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

Randy Burge, January 3, 2009

Any book that explains how to stock a pantry sensibly deserves five gold stars and a place on my bookshelf, or kitchen counter in this case. Eat This, Not That does this and so much more.

I have long stood in grocery aisles trying to discern the chem-lab labeling for the can in my hand. This book puts real purchasing and health powers into your shopping equation - for you. I dare say the book makes the money in your wallet greener and healthier to buy food with at the emporium.

Frankly, the food and grocery companies have the total advantage over shoppers. They spend hundreds of billions of dollars each year to convince us to Buy This, Not That based on their bottom line not your waist line. This book helps the consumer balance the equation with shopping carts of nutritious facts and recommendations.

The food companies put additives of unknown origins/purposes into our food, ostensibly to preserve its shelf life, artificially enhance its coloring or flavor, prevent congealing, and a hundred other reasons not necessarily good to eat.

How do we know what is good for us? Is the label pretty? Do we remember the ad? Do we buy it because our mothers bought it (and who admits to questioning their mothers)?

Arm yourself with Eat This, Not That. The grocery aisles are stocked against us. This book helps us win the Food War.
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