Eat This, Not That! 2011: The No-Diet Weight Loss Solution

Eat This, Not That! 2011: The No-Diet Weight Loss Solution

by David Zinczenko, Matt Goulding

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Overview

That brand-new physique you've been waiting for, the leaner, fitter, healthier body you thought you'd never had. Eat This, Not That! 2011—the latest, most up-to-date book in the best-selling weight loss franchise—is ready to start stripping extra pounds from your body today. And once you lose that weight, you're going to keep it off. Forever.

That's because Eat This, Not That! is a tool. It's designed to make smart food choices easier, no matter where you're making them. Consider just a handful of real stories from real people who've shed 25, 50, 75 pounds—or more!—and you'll understand why Eat This, Not That! is "The no-diet weight-loss solution":

• Michael Colombo of Staten Island, New York, shed 91 pounds in just over 8 months and conquered life-threatening sleep apnea, after picking up a copy of Eat This, Not That!. "My confidence has sky-rocketed!" he says.

• Erika Bowen of Minneapolis, Minnesota, dropped 84 pounds—without dieting. "I feel like I've always wanted to feel," Bowen reports. Once she discovered the truth about her food, she learned she could lose weight and never feel hungry.

• Dana Bickelman of Waltham, Massachusetts, lost 70 pounds after discovering the shocking truth about the foods she was eating. Her secret: She learned to indulge—even at her favorite restaurants—but to do it more smartly.

Eat This, Not That! teaches you how to read nutrition labels and decipher misleading menu descriptions. It pairs classic food swaps, and helps you cut hundreds—or even thousands—of calories from your daily diet, without feeling like you've deprived yourself at all. Consider:

*One of America's chain restaurants is serving a pasta dish with more than 2,700 calories? (That's nearly a pound of flab—in one meal!)

*Choosing Breyer's Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Ice Cream over Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream will save you 200 calories per scoop?

*The wrong milk shake at Cold Stone will cost you more than a day's worth of calories? (But a smart swap will eliminate 1,520 of them!)

Additional features in Eat This, Not That! 2011 include:

• The Truth About What's REALLY In Your Food (Think a Chicken McNugget is made out of just chicken? Think again)

• The Eat This, Not That! No-Diet Cheat Sheets

• Foods That Cure Any Problem

• The 20 Worst Foods in America

• Top Swaps at the Ballpark, the Mall, the Cocktail Party, Thanksgiving Dinner, and more!

• Restaurant Report Card—for Kids

• And more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605293134
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 10/12/2010
Pages: 337
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

DAVID ZINCZENKO, editor-in-chief of Men's Health magazine, is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Abs Diet and The Abs Diet for Women. He lives in New York City.

MATT GOULDING is a Men's Health contributor and former professional cook. He lives in Allentown, PA.

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bragan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I don't believe in diets. From what I understand, the scientific evidence indicates that they just don't work in the long term for the majority of people, and I know myself and my own lack of self-discipline well enough to know that I'd be both miserable and doomed trying to stick to a diet that strictly forbade me to eat anything that I actually like. I've had some gradual but real weight loss success in the past, though, with an approach that emphasizes eating mindfully and constantly trying to choose wisely between attractive options: a grilled chicken sandwich instead of a burger, pretzels instead of chips, that sort of thing. (Admittedly, I've backslid horribly on even that modest and sensible plan, but I'm still quite convinced it's the only approach with any remote possibility of lasting success.)The big problem with this, though, is that it's often damned hard to know just what the better choice is. Nutrition information is confusing, and in restaurants it's often unavailable. Manufacturer's labels can be highly misleading -- "lower in fat" compared to what, exactly? -- and often what looks like the healthier option isn't. So I really like the basic idea behind this book, which is to tell you precisely what the better and worse options are between various similar items available in restaurants and grocery stores. I wasn't sure about the execution when I first flipped through it, as the big, glossy pictures of food that take up much of the book make it look kind of gimmicky and content-light. But it's actually not bad. It's not very in-depth, obviously, and I could have done without the rah-rah, "These books are so great!" self-congratulations of the first couple of sections (complete with full-color testimonials!), but there's more content than I expected. As well as specifics on what the better food choices are and why, it also offers overall healthiness ratings for various eateries and a fair amount general nutrition advice. It is focused more on proper nutrition than on calorie-counting for weight loss, too, which is good to see.Unfortunately, though, it's of limited usefulness to me personally, because the majority of it involves products I'm unlikely to want to buy and restaurants I seldom or never eat in. And, despite the authors' apparent expectations, I can't really see myself carrying the book around with me just in case I happen to end up in one of these places. It's not exactly like me to prefer some other medium over the good, old-fashioned book, and maybe I'm biased because I just got my first smartphone last week and the shininess hasn't worn off yet, but I can't help feeling that this would be a lot more useful in the form of a mobile phone app, where you could discreetly whip out your personal electronic device in the supermarket aisle or while standing in line at Wendy's, and quickly find out what your best and worst available options are on the spot.Anyway, I got this book for free in some sort of buy-two-get-one book club deal, so it was certainly worth what I paid for it. If I'd coughed up the full cover price, I think I might feel a bit annoyed. But for someone who eats at a large number of popular chain restaurants, I could see it being a lot more worthwhile.
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