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Subject: Eat This Not That: Thousands of Simple Food Swaps That Can Save You 10, 20,
Date Posted: 8/23/2008 11:26 PM ET
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Eat This Not That: Thousands of Simple Food Swaps That Can Save You 10, 20, 30 Pounds-or More!
Author: David Zinczenko, Matt Goulding

this a wonderful book (as apparently over 400 people want this book according to PBS yet nobody has posted this book for a swap

(guess its too popular

(I got my copy from eBay but I'm not swapping this book -yet

I like since it gives you suggestions to what to have at major fast food and restaurants

a good book to own




Last Edited on: 8/23/08 11:29 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/24/2008 12:39 AM ET
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Mark, why don't you share a few of  the tips from the book with the rest of us?!

Date Posted: 8/24/2008 8:46 AM ET
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I just saw this book at Joann's yestrday and almost used my 40% coupon to get it.  But I didn't think there was enough info to back up what was in the book.  Seemed like lots of photos and not mcuh in the way of facts.  But I just kind of skimmed through it so I could have missed something.

Date Posted: 8/24/2008 8:53 AM ET
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I've read newspaper articles with tips from the authors of the book.  I'm now waiting for it at the library.

(The newspaper articles talked about sit-down restaurants where the food is worse for you than fast food, and things like a chocolate glazed donut at Dunkin Donuts is better for you than the smoothies.  They also investigated where the nutritional info is kept -- some restaurants want you to go on a wild goose chase for the info.)

Date Posted: 8/24/2008 11:06 AM ET
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its listed on PBS (check all or l unpasted books there you will find loads of reviews of this book)

apparently its so good nobody want to post this book and 400 PBSers have it on their waiting list!

Date Posted: 8/24/2008 12:45 PM ET
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According to Zinczenco, the worst food in America is:

Outback Steakhouse Aussie Cheese Fries with Ranch Dressing

2,900 calories
182 g fat
240 g carbs

"This weapon of mass construction is the caloric equivalent of eating 14 Krispy Kreme doughnuts, before your dinner arrives. Even if you split this "starter" with 3 friends, you'll have downed a meal's worth of calories."

http://www.menshealth.com/eatthis/20-Worst-Foods/index.php

I found this book at the local branch library. It is very helpful in that healthy substitutions are suggested for every meal of the day. In addition, a variety of restaurants are listed, and healthier food choices are designated from their respective menus.


 
Date Posted: 8/24/2008 4:01 PM ET
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Semi-update:  There is now a version of Eat This, Not That  for kids. It evaluates popular kids'  foods. I saw it at Target a few days ago and may also get this version.



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Date Posted: 8/24/2008 8:49 PM ET
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yes my local library has a few copies too  and there  over 100 people have request this book

Date Posted: 8/24/2008 9:25 PM ET
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I agree!  It's a great book!  No gonna swap my copy yet.  It gives tips on major resteraunts' calorics monstrosities, grocery shopping tips, and how to decode menus.  The only problem I find is that the beautiful full color pics make me hungry!  LOL

Date Posted: 8/24/2008 9:50 PM ET
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I thought it was a lot of pictures and not enough words..and pricey. but it's in color at least. It seems like the type of book I'd be likely to keep, at least til I had several options memorized. I was hoping it would be a 'if you're craving this, then eat that' but it seems to be 'if you're at mcdonald's, order this instead of that' type book.

Date Posted: 1/10/2010 1:53 PM ET
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I finally swap my book didnt take long to get someone who wanted it

Date Posted: 1/10/2010 4:28 PM ET
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There are several versions of this book.   I've seen the authors on the Today show and they seem to back up what they say.  It is SHOCKING the amount of fat and calories in some of the foods you'd think was fairly low cal.

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