Cinch! Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds, and Lose Inches {Book Review}

Cynthia Sass, the creator and co-author of the New York Times Bestselling Flat Belly Diet presents her new break-through, 30-day weight loss program Cinch! targeted to end overeating, leaving dieters feeling full and satisfied while enjoying the best food combinations to burn fat and boost metabolism.

The program starts with the 5-day Fast Forward plan that ends erratic eating by focusing on five simple foods—spinach, almonds, raspberries, eggs, and yogurt (or vegan-friendly alternatives)—eaten in a variety of combinations. These first 5 days promise up to 8 pounds of weight loss. Each of the five foods is low in calories yet loaded with nutrients and natural satiety-boosters, which allows you to “detox” from junk foods without feeling deprived.

The remaining 25 days of the program are packed with foods that offer maximum fat-burning, improving metabolism while unlocking the secret to the body’s satiety center with foods that the latest research shows turn on the body’s “I’m full” signal. As in Flat Belly Diet, all of the meals for the full 30-day program are created for you and are fully interchangeable. As an added feature, vegan and vegetarian options are covered so the plan can be adapted to fit any lifestyle.

Cynthia is also the Weight Loss Blogger for Shape magazine.

Holly's Nap Time Review:
I was so excited to be asked to review Cinch! by Cynthia Sass. It's exactly what I need to start my new year right. As the average mom, I could stand to lose a few pounds. I've had it with most diets though... who wants to feel like they are starving all the time only to hold out for a meal that (oh boy!) tastes like cardboard.

The truth about dieting is that just because something is lower in calories doesn't mean it's good for you. I was intrigued with Cynthia's take on balance.

In one month, dieters will find they've recalibrated their bodies-freeing them from cravings and erratic eating-and begun a satisfying new relationship with food.
Cinch! is full of questionaires to help each dieter determine the practical route for themselves. Sass acknowledges that we are all different, and some of the strategies (like the 5-day "Fast Forward" plan) may not work for us all. She gives us countless ways to personalize the plan, including recipes for meat eaters, vegetarians, and vegans.

While most of my health-related books have found a home on the bookshelf in my bedroom, Cinch is definitely one that will be staying in my kitchen. I cannot believe how many yummy recipes it includes! A person can lose weight by eating Berry Almond French Toast, Peanut Butter Plum Toast, and Layered Bean Dip with Cilantro-Jalapeno Guacamole? I cannot say for certain -- yet. But I'm excited to spend January with Cynthia Sass' Cinch plan. I'll keep you posted on my progress.

Cinch! hits stores on December 28th! You can pre-order your copy today from Amazon for just $15.99!

For more support from Cynthia on your own journey, visit her on Facebook! She'll be posting recipes and healthy tips daily!

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of Cinch! by Cynthia Sass through my participation with the One2One Network. I was not compensated in any other way, and the opinions posted are entirely my own. I make no claims about the success of this or any other diet program other than what I have personally experienced. 


  1. dude - I feel like I need this. are you really going to do it?? I SO almost said "buy now" - I think I will do it though. Do you think I could still do it while nursing?

  2. I'm starting the 5-day part today - I hope I can stick with it! I enjoyed your review!


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