To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Eat This, Not That! Thousands of Simple Food Swaps that Can Save You 10, 20, 30 Pounds-or More! Paperback – December 10, 2007
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
The original and best-selling installment of EAT THIS, NOT THAT! has helped literally thousands of people improve their lives by increasing their nutritional intakes while blasting away unwanted belly fat. The secret? The revolutionary concept that the battle of the bulge is won not through deprivation and discipline, but by making a series of simple food swaps that can save you hundreds – if not thousands – of calories a day.
EAT THIS, NOT THAT! is the only book that holds the food industry accountable for the surreptitious loads of sugar, fat, and sodium stuffed into foods that were once reliable sources of lean nutrition. It arms you with the savvy tricks and insider information you need to eat well in today’s dangerous food landscape. With EAT THIS, NOT THAT! you're the expert in every eating situation, from the frozen food aisle to your favorite fast food joint to your local sports bar. You control your food universe--and lose the pounds you want--because, unlike every other customer, you'll know the smart choices to make--instantly!
Now get this: The pressure from EAT THIS, NOT THAT! is actually reshaping the food landscape to your benefit! Since it’s original publication in 2007, here’s how some restaurants have responded:
- Baskin Robbins eliminated its 2,300-calorie Heath Bar Shake.
- Outback Steakhouse downsized its Aussie Cheese Fries from 2,900 calories to 2,140 calories.
- Macaroni Grill replaced the 1,120-calorie Kids’ Double Mac ‘n’ Cheese with a more reasonable 670-calorie version.
- Restaurants such as Quiznos, Red Lobster, and Olive Garden began publishing nutritional information for the first time ever.
- And that’s just to name a few!
About the Author
DAVID ZINCZENKO, editor in chief of Men's Health magazine, is the author of the New York Times best-sellers The Abs Diet and The Abs Diet for Women. Once an overweight child growing up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Zinczenko has become one of the nation's leading experts on health and fitness. He is a regular contributor to the Today show, and has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, and Primetime Live.
MATT GOULDING is the food and nutrition editor of Men's Health. He has cooked and eaten his way across the world, touching down in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he divides most of his time between keyboard and stovetop.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
This book breaks things down into categories that make it easy when making choices in a particular food category. This enables you, over time, to learn the difference about food choices & creates a lifestyle change. Don't think of this as a "diet" book, but rather a learning tool.
I have loaned my book out various times & helped many friends learn how to make healthier choices. As a result, many have purchased this book & also it became a domino effect lol.
Love this book & still use it as a refresher often. Will be looking to see if an updated version has been published.
I think "that" is smart. We bought three or four for our kids and ourselves...and anyway, they are cheap to buy, a good "starter" or "refresher" on everyday diet information.
I am not related to an any way, nor the author.
The bottom line is, don't look at this book as a single source for developing a healthier eating style. Instead, use it to show you the vast difference calorie counts between foods that are other wise identical...and go from there to reading food labels so that you know just what you are putting in your body.
When you see how much fat and calories are in some of the most popular dishes ordered at restaurants and fast food places, you'll stay away! Some meals have more than half a days worth of calories and about three times the amount of fat a person should have in one day. No wonder everyone is losing the battle of the bulge.
The book is arranged in alphabetical order by restaurant's names and color coded by categories: Favorite Restaurants, Menu Decoder, Holidays and Special Occasions, Supermarket, Drinks, Mood Food, and For Kids(this section is only 6-pages long, but they have Eat This Not That! for Kids!: Be the Leanest, Fittest Family on the Block! for that). And the book is small enough to fit in a purse or briefcase to take on the go, but you probably won't have to do that since you can zero in on a few of your favorite haunts and see what the best choices they have on the menu.
What I like about the book is the simplicity of it all. One side of the page shows the worst thing you can eat and the other side shows you the best choices you can make at your favorite diner. There's also a menu decoder that teaches you exactly what all those terms are at different types of restaurants from "Breakfast Diners" to "Sushi Bars."
With EAT THIS NOT THAT!, we're empowered to make smarter choices when it comes to eating out and that should help shrink our ever expanding waists. And we can do that by ordering smarter and not just dry salads. I highly recommend this book.