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
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
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
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
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.
types 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
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.
you tell us more about how this works? And are these
ingredients you mention hard to get, or hard to
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 prep.
all sounds too easy. Why is this approach better
than other diets?
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 effort.
about exercise? Most books advocate a combination
of diet and exercise - does your plan hold an exercise
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
began getting published as a journalist in my first
year of college, at age 18, but I’ve been
writing since the third grade.
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
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!
your book been translated to other languages? Do
you have a widespread international following for
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 their cuisine.
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
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!
cover 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.
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
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
do you want readers to take away, once they read
That dieting no longer needs to be the formidable
challenge it once was.
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, as well.
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
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.
there anything you would like for us to know that
we haven't discussed?
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.
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.