Wednesday, July 22, 2009
"Eat This, Not That"
Editor of Men's Health Magazine and author of Eat This, Not That, David Zinczenko, has been all over the place lately. On the Today Show yesterday morning talking about foods that improve your sex life. Hanging out and promoting his new book on Ellen. Even pointing out the pitfalls of bottled water on Yahoo! Health. So I got to thinking: Decoding food in America is a HUGE undertaking and while I wish everyone had time to plant their own gardens and search for local farmers markets, the truth is that we've all grown accustomed to the convenience of restaurants so perhaps it's time to address those inevitable drive-thru decisions.
Find tons of Zinczenko's Best & Worst lists here. Wondering what he deems the absolute worst food in America? Brace yourself, Outback fans:
1. The Worst Food in America: Outback Steakhouse Aussie Cheese Fries with Ranch Dressing (2,900 calories 182 g fat 240 g carbs This weapon of mass construction is the caloric equivalent of eating 14 Krispy Kreme doughnuts, before your dinner arrives. Even if you split this "starter" with 3 friends, you'll have downed a meal's worth of calories.)
And just think, that disturbing factoid is only a sample of what the website has to offer! So far I think my favorite feature is the Menu Decoder.
*Note: Unless specified, Zinczenko's suggestions regard personal health, not environmentally friendly choices.