It's easy to follow a healthy diet when you're in control of your shopping list, but as soon as you step outside the front door it gets complicated . . .
Walk into any coffee shop, bar or cinema, and making the right decision becomes a challenge; The Right Bite is here to help. With accessible, practical advice for all those everyday occasions, you can make the smart choice even when healthy options are limited.
Each chapter focuses on a different eating environment – from breakfast on the go to a family barbecue. For each situation The Right Bite explores the type of foods likely to be available and compares them, explaining the main health pitfalls and highlighting top picks.
• Understanding Key Nutrients introduces you to the basics of a good diet • Nutrition Numbers let you compare and weigh up your options instantly • The Right Bite panel allows you to immediately pick the healthiest choice • Fact Boxes scattered throughout give you extra tips and expert advice
Written by an experienced nutritional therapist – so you know that you are getting savvy advice – and small enough to slip in your bag, this is the one-stop guide for anyone wanting to eat healthily in the real world.
Something a little different from me today - a non fiction book. I requested this book to review as I thought it sounded like just the thing I needed and I was right!
The book is set out into eight sections covering several different food scenarios, such as - take away, working lunch and at the movies. With a general introduction covering lots of tips on understanding key nutrients.
It's easy to dip in and out of the book looking at the scenario you might find yourself in. I'm going to outline the main tips I've picked up in just a few quick reads of the book.
I've long thought that there is a lot of sugar in low fat yogurts and this the author confirmed. Whilst a natural full fat yogurt contains much less sugar and apparently not that much fat so in the long run probably the better buy.
Doner kebabs my guilty pleasure are covered in the book and I think it is now finally time to say good bye to them and opt for a healthier Shish kebab. It really was a wake up call for me when I read exactly how much fat is in one - 65g and only 10g in a Shish. Yes, I suppose I should have known this, but so helpful to see it in print.
So many times I've stood in the queue at the coffee shop wondering what is the best option. I need a snack on the go, but don't want one high in fat or sugar. I usually opt for a blueberry muffin at the coffee shop thinking it is the best option. Apparently if I'm looking at sugar content then it is. However, the low fat version contains 2-3 teaspoons more sugar, so if it's an occasional treat the author advises having the full fat tastier version. There is also a "Right bite" on each page which gives you a quick tip. In this case the tip is to "opt for a higher fibre version (of muffin) as these tend to be lower in sugar and higher in fibre, keeping you going for longer and minimising the damage to our waistline".
I think this is a great little reference book and one I will be referring to again and again. As I mentioned the "Right Bite" on each page is a great overall tip to quickly refer to.
I'm giving this book 4 out of 5 stars as I would have liked it to have covered even more areas.
The Right Bite is published on 17 March 2016.
My thanks go to Netgalley for providing me with an e copy of this book to review ahead of publication.