Eat This Not That! Supermarket Survival Guide: The No-Diet Weight Loss Solution Paperback – Dec 30 2008
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“The book was so easy to use. And I said this is a no brainer. I have nothing to do but to go to the grocery store and look at this book. And I dropped 35 pounds within a year. My husband used to call me his ‘full sized woman.’ Of course, he doesn’t say that any more and he can’t keep his hands off me!” – Darlene, ETNT reader.
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P.S - WINDSOR (and I'm sure other brands of) SALT HAS SUGAR IN IT..(It's in the ingredients, but NOT on the nutrition facts)..
It is not too much unlike that grocery shopping in the United States today. You come into a supermarket bulging with products all very colorfully marketed making sometimes unfounded claims as to their health benefits. It is wise, therefore, to come armed with the knowledge that what one buys IS really healthy for them not something a marketer told them to get them to buy their goods. This IS the proverbial SUPERMARKET SURVIVAL GUIDE one should read before entering a store and keeping handy while still in the store.
The book starts with Chapter 1 "Getting to Know and Love the Supermarket." Within that chapter the author lists 11 Secrets the Food Industry Doesn't Want You to Know and the 20 Worst Packaged Foods in America. It is helpful to know, for starters, what kind of food one should consider junk before going on to food shopping for healthy products. Chapter 2 "The Produce Aisle" is simply lovely.Read more ›
In simple terms, David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding point out the advantages of getting rid of extra calories, sugar, salt, trans fat, and high glycemic ingredients where you can have a healthy, tasty alternative (almost always).
After the general introduction, the book dives into a specific look at how to evaluate foods and beverages at the supermarket, produce, meat, fish, refrigerated foods, pantry staples, snacks, sweets, frozen items, beverages, and ways to spend less. In those sections, you get an explanation of what to look for and what to avoid. Then, one page of "better" items is compared to one page of "worse" items. The differences in content are pretty large in some cases, and not so large in others. This gives you a sense of where to pick your fights. The book ends up with some recipe and meal ideas.
It also made me realize that I need to find stores that stock these healthier (and yes, they are often more expensive) items. Many of the "better" choices are ones that I don't remember seeing a store.
Like all brief books, this one has weaknesses. It doesn't mention carcinogens, for instance. Some "natural" foods like alfalfa sprouts have natural carcinogens in them while some "not so natural" foods like baked bread have anti-carcinogens in them through the preservatives used.Read more ›
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It was interesting to discover the differences in calories etc. in one product versus another and often surprising. Read morePublished on April 22 2011 by MamaBear123
This book is nicely put together and has lots of interesting tips and facts about foods you commonly buy. Read morePublished on March 23 2010 by blueskydreamer
I can't stop reading that book. It is so helpful, it gives a lot of very simple information that you definatelly need if you want to take care of your health. Read morePublished on Nov. 5 2009 by K. Poirier
From Loren Keim, author of How to Sell Your Home in Any Market: David Zinczenko has another hit on his hands. Read morePublished on Aug. 26 2009 by Loren Keim
THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING BOOK. IT IS FULL OF INFORMATION WHICH I DID NOT KNOW AND WHICH HELPS ME MAKE BETTER DECISIONS IN PURCHASING FOOD. Read morePublished on June 20 2009 by OLDER AND WISER
This is an excellent book which I find extremly useful. I use it as a referrence when I shop and has finally learned to make healthy choices for myself and my family.Published on March 25 2009 by Enqirery Mind
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