Lose weight eating at McDonald's, Burger King, KFC, and Wendy's?
Yes, it's possible--and this book shows you how!
"Dr. Steve Sinatra is one of the top preventive cardiologists in America. . . . In The Fast Food Diet, he shows readers how to eat smarter and more nutritiously at any fast food establishment in America so they will actually become healthier as they lose weight. What a brilliant strategy and practical approach!"
--BARRY SEARS, bestselling author of The Zone
We're a nation on the go--and we're gaining weight at alarming levels. Chances are you realize you should lose weight and eat healthier foods, but when you're hungry and hurried, all too often you choose the drive-through over a healthy home-cooked meal. This breakthrough guide presents a practical, real-world solution that teaches you how to make healthier fast-food choices and save hundreds of calories per meal--without giving up the delicious taste and convenience of fast foods.
In addition to tips for dining guilt-free at all types of fast-food restaurants, The Fast Food Diet includes:
* A Six-Week Fast-Food Diet Eating Plan that lets you choose among 150 meal selections for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks from more than fifty of the most popular fast-food chains
* Valuable tips for business travelers, holiday revelers, and kids who are fast-food junkies
* Advice on eating well at food courts, sit-down restaurants, airports, and convenience stores
* Recipes for nutritious, home-cooked meals you can prepare in 15 minutes or less
If you cut just 500 calories from your meals every day, you'll lose a pound a week. That's 50 pounds ayear--and The Fast Food Diet makes it easy.
Eat super-sized fries, lose weight, and prevent disease? Not exactly. As cardiologist and nutritionist Sinatra (former chief of cardiology & director of medical education, Manchester Memorial Hosp.; Optimum Health: A Natural Lifesaving Prescription for Your Body and Mind) and Punkre (chief copywriter, Rodale Press) explain, their approach to weight loss is actually quite sensible: greatly decrease caloric intake by making healthier, more nutritious choices at fast food restaurants (fast food consumption should be limited to 20 percent of the daily diet) and increase activity with a 10,000-steps-a-day exercise regimen. The book includes an invaluable chapter listing the calorie and fat content of the offerings at the most popular food chains as well as a suggested meal plan for weight loss that incorporates fast food. Also useful is the chapter on vitamin and mineral supplementation. Michael F. Jacobson and Sarah Fritschner's The Fast-Food Guide covered similar ground but is now outdated. Recommended purchase for public libraries and for academic libraries serving colleges with courses in nutrition. Florence Scarinci, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, NY Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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STEPHEN SINATRA, M.D., is a board-certified cardiologist, a certified nutrition and anti-aging specialist, and a psychotherapist. He was chief of cardiology for two four-year terms and director of medical education at Manchester Memorial Hospital in Connecticut for almost twenty years. His health newsletter has nearly fifty thousand subscribers.
JIM PUNKRE is a professional writer who was formerly the chief copywriter at Rodale Press.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Barry Sears, Ph.D.
Get Smarter, Get Slimmer on Fast Food.
1 The 80/20 Rule.
2 Why Regular Diets Fail.
3 The Secrets of Easy Weight-Loss Success.
4 The Fast-Food Diet Restaurant-by-Restaurant Guide.
5 Smart Sit-Down Dining.
6 The Fast-Food Diet at the Mall.
7 The Six-Week Fast-Food Diet.
8 Fast Food at Home.
9 The Fast-Food Diet for Kids.
10 The Fast-Food Diet Vitamins and Supplements.
11 The Fast-Food Diet for Business Travelers.
12 The Fast-Food Diet for the Holidays.
13 The Fast-Food Diet for Vegetarians.
14 The Fast-Food Diet Walking Plan.
15 The Future of Fast Food.
Appendix A: The Glycemic Foods Index.
Appendix B: Low-Calorie Snacks.