[01/22/09 - 09:59 AM]
Cook Yourself Thin with Lifetime Television as All-New Culinary Series Teaches Viewers How to Make Their Favorite Foods Healthy
The series, which features culinary experts Harry Eastwood, Allison Fishman and Candice Kumai, will premiere this spring.

[via press release from Lifetime]

Cook Yourself Thin With Lifetime Television as All-New Culinary Series Teaches Viewers How to Make Their Favorite Foods Healthy

Lose the Bulge ... but Still Indulge!

Food Experts HARRY EASTWOOD, ALLISON FISHMAN and CANDICE KUMAI Star in Twenty Episode, Half-Hour Series from Tiger Aspect Productions

Visitors to Mylifetime.com Can Access Bonus Content Including Video Blogs from the Hosts, Recipes Featured on the Show and Behind-the-Scenes Footage

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 -- Do you want to have your cake and eat it, too? Lifetime Television announces Cook Yourself Thin, an all-new series that offers viewers the skills and the confidence to give their favorite indulgent meals a healthy makeover by cutting the calories and doubling the flavor! Culinary experts Harry Eastwood, Allison Fishman and Candice Kumai show guests how to lose their unwanted inches by replacing extreme dieting with clever cooking. The twenty-episode, half-hour series premieres in Spring 2009 on Lifetime Television.


Based on the hit, British series and popular cookbook, Cook Yourself Thin encourages women to lose weight by changing their eating habits. Each half-hour episode follows one guest as she learns simple ways to transform her favorite high calorie meals into delicious, healthier fare. Hosts Eastman, Fishman and Kumai use their sharp culinary know-how to tailor a specific menu for each participant. The meals are prepared step-by-step, comparing the calorie count of the original recipe to those of the Cook Yourself Thin version. The guest is then sent home with the ingredients, tools and tips necessary to make healthy changes in the kitchen. After six weeks of living the Cook Yourself Thin lifestyle, the hosts visit each participant at home to check on her progress.

Visitors to Mylifetime.com will be able to view full episodes of the series the day after they premiere on Lifetime Television. Additionally, site visitors will have access to recipes featured on the show, step-by-step cooking instructions and behind-the-scenes information about show participants -- including an inside look at the contents of their refrigerators. For each episode, one of the three hosts will record a video blog offering cooking tips and additional strategies to Cook Yourself Thin.

Cook Yourself Thin is produced by Tiger Aspect Productions for Lifetime Television. Emmy Award(R) winner Lauren Deen (Martha Stewart Living) and Christine Connor serve as co-executive producers.


Food writer and cookbook author Harry Eastwood is an expert baker. She prides herself on being able to cut the calorie count of delicious desserts by substituting healthy alternatives for the high fat ingredients typically found in baked goods. Eastwood starred in the British version of the series and co-authored the cookbook Cook Yourself Thin: The Delicious Way to Drop a Dress Size.

Passionate chef Allison Fishman honed her culinary skills while working for Martha Stewart and Food Network as a recipe developer and food stylist. Additionally, Fishman served as co-host of TLC's Home Made Simple. She currently writes a weekly food column for www.thestreet.com and her recipes and writings have been featured in national magazines and newspapers across the nation.

Candice Kumai, a contestant on season one of Bravo's Top Chef, was professionally trained at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu. Kumai is currently a special events chef at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Laguna Beach, CA and runs her own catering company, Stiletto Chef LA. She has been featured as a cooking expert on NBC's Your LA and participates in high profile cooking demonstrations across the country.


Tiger Aspect Productions, an IMG Media company, is internationally recognized as one of the UK's most successful and prolific independent television producers. The company portfolio includes animation, comedy, drama, entertainment and factual genres. Tiger Aspect's programming is built on a hot-bed of the best available talent. The company's belief in nurturing and supporting creativity on every level means that Tiger Aspect attracts the ultimate in on-screen writing and production talent.


Lifetime is a diverse, multi-media company, committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. Lifetime Television, Lifetime Movie Network, Lifetime Real Women and Lifetime Digital (including myLifetime.com) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, a 50/50 joint venture of the Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company.

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