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

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Overview

You can burn fat and sculpt the body you’ve always wanted—and even save money in the process-without dieting. All you need is the insider’s guide to smart, healthy, low-cost food choices. And now, the right choices are simple!

From the produce section to the frozen-food aisle, the modern supermarket is loaded with 50,000 food choices, all vying for your hard-earned money. N wonder it’s hard to know what to buy. But with Eat This, Not That! Supermarket Survival Guide, the smart ...

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Overview

You can burn fat and sculpt the body you’ve always wanted—and even save money in the process-without dieting. All you need is the insider’s guide to smart, healthy, low-cost food choices. And now, the right choices are simple!

From the produce section to the frozen-food aisle, the modern supermarket is loaded with 50,000 food choices, all vying for your hard-earned money. N wonder it’s hard to know what to buy. But with Eat This, Not That! Supermarket Survival Guide, the smart answers are right in your hands. No more fake "healthy" foods. No more rip-off supermarket "bargains." No more disappointing meals. And most important of all, no more extra pounds!

Did you know:

*A cup of Quaker 100% Natural Granola Oats, Honey, and Raisins contains more calories than 8 chicken wings? (Save 280 calories a day by switching to our preferred choice)

*Choosing Rice Krispies Treats over Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars will cut your sugar and calorie intake nearly in half? (With this switch, you could lose a pound every 7 weeks!)

*Regular bacon is actually better for you than turkey bacon? (Find other deceptive "healthy" foods and the delicious ones you should be eating instead.

With this simple illustrated guide to thousands of foods—along with the nutrition secrets that lead to fast and permanent weight loss—you’ll make the smartest choice for you and your family, every time!

Additional features in Eat This, Not That! Supermarket Survival Guide include:

  • 6 Supermarket Shopping Strategies
  • 11 Secrets the Food Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know
  • The 20 Worst Packaged Foods in America
  • Master the Produce Aisle: Your Guide to Greens (and other colors)
  • Your Organic Primer
  • The Pantry Label Decoder
  • And more!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437654462
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/30/2008
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

David Zinczenko is the editor in chief of Men’s Health and editorial director of Women’s Health and Best Life. He is a regular contributor to the Today show and has appeared on Oprah, 20/20, and Prime Time Live.

Matt Goulding is the food and nutrition editor of Men’s Health. He has cooked and eaten his way around the world and now lives in Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Introduction: The Choice Is Yours vii

Chapter 1 Getting to Know & Love the Supermarket: Master your market-and take control of your health! 1

Chapter 2 The Produce Aisle: Supercharge your meals with fresh produce that really packs a punch 19

Chapter 3 The Meat & Fish Counters: Build a leaner body with the smartest protein choices 49

Chapter 4 The Refrigerator: Keep your cool-and never feel hungry again 63

Chapter 5 Pantry Staples: Stock your kitchen cabinets with fat-burning superfoods 95

Chapter 6 Snacks & Sweets: Indulge-guilt-free-and keep losing weight 163

Chapter 7 The Freezer Section: Learn the surprising secrets that keep extra calories at bay 211

Chapter 8 Drink This, Not That!: Eliminate hidden calories, not taste! 253

Chapter 9 Your Save-Money Shopping Guide: Discover the tricks that will slim down your grocery bill 283

Food Additive Glossary 306

Index 317

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    Excellent!

    This is such a good book. It really takes the anxiety of what to buy at the supermarket out of the equation of how to lose weight. It was very detail oriented, so the confusion of what to buy--and what to eat--was easy to understand.

    13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2009

    Not worth it

    i wasn't impressed at all with this book. i had heard good things about it and have seen it advertised on many different shows so i thought i'd check it out. the foods you can eat are not much different from the foods you can't, i don't really see how this book can help anybody when there is only a 10 calorie difference between the 'good' and 'bad' foods. don't waste your money on this one.

    6 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 30, 2008

    Takes the guesswork out of groceries

    I'd recommend this book to everyone who wants to help their families (and themselves) eat right. Zinczenko and Goulding have completely taken the guesswork out of the supermarket, presenting clear-cut info in an easy-to-digest format. The book is the perfect size to stick in your purse or keep in your car, and the chapter intros and special sections make you a more educated grocery shopper.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2008

    Fantastic!

    This book is a fantastic follow-up to the first two books in the series, "Eat This, Not That!" and "Eat This, Not That! For Kids." Bring us more!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2009

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    A Useful Little Guide Overall

    Eat This and Not That...it doesn't get much more simple. This is both the strength and weakness of this approach.<BR/><BR/>The Good: this handy guide is packed with visual comparisons of some of the most popular food and quickly gives you visual reference that compares two products and makes the purchasing decision between brands a no-brainer. It also offers some information about how to make more informed decisions about the food you are buying<BR/><BR/>The Bad: I think this book often makes it too easy to feel like buying the alternative it provides is a good idea. Often, it will compare two products and both are full of crap, one just has less calories than the other. Peppered throughout the book are also utterly ridiculous examples on swapping one brand of junk food for another...buy the low calorie pop tarts instead of the regular...I wish the authors would have just left this kind of non-sense out of the book. Sometimes buying neither would be a better alternative then choosing the lesser of two evils.<BR/><BR/>The Bottom Line: It's a good primer overall I suppose and helps with being more aware of the brands and products you are buying. The unique approach makes it easy to use.<BR/><BR/>If you want to take it a step further and have this really be a more valuable tool, pickup the brand X and brand Y and read the labels and the ingredients...well, actually you don't need the book for that.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2010

    AMAZING - Full of Great Info

    I had heard about the books, but I really thought this was going to be the next "trendy diet" that would be relegated to bottom of the shelf with the rest of the diet books. I picked up the Supermarket version, just to look at the table of contents and this was very interesting. Then I was curious. I flipped a few pages and I was not just pleasantly surprised, but amazed to find the presentation of information was not only smart and clear but also unbiased. It didn't look like any one brand or company was the driver of the information. I had to buy it if not for the "diet" part but for the reference information on how to read the labels and to decifer the marketing on the packaging. I realized quickly that there was so much information in this little square book that I could not possibly remember all of it. I now use it as my reference book when I make my grocery list. I lent it to a co-worker and she's going to get her own copy as well. The only down side to this book is the abundant amount of information, but is that really a bad thing?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2009

    A Life Saving Book

    I've checked this book out and I find not only was this book handy but so to are the other books of the near same title.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 8, 2009

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    You'd be surprised

    I thought I was making some healthy decisions but was surprised to find that I was making some wrong choices. I wish I could get this as an app. It would be a blessing at the store!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2009

    Valuable Book

    This is the most valuable book in the the "Eat This Not That" series because it provides hundreds of tips for when I go food shopping every weekend. I thought I was eating healthy already and was shocked to learn all of the bad choices I was making. After reading this, I emptied my pantry and re-stocked and I feel better already!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2009

    An OK help

    I like the help this book offers to readers! However unless you can remember all the facts and numbers and brand names, or want to bring the book with you food shopping it may be a little overwhelming. It is also sometimes hard to tell what food they recommend as a "best food". You really have to do a lot of your own comparisons in the store; especially if your store doesn't sell all the options found in the book. It is a good start to a healthier life style though!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    A Useful Guide

    Did you ever wonder which food was a better choice? Here is your answer- in a straightforward approach with good pictures to easily locate and pick the healthier food while shopping. Helps you compare between commonly found foods in most typical grocery stories today. Helps prevent grabbing the wrong food for a better control of your diet.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    Love these books

    I am duch a fan of ETNT books. They make shopping so easy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 23, 2010

    Finally A Book to Help Me Be A Better Shopper

    I don't mind dieting and following written diets. However, I am always at a loss when it comes to grocery shopping. Not anymore, this book is filled with helpful tips on what foods to avoid buying and it also points out advertising and packaging traps not to get lured into. A must read for anyone trying to eat a healthy diet.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2010

    A must have

    This book, although not a novel, is actually quite a page-turner. It's fascinating to learn about the details of what's in our food (in an easy-to-understand manner) and how seemingly similar foods and brands can actually be quite different. We found ourselves bringing this with us to the grocery store to help guide our purchases. It also helps you realize that you can eat a lot healthier just by making some basic changes in the foods your purchase.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2009

    Eat This Not That

    I found the book to be basic, for the beginner, and for those that like to eat junk food. It has alot of junk food alternatives. I did find a few items helpful. This book is not for someone who follows a natural and organic diet already.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

    Eat This, Not That! Supermarket Survival Guide

    This book is totally awesome. There is so much information that I didn't know and maybe didn't want to know because junk food is so good. But, there is some junk food that is good so you need to get the book....stat!

    The book is broken down into categories and very easy to find information. My 86 year old mother got her hands on it and changed eating habits immediately....even tho she is not trying to lose any of her 110 pounds. I on the other hand am trying to lose weight and it has been very successful for me in changing my eating strategies.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    To #1

    What deos tha even mean? Makes no sense...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    Eat the cow not the piece of plastic

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    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    Great book

    I got know make sure right food opinio save money that store vs. Fast-food

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 9, 2011

    ..good even for veggies...

    I do a full book review on "Eat This Not That" on YouTube on the channel: rhocDaVegan. Check it out for complete insight! Cheers!!

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