Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday's media madness...

I think 90% of us all start the year with the goal to eat better and soon give it up in favor of eating quick or tasty.  A few years back I discovered a great book called Eat This Not That by  David Zinczenko, the Editor-in-Chief for Men's Health magazine and the Editorial Director of Women's Health magazine.  For me the book was love at first glance, its an easy way to make more educated choices between things that we may never consider differences between, which in the long run can help you loose lots of weight and feel better.  It was nice to see my choices were not eat a celery stick or eat a cheeseburger, things are compared more apples to apples.  Here is a great example:  You think you are going healthy ordering a healthy turkey burger and you would assume you would get a healthier option from a sit down restaurant vs a drive through, but you would be wrong, an avocado Turkey burger from Ruby Tuesday has 886 calories and is loaded with 54 grams of fat and 2,712 milligrams of sodium, the Guacamole Turkey burger from Carl Jr.'s has only 490 calories, 21 grams of fat (6 of them saturated fat) and 1,120 milligrams of fat.   Just the tip of the iceberg proving that not all pizza, burgers, salads, ice cream and Mac & Cheese are created equal, if you are armed with the facts you can shed pounds with very little work.  I was able to find the updated version of the book; Eat This, Not That! 2012: The No-Diet Weight Loss Solution in paperback for the lowest price of $12.99 with no shipping at The Book Depository.  If you have a Kindle or the Kindle app you can download the electronic version of the book from Amazon for $8.99, I think this is a great option because then you have the information right at your fingertips when you need it most.

I hope you are all having a nice relaxing Sunday.


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