Well, okay…I guess there’s no other way to say it except, I’m sorry. I mean, I didn’t think the mere mention of a life changing book would cause such a stir and the problem NOW is that, well, I feel a little guilty. Guilty because I think your hopes were high for a spine-tingling thriller like The Shack or a turn-your-life-upside-down book like The Practice of the Presence of God. And this is not that book.
And creme brulee can never be jello (bonus points to anyone who can name that movie).
In my defense, let me say that in 2008 God has been pounding it into my head how important it is to care about my body and the things that I put into it. As one of the few members of Twinkies Anonymous, I have tried to work really hard this year on health and fitness. SO, this book was an amazing find last week – while I was still suffering from the Dreaded and Foul Infirmity.
But – seriously – it’s SO GOOD. Go buy it right now. Thanks.
Here are my thoughts the morning after I stayed up til midnight reading:
Eat This, Not That made me weep and this is why: it turns out that all the times I have watched Steve eat a juicy Single With Everything from Wendy’s, while I have fallen on the sword of the stupid Frescatta Sandwich, that I have been consuming HUNDREDS more calories. Fish Tacos at Chevy’s? Same deal.
In spite of the fact that I haven’t really wanted to eat anything at all this week, I bought this book yesterday and it’s fantastic! It clearly reveals (pictures on every page!) the relatively painless swaps you can make at restaurants and the grocery store in order to save hundreds of calories. It also lifts the mask off many of the things we think would be healthy options like wraps and honey wheat bread.
If you’re just going to thumb through it at Barnes and Noble, be sure to take a spin through the 20 Worst Foods in America list. Try not to cry. And definitely don’t go drown your sorrows in a Venti White Hot Chocolate – because that thing is like death in a cup.
So anyway, check it out…if I ever want to eat again, I plan to take it everywhere I go! (UPDATE: I DO want to eat again. All the time.)
Okay – I told you mine. Now tell me yours. What are YOU reading (Steve hates when I ask this question because it usually costs us money)?
P.S. Incidentally, I’m still not done being messed up by The Shack. If you haven’t read it, you simply must. It’s the first work of fiction that I’ve used a highlighter in so I can read and re-read.