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Restaurant Confidential: The Shocking Truth about What You're Really Eating When You're Eating Out

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Publisher Comments:

Thinking about going out for a some Chinese food or a quick bite at McDonald's for lunch? If you're concerned about the fat and calories contained in what you eat — don't go without this book.

Restaurant Confidential, by the people at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, breaks it all down and leaves no stone unturned. What's really in the food you're eating when you're eating out?

  • Kung Po Chicken at your neighborhood Chinese restaurant — a whopping 1,620 calories and 76 grams of fat (that's almost the average recommended calories for a whole day and more than the recommended amount of fat).
  • A Pizzeria Uno Chicago Classic will cost you 1,500 calories and 74 grams of fat.
  • those amazing smelling cinnamon buns at your local mall Cinnabon - 670 calories and 34 grams of fat
Americans are now eating almost one-third of their meals outside the home, spending $222 billion annually doing so — and watching their waistlines balloon. What's in this food? To answer, CSPI performs across-the-board restaurant profiles that give straight-shooting scientific data on the fat, sodium, and calorie content of the most popular dishes. The information is organized by type of cuisine — Chinese, Mexican, steak house, and more — and covers all the major chains, such as The Olive Garden, Applebee's, and Outback. The book provides specific eating strategies for every kind of restaurant, as well as shocking facts: Did you know that a typical order of stuffed potato skins packs a whopping 1,260 calories and 48 grams-two days' worth-of saturated fat? A 10-point plan for ordering wisely, plus dozens of tips throughout, takes the information one step further by showing how to eat happily and healthfully.

It's the nutrition book that reads like a thriller.

Review:

"An invaluable guide for those who dine out." Jane Brody, The New York Times

Review:

"This guide offers all imaginable nutritional details about restaurant food, including meals available at mall eateries, fast-food outlets and family-oriented establishments, along with ethnic eateries from Chinese to Italian....avid dieters or anyone obsessed with eating healthy will find this book useful as they plan their meals. " Publishers Weekly

Book News Annotation:

Based upon laboratory analyses of popular restaurant foods, this text reveals their calorie, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium content. Information on fiber, vitamins, and other nutrients is not particularly emphasized. Each of the 18 chapters is devoted to a type of restaurant (Mexican, Italian, fast food, etc.) or food (breakfast, movie theater snacks). The authors are nutritionists with the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In May 2001, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) broke a major pizza story on the ABC television program 20/20 and once again captured front-page headlines, just as it did when it released studies on movie popcorn and take-out Chinese food.

In Restaurant Confidential, Dr. Michael F. Jacobson and his CSPI team do for sit-down meals what their Fast-Food Guide--with 247,000 copies in print--did for fast food. Belgian Waffle or Rib-Eye Steak? Bloomin' Onion or Mrs. Fields's Double-Fudge Brownie? Americans are now eating almost one-third of their meals outside the home, spending $222 billion annually doing so-and watching their waistlines balloon. What's in this food? To answer, CSPI performs across-the-board restaurant profiles that give straight-shooting scientific data on the fat, sodium, and calorie content of the most popular dishes.

The information is organized by type of cuisine--Chinese, Mexican, steak house, and more--and covers all the major chains, such as The Olive Garden, Applebee's, and Outback. The book provides specific eating strategies for every kind of restaurant, as well as shocking facts: Did you know that a typical order of stuffed potato skins packs a whopping 1,260 calories and 48 grams--two days' worth--of saturated fat? A 10-point plan for ordering wisely, plus dozens of tips throughout, takes the information one step further by showing how to eat happily and healthfully. It's the nutrition book that reads like a thriller. Take the steak and brownies; a whole fried onion with dipping sauce has a blooming 163 grams of fat, and the seemingly innocent Belgian waffle with whipped topping and fruit has even more fat and calories than two sirloin steaks.

About the Author

Michael F. Jacobson, Ph.D., is the executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a Washington-based nonprofit group that has led a nationwide campaign to improve America's nutrition.

Jayne Hurley is a registered dietitian and spokesperson at CSPI.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761100355
Preface:
Kessler, David
Author:
Hurley, Jayne
Author:
Center for Science in the Public Interest,
Author:
Jacobson, Michael F.
Author:
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Author:
Kessler, David
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Food Content Guides
Subject:
Food
Subject:
Diets - General
Subject:
Restaurants
Subject:
HEALTH and FITNESS / Diets
Subject:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Diet & Nutrition / Diets
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 02-01
Publication Date:
20020506
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 x 8
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.26 x 5.58 x 1 in 1.19 lb

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Product details 400 pages Workman Publishing - English 9780761100355 Reviews:
"Review" by , "An invaluable guide for those who dine out."
"Review" by , "This guide offers all imaginable nutritional details about restaurant food, including meals available at mall eateries, fast-food outlets and family-oriented establishments, along with ethnic eateries from Chinese to Italian....avid dieters or anyone obsessed with eating healthy will find this book useful as they plan their meals. "
"Synopsis" by ,
In May 2001, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) broke a major pizza story on the ABC television program 20/20 and once again captured front-page headlines, just as it did when it released studies on movie popcorn and take-out Chinese food.

In Restaurant Confidential, Dr. Michael F. Jacobson and his CSPI team do for sit-down meals what their Fast-Food Guide--with 247,000 copies in print--did for fast food. Belgian Waffle or Rib-Eye Steak? Bloomin' Onion or Mrs. Fields's Double-Fudge Brownie? Americans are now eating almost one-third of their meals outside the home, spending $222 billion annually doing so-and watching their waistlines balloon. What's in this food? To answer, CSPI performs across-the-board restaurant profiles that give straight-shooting scientific data on the fat, sodium, and calorie content of the most popular dishes.

The information is organized by type of cuisine--Chinese, Mexican, steak house, and more--and covers all the major chains, such as The Olive Garden, Applebee's, and Outback. The book provides specific eating strategies for every kind of restaurant, as well as shocking facts: Did you know that a typical order of stuffed potato skins packs a whopping 1,260 calories and 48 grams--two days' worth--of saturated fat? A 10-point plan for ordering wisely, plus dozens of tips throughout, takes the information one step further by showing how to eat happily and healthfully. It's the nutrition book that reads like a thriller. Take the steak and brownies; a whole fried onion with dipping sauce has a blooming 163 grams of fat, and the seemingly innocent Belgian waffle with whipped topping and fruit has even more fat and calories than two sirloin steaks.

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