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Eat This Not That Diet

A No-Diet Approach to Weight Loss

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Co-authored by Men's Health editor David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding, the The Eat This Not That No-Diet Diet is another addition to the extremely popular Eat This Not That series. This "No-Diet" weight-loss plan says readers can still lose weight by eating out at their favorite restaurants and chains, including Olive Garden, Dunkin' Donuts, Burger King and Starbucks.

The Eat This Not That! No-Diet Diet offers you thousands of simple food swaps that can help you save up to 30 pounds or more. There is an entire chapter focused on how to use the book to lose weight, and varying chapters on breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and desserts. There’s a bonus section of the book talking about the world’s most dangerous activity and exercise is covered as well. Success stories are sprinkled throughout the book to help add inspiration and help you stick with the program. Using this diet will help you end overeating, stop sugar crashes and prevent you from feeling hungry. The program says that you will eat more than you’ve ever eaten, and never feel hungry again.

PRO
  • Food swaps are easy to follow
  • Allows you to eat out at many popular restaurants
  • Written by health experts
  • Many have had success following this plan
  • Includes info on weight related diseases
  • Success stories can be very inspirational
  • Offers a doctor decoder for common things your doctor might say
  • Simple to follow
  • Includes recipes
  • Allows you to make educated choices on how you spend your calories
  • Every food shown or discussed includes nutritional information
  • Encourages snacking between meals
CON
  • Food choices tend to focus on mainstream American items
  • May become out-of-date quickly
DIET and NUTRITION

All the books in the Eat This, Not That collection help consumers make better food choices through the concept of food swaps. The book provides nutritional information about various food items and menu choices, illustrating why certain items are healthier than others. The book covers each meal of the day, and addresses purchasing discussions both at the grocery store and in restaurants. Along with the various food swaps presented in this book, there are also recipes. This is helpful because anything you might be craving is covered with a healthier option. All of the recipes are simple to prepare and require easy to find ingredients. In typical Eat This Not That fashion, the most popular restaurants are featured along with some of best and worst choices they offer. You can use these simple swap outs or the recipes to create healthier meals for yourself and your family. Some of the recipes included in The Eat This Not That! No-Diet Diet are:

  • French Toast Stuffed with Strawberries
  • Baked Egg with Mushrooms and Spinach
  • Baked Potato Soup
  • Sausage Sandwich with Peppers
  • Chicken Tacos with Salsa Verde
  • Honey-Mustard Salmon
  • Turkey Sloppy Joes
  • Olive Oil Ice Cream
  • Grilled Apricots
EXERCISE

The Eat This Not That! No-Diet Diet addresses exercise too. This book recommends a workout and offers several “Sweat This! Not that!” options. Just like with the food this is helpful because you will learn the best possible exercises to help you see results and reach your goals. Each exercise presented offers the best and worst case scenario for different fitness goals. Everything from maximizing your exercise gains to burning the most calories is presented within this book. There are also eight exercises that you must avoid listed in the book. Those eight exercises are:

  • Seated leg extension
  • Seatted military press
  • Seated lat pull-down
  • Seated pec deck
  • Seated hip abductor machine
  • Seated leg press
  • Squats using the Smith machine
  • Roman chair back extension

The Eat This Not That! No-Diet Diet also discusses the world’s most dangerous activity through a special report chapter. That activity is sitting. Research shows that the more time you spend sitting down, the sooner you are going to die. This research also showed that it didn’t matter if you were a lean and healthy exerciser who spends plenty of time at the gym or if you are overweight and hate exercising. The one determining factor is how much you sit. If you have a cushy desk job or spend most of your day sitting, the simple solution is to start standing more.

CONCLUSION

Diets that make you feel deprived will always fail in the long-run. The Eat This, Not That No-Diet Diet uses a practical approach to cutting calories that takes into account the realities of the American lifestyle. This book can help many people make better food choices, while still enjoying their favorite foods and restaurants. There are opportunities for cutting calories through the food choices you make, as well as your exercise choices.

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jackw

David Z from Men's Health is the man. I use to love this section of the magazine.

posted Apr 24th, 2011 9:03 pm



   
 

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