Allison Fishman, and Candace Kumai, who incorporate their ingenious and savvy cooking techniques to make indulgent dishes tasting as indulgent as they were meant to be but with significantly less calories and fat. (Now showing at 8 a.m. EST weekdays.)

cook-yourself-thin-cookbookBased upon the super popular cookbook and British series of the same name, during each half-hour episode of Cook Yourself Thin, you’ll learn how to swap calorie-heavy ingredients for leaner and healthier additions. For instance, the three cooking experts will show you how to turn a traditional 1,300 calorie steak and potato dinner into a less than 400 calorie meal, or you’ll learn how to skim 400 calories off of a muffin.

Each episode chronicles one cooking novice who wants to lose weight, but still savor sumptuous meals.  With step-by-step cooking instructions, their favorite meals get a skinny makeover and you get to learn secret and clever ways to slim down meals and your waist. Then after six weeks of Cook Yourself Thin, each participant is revisited at their home to see how their new culinary skills are keeping their tummies satisfied and flat.

Similar to newer cookbooks like Hungry Girl’s 200 Under 200 and Naturally Thin, more and more people are desperate to find creative ways to eat the foods they love and lose weight or maintain their healthy weight. Cook Yourself Thin is just another example that lets you have your cupcake and eat it too –  gooey frosting and all!

Try Cook Yourself Thin’s Frosted Vanilla Cupcake or Pumpkin Spice Cookie recipes.

Get your copy of Cook Yourself Thin, or pre-order the upcoming book Cook Yourself Thin Faster (releases 12/29/09).

32 Responses to Lifetime’s Cook Yourself Thin is a New Healthy Cooking Show

Kathy Chappell says:

It’s about time.

anne hickman says:

i would like more receipes that i can help my family to remain
health conciscience and good to eat and watch our calorie
intake with our meals and desserts. is there a place where
where we buy these foods or they are at our grocery store?
thank you.

kathy says:

how can i find the receipts.

Rachel says:

Yeah that’s what I would love to know, Where can we find the receipts??????I don’t just want to read about it! I want to live it and I need to see receipts to do so!!!!!!

Thank you,

where cn I get the cook book. says:

where can I get the cook book?

heather says:

You can get the recipes on Lifetime. On the Cook Yourself Thin page, just click on “Recipes.” There you will find all of the recipes from past shows.

Cook Yourself Thin, the cookbook can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or your local bookstore.

Have fun cooking yourself thin! And keep us all posted on what you thought of the recipes once you’ve made and sampled them.

Milt Drewer says:

Chef Milt Drewer has been creating these meals for over 3 months now in FOX DC and also CBS DC. As well as the Redskins network. His theme is “Guilty Pleasures to Guiltless Comfort” he is on the process of writing a book. Has already over 35 recipes that fit this theme.

Nichelle says:

LOved the show! I liked that the meals are edible – no cardboard or fake food with no flavor. ALSO, if you at least stick to the food choices of the recipes I can lose a dress size. Some of the women didn’t even exercise. Most of us women, we’re not sedentary its just the choices we make.
Thank you!!!

Marge Wade says:

Love the show. Where can I get the cook book?

how do i get to be one of the people on the show-to lose a dress size in 6 weeks i need an email address

I would like to know when you are on,how often?And on what days and times for Dallas,tx?…

I will like to be on show.

bree says:

i would like some of your recipes on chili i am over weight by 60lbs it hard i try everything nothing works but one thing i will never give up

selby says:

I’ve enjoyed watching this show i would like to know where to get the book, so I can prepare healthy food for myself loosing the weight is a given

heather says:

Cook Yourself Thin, the cookbook can be purchased at for about $12, not including shipping and handling charges. You can also check with your local Barnes and Noble or Borders bookstore to see if they have any copies in stock or if they can order you a copy.

Where can I find recipes?

Peg Emerson says:

I would like to know where to get the address for the book. I love waching your show. And I need help losing weight.

sandra says:

what happing to the show? This was the best show around to help me keep track of my diet and the way i need to eat

What happened to the show? Iam going to buy the book we love the different ways you can cut fat, the girls were great.

eve says:

yes, what happened to the show?tuned on to watch and it wasn’t there did lifetime pull it off? that was a great figures put something good on and then cancell it.

Anonymous says:

The Cook Yourself Thin show on Lifetime has moved time slots from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. (ET/CMT/PT/MT). The Lifetime website has not given any reason as to why the time changed but do know that you can still learn all of the Cook Yourself Thin tricks and secrets but you may just have to rearrange your schedule to watch them.

The full episodes are also available online

Rita Holt says:

Your show has moved and I can’t find it. Rita Holt

I am located in Rochester, NY we have 2 lifetime channels 35 & 410
I know the time is 8AM but i tried both channels at that time & can’t
find it. Pls advise asap. I am in the process of buying the cookbook. but
i would like to see it on tv.

Thank you

Brandi says:

Check-out Cook Yourself Thin‘s new show times. Be sure to check your local listings.

Jo Carr says:

Why on earth would you put this great show on so early in the morning….or at least run it again in the late afternoon or early evening…so us working people get a chance to see it…I got to see the first few days before it was changed and miss it!..

Phyllis says:

Please return this to a later time than 8 a.m……

Melissa says:

I haven’t been able to watch the show at it’s regular time(s)…Not home from work. But I have been able to watch all of the shows via On Demand thru my cable company. The cookbook is great! Amazon has the best pricing. None of the local bookstores had it instock.

Lisa says:

Where’s Cook Yourself Thin now? I have the book & love it but I also enjoyed watching the show…NOT the reruns already!

Melissa says:

I bought the Cook Uourself Thin book and so far I have tried a few of the receipes and I must say I am not a fan. I will keep trying more but so far they just haven’t complemented my taste buds.

Linda says:

Has this show been cancelled? I loved it and hated the early morning time slot. I liked it better in the afternoon because after eating properly all day it motivated me to continue.

Ashanta says:

I have had the book and been cooking the recipes for almost a month. I think it is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Not only is the food amazing, but my daughter and I love cooking the food together versus ordering take out. I would love to find more recipes that are similar to these.

Linda G says:

I love this show and then it was gone. Has the show been cancelled? I set my DVR to record the show at 8:00 am only to find nothing.

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