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!
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.
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.
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.
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.