Alessandra Solis has
achieved #1 International Bestselling status with her
new book EAT HOT…LOOK HOT. In this book she presents
her readers with effective and scientifically-proven
weight-loss strategies that she discovered accidentally
after altering her diet in just one way and losing 18
pounds in about a month.
Following this epiphany,
Solis put her research skills – developed by 20
years of experience as a journalist – to work.
Uncovering secret strategies to boost metabolism, convert
stubborn white fat to the more rapidly-burning brown
variety, and achieving a sense of fullness earlier in
the meal were just a few of the positive effects Solis
unearthed in nearly three years of research.
The scientific studies
she bases her groundbreaking recommendations on (and
cites for curious readers) are typically accessible
to physicians only. Much of the scientific research
presented by Solis when backing up her “secret
strategies” were conducted at large medical centers,
using well-established protocols. Solis then teamed
up with medical doctors to confirm her revolutionary
findings before bringing them to a worldwide audience
in her debut title: EAT HOT… LOOK HOT, Sneak Preview
Edition: Secret Strategies to Lose Weight Quickly. Burn
More Fat and Boost Metabolism at any Age!
Suzie Housley: There are many, many diet approaches
and books on the market. How does yours differ from
all the others?
Solis: Most diet books focus on what to leave out
of your diet, whether it's calories or limiting carbs,
fats, or grains ... you name it. Other weight loss plans
are hard to follow or are a challenge keep track of.
You know - the types that call for odd rotations based
on the meal or the day of the week, or which involve
counting calories or drinking shake-only meals. These
strategies are really difficult to maintain long-term,
and typically lead to cravings and binging.
We say: go ahead and
eat the way you have been eating all along. Don’t
get bogged down trying to figure out the cause of your
weight gain and belly fat. Forget worrying about whether
it’s due to your hormones and if your metabolism
took a dive after 35, 40 or even 50. With my diet, you
simply add hot foods, including certain types of potato
chips, to your existing meals or snacks to speed up
your metabolism, curb hunger, and achieve rapid and
sustainable weight loss.
It all sounds too easy to be true. Just eat hot food
and lose weight? How do scientific research findings
support your diet?
EAT HOT...LOOK HOT™ offers a revolutionary
approach to weight loss that is supported by the latest
scientific studies into obesity, metabolism, fat oxidation
and food science.
of diets tend to slow down the resting metabolic rate.
The body knows something is lacking and, as a survival
mechanism, it fights to preserve what it’s got.
In contrast, EAT HOT...LOOK
HOT™ is almost a no-brainer. Its revolutionary
approach to weight loss is based on a number of the
latest scientific studies which show that adding certain
foods INTO the diet, instead of taking foods away, alters
gene activity in the intestines to block weight gain,
even if you eat a high-calorie meal.
Suzie: Can you
tell us more about how this works? And are these ingredients
you mention hard to get, or hard to use?
IThe special ingredients featured in EAT HOT...LOOK
HOT (which, by the way, hit #1 bestseller status in
the US and Canada in its category, within 5 weeks of
its release) cause the body to convert stubborn white
fat into brown fat - the kind that burns off faster.
Studies at major medical centers show that heat triggers
the body to burn that fat. The key ingredients featured
in EAT HOT...LOOK HOT curb hunger while raising one's
resting metabolic rate.
And you can find the
ingredients anywhere: there are no specialty items involved;
no expensive ingredients, and no labor-intensive kitchen
Suzie: It all
sounds too easy. Why is this approach better than other
Because my diet isn't the typical dieting scenario
in which somebody restricts their calories or carbohydrates
to the point that they develop severe cravings (which
lead to binging, when willpower fades). This type of
eating radically slows down the metabolism. In fact,
studies show that, in response to drastic dieting, the
metabolism slows down by 700 calories daily.
The end result is that
while you can lose weight in the short-term (as long
as you’re able to keep up with the diet's restrictions),
in the long term you end up gaining even more weight.
Why? Because restrictive diets are very hard to sustain.
So it’s not really a dieter's fault that they
eventually go off the diet and gain back the weight
lost plus even more. Imagine having to omit an entire
food group for years, or even for life! Who wants to
live that way if you don’t have to? Imagine counting
calories or points or fat grams for the rest of your
life. Many people would prefer to be overweight than
live under such restrictions.
So, you're essentially saying you can keep eating anything
you want? What if you like pizza or candy? What if you
have 'bad' eating habits - shouldn't you change them?
That’s another big way that EAT HOT...LOOK
HOT differs from others: it gives dieters the freedom
to eat anything they like (which they would likely go
back to eating anyway, at some point).
Just add a little bit
of fat-busting spices and peppers to your existing way
of eating, and you will lose weight with close to zero
Suzie: What about
exercise? Most books advocate a combination of diet
and exercise - does your plan hold an exercise component?
Whether you choose to exercise or not, you should lose
weight (and lots of it, fast) if you follow the few
simple guidelines of this diet. The fact that it’s
easy is a blessing; and as you’ll see after a
couple of weeks, it’s a very effective road to
weight control, too. Should you exercise? Yes! Is it
a requirement, to lose weight? NO!
What do you feel is the greatest achievement readers
will gain once they finish your book?
They'll take back control over their weight and appearance
and, as a result, they'll enjoy new self-confidence.
By the way - the diet's active ingredients also happen
to promote health, so I would expect they would catch
fewer colds, too! AND the foods increase blood flow,
so your skin should start looking like you just went
out for a run when you were really sitting home, munching
on hot potato chips.
Standard diets involve
guilt. People are perpetually anxious about food - that
they’ll blow their diet and eat too much, or the
wrong thing. This leads to depression and despair when
they gain the weight back. Now dieters can re-claim
the joy of eating without the anxiety of weight gain,
frustration and dejection. On the EAT HOT...LOOK HOT
diet, they can feel joyful, optimistic, and relaxed.
When did you first know that you wanted to be a writer?
began getting published as a journalist in my first
year of college, at age 18, but I’ve been writing
since the third grade.
Suzie: Can you
tell me about the professional endorsements you have
gained for this book?
I initially had a few doctors take a look at the manuscript
and research, and they confirmed that I was onto something
big. After publishing the Sneak Preview Edition to start
getting the word out, I began to gather real-life testimonials
from people who are on the diet and on the road to transforming
their appearance to the direction of hotness. I was
asked to appear on a popular reality TV show called
'Dr. Miami' because the doctor’s wife was on my
diet and was losing weight even though he saw her munching
on potato chips day and night.
I have all kinds of fans
and followers on different social media platforms. They're
a pretty engaged audience, and it’s a lot of fun.
I also have eager chefs from where I live in swarthy,
sexy Miami, who cook up special dishes for my dear audiences.
We film demos, they've contributed to the Full Edition
that is due out in almost a year, and there seems to
be a lot of excitement and support - because this ‘hot
diet’ is designed to get you looking hot; and
who doesn’t want to be a part of that?
Suzie: How long
did it take you to write this book? Were there any struggles
and obstacles that you had to overcome?
It took me almost 3 years to delve into the scientific
studies and conduct my interviews, and then write and
edit the manuscript. My editor and I passed it back
and forth quite a bit. I also had to gather some recipes
from local chefs and hopped around Miami checking out
menus and determining what to include.
It's been less than two
months after the flagship book was released. The EAT
HOT...LOOK HOT™ Starter Cookbook will soon be
out, so it’s been a ton of hard work. That said,
I’ve already impacted so many lives, it’s
been well worth it!
Suzie: Has your
book been translated to other languages? Do you have
a widespread international following for it?
Right now, the book is only available in English;
although one day I hope to sell foreign rights in non-English-speaking
regions. I do have a widespread audience. And this will
surprise you; but my book became a bestseller in France
a day before becoming a bestseller in the US. About
a day later, a directory of top French cookbooks listed
EAT HOT...LOOK HOT as a top recommendation - quite the
honor, because we all know how much the French love
The book became a category
bestseller in France on Day 7 after its Thanksgiving
release, and a bestseller in the US the very next day.
Next up was Australia, where EAT HOT...LOOK HOT made
the bestseller list by mid-December. Then, a few minutes
before we started filming for Dr. Miami’s show,
I got word that the book had hit the #1 spot in the
US in its category; and after the show aired, it hit
#1 in its category in Canada!
Suzie: How has
the Internet affected your writing, your research, and
your relationship with fans?
I use it for all of the above. This book would never
have been possible without it!
art makes a dramatic statement about the content of
your book. Can you tell us something about how it came
to be created?
It was a total surprise. The cover designer was brilliant;
I can’t take the credit. The only thing I’ll
add, though, is that the cover can be misleading in
two ways. The first is that it leads men to think this
is a book primarily for women - but that’s not
true. It’s a weight-loss book for both genders.
As a matter of fact, the book discusses how eating some
of these foods boosts testosterone and increases male
sex drive and stamina. So, men will be getting hot right
alongside their leading ladies!
The other misconception
I hear quite a bit is that because the model is so ‘hot’
and a reader can never 'look like her,’ that this
must not be a book with realistically attainable results.
That’s totally incorrect. No one is implying that
you or I have to look like my book's cover - that’s
why she is a model and we are not. The idea is that
you can be a hotter, sexier, more shapely and more confident
version of YOU; and that’s what EAT HOT...LOOK
HOT is all about.
Suzie: I was
amazed at the secret ingredient that you discovered
that is the center for the weight loss success in your
book. Can you tell us how you came upon this revelation?
Alessandra: By total serendipity; completely
by accident! I had only changed my diet in one small
way, but I lost 17 pounds in about a month. Once I stopped
making this one change to my existing diet, I started
slowly gaining back the weight. This led me to the question:
what was I doing then that I am not doing now? The answer
was obvious; but what I didn’t know at the time
was that adding this one ingredient to my food was revving
my metabolism like never before, and giving me the sexiest
shape of my life! It was only in retrospect, when I
Googled it to see if this could really be true, that
I got my first big clue. And on that day I decided I
would share it with the world to help people struggling
with their weight. I knew that I had stumbled upon 'the
diet to end all other diets.' In fact, this was the
first phrase I recall writing in my notepad, the very
day after my big discovery!
Suzie: What do
you want readers to take away, once they read your books?
That dieting no longer needs to be the formidable challenge
it once was.
Suzie: Are there
any plans for future books? If so, what are they, and
when can we expect to see them in stores?
Alessandra: The EAT HOT...LOOK HOT™ Starter
Cookbook will be released very shortly, and many fans
have already put in their orders! The book’s Full
Edition, which expands upon the current book, is slated
for release on December 31st. There are other, more
narrowly-tailored books in the series that are upcoming,
Suzie: Has your
book won any awards? If so, what are they?
Alessandra: No, not yet. It’s a new release;
but if there is an award for the easiest, most effective
and sustainable diet in existence, I think I’ll
win that. Sometimes I sit on my balcony late at night
and wonder if I can win the Nobel Prize for creating
this revolutionary weight-loss plan. After all, some
scientific studies that I uncovered describe the key
ingredient of my diet as the solution to the obesity
epidemic... but my son laughs at me when I wonder about
that out loud.
Suzie: Do you
see yourself writing another type of book? If so, would
you reveal your plot to the world?
Alessandra is a pen name because I have two children’s
book series for ages 4-8, and I want to keep my branding
separate. I wrote the other series during the past three
years, between working on my diet series. The other
books represent the Mommy in me. Thanks to my diet,
I’m now a Hot Mom.
Suzie: Is there
anything you would like for us to know that we haven't
I’d like to encourage people not to give up on
their hopes and dreams and not to be guided by pessimism.
This diet is not complicated, and you CAN do it. All
big journeys start with one step.
Suzie: How can
fans contact you and purchase your book?
They can purchase it nearly anywhere, especially if
they live in a modern country. To contact me, the best
way is through my website at EatHotLookHotDiet.com.
There, they can sign up for free bonus material and
I can simply respond to one of those e-mails.
wants to thank Suzie Housley, Alessandra Solis
and Terra Firma Press for the interview.