"Eat This, Not That!"
Posted 1/26/10 , edited 1/26/10
Obviously, the topic description is an exaggeration. We are responsible for our own bodies, so whether we eat too much or not is up to us. But I noticed that a big reason so many people are obese (mainly in America) is because they eat out a lot and pick unhealthy options.

The book "Eat This, Not That!" tells you what the healthiest options are and what the worst options are at pretty much every restaurant in America. It shows you the amount of calories, saturated fats, etc. in just about all of the dishes it displays.

You can learn some great things from this book. For one thing, many items that you may THINK are healthy on menus from restaurants like Mcdonalds, In-N-Out Burger, and Chick-fil-A are not. Another thing is that it might give you a new perspective on the whole "bigger is better" mentality. Let the record show that just because a burger is bigger and costs less than a certain smaller one, it's probably not a good thing. You're getting a better deal buying the smaller burger because it's most likely better for you. These are only a few things you can learn from reading this book.

I guess my main reason for making this thread was to get this book more popular, since obesity is one of the biggest issues in America, if not the biggest. But I also want your opinions. Do you think this could really do some good?? There are some controversies. I mean, you may drop pounds choosing certain dishes instead of others. But if you go to, say, Mcdonalds every day (where apparently the healthiest lunch/dinner item you can get is the McDouble with no fries or drink,) you'd still be unhealthy if that's all your eating. It's hardly good for you, or so it seems.

Personally, I feel that while this book may help people lose weight, depending on which restaurants you go to, you could still have too much body fat even after doing what it says for a long amount of time. And while where you go is up to you, it doesn't quite discourage the idea. I feel it should.

So, what do you think?

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Posted 1/26/10
Hmmmm.

For people who are truly obese I don't think this would be particularly helpful. They just need to get into a diet program.

For normal people who only need to lose 5 to 10 pounds this might be useful.
Posted 1/26/10 , edited 1/26/10

meezermex wrote:

Hmmmm.

For people who are truly obese I don't think this would be particularly helpful. They just need to get into a diet program.

For normal people who only need to lose 5 to 10 pounds this might be useful.


Yeah..well, I mean according to the author(s,) the book can help you lose 10-30+ pounds. I'm guessing if you cross 30, you're just a special case. And I don't remember if they said they had any evidence backing up their claim. Still..I doubt they were lying.

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Although I do acknowledge this thread this does seem like advertising. Fast food you just have to burn the calories with exercise or activity.

Obesity
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-3436/obesity/?pg=0

^ please refer to this link.
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Posted 1/26/10
Actually, it does help but it depends on the person. I learned about these books from my anorexic friend.

She would go crazy over those books.
Posted 1/26/10

I guess my main reason for making this thread was to get this book more popular.

Which is advertising and againts CR policy. Besides, we already have a thread on obesity, as Shohee suggested.
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