Eat This – Not That!
When you were a child, how many times did you mom tell you not to eat something. As a mom, you probably told your child to eat a particular food in place of something else.
One of the most popular books out today, and co-authored by David Zinczenko and
Matt Goulding, is entitled: “Eat This, Not That! Thousands of Simple Food Swaps that Can Save You 10, 20, 30 Pounds--or More!
Readers are raving about this book for a variety of reasons. Each two page section has a list of high-calorie foods that are a healthier alternative. Also included are the reasons why one is a better choice than the other, as well as quick lists of other good choices.
This simple, but effective layout conveys a myriad of information you can access quickly and easily. The sections are listed by restaurant so that given any situation, whether you are shopping at the mall, or making reservations at a specific restaurant, the book is packed with good ideas on how to make better food choices.
Eat This – Not That is a great resource for someone who dines out a great deal or prefers to buy pre-packaged foods. The book is also full of photos with details that break down major restaurant chains best and worst menu choices. Another very helpful section in the book is the decoding of menu items at major types of restaurants.
The Editorial Review tells you a great deal about what you can expect to find in this highly-rated book:
“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.
* Pizza Hut doesn't want you to know that a standard pizza in Italy contains 500 to 800 calories, but the same meal at Pizza Hut can top 2,100 calories.
* Macaroni Grill doesn't want you to know that a single serving of their Grilled Teriyaki Salmon has more than three times your daily allowance of sodium!
* At McDonald’s, an Egg McMuffin® is actually a healthy choice, with just 300 calories.
* At Krispy Kreme, all you need to do is order the Very Berry Chiller instead of the Mocha Dream Chiller, and you'll save 500 calories.
* At Chipotle, you can cut 570 calories out of your Chicken Burrito just by ordering it as a bowl (without the tortilla) and asking them to hold the rice.
Most readers found they were uttering the same thing when reading this book: “I didn’t know that!”
If you want the “skinny” behind most fast-food restaurants as well as those you occasionally frequent, pick up a copy of this most fascinating and eye-opening tome.