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Helpful Addition to Other Nutrition Books, Valuable If You Eat Out or Buy Processed Foods.

  • Sep 7, 2008
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If you want to make better food choices this is a good book to look into. Especially if you eat out for the majority of your meals but haven't paid attention to fat and calories that you ingest. Warning -- You may be horrified to discover what you've been pumping into your body.

If you aren't ready to make changes avoid this book. Cheeseburgers weighing in at 1,000 calories at a pop followed by a coffee smoothie at over 500 could really rain on your parade. Want to know how much of your daily fat count/calorie count would be exhausted by half an onion blossom? If you do, it's there in full color.

Those who want to make better food choices overall might want to consider looking a deeper into nutritional choices in additional books like those covering the glycemic index, healthy fats and how to introduce more plants and get away from processed. But this is a great resource for someone who has to eat out a lot or prefers to buy prepackaged foods yet wants to make better choices. The details of choices are not complete, mostly calories and fat counts with occasional additional counts such as sodium and whether an item contains trans fat or high fructose corn syrup.

Full of eye catching photos and colors with details that break down major restaurant chains best and worst menu choices. A very helpful guide on decoding menu items at major types of restaurants is included that is worth the purchase price. Other guides give details on best and worst items at your grocery store. Some small color boxes are difficult to read because of lack of color contrast and small print.

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Eat what you want, when you want--and watch the pounds disappear!

Americans spend more than $400 billion a year eating out, and behind each burger, turkey sandwich, and ice cream sundae is a simple decision that could help you control your weight--and your life. The problem is, restaurant chains and food producers aren't interested in helping you make healthy choices. In fact, they invest $30 billion a year on advertising, much of it aimed at confusing eaters and disguising the fat and calorie counts of their products.

All of that has changed with EAT THIS, NOT THAT!. This book puts the entire food industry under the spotlight, and arms you with the savvy tricks and insider information it takes to eat well no matter where you are. With EAT THIS, NOT THAT! you're the expert in every eating situation, from the frozen food aisle to your favorite fast food joint to your local sports bar. You control your food universe--and lose the pounds you want--because, unlike every other customer, you'll know the smart choices to make--instantly!

EAT THIS, NOT THAT! is jam-packed with secrets the restaurant industry doesn't want you to know. For example: * Burger King doesn't want you to know that a BK Big Fish® Sandwich and fries have a whopping 1000 calories--nearly half your daily caloric intake! (Fish is usually healthy, but not this kind. Find out why with this book.) * Pizza Hut doesn't want you to know that a standard pizza in Italy contains 500 to 800 calories, but the same meal...

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ISBN-10: 1594868549
ISBN-13: 978-1594868542
Author: David Zinczenko
Genre: Health, Mind & Body
Publisher: Rodale Books; 1st edition (December 10, 2007)
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