Friday, October 21, 2011

Rocco Dispirito Healthy Eating Guide Giveaway--2 Winners!

Ever heard of Rocco Dispirito? Unless you're living under a rock, the answer is probably yes. In the last few years, he's been a repeat guest chef and judge on various seasons of Top Chef, helped Biggest Loser contestants cook healthy meals, starred in season 7 on Dancing With the Stars, and now hosts a Bravo TV show called Rocco's Dinner Party. And then with all of his free time, he's written a few healthy cookbooks too, including Now Eat This!

His new book, entitled Now Eat This! 100 Quick Calorie Cuts At Home/On The Go, is a guide filled with tips and tricks for reducing calories when eating our or dining at home. Whether you're trying to lose weight or not, this is a big help in determining how to find healthy meals and create your own at home. I personally can get on board with this because it's NOT a "get thin fast" deprivation diet. He endorses eating 6 meals a day filled with healthy ingredients. 



Plus, do I need to mention that this man is easy on the eyes? Don't worry hubs, you're still number one but...hello, Rocco! I'm so happy to get to give away not one but TWO SIGNED COPIES of this book! If you can't wait for the contest to end and you want to get your own copy, click here to buy one now. Otherwise, here's how to win your own copy of Now Eat This! 100 Quick Calories Cuts At Home/On The Go, signed by Rocco Dispirito himself: (leave a comment for each entry)

+1: Follow Gourmet Runner, and let me know you do! (Mandatory)
+1: Tell me how you cut extra calories at home or out to eat
+1: Follow Gourmet Runner on Facebook HERE
+1: Follow Rocco on Twitter HERE
+1: Blog, Facebook or Tweet about this giveaway and let me know!

Good luck everyone! I'll pick the winner at midnight on October 28th, 2011. 




136 comments:

  1. I heart Rocco!!!!

    I'm a follower both on the blog and on FB!

    xo
    Sarah
    Get Up & Go

    I cut extra calories by substituting veggies for instead of processed for for snacks.....example: cucumbers and hummus vs. crackers or chips.

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  2. hmm interesting find! I follow you

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  3. i cut extra calories by swapping the butter out for unsweetened applesauce in my banana bread :)

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  4. i follow you on FB (that's how I found this giveaway!)

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  5. i now follow Rocco on twitter

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  6. I'm a follower!! --And I just noticed your Sound Cloud on the sidebar -- that's your hubby??? Serious talent chic!!

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  7. I cut calories via portion control AND sticking to a mostly if not all protein diet:)

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  8. I try and cut extra calories with portion sizes and making simple substitutions like ground turkey for beef.

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  9. I like Gourmet Runner on Facebook.

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  10. @JennsAdventures follows @roccodispirito on twitter -- seriously girl, get on twitter! You won't regret it;)

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  11. when we go out i order condiments on the side, otherwise my meal comes swimming in them. bleh.

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  12. I am following Rocco on Twitter.

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  13. I follow your blog and absolutely love it!

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  14. I'm a follower of yours on FB!

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  15. I do best cutting calories at work - only bring healthy meals and things like fruit or nuts for dessert - if you are trapped with healthy, you'll eat healthy! Eating out I split meals with the hubs a lot

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  16. I eat salads when I'm out, with grilled chicken because it still tastes good!

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  17. When I'm out to eat I usually forego any condiments (unless it's honey with my chicken breast strips). I ask for my dressing on the side and I dip my fork in the dressing instead of dipping my fork full of salad on in the dressing. I don't usually keep condiments in my house so I don't use them (unless it's a marinade). When I cook, I'll usually double (or increase) the amount of vegetables in a recipe without altering anything else to make it healthier. Oh and when I eat pretzels? I pick off all the salt. The salt-free pretzels are a little bland for my liking--but the with salt pretzels get enough salt dust in the bag that the big chunks of salt are unnecessary. At home, I hardly ever use my big dinner plates. I usually use the small "appetizer" size plates for my meals and small ramekin bowls for my dessert (with a teaspoon size spoon).

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  18. I'm following Rocco on Twitter!

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  19. I cut calories in baking by using apple sauce instead of butter.

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  20. Let's see I try cut calories by drinking water or unsweetened tea instead of soda. When I eat out I try to find vegetarian options that don't replace meet with a ton of cheese..

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  21. i already like your facebook page!

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  22. Of course I follow you. These books look great.

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  23. I use sugar subs, and also sub apple sauce and bananas for fat in baking. Try to keep meals to whole, real foods!

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  24. I cut extra calories when I'm out to eat by sticking to water and asking for my veggies without butter and baked potatoes or sweet potatoes without butter too!

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  25. I cut calories by skipping the bread whenever I go out to dinner!

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  26. I follow Gourmet Runner on Facebook, Twitter, and Google.

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  27. To save calories, I often skip the bun for a burger. I don't even miss it - the meat, cheese and condiments is what I want anyway.

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  28. I already follow you, you beautiful girl you!

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  29. I cut calories when I eat out by doing the classic "pack half of your meal when it comes" - the odd time I end up eating the other half too but it's nice to have leftovers

    I drink low fat milk 1% or skim, I also eat more fruits and veggies :D

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  30. stalk you ALL the time on facebook

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  31. I just followed him on twitter....do you tweet??

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  32. You have the best giveaways!

    Of course I'm a follower =)

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  33. I cut calories by not allowing myself to eat mindlessly out of the candy bowl in my office. I don't even like half the candy in there, but I used to catch myself grazing!

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  34. I follow Rocco (@roccodispirito)

    -@islestyleliving

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  35. Shared on facebook! (you are my friend so I hope you saw it LOL)

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  36. When I'm eating out, I cut calories by looking for grilled options and requesting no butter.

    Or if I really really want a hamburger or something, then I ask for a dry bun (since some places brush melted butter on top).

    At home I'm careful to watch my portions. We try not to buy junk food so we're not tempted at home.

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  37. To cut calories at a restaurant I dip my salad dressing in my fork while eating my salad instead of putting it directly on the salad. it saves so many calories.

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  38. To cut calories, I ask for salad dressing on the side!

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  39. Home is easy because I only bring things into the home that are healthy, on the road is tough, but I try to be careful about looking for the extras that get you, asking for sauces and dressings on the side, and bringing a protein bar in case I'm in a pinch.

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  40. I follow your blog.

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  41. I was just talking about this this morning! I make sure I never go to the grocery store hungry--that way, I'm not tempted to buy "bad" stuff and therefor, it doesn't even make it into my cupboards :)

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  42. I healthify meals by packing them with hidden veggies in sauces, using whole grain flour and subbing fats in baked good with applesauce or even beans.

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  43. I always order water when I got out to avoid drinking any extra calories.

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  44. I am a follower of your blog!!

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  45. I cut out calories by trying to eat lots of fruits and veggies. I don't use extra sauces that are heavy or creamy. I dont use extra salt on my food. I also try to eat all whole grains as well! There are so many different ways to cut calories and not have to sacrifice taste!!

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  46. I am a follower of yours on fb!!

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  47. I recreate the feeling of eating a huge bowl of pasta by using a little pasta and tons of veggies - comfort food to the max!

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  48. I don't use butter or oil and sauces much. If I need to stir fry something, I just use water instead of oil.

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  49. i cut calories by finding ways to include veggies... ie. shredded carrots in my oatmeal, spaghetti squash instead of spaghetti

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  50. Easy calorie cutter... ask for only two pumps at Starbucks :)

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  51. I cut calories by eating lean protein as much as I can, this keeps my hunger at bay and means I wont snack mindlessly.

    *Susan

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  52. I'm a follower! He is so handsome!

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  53. I follow you! Love Rocco!
    I substitute cauliflower for 1/4 potatoes in mashed potatoes!

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  54. I cut calories by controlling portion sizes. I eat what I want, just less of it.

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  55. I follow you. :)

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  56. I cut calories by not replacing my gluten favorites (bread, pasta, etc) with gluten free options (bread, pasta, etc) that are often less heathly. Instead, I eat a sandwhich/burger in lettuce and pasta sauce on my protein instead of noodles.

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  57. I follow Gourmet Runner on FB.

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  58. calories: no alcohol ever, at home easy only healthy stuff for me or I am sick, eating out...that is tricky...no dressing on salads and water to drink

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  59. I cut calories by taking the stairs instead of the elevator to the 6th floor where my office is located and the 1st floor where my lab is. Oy!

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