Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien vs Skinnygirl Bethenny Frankel

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Hungry Girl vs Skinnygirl, number two on the best-seller list vs number three; what’s the difference between these two books?

Though I’ve known of Skinnygirl because of Bethenny Frankel’s role on “The Real Housewives of New York”, today was the first time I’d heard about Hungry Girl via a Borders newsletter to promote her new book “200 under 200”. I did a little research on Lisa and found that she has a pretty good thing going. In the past four years she’s released two books, a resourceful website, and a fabulous brand. Needless to say, I’m impressed. With all of the cookbooks out there, she clearly “cut through” and made a name for herself.

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So back to Hungry Girl vs Skinnygirl… who are these women? In truth, they are just ordinary women, not nutritionists or doctors, but simply women who have always had a strong passion for food. Lisa Lillien considers herself a foodologist due to her long love affair with food. Bethenny Frankel is a natural food chef who believes everyone should have a healthy, balanced life. So, what is the common denominator between these two women… MAINTAINING A HEALTHY WEIGHT.

Both women have struggled with weight issues for most of their lives and the truth is, WHAT WOMAN HASN’T? So these two successful women are here to help those that might not have their weight in check. Both Lisa Lillien’s “200 Under 200” and Bethenny Frankel’s “Naturally Thin” teach you how to live a healthy lifestyle rather than put you on a diet which I believe is the best philosophy out there.

I hope you’ve found that recipes on my site also stem from this philosophy. And if you have any recommendations on how to make a recipe healthier without compromising its flavor, please feel free to email me at

For additional dieting secrets you can meet Lisa Lillien aka “Hungry Girl” tonight at the NYC  Borders in Columbus Circle. Until then, enjoy some of Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien’s 200 recipes under 200 calories below:

Cold Sesame Noodles


Carrot Cupcake