The Manhattan Diet

Ever wondered how New Yorkers manage to stay slim in a city filled with delicious food? Here's how...

7 March 2013

By Natalie Cornish

The Manhattan Diet

Temptation is everywhere in New York City. From the Michelin-starred Momofuku Ko to much-loved French brasserie, Balthazar via Chelsea Market’s mouthwatering pop-up restaurants, Magnolia Bakery’s cult cupcakes and the amazing delis and pizzerias that adorn every street corner – New York really is foodie heaven!

Yet, most women who live in the borough of Manhattan still manage to fit in to sample sizes while sporting that radiant glow which only comes from eating well. They dine out a few times a week, sip on cocktails after a long-day at the office and aren’t adverse to a bag of potato chips – not exactly strict.

So, how do Manhattan women manage to stay so toned and trim while still enjoying the best cuisine New York has to offer? Journalist Eileen Daspin wrote The Manhattan Diet (£7.99; Quercus) after asking herself the same question. A New Yorker surrounded by svelte foodie friends, she wanted to find out exactly how they do it – and help other women desperate to lose weight in the process. So she asked the ‘thin, fit, stylish women’ around her to keep food diaries.

The Manhattan Diet reveals their secrets, some of which might surprise you…

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