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So What Can I Eat!: How to Make Sense of the New Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Make Them Your Own

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2006

    You will learn so much

    I learned so much about how to read food labels and about the different types of fats. The recipes were delicious and easy to make. It is a great book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2006

    A Sensible book for a healthy lifestyle

    I like the fact that the primary focus is on the nutritional quality of the foods yoiu eat. Concern with calorie intake, while important, is secondary to choosing nutrient rich foods. Elisa Zied also emphaisizes that any food is ok to eat as long as you indulge in moderation. This common sense approach, based on moderation and a focus on quality, really takes the guilt and sacrifice component out of making a healthy eating plan. I also like the book because it describes the health benefits of various foods. I love collecting recipes and have done so for almost 20 years. Nevertheless, I found some recipes in the book which were unique enough to make an exciting and delicious addition to my collection!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2006

    Just what the doctor ordered!

    We finally have a book that we can recommend to patients that can help them modify their life styles in a realistic manner. There are no gimmicks and no hard and fast rules...just sensible nutritional advice. This book actually becomes a usable guide as normal people eat their way through their normal lives!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2006

    Just what I needed

    Finally! This is the first nutrition book that actually approaches diet and nutrition in a manageable way. Zied helps demystify the new nutrition pyramid, while creating a framework in which the reader can personally apply it to his or her daily life. The `Daily Food and Fitness Tracker¿ is by far the easiest and most flexible method of monitoring my food intake and activity level that I have come across. The author makes you feel as if she has been in the same place you have in terms of managing weight and eating habits. Unlike so many other books that seem to focus solely on weight loss, Zied seems focused on improving health and quality of life. By not eliminating entire food groups from your diet, she helps to promote a sustainable lifestyle change and not a `quick fix.¿ The stories and anecdotes throughout the book make it an easy read. Zied responds to every question you have before they even come up. The section on eating out and meal plans are very easy to follow and are useful. Unlike other books of this type, the recipes are actually foods you¿d want to eat and enjoy in your everyday life¿.we tried `Linda¿s Chicken Meatballs¿ and loved them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2006

    A guide for real people

    This book cuts through the noise, focusing on the truly important nutritional facts Americans need to know. The practical approach is realistic and the book's message is positive and encouraging. The recipes and meal plans are very helpful.

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