Monday, July 29, 2013

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Eat This Not That! Supermarket Survival Guide

Rating: 5 Stars
Version: Paperback
Author: David Zinczenko with Goulding

Amazon Summary:
With more than 50,000 food products in the average supermarket, it's no wonder shoppers feel confused and overwhelmed. How do they know what to buy to eat healthier and avoid packing on pounds? And as food prices skyrocket, how do consumers know they're getting the best deals?

Luckily they have Eat This, Not That! Supermarket Survival Guide, the ultimate authority on packaged foods, produce, and dairy and meat products found in our supermarkets. Newly revised and updated with all-new nutrition facts and information, this expanded edition acts as a trusted bodyguard, steering buyers away from nutritional danger zones and protecting them with the power of knowledge. On every page, readers will find easy-to-follow tips and nutrition facts that help them make the best choices for cutting calories, shedding pounds, and even saving money!

The book's easy-to-carry format and highly visual design make it a perfect companion for the purse or shopping cart. And the information inside, based on extensive research and market reporting, will finally put the shopper in control of his or her family's diet and health.

I was given this book as a gift and I must say that it's not the type of book I usually pay any attention to, nor is it the type I take time to review. However, I started to skim through a few paragraphs here and there and the next thing I knew thirty minutes had passed! I found the illustrations, photos, charts, and graphs not only very appealing, but full of detail. Eat This Not That gives the reader many healthier options to swap some of their most common food choices. Topics range from where and how to shop in a supermarket to pantry staples and it even includes shopping guide to help save money. The book also includes detailed recipes to help you create dishes such as eggs benedict, burgers, chicken caesar, pizza, and much more. All of the recipes are designed to help the preparer make a healthy and delicious meal.
One thing I must say is that I absolute hate how books of this genre attempt to prey on peoples fears and make them afraid to eat. However, Eat This Not That helps the reader know what they are eating and  how to make a healthier version of it, not completely eliminate it from their daily lives. At first I was a little conflicted on how to rate this book, because its not something I would classify as loving or amazing. Yet, the amount of detail and information this book contains earned it a 5 star rating.


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