At a recent Halloween party we attended, our hostess was giving away “grab bag” prizes. We drew what I think was the best prize of all – Eat This, Not That! (For Kids). Granted, winning the adult version might have appeared more helpful, but let’s face it – we all eat alot of the same things that kids do.
I had seen the author, David Zinczenko (editor in chief of Men’s Health magazine), appear on The Biggest Loser a few weeks ago, so I was already intrigued. He had the contestants play a game where they were given two dishes and they had to guess which one was considered “more healthy” to eat. I learned that when given the choice between a multigrain bagel with light cream cheese and a ham-and-cheese English muffin, I should choose the English muffin! Who knew? In fact, if the bagel had regular-fat cream cheese, it would be better to eat two ham-and-cheese sandwiches!
Eat This, Not That is a short book – only about 300 pages – but it’s packed full of valuable information. There’s a section on “eating the rainbow,” which divides healthy fruits and vegetables into the various colors of the rainbow; a section on favorite restaurants and the best choices to make while eating out; a section on buying the healthiest foods at the supermarket; and even a section on “cafeteria foods” – okay I may have grown out of that one! 🙂
I’m hoping to pick up the adult version of this book soon. In the meantime, I’ve learned alot with this one – including that it’s actually better to eat regular bacon than turkey bacon…you can save 30 mg of sodium! For more information, check out eatthis.com.