Rose Reisman's Choose It and Lose It: The Road Map to Healthier Eating at Your Favourite Restaurants Paperback – Sep 20 2012
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Award winning entrepreneur and mother of four, Rose has been celebrated as one of Canada's leading authorities on the art of eating and living well. Rose is a registered nutritional consultant from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and holds a BA and MBA from York University as well as a B.Ed. from the University of Toronto.
Rose began writing cookbooks in 1988 and soon realized that her own personal quest for healthy eating and living was part of a much larger movement. This became obvious when her 1993 cookbook, Rose Reisman Brings Home Light Cooking, sold over 400,000 copies. Now, 20 years later, Rose has written numerous columns, more than 16 cookbooks promoting healthy eating and living and is the restaurant consultant and menu developer for the healthy menus at the Pickle Barrel Toronto restaurant chain as well as for Glow Fresh Grill. She is also a champion for health research, donating a portion of sales of her books to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (over $1 Million to date!). She won the prestigious Schulich School of Business Alumni Recognition Award for Outstanding Public Contribution and was awarded "Canada's Most Powerful Woman" in 2010 by the Women's Executive Network.
Rose has worked as a caterer, restaurant consultant, television and radio personality, public speaker, teacher and corporate health and wellness consultant. She is a regular media personality on Breakfast Television Toronto, CityLine and Canada AM. She writes for the National Post, Metro News, Huffington Post and Dr. Oz's website, Sharecare. Currently she is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health at York University and participates on a provincial task force to combat childhood obesity.
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But the book does contain some discrepancies. At McDonald's, for example, Reisman "chooses" the Big Mac at 540 calories, 29 grams of fat (10 saturated) and 1020 mg of sodium and "loses" the Angus Deluxe at 780 calories, 47 grams of fat (17 saturated) and 1660 mg sodium. Fair enough, but then she also "loses" the McChicken Sandwich at 470 calories, 27 grams of fat (5 saturated) and 790 mg sodium even though it weighs in healthier than the Big Mac. She gets around this by labelling the McChicken as a "snack." So, which McDonald's sandwiches constitute meals and which don't?
Obviously, Reisman can only list a limited number of options from each restaurant, none of which may be the establishment's healthiest choice. Ultimately, this book serves as a helpful beginner's guide to navigating restaurant lingo but, for the best nutritional information on specific venues, I would take to their websites.
It also highlights that many "healthier" options are not so and that even the "choose it" meals are the lesser of two evils.
Good coffee table book.
Not always comparing apples to apples but gives great advice.
So surprising on which are the smarter choices to make when dinning out!
Looking forward to shedding a few pounds while eating well and still eating out.
thanks for the book
Most recent customer reviews
The book had some good tips. It would be nice if she combined this book with some of her delicious recipesPublished on July 6 2013 by susan
This book is short. There is one comparison, food wise per each double page. Save your money and buy something elsePublished on Jan. 7 2013 by gail m. ledding
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