Eat This, Not That!

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In the popular book Eat This, Not That!, you will find thousands of simple food swaps to help you lose weight.  The book is written by the editor of Men’s Health David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding.  You’ll find out what you should – and shouldn’t order – at McDonald’s, Subway, Applebee’s, Denny’s, Baskin Robbins, and much more.  You’ll see the 20 worst foods in America (#1 is the Outback Steakhouse Aussie Cheese Fries with Ranch Dressing, weighing in at a whopping 2,900 calories, 182 g fat, 240 g carbs!). 

The book does a great job at showing you how caloric some of your favorite menu items are.  But maybe instead of being titled, “Eat This, Not That!” it should be titled, “The Lesser of Two Evils!”  For instance, at McDonald’s, you should eat the Quarter Pounder (410 calories) and skip the Premium Grilled Chicken Club (570 calories) which of course sounds like the healthier choice.  But I don’t think you’ll be losing much weight by choosing the Quarter Pounder at Mickey D’s! 

Yes, you can swap out menu choices at fast food and sit-down restaurants, but the truth of the matter is, nothing beats real food that’s not processed, fried, or packaged. 

If you want to thumb through Eat This, Not That, I’d recommend going to the library.  That’s where I got my copy and there are so many other great health books just waiting for you to explore!

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