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

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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A blueprint for developing a nutritious, balanced eating plan for life

Every day, readers are presented with conflicting information about food, nutrition, and how to eat properly. Now, Elisa Zied, a highly visible spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, clarifies the new U.S. Dietary Guidelines and provides a clear plan for developing a nutritious, balanced, and sustainable eating-plan for life–whether the goal is to lose weight, have more energy, or manage or prevent diet-related conditions. The book’s helpful menu plans and many delicious recipes will allow readers to enjoy eating without feeling deprived.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471772019
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 02/24/2006
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Elisa Zied, R.D. is a registered dietitian and national media spokesperson for ADA.  An expert on family nutrition, she has been extensively featured on broadcast television, in several national publications, and in high-profile speaking roles promoting a healthy lifestyle.  She is a contributing editor for Seventeen magazine and has written for or been quoted in Time, The New York Times, US News & World Report, Los Angeles Times, Fitness Magazine, Parenting Magazine, and Self, among others.  She appears regularly on CBS’s The Early Show as well as Today in New York, Good Day New York, Live on MSNBC, Fox News Live and Fox News at 10.

Ruth Winter, M.S., is an award-winning science and nutrition writer. Her books include A Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives.
Visit her Web site at

Table of Contents



Part One: So What Are the Guidelines and How Can You Fit Them into Your Life?

1. Sitting Down to Dinner with Uncle Sam.

2. How to Make the Guidelines Your Own in 7 Steps.

3. All Foods Can Fit.

4. Moving toward a Healthier Weight.

5. Picks and Pitfalls of the Market.

6. Dining Out without Giving In 98

Part Two: What You Can Eat: Easy Menus and Mouth-Watering Recipes.

7. Your Meal Plan.

8. Recipes.

Appendix A: Master Food Lists.

Appendix B: Determining Your Calorie Needs.




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