So a while ago I purchased a book titled “Eat this, Not That” by David Zinczenko. If you haven’t heard of this book, you must be living under a rock!
Many of you may not be fast food junkies like myself, but I do love to indulge in making a run for the border at Taco Bell, and having it my way at Burger King quite often. I’m also loving it at McDonalds, and feeding the beast at Del Taco frequently. Alas, I have a love for the grease, the cheese, and all those calories. I used to think that just getting a chicken sandwich was a better option, or not getting fries at certain places, but this book has honestly helped so much in deciding what to order. Eating at fast food is obviously not the healthiest choice, but by reading this book it helps you realized that maybe ordering the chicken sandwich over the cheeseburger isn’t always the best idea.
It also has many other ‘events’ that you may encounter and do not know what to eat like Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Easter. Also it has a Supermarket section, comparing things you would buy in the grocery store that claim to be ‘nutritional’ or ‘healthy’.
One of my favorite parts of the book is the “Weapons of Mass Destruction” that are included at specific restaurants. They are the worst choice you could possibly make at a given restaurant, and include the calorie count and grams from fat next to a picture of a small bomb.
I keep this book in my car and whenever I am out and about, having to eat on the go, I can flip through it and find a healthier solution, instead of packing on the calories. I would have never guessed wraps were so bad for you. There is also an application like the book available for the iPhone called Restaurant Nutrition. It’s user friendly, free, and is also helpful. If you don’t have the book, I would recommend you getting it. It’s available on http://www.amazon.com/
More to come. xoxo