'Ang Larawan' actress and singer Rachel Alejandro recently launched her third cookbook called '21 Days To A Sexier You' and unlike her previous 'Sexy Chef' diet books, this offers a 21-day weight-loss plan.
In an interview with Push, Rachel said that her new book, which she co-authored with her sister Chef Barni, is very different from the first two.
"'Yung unang book namin, it's really about 'yung mga parang naging tried (and tested) recipes ng 'The Sexy Chef' (their diet food delivery business) so basically, 'yung mga sineserve na talaga namin, typically as part of 'yung mga diet plans."
She also said that the second book evolved and included all-original recipes of her sister for the family. "Nag-focus kami on eating real food, kumbaga hindi diet food. As much as possible, hindi gumagamit ng mga preservatives and as much as possible, fresh ang mga ingredients na ginagamit," adding that they focused on healthy family-style dishes.
For the third book, they decided for it to include a weight-loss plan.
"Kapag sinunod niyo, you will learn new habits. You will learn what are the things that you could be doing na (siguro) kaya hindi nagwowork 'yung pagpapayat ninyo and at the same time, kung paano niyo magagamit ang what food to include and what nutrients to include to help with weight-loss."
Rachel also said that while it is more than just losing weight, but a change of mindset.
"It's a change in the way you look at food and the way you relate the food that you eat and your body," she said.
Saying that weight-loss is a struggle for a lot of people, Rachel noted that there are things stronger than just willpower, that discipline and willpower are not enough. "There are things that you can imbibe and there are things that you can add on a daily basis that will create a healthy habit for you," she said.