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Don Mauer's column:


Lean and

Lovin' It




his newest recipe in

this week's Chicago-area

Daily Herald

"The 'King' of low-fat cooking.

You're a master of masters!"

- Anne M. Fletcher, M.S., R.D., best-selling author of:

 "Thin for Life: 10 Keys to Success From the People

 Who Have Lost Weight & Kept It Off"

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Low-Fat Recipes Changed My Life

It May Seem Like a Cliché, But It's True


     Hi, I'm Don Mauer and on January 1, 1990 I weighed an incredible 308 pounds. By January 1, 1991 I'd lost more than 100 pounds.


Lost Over 100 Pounds


     I lost the first 70 pounds on a hospital-run, doctor-monitored diet program recommended by my physician. After that, and (most importantly) on my own, I lost another 35 pounds by changing my higher-than-high-fat recipes (I used to do amazing things with butter, whipping cream, cheeses, egg yolks and even bacon fat) to low-fat.

     At first, the meals I prepared from those new low-fat recipes didn't taste very good. But, as time went on I learned more-and-more from trial-and-error kitchen testing and, slowly but surely my low-fat recipes and meals got better and better. In fact, they tasted so good the Chicago Sun-Times wrote about my weight loss and incredible recipes in 1992.


Over the Next Thirteen Years,

Many Other Folks Lost Weight, Too!


     Ever since 1992, I've spent almost every day creating great tasting low-fat recipes that, if the hundreds of letters I've received are true, continue to help many other folks easily lose 10, 20, 30 and even 40 pounds.

     My recipes cover all meals and every occasion. Most of my recipes are easy to prepare, although there's some fancy recipes for weekend cook's who want to stick with their low-fat food plan, yet want to put something truly special on the table for guests or family.


Decided to Share Low-Fat Recipes


     I was so excited about my weight-loss that I wanted to share the recipes that made it possible with as many people as I could, so they had a chance at being successful, too.

     That's why I became a newspaper columnist and cookbook author. I've written over 600 columns and three books in the last 12 years and I'll be sharing many of those early columns right here as time goes on.

     Plus, click on any of the covers on your right and you'll immediately be transported to where you can buy any or all of them.

     You can always read my most current column by clicking on the words  Daily Herald here, or in the left-hand column.

     That's also why I started this website,, so that I could reach as many people as possible, probably people just like me who wanted to lose weight or maintain their hard-earned weight loss as effortlessly as possible by using easy-to-make, great-tasting, low-fat, lower-calorie meals.


Please, Write Me


     I'd really appreciate it if you'd email me and share your ideas of how to make The LeanWizard's website better.


And, Share Your Recipes,

You Could Win a Cookbook!


     Got a favorite recipe that you know is just too high in fat and calories?

     Email me a copy of your recipe and I'll let The LeanWizard  loose in his recipe repair shop to see what magic he can conjure-up to help you.

     If your new low-fat, lower-calorie recipe is picked to appear here on my website, you'll win an autographed copy of one of my cookbooks.


 Every low-fat recipe I create tastes great!TM

You have my name on it.

Low-Fat Cookbooks

by Don Mauer

The LeanWizard

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Lean and

Lovin' It

Exceptionally Delicious Recipes

for Low-Fat Living and Permanent Weight Loss

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A Guy's Guide to Great Eating



Recipes for Men Who Love to Eat

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The One Pan Gourmet Cooks Lite

A Low-Fat Guide to Outdoor Cooking

by Don Mauer

& Don Jacobson


Order One, Two or all Three Now!


To Buy,

Just click on the

 cover or title. 



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