When I first got serious about changing my eating habits, I almost died.
I’m not kidding.
To go from eating regular butter, sugary jelly and 2% milk to…none of that was ALMOST the death of B. Going cold turkey is hard for anyone. Especially when you don’t consider healthier alternatives.
And then one glorious day I heard about the book Eat This, Not That. It isn’t new. This “No-Diet Weight Loss Solution” book written by the Editor-In-Chief of Men’s Health came out in 2008. I didn’t discover it until a year later and it is changed my life. I’m not even kidding, y’all.
I think this is the most realistic way to begin loosing weight. While most of us KNOW what’s good (green smoothies) and what’s bad (french fries), sometimes it helps to get an idea of what’s “better”.
Here’s an example…
I never want to give up cereal. I’d rather eat healthier cereals. Eat This, Not That displays the stats of various cereals. On the left you eat the “Eat This” and on the right, there’s the “Not That”. The book also gives little tidbits about how to read the labels. Genius!
They do the same thing for your favorite restaurants.
Now don’t get it twisted, sweets. Devouring a doughnut is never the “healthy choice” but if you’re going to take that route, it’s best to go with the one with the least calories and grams of fat. I’d rather eliminate them completely but hey, you gotta be realistic.
And then the book has sections for holidays…
And special circumstances…
I’ve read this book up and down. I’ve got it memorized so well that I know the “healthier” options of all of the products I pick up at the grocery store. And the same goes for eating out.
This book has really changed my life. I’m thinking it’s the best route to go for those who slowly but surely want to make dietary changes. I also have the Supermarket, Kitchen and Restaurant Survival guides.
You can grab any of these books for less than $15 at your bookstore. I got mine from Amazon.
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