EAT This! NOT That! by David Zinczenko
Eating healthy (or healthier) in this day and age in really like walking through a field of land mines! What is marketed as “healthy” is not always the case. Shoot, I have this argument with my husband all the time around the dollar meal fast food chicken sandwich. “But Sheila,” he says, “It is a chicken sandwich. Chicken. Chicken is healthy. AND it is only a $1.00!”
I try to explain to him that it is not healthy and that $1.00 chicken sandwich and “dollar menu” fries may some day become a $20,000 coronary.
Eat This! Not That! Is not only a wonderful book to skim through and find lists of the vegies and fruits that are the best for you but also how to maneuver your way through a grocery store AND your favorite places you enjoy eating out at. This wonderful little book can fit easily into your purse or carry in your car and is filled with page after page of glossy colorful pictures and information to help you make better food choices for you and your family.
The following pictures may be a bit graphic ( )…. they may make you cry out in shock and pain and cause you to look away when you realize that what you have been eating that you thought was healthy has more calories than 80 double stuff Oreo cookies and 2 glasses of whole milk.
You have been warned.
Holy moly… equivalent to 12 slices of Sara Lee Cherry Pie…..
You probably guessed this bad…. you may not have guessed HOW BAD…
I really love the comparison pages… the one on the left 618 calories, the one on the right 1,412.
I love me some Chines food! I was excited to see that I actually prefer the meal to the left as I am not a big fan of white rice.
There are many pages like this as well that show you the best vegies, the best fruits…
And if you are like me this holiday weekend and plan on grilling up some dogs or brats…. this page will guide you through the traps.
This is my third book like this, I have the 2010 and another one and there is a 2012 as well that I do not yet own. They make great reference books, but also great conversation pieces when your friends come over, flip through it… and groan. I highly recommend these books to anyone who wishes to be a little more health conscious in their food decisions.
I wrote this post for Weekend Cooking brought to you by the delightful Candice at Beth Fish Reads…. pop in and see what people are cooking this weekend!