Kinobody Diet (KinoChef) Review—Get Lean While Eating Delicious Food
One of the most difficult parts about leaning down, losing weight, or just getting more fit in general is diet. In fact, I’d wager that’s the problem for the majority of people out there. It’s not so much getting out and getting exercise—that feels good. It’s putting down the pizzas, cookies, and candy bars that’s difficult. That’s where the Kinobody diet (packaged as KinoChef) comes into play.
Designed by Greg O’Gallagher in combination with pro blogger/cook Emily Ness, KinoChef takes a lot of the guesswork out of the equation when it comes to your diet.
But before we start getting into the ins and outs of this course and cookbook, I do want to discuss eating out at restaurants.
Because let’s face it—that’s kind of who we are as a generation. A lot of us are on the go all the time. Including Greg and Emily themselves.
The Reality Of Eating Out
This go-go-go lifestyle makes it difficult to cook. If you’re traveling, have an active social life, and have a full time job…it’s going to be difficult to eat all your meals at home. Actually, let me rephrase that.
It’s going to be impossible.
There’s going to be days when you aren’t home for 10 or 12 hours at a time.
So you eat out.
It’s hard to figure out exactly what’s in the food going in you when you eat out. Many restaurants in America now are required to disclose the nutrition breakdown, which is great. But, when you’re at a work lunch with your boss—do you really want to have to ask the waiter for the detailed nutrition info? You’ll look like an OCD nut.
Here are some general guidelines for eating out:
Steer Clear of Carb-Heavy Meals
This is because carbs are cheap to make. Think about Italian restaurants, like Olive Garden. Their chicken alfredo dish will include about three small slices (and even “slices” is generous) of chicken and heaping pounds of noodles. Plus, all you can eat breadsticks which are addicting.
That’s because carbs are cheap to buy and prepare.
Olive Garden orders their ingredients in bulk. They literally pay pennies for their noodles and breads. This means they’ll skimp you on the quality stuff (chicken) and just stuff you full of the crap (noodles and bread, two anti-lean foods if there ever were any). You end up full and happy because you ate so much food, you feel like you got your money’s worth.
Your wallet may be a bit lighter but the pants holding it definitely will be tighter.
Skip The Appetizers on the Kinobody Diet
There are rarely any healthy appetizers on any menu.
It goes back to the same general premise with carbs. They’re all bulk-ordered and then marked up like crazy so that the restaurants can make a tidy profit. They are not quality ingredients—many are just frozen foods that are whipped up and given a bit of extra frying and oil for taste.
Skip the appetizers and you’ll save a ton of calories.
Get a To-Go Box ASAP
This might very well be the best trick I’ve ever realized for eating out and yet still leaning down.
Split it into two meals.
Sure, this is common sense but actually carrying it out makes it difficult. You start eating, and it’s just so good. First you just want one extra bite. Then it’s two. Before you know it, your meal has gone from half eaten to devoured like a hungry baby dinosaur.
The solution is to get a to-go box the minute that your food arrives. Literally, when your server is putting down the meal—ask for the box. When it’s brought back, put about a third of your meal in it. I’ve found that if you put a full-half, it’s just not as satisfying and you end up taking it out and eating it anyway. You paid for a nice meal out—enjoy it. Don’t beat yourself up 24/7 about enjoying life.
The trick is to find the balance. Get that to-go box, put a third of the meal in. Avoid giving yourself a food coma, and use the leftovers as a small meal or snack later.
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Kinobody Diet & KinoChef Review
So now that we’ve discussed the hectic lifestyle that many of us live, let’s talk about the program that has helped me deal with a lot of these issues.
The KinoChef program realizes all of this and takes it into account. Greg and Emily designed a system with KinoChef that will take into account the pressing need for time. Especially if you are single—who wants to cook for themselves, every meal? It’s no fun and it sucks.
Easy recipes that taste delicious and are simple to prepare, especially in bulk.
And a slow cooker can really, really help with that process. Not even with just the recipes in KinoChef, but almost anything. Being able to throw many servings of food together, which makes enough food for nearly an entire week, will make eating much easier and healthier for you.This slow cooker has made my life so much easier.
The Premise of Kinochef Is…
…be satisfied by eating lean foods.
That’s the problem with a lot of fad diets—it’s absolute torture. It’s not sustainable over the long term. They work for the short-term but the problem is that you burn out quickly. Then you gain it all back in a heartbeat. Either that, or you haven’t established it as part of your lifestyle which is necessary for long-term health and leanness.
So KinoChef teaches you how to cook meals that will help you hit your macros, keep your full, and help you establish a long-term recipe (no pun intended) for success.
What you don’t want is to be stuffed full of carbs (people do do high-carb diets) and then hungry thirty minutes later. If you don’t know what I mean by this, go order Chinese food and then come back to me.
What’s Inside KinoChef?
Thankfully, there quite a bit of variety. The program is split into four sections, including…
- Gourmet Recipes
- Bachelor Recipes
- Side Dishes
- Small Meals & Desserts
It’s laid out so you actually have nutritious and delicious meals for any occasion. Cooking for a date? Flip to the gourmet section.
Doing your cooking for the whole week in a slow-cooker? Check out the bachelor section.
Need to bring a dish to a friend’s dinner party? Check the side dishes section (as an appetizer) or bring a dessert.
Every situation is handled accordingly and gives you the blueprint to actually carry the Kinobody diet out and have success with it.
The Recipes Are Fantastic
Like I said, Emily is a blogger. Some of the recipes that are featured in the KinoChef program are actually available on her website. This is fantastic, because you can sort of “try before you buy”.
Wouldn’t it be nice if restaurants did that, too?
In any case, here is one of the recipes off of her site, Cooking Up Happiness, that you can try to get a sneak peak of what’s in the general Kinobody diet.
Italian Chicken Bake
Who doesn’t love Italian food?
I don’t know anybody. But, with those words usually come with “pizza” and pasta. Which, like I’ve already mentioned in this article—are absolutely terrible for getting the lean and shredded physique you desire.
KinoChef Italian Bake Recipe
- 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast, trimmed
- 1 – 25 oz. jar four cheese pasta sauce (or any sauce you like)
- 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1 8-0z. fresh mozzarella
- 8 oz. grape tomatoes, sliced thin
- salt and pepper
- cooking spray
It’s a healthy meal full of great proteins and fats. Plus, the breadcrumbs give it a bit of a crunch and satisfies a lot of the craving for carbs without actually stuffing you full of them.
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Kinobody Diet/KinoChef Closing Thoughts
Greg and Emily have put a great program out there.
It’s full of tasty recipes that fill you up and keep you lean and mean.
Dieting is difficult, but doesn’t have to be when you have the right recipes and tools at your disposal. KinoChef gives you a plan instead of just trying to throw all of your meals together and hope that they work.
I’d highly recommend KinoChef for anybody looking to stay on a Kinobody diet and improve their general fitness, health, and well-being.
If you have any questions about anything in this post, leave them in the comments below.