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Read It Before You Eat It: How to Decode Food Labels and Make the Healthiest Choice Every Time Paperback – August 31, 2010
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No doubt, shopping the multiplying and widening supermarket aisles can be overwhelming and downright confusing. I often look at people facing the orange juices, milks, yogurts, salad dressings, etc., and observe their eyes glazed over with all the options. It reminds of my mother's comment that buying milk used to be simple...there was one type of milk. (I often want to come to peoples' rescue and sometimes do noting my profession!)
If you read Read It Before You Eat It your glazed over look will disappear, you'll zero in on the healthiest choices and emerge with a cart-full of delicious and healthy foods quicker and with less brain-drain.
Bonnie teaches how to not be de-railed by front-of-package advertising hype and the how to's of interpreting the complicated nutrition facts label. Yes, you'll finally figure out how to apply those DV (daily values) to you! She answers the questions: Is organic worth it?, how to make sense of the ingredient list, and the front-of-package nutrition ranking programs which are proliferating (such as NuVal and Guiding Stars and others which have already seen better days).Read more ›
How often does a book change your life? I'm not referring to "reading for pleasure" for some books, fact or fiction, can make an impression. I am talking about a real life-changing book that is also a pleasure to read. Bonnie Taub-Dix takes what has been, until now, a dull, scientific way of teaching us to watch what we eat and you've probably tossed aside magazine articles telling you to read labels. Now she hands us an easy to follow, easy to understand, down-to-earth method of doing what we hate doing, and in just a few chapters she has us doing it with spirit! Her introduction to each segment tells us what to expect and her Fast Facts helps us remember what we should not forget. All right, I had one negative reaction (stay with me on this). I finally substituted sorbet for my much-loved Ben & Jerry's. But wait! That negative turned into a real positive when my doctor was delighted with my "numbers." If you've been putting off making the necessary changes in your eating habits, please READ IT BEFORE YOU EAT IT and come along with me on an easy trip to better health, with a weight-loss bonus.
I would recommend this book to: consumers who are totally confused by label reading or just want to learn a little more, dietitians, chefs, nutrition teachers, and anyone else who is responsible for spreading sound, scientific-based nutrition information.
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Do not like having to type a narrative just to post rating.Published 22 months ago by Allen Driscoll
This was a great book, even though I didn't always agree with the philosophy behind it. Since I am a Paleo and natural food advocate, I've moved away from counting calories and... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Charles Franklin
An easy and informative read, this book spells out the true meaning behind the confusing terms often found on a food label. Read morePublished on February 4, 2014 by Danielle Robertson
This was quite the interesting little book. Some stuff I knew (most), but some stuff I didn't. It isn't going to change the way I shop or eat, though I might be more careful... Read morePublished on December 16, 2013 by C. L Wilson
This guide is a great resource for learning how to decipher food labels and how to choose food wisely. Read morePublished on October 4, 2013 by K Broihier