Eat This, Not That!
Summary: Whether it’s what we eat for breakfast on the go, what we pack for lunch, or how we fill our shopping cart and stock our pantry, we make more than 300 food decisions every day. Together, we’ll learn how to make better choices and eat all of our favorite foods, guilt-free!
Big things are on tap for Eat This, Not That! in the coming days, weeks, and months - Including, the first new Eat This, Not That! book in 12 years!!! Jon and Megan look ahead at where Eat This, Not That! is heading and where the podcast has been as it gets set for what’s next.
The PSL craze is in full swing and "Pumpkin season" seems to be starting earlier and earlier (thanks Starbucks!). Fortunately, if you don’t drink coffee (or just aren’t a PSL fan), there are plenty of pumpkin-themed treats out there, as well as plenty of pumpkin coffee drinks, from some of our favorite fast food stops. From donuts to coffee drinks, to frozen treats, Jon and Megan highlight some of their favorite fast-food pumpkin offerings out there.
Where’s the beef? It is a question that more and more of us seem to be asking as the trend of plant-based packaged food options continues to grow. As groups like the American Heart Association and American Cancer Society continue to recommend curtailing your intake of red and processed meats, we are seeing more and more plant-based food options that make easy, and delicious, swaps for some of your favorite meat-based meals. From steak to tuna to sloppy joes, Jon and Megan highlight some of the latest and greatest plant-based options that will will make it easier than ever before to cut back your meat consumption and improving your overall health.
If you love dessert, you will love this episode. In this episode, Jon and Megan uncover some of the best desserts that all have fewer than 150 calories! From cookies, to cake, to ice cream, these tasty treats are the perfect guilt-free end to a meal, a tough day, or for a quick fix whenever you're craving a little something sweet — without weighing you down.
Everyone has heard the phrase “processed foods” by now, but many of us don’t really know what life would be like without them. Here’s a hint: Your health, mood, and appearance will improve—dramatically! If you need some incentive to finally tackle getting some of this damaging food out of your diet, Jon and Megan are here to help. In this episode, they highlight all of the ways -- the positive ways -- your body will change for the better when you cut back on processed foods.
Summer breaks and vacations are great, but like all good things...they eventually come to an end. When they do, many of us can get stressed as we face the challenge of "getting back on track" and back to our normal routines. Stress no more. In this episode, Jon and Megan break down some easy tips to help you rest your diet, steady your schedule, and get back on track.
Considering only nine percent of Americans hit their five-a-day vegetable quota according to the Centers for Disease Control, no produce is bad produce. Still, some savvy shopping and storage strategies can save you precious dollars, make your purchases last longer, and help you steer clear of bad bacteria so you’ll be more likely to join the fruit- and veggie-rocking ranks.
There are some major factors that influence your hair—genetics, age, hormones, nutrient deficiencies, and more. But what you eat is one of the few things you can do to control your hair’s appearance. Before you spend yet another year shelling out loads of cash on professional treatments or products to get the glossy locks you want, give some of these easy to find, delicious and nutrient-dense foods a try. By eating nutrient-rich foods that are scientifically proven to help your hair—and avoiding those that only do harm—you can influence your hair’s thickness, its growth or shedding, how shiny it is, and even its likelihood of greying. What have you got to lose?
We are all looking for ways to boost our productivity, become more efficient, and, well, just get more stuff done. Instead of reaching for one of the latest and greatest self help promising the newest productivity-packed solution, maybe you should just grab a snack instead. In this episode, Jon and Megan highlight some of the foods that you probably already have in your kitchen that can actually make you more productive by boosting your brain, increasing your energy, and improving your sleep. Get ready to stock up for your new Productivity Diet.
American is a Fast Food nation. According to a recent report from the CDC, more than 1 in 3 Americans eats Fast Food every day! We get it, it's fast (naturally), convenient to fit into our on-the-go-lifestyle, and for the most part pretty cheap. All of these factors make it a hard habit to turn away from. But Ann Marie Langrehr did! In this episode, Jon and Megan talk with EatThis.com's Ann Marie Langrehr who lived on a steady diet of fast foods, every day, until it was too much. She talks about the how she came to the realization that her Fast Food diet was hurting her and how she survived cutting it out, cold turkey, for an entire month. More importantly, Ann Marie shares the extraordinary impact this decision had in how she looked, felt and acted. Her story is inspiring, because even if you don't cut it out cold turkey, you will learn that dialing it back is possible, and the results of doing so can be truly amazing.
Some people cut carbs all together as a first step to dropping weight, but if giving up bread and pasta isn't too appealing, we're here to give you some good news: You can still lose weight while eating carbs, but only if you eat the right ones. And by right ones, we mean complex carbs. In this episode, Jon and Megan break down the Eat This! list of carbs that you can stock up and enjoy, guilt free!
We’ve all been there, opening the refrigerator door and trying to find some space — any space — to put newly bought groceries on. What’s eating up all of the shelf space anyway? Odds are you are wasting valuable fridge space on foods that not only don’t need to go in the there but actually shouldn’t go in there! That’s right, the cool air and environment of your refrigerator can actually break down the antioxidants in some fruits and halt the ripening process in other foods. This week, Jon and Megan break down some of the main mistakes we make when stocking our fridge so your food will last longer and taste better. Time to start thinking about all of the great foods you can put on your new found shelf space.
While many of us know we should be cutting back on all the added sugars in our diet, how becomes the hard part. Added sugars have been connected to a host of health concerns including a recent study suggesting that just 3-4 ounces of sugary drinks per day can lead to an 18 percent rise in cancer risk! In this episode, Jon and Megan highlight some easy, and interesting, ways you can start to cut unnecessary added sugars from your diet.
In this week’s episode, Jon and Megan sit down with Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN, and founder of Nutritious Life to dive into the simple swaps, tips and tricks that the A-list nutritionist uses to manage eating well on a hectic schedule that YOU can use to eat healthier and feel better today. Keri helps us breakdown the latest diet fads and what it really means to “eat clean” while sharing her own daily eating plan for getting a balanced, nutritious and delicious meal no matter the situations. PLUS: She answers YOUR questions sent in from listeners prior to the interview.
We Americans like...no, LOVE...our fries. The average American eats 30 pounds of French Fries every year! So it should come as no surprise that our faithful fries have earned their own day. That’s right, there is a National Fry Day (July 13th). To make sure you get the most out of this “holiday”, Jon and Megan break down the Eat This, Not That! Picks for the best Fast Food Fries. PLUS: An easy recipe so you can make fries at home that may even be better than your go-to favorites.