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Eat This, Not That!
Eat This Not That
Author: David Zinczenko, Matt Goulding
THE NO-DIET WEIGHT LOSS SOLUTION! Thousands of Simple Food Swaps That Can Save You 10, 20, 30 Pounds -- or More! — The smartest eating choices--made simple! The secret to looking, feeling, and living better than ever is not by depriving yourself of the foods you love. It's by making the best choices in a variety of real-life situations. — Base...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781594868542
ISBN-10: 1594868549
Publication Date: 12/26/2007
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 282 ratings
Publisher: Rodale Books
Book Type: Paperback
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daredevilgirl013 avatar reviewed Eat This, Not That! on + 746 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 21
I went out and bought this book today. I must say...WOW! I am going to carry this book with me EVERYWHERE! From drinks, to going out to eat, to fast food, to even what we buy in the store, it tells you exactly what is and isn't ok. And you'll be amazed as a lot of the stuff you think is healthy, isn't. So trust me, if you want to lose weight, get this book. Carry it with you. Use it. I plan on doing just that and I really do believe that this book will help me make better choices when I go out to eat or to the store or to get a drink, and also that it'll help me lose weight.

Also this book is very easy to understand and it even tells you what to order and how (like at Taco Bell if you want one meal you have to order it fresca..which I never knew that word even, but if you order your taco that way they replace the sauces and cheese with a tomatoe sauce that is healthy for you) So again, GET THIS BOOK! Don't wait up for it on a wish list!
nursemare avatar reviewed Eat This, Not That! on + 75 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 15
This book is great if you still want to eat out and make wise food choices. The majority of the book breaks down choices at many regular restaurants and fast food restaurants. On facing pages you are presented with the "Eat This" choice on one side and "Not That" on the other. It not only shows what the better choice is, but it breaks down the fat and calories from both. Here's one example: Burger King "Eat this" choice is the Whopper Jr. and a Garden Salad for a grand total of 365 calories and 12 grams of fat - the comparison on the facing page for "Not That" is the BK Big Fish Sandwich and a medium order of fries for a grand total of 1,000 calories and 52 grams of fat. You could argue that no one should eat fast food, but if you want to eat out, this book gives you lower fat/calorie alternatives. This is an excellent little book.
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Helpful Score: 7
Fantastic book for almost every restaurant in town. I keep my copy in my purse all the time so it is right there if/when my family and I need guidance.
CocoCee avatar reviewed Eat This, Not That! on + 404 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
With over 800 people wishing for this book, I broke down and ordered through PBS to Amazon. It arrived today, and I am amazed! Amazed by the amount of current information about eating out and supermarket prepared foods: How much fat grams, sugar, calories. I'm going to place post-a-notes in several places. This is a paperback, every page on glossy pages and photographs of each item. Very recommended, even at the Amazon price of $11.97.
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Helpful Score: 2
If you are a big fast food eater than this book will work wonders.. However, telling me not to eat a triple Whopper, large fries & a Coke from BK wasn't a big stretch.. I think I kind of knew that??!! Some surprising stuff, but nothing over the top.. Glad I got it from the Library & didn't buy it.. Hopefully, it will work for some.
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jjares avatar reviewed Eat This, Not That! on + 3255 more book reviews
This little gem is brilliant! This book isnt about dieting; its about making better choices. That means choosing foods/drinks that have lower fat, calories and that dont contain as many things that you cant pronounce.

These two guys, associated with the magazine MENS HEALTH, are of the opinion that if you make wise choices most of the time, you will lose weight without having to go on a deprivation diet. We dont put weight on overnight, so we shouldnt expect weight to fall off just because we want it too. All legitimate diet doctors and dieticians harp on the concept that it is better to take weight off slowly this book shows you how.

Ive read most of the books about dieting and yet was in awe of this little tome. On almost every page, I found something I didnt know. Others have talked about the fact that most restaurants, many fast food restaurants and grocery shelves are covered in the book.

Well, there are a few other gems Id like to mention. Theres a menu decoder that takes you through actual menus from a breakfast diner, pizzeria, Mexican restaurant, sports bar, sushi, bbq joint, steakhouse, Indian eatery, tapas café, seafood, Chinese, Thai, salad bar and French bistro. It tells you how items are prepared so you can make better choices.

The final chapter is worth the cost of the book all by itself! What to Eat When you are stressed, you are sad, when you are feeling low on energy, you want to increase metabolism, you want to get some sleep (No, milk isnt suggested. Read why.), when you are hung over, when youre under the weather, and several more.

This little book was such a blockbuster that several more of these books have emerged, including a book specifically for kids, best and worst foods, supermarket survival and others.
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Great little book to look up some of the things we eat without thinking about.
conniej76 avatar reviewed Eat This, Not That! on
I thought it was very helpful. A picture is worth a thousand words.I got good ideas on what I should eat instead at certain fast food restaurants.