Who knew that a Belgian waffle is the dietary equivalent of two sirloin steaks? Or that a serving of fettuccine Alfredo contains as much artery-clogging saturated fat as two and a half pints of butter pecan ice cream? From the team that made the fast-food industry accountable with the bestselling Fast-Food Guide, and warned us about Kung Pao chicken and movie popcorn, here are crystal-clear nutrition facts concerning restaurant food - the calorie, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium content of hundreds of the most commonly ordered dishes from our favorite restaurants and chains. And, on the bright side, strategies for ordering wisely by cuisine and tips to make dining well synonymous with eating healthfully.
From the team that made the fast food industry accountable with Fast Food Guide, comes crystal clear nutrition facts about restaurant food: calories, fat content, cholesterol, etc. this book lists hundreds of side dishes and entree items at many well known restaurants. Also includes good strategies for ordering wisely and tips to make dining well out synonymous with eating healthy.
In May 2001, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) will break a major pizza story on the ABC television program 20/20 and once again capture front-page headlines, just as it did when it released studies on movie popcorn and take-out Chinese food. Published to coincide with this story is Restaurant Confidential, in which Dr. Michael F. Jacobson and his CSPI team do for sit-down meals what their Fast-Food Guide--with 247,000 copies in print--does for fast food.Belgian Waffle or Rib-Eye Steak? Bloomin' Onion or Mrs. Fields's Double-Fudge Brownie? Americans are now eating almost one-third of their meals outside the home, spending $222 billion annually doing so-and watching their waistlines balloon. What's in this food? To answer, CSPI performs across-the-board restaurant profiles that give straight-shooting scientific data on the fat, sodium, and calorie content of the most popular dishes. The information is organized by type of cuisine--Chinese, Mexican, steak house, and more--and covers all the major chains, such as The Olive Garden, Applebee's, and Outback. The book provides specific eating strategies for every kind of restaurant, as well as shocking facts: Did you know that a typical order of stuffed potato skins packs a whopping 1,260 calories and 48 grams--two days' worth--of saturated fat? A 10-point plan for ordering wisely, plus dozens of tips throughout, takes the information one step further by showing how to eat happily and healthfully. It's the nutrition book that reads like a thriller. Take the steak and brownies; a whole fried onion with dipping sauce has a blooming 163 grams of fat, and the seemingly innocent Belgian waffle with whipped topping and fruit has even more fat and calories than two sirloin steaks.