Monday, September 8, 2008

Weapons of Mass Destruction

So a while ago I purchased a book titled "Eat this, Not That" by David Zinczenko. If you haven't heard of this book, you must be living under a rock!


Many of you may not be fast food junkies like myself, but I do love to indulge in making a run for the border at Taco Bell, and having it my way at Burger King quite often. I'm also loving it at McDonalds, and feeding the beast at Del Taco frequently. Alas, I have a love for the grease, the cheese, and all those calories. I used to think that just getting a chicken sandwich was a better option, or not getting fries at certain places, but this book has honestly helped so much in deciding what to order. Eating at fast food is obviously not the healthiest choice, but by reading this book it helps you realized that maybe ordering the chicken sandwich over the cheeseburger isn't always the best idea.

It also has many other 'events' that you may encounter and do not know what to eat like Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Easter. Also it has a Supermarket section, comparing things you would buy in the grocery store that claim to be 'nutritional' or 'healthy'.

One of my favorite parts of the book is the "Weapons of Mass Destruction" that are included at specific restaurants. They are the worst choice you could possibly make at a given restaurant, and include the calorie count and grams from fat next to a picture of a small bomb.

I keep this book in my car and whenever I am out and about, having to eat on the go, I can flip through it and find a healthier solution, instead of packing on the calories. I would have never guessed wraps were so bad for you. There is also an application like the book available for the iPhone called Restaurant Nutrition. It's user friendly, free, and is also helpful. If you don't have the book, I would recommend you getting it. It's available on


Another great find that is on sale right now at is this Nike Women's Long Sleeve Top. It's perfect for those upcoming fall training runs and has breathable mesh inserts. Very light weight and fashionable it's on my to-buy list for sure. It's V-neck also helps for ventilation, and makes it more versatile. Normally 39.99, it's only 19.99 and comes in black and white, purple and white, and baby blue and white in sizes XS,S,M, and L.

More to come. xoxo


Running Knitter said...

Thanks for the book review. I've been meaning to pick up a copy.

Jenn said...

I like that the book does it all with a sense of humor, too.

And that top is CUTE!

Marcy said...

Why yes, I've totally been living under a rock because I've NEVER heard of it ROFLMAO! Or maybe I just didn't want to hear of it because like you, I'm a junk foodaholic. Love, love, love me some grease.

Thanks for the ups on the shirt, I'm going to need a couple more long sleeves since it's getting so cold. GAH!

joyRuN said...

Geez - how come I never heard of this book? It would come in really handy when I'm stuffing my kids with tasty McNuggets (again).

And I'm in denial - we don't need those tops yet! Right? Right?

Julianne said...

Oh I'll have to check out this book. I have to admit, I have been living under a rock for the past few months! :-)

RazZDoodle said...

I'm more concerned about getting an iPhone. :)