Eating Light 400 Calories Bookazine: No-Hassle Ways to Lose Weight This Year Review + Giveaway!

The new year is here and a lot of us are starting to think about our personal goals and what we want to accomplish for ourselves this year. One New Year’s resolution that is usually on everyone’s mind, especially during the beginning of a new year, is to start eating right and get in shape.

If you’re starting to get into your slim-down plan for the year like I am, I recommend getting this fantastic new bookazine featuring recipes to help you lose weight faster – Eating Light 400 Calories or Less, recently released by Hearst Magazines.

It’s a 116-page bookazine loaded with research-backed dieting tips, slender choices for dining out, and satisfying recipes designed to help you stay on track, all developed and tested by the editors of Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and Country Living.

I am loving the recipes from Eating Light 400 Calories! They’re easy to make and the 52 helpful tips- one for every week of the year- will really help me make healthy choices everyday! The recipes are broken down by season to draw upon fresh ingredients, so I can eat what I crave while being kind to my waistline. It’s also full of valuable advice like ordering skinny meals at restaurants, choosing beverages wisely, and blasting belly fat (try green tea, healthy fats, and purple foods!). Plus, a slim-down plan indicates how many calories you should consume at each meal, so you’ll lose those extra unwanted pounds safely and confidently.

Check out the delicious recipes from this bookazine like Low-Fat Lasagna, Chicken Pot Pie, Basil Orange Chicken, Grilled Swordfish Kabobs with Parsley-Olive Salsa and more! Yummmm!

On newsstands now, Eating Light 400 Calories or Less retails for $9.99 and can also be downloaded as a digital edition on and on Barnes and Noble for Nook at


Lucky you, one Hip Mama’s Place reader! We have one (1) copy of Eating Light 400 Calories or Less to give away – courtesy of Hearst Magazines!

VERY IMPORTANT: You must be a follower of Hip Mama’s Place on all three social networks: on Facebook, Twitter and Google Friend Connect to be eligible to enter the contest. Find the link to HMP’s Google Friend Connect on the left side bar under “Our Hip Followers”. Click the link to “Join This Site” that will take you to a page that will let you follow Hip Mama’s Place “Publicly”. Make sure you are logged on to your Google account in order to do this.


Leave a comment on this post with your email address by January 22nd, 2012 at 12MN, EST. THIS IS YOUR MANDATORY CONTEST ENTRY.

This contest is open to U.S. AND CANADA ADDRESSES ONLY. I will choose ONE (1) WINNER using and will be announced as a comment on this post. The winner will also be notified by email and/or through a comment on their blog (if available).


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*Hip Mama’s Place Disclosure: “My reviews and opinions are 100% my own. Hearst Magazines provided me copies of the bookazine featured on this post necessary to facilitate my review and giveaway.”

About the Author: Jocelyn Cañasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Artfire and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama’s Place was nominated for Parents 2011 Best All-Around Mom Blog and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter and/or Facebook.

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  1. says

    I do follow via GFC, Facebook and Twitter. On twitter I follow as @southerncooker. This looks like a fun magazine to cook from. I could sure put it to good use.

  2. says

    This is a great giveaway and will help with my New Year’s Resolution! I would love to win :) Following you on gfc (Kimberly), twitter (@tidbitsfromamom), and facebook (Kimberly K).
    Kkrasowski at comcast dot net

  3. says

    *This contest is closed.

    Congrats to Kimberly who said…

    This is a great giveaway and will help with my New Year’s Resolution! I would love to win :) Following you on gfc (Kimberly), twitter (@tidbitsfromamom), and facebook (Kimberly K).
    Kkrasowski at comcast dot net

    Thank you all for participating! :)

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