“Topsy-Turvy Thursday” – Book Review

Eat This, Not That”

Eat This, Not That! Thousands of Simple Food Swaps that Can Save You 10, 20, 30 Pounds--or More! 

In my opinion, Eat This, Not That, is a book that every one should have in their possession.  This book was written by David Zinczenko, the editor-in-chief of Men’s Health magazine, with help from the website calorieking.com.  Eat This, Not That is a book dedicated to helping it’s reader choose the healthiest meals from some of the most popular restaurants, including fast food restaurants, in the United States.  I am so excited to give you a sneak peek into this book! 


According to Eat This, Not That the “Worst Fast-Food Chicken Meal” is the Chicken Selects’ Premium Breast Strips from McDonald’s (5 pieces) with creamy ranch dressing.  It packs 830 calories and 55 grams of fat! 


Chick-fil-A restaurant scored an A+ on the list of healthiest fast-food restaurants.  There isn’t a single sandwich that is over 500 calories.  A few other healthy restaurants are Subway, Boston Market, and, unbelievably, Taco Bell!  The worst restaurants were Panera, Pizza Hut, On the Border, and Macaroni Grill. 


Eat This, Not That is packed with one surprise after the next.  For instance, at McDonald’s the Quarter Pounder with cheese has only 410 calories, compared to the Premium Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich which has 570 calories!  And most of us think that anything with the word “grilled” in it is healthier!  Another surprise was the Starbucks Black Forest Ham, Egg, and Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich with a Grande Sugar-Free Nonfat Vanilla Latte has 510 calories, whereas the Bran Muffin with Nuts and a Grande 2% White Chocolate Mocha has a whopping 890 calories!! 


This is just the tip of the iceberg for Eat This, Not That!  David Zinczenko deserves a big pat on the back for writing a book that will help keep us fit and trim while we enjoy the luxury of fast food and restaurant hopping! 

  *I purchased Eat This, Not That from www.amazon.com

Erin Sharplin Love


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