Thursday, February 7, 2008

Eat This, Not That!

Last week, while I was watching Ellen (a luxury while #1 is napping), I saw a great book that I definitely want to run out and buy (perhaps while #2 is strapped to me in the Baby Bjorn because that is where she always seems to be these days).

The book is called Eat This Not That: Thousands of Simple Food Swaps That Can Save You 10, 20, 30 Pounds-or More!. It is written by an editor from Men's Fitness magazine and he basically writes about different options you have at restaurants and at home. He shows you what you are best off eating.

Here are a few examples:

At Dunkin' Donuts:
Ham, egg and cheese english muffin - 310 calories, 10grams of fat,
Multigrain bagel with 2oz. of lite cream cheese - 500 calories, 15 grams of fat!!!

Oscar Meyer turkey bacon and regular bacon both have 70 calories 6 grams of fat. But regular bacon contains 290mg of sodium while turkey bacon has 380mg of sodium...isn't that crazy?!?!

At Ruby Tuesdays:
Top sirloin steak with green beans and mushrooms - 464 calories, 24 grams of fat
Veggie Burger - 953 calories, 52 grams of fat

Venti Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino - 750 calories, 120 grams of sugar
White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino Lite - 280 calories, 40 grams of sugar

This book sounds like the guide we have always wanted. I mean, come on, something that tells us to eat regular bacon instead of turkey bacon!) Check it out to see what other surprises they found...


Jennifer said...

I just ent to Amazon to "look inside that book" and it looks so useful. Thank you for sharing it!

The Mrs. said...

That freaks me out!!!!!!!

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