Eat This, Not That! Restaurant Survival Guide

The No-Diet Weight Loss Solution

All-New Sixth Installment of the Bestselling Book Series Looks atNational Fast Food and Restaurant Chains

New York (November 24, 2009) — The authors of the bestselling EAT THIS, NOT THAT! book series, with more than five million copies in print, today released the ultimate reference book for making the most effective food choices while dining at your favorite restaurants — EAT THIS, NOT THAT! RESTAURANT SURVIVAL GUIDE by David Zinczenko, with Matt Goulding (Rodale Books; Paperback, $19.99). The sixth book in the popular series is an insider’s guide to dozens of restaurants and hundreds of menu options. Available nationwide in stores today, this groundbreaking book, reveals tried and true food swaps that will save readers hundreds, sometimes thousands, of calories at every meal!

Whether you’re ordering from a fast food drive-thru, a local diner, or a fine dining restaurant, eating out has become nothing less than a leap of faith – once you place that order, you give control to a handful of people who have a lot less invested in your health and well-being than you do. Portions have skyrocketed and are filled with hidden fats and ingredients. The results are easy to see – from our out-of-control healthcare costs, to the national obesity crisis, to the increasing development of adult-onset diabetes among our children. Learn how restaurants are making Americans overweight, and how to fight back! This practical guidebook provides consumers with the simple tools to reshape your body, save time and money, and even improve your health.

The EAT THIS, NOT THAT! RESTAURANT SURVIVAL GUIDE is an insider’s guide to smart, healthy swaps at all of America’s favorite restaurants.

Did you know?

  • &middotYou shouldn’t try to lose weight with a TGI Friday’s “healthy” Pecan-Crusted Chicken Salad – it packs more than 1,300 calories! (Get the Asian Sesame Chicken Salad at Panera Bread and strip away 950 of those calories!)
  • &middotYou could eat two Whopper Jr.’s from Burger King and still save 60 calories over the BK Big Fish Sandwich.
  • &middotThe “meat” in a McNugget alone contains seven ingredients, some of which are made up of yet more ingredients, and the breading adds in another 20—the ultimate industrial chemical!

It’s an essential guide for those who want to eat their desired foods without being tricked by hidden fat, sugar, and calories in fast food and restaurant chain kitchens across the country. Join the millions of people who have joined the EAT THIS, NOT THAT! revolution and make the right choices every time with EAT THIS, NOT THAT! RESTAURANT SURVIVAL GUIDE. Packed with smart food tips and simple to follow swaps, readers will also learn:

  • &middotSneaky Secrets the Restaurants Don’t Want You to Know: Get a leg up before you sit down. From starting small to remembering that the waiter is a salesperson, these secrets will keep the power of eating what you want and staying slim in your hands.
  • &middotThe Best and Worst Restaurant Foods in America: A complete list of the best and worst foods from your favorite restaurants, including the “best dessert,” “best pasta,” “worst salad,” “worst appetizer” and much more.
  • &middotThe Secret Menu Decoder: Use this menu decoder to decipher menus from your favorite local pizzeria, downtown cafe, Mexican cantina, and much more.
  • &middotThe Captive Eater’s Survival Guide: Everything to know to make the best choices at the airport, the vending machine, hotel breakfast buffet, movie theater, convenience store, and amusement park.
  • &middot7 Habits of Highly Obese People: Researchers looked at the habits of people dining at an all-you-can eat buffet, and those with the highest BMI seemed to demonstrate a series of “fat habits”—using larger plates and chewing less were just the beginning. Learn more.

Entertaining and informative, EAT THIS, NOT THAT! RESTAURANT SURVIVAL GUIDE is the consumer’s ultimate secret weapon for burning fat and building the body that you want—not by eating less, but by making smart, healthy food choices every time.

DAVID ZINCZENKO, Editor-in-Chief of Men’s Health magazine and the Editorial Director of Women’s Health, as well as the author of New York Times bestsellers The Abs Diet and The Abs Diet for Women. Once an overweight child, Zinczenko has become one of the nation’s leading experts on health and fitness. He is a regular contributor to the Today show and has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, Primetime Live, 20/20, The Rachael Ray Show, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

MATT GOULDING is the food and nutrition editor of Men’s Health. He has cooked and eaten his way around the world, touching down in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he divides most of his time between keyboard and stovetop.

Eat This, Not That! Restaurant Survival Guide
The No-Diet Weight Loss Solution

David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding
Pub date: November 24, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-60529-540-4

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