Eat This Not That is one of the most useful diet-related books to appear in recent years.
Rather than supplying vague guidelines or impossible-to-follow meal plans – it simply delves into the foods most of us eat today. The book then provides some better choices as well as delving into the confusing world of fast food calories.The author of the book, David Zinczenko will be familiar to many. He wrote the Abs Diet and is also Editor of Men’s Health magazine.
It’s difficult to summarize the book – but here are a few interesting excerpts.
Rating the fast food outlets: Chick-fil-A gets an A+ for having nothing over 500 Calories. Pizza Hut sits at the bottom with a D- with slices of pan pizza hitting 650 Calories per piece.
The book also singles out some of the worst meal options – such as the worst steak: A Lonestar 20oz T-bone coming in at 1540 Calories. Add a baked potato and lettuce wedge and you’ve got a 2,700 Calorie meal.
The book contains a number of simple swaps for popular food items. At KFC – eat 3 crispy strings + beans + corn on the cob (total 470 Calories) – NOT a Famous Bowl at 750 Calories.
If you eat out a lot, you will find this a surprisingly useful book.
At Amazon: Eat This Not That: Thousands of Simple Food Swaps That Can Save You 10, 20, 30 Pounds-or More! by David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding. 304 page paperback.