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Should I Scoop Out My Bagel?: And 99 Other Answers to Your Everyday Diet and Nutrition Questions to Help You Lose Weight, Feel Great, and Live Healthy Paperback – January 5, 2016
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"Schapiro and Rich write in a style that will make readers feel like they’re at a girlfriends’ night out, drinking wine (empty calories!) and getting no-holds-barred” answers for every modern woman wondering why her weight is high, her libido is low, and her mind is scattered.” The book covers 99 common questions about health and diet. Organization can be a little lightsometimes related topics are grouped together, and sometime not. Still, the questions are timely, many relating to popular diet fads and strategies: should one scoop out” a bagel, eat wraps instead of sandwiches, or go completely gluten-free? It’s all here: sugar; soda; jet lag; dessert; eating out; dark meat vs. light. . . . This fun, breezy guide positions the authors as both experts and the reader’s best friends, encouraging, advising, and cheering on." Publisher's Weekly
"This book is packed with helpful answers to countless eating questions. Ilyse and Hallie do an exceptional job of providing practical advice with an entertaining dose of humor. You’ll laugh, learn, and likely pass on a number of these useful gems to friends and family members!" Joy Bauer MS, RDN, Founder of Nourish Snacks, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and NBC’s TODAY Show nutritionist
"A great read with easy to digest, extremely helpful information on health and nutrition. In a breezy, playful style, Ilyse and Hallie give you useful ideas that you can implement today." Joel Harper, NYC Celebrity Fitness Trainer
"I love their approach to health and nutrition. This book gives me the power to make informed decisions in a balanced and achievable way." Angie Everhart, model and actress
"The world of nutrition is continually evolving; however, many people are walking around believing information from twenty or thirty years ago. Should I Scoop Out My Bagel? debunks popular myths and gives you the most up-to-date nutrition and lifestyle information that is relatable and easy-to-understand. It’s also a great conversation starterafter reading it, you’ll be the one telling family and friends the real deal about many common misconceptions." Toby Amidor, MS, RD, national nutrition expert, author of The Greek Yogurt Kitchen and columnist for Today’s Dietitian magazine
About the Author
Hallie Rich worked side by side with both her father and grandmother at her family’s dietary supplement business, where she rose through the ranks to become a senior executive at the Company. Following the passing of her father, Hallie founded Rich Vitamins. Hallie received her BA with honors from the University of Michigan and resides in New York, New York.
Top Customer Reviews
What did I like? As some other reviewers have said, the format's great - basically, 100 FAQs. The questions themselves are also what I would imagine a lot of people might have - questions about non-traditional grains, non-dairy milks, cleanses, gluten, fasting, organics, pro-biotics. Finally, the answers are pretty straightforward, easy to understand, down-to-earth, realistic, and seem to contain some valuable information.
So, what did I not like? Well, one thing is the authors' sense of humor. Some of the reviewers seemed to like it. For me, though, it was just one groan-inducing pun after another. These typically come in at the very beginning and the very end of each question. Here are some examples:
- Burgers can be hot and juicy as long as you know where the beef is. Always have it your way and then you'll be lovin' it!
- With sushi, you must be careful so that you don't end up getting a raw deal!
- ... as long as you keep your coffee habit in check, you'll avoid a latte problems.
Maybe you share the authors' penchant for puns. For me, though, it's kind of like anchovies on pizza. There are a small subset of people who love them. The rest of us, though, simple can't stand 'em.
My second beef is that some of this stuff is very basic. Yes, whole grains are better than refined ones. Yup, you need your calcium. Nope, you can't just skip breakfast. That said, I did learn quite a few things I didn't know before.
Finally, this is very much geared toward women. Nothing wrong with that. It just would've been nice to know upfront (I'm a guy). It also would have been very easy to edit that out and make this book for all genders.
As a guy, This was the take me out to the ballgame of healthy eating.
A quick read, and I felt my self getting healthier as I turned the pages.
So guys, this is not a have a flat stomach chick book. I did have my salt shaker close by throughout.
I now know why the bread basket at the dinner table is so evil.
This book is a helpful, funny, and you may blush once of twice, tapestry of what you thought you knew, what your grandmother told you,
and maybe shaky words of wisdom from your school nurse.
I don't want to give too much of the book away, and I don't want my review to become my second book.
The book is a gem, and the authors are genius for launching this week.
Recap. Keep the book in your car. You may be in the Arby's drive thru lane and the book
flashes you a dirty look, while reaching for your wallet.
Soda embargo. This book finally convinced me my home needed a soda exorcism.
Just like bagels, buy this book by the dozen, if you want your friends and relatives to
have a happy, healthy, honest read.
Amazon National Best Selling Author
The authors clearly know their stuff and also know what is realistic. This is not a diet book with any gimmicks, rather Hallie and Ilyse share secrets that they know and how to stay healthy while actually enjoying food, company, and living. This book will quickly become my "go-to" and is one that I know I'll reference for years to come. They reveal the secrets of the experts and the tricks of their respective trades. With so much information and so many “rules” out there, this book gives readers the tools to sort through the BS and know what is truly important and actually relevant to their health. I'm so thrilled that I made the purchase and can't stop telling friends and family. Thank you Hallie + Ilyse!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really helpful and practical ! Well organized. Full of useful informationPublished 4 days ago by leora joseph
This is a great simple funny read for anyone interested in nutrition and health!Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
A pithy and practical review of the many questions you ask yourself each day as you try to balance your appetite with what's ultimately most healthy for you. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Adam Frieman
A good book had lots of very helpful information about relevant things, a book that you go back to all the time. Appreciated the good information. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Judy
I love the authors' look at these dietary questions and their tone in writing about them. It felt like a conversation with friends and they covered some interesting themes:... Read morePublished 1 month ago by TravellingCari
I loved this book! As a fellow RD, I encounter so many seemingly simple questions that are easily misunderstood. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This book is a total game changer! Every question or concern I have ever had is addressed right in this book and makes the idea of eating healthy sound so much...simpler. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
You all have to check out this book by Hallie and Ilyse! Not only is it a wonderful resource to help with weight loss and healthy living, but the book has such a great tone and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brooke Griffin
This book is such a helpful guide to eating healthy, sustaining weight loss or losing weight and just living better. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer