Let's face it, we are all busy. Trying to balance kids, life, work and exercise can be exhausting. Sometimes it is much easier to swing by the drive through and pick up a quick, inexpensive meal rather than cook when you get home from a long day. The good news: there are healthier options available when we are in a rush. Check this series out for tips!
Eat This, Not That! The No Diet Weight Loss Solution! by David Zinczenko is a popular series that comes out every year. Have you ever been standing in line at the local fast food joint wondering what your healthy options are? Well, look no further. Eat This, Not That! lists fast food restaurants in alphabetical order and gives you recommendations for the healthier option. It lists calories, grams from fat and mg’s of sodium contained in the not so good option and the healthy alternative. They should really make this book in pocket size. Each page gives you tidbits of information on other menu items such as fries, gravy, and salad dressing. Other sections include "At the supermarket", "holidays and special occasions" and "cook this, not that!". The one downfall for Canadian readers is that some of the restaurants/supermarket items are not available on our side of the border. That being said, there LOTS of healthy tips that can be applied. The Eat This, Not That! series comes in “Supermarket Survival Guide” and “Restaurant Survival Guide”.