The Right Bite by Jackie Lynch

“NOT EVERYONE NEEDS TO LOSE WEIGHT and elderly people or those who struggle to take in enough calories could find that a generous mug of hot chocolate is an excellent and easy way to build themselves up.”

What I expected:
It was the description (see below) that tempted me to read this book. I remembered the times when I was travelling throughout the UK and was just eating what was available. I was pretty sure it wasn’t doing me any good. I hoped this book might just be the answer next time I have to take a trip.

What it was:
It is actually quite a nifty little book. It may not be particularly long, but it isn’t about the length it’s about the information it contains!

There are useful facts spread throughout the book, the quote at the top is just one that really stood out for me.

The book is divided into the following sections:-

Introduction
how to use this book
Understanding key nutrients
carbohydrate
fat
protein

1 Breakfast on the Go
saving your bacon
2 Coffee Bar
the worst cake scenario
3 Working Lunch
mall-nutrition
4 Takeout and Fast Food
fries, pies and lies
5 Bars and Pubs
tots, shots and (salted) nots
6 Picnics
breads, spreads and other dreads
7 Barbecues
what’s charred and what’s barred
8 At the Movies
premiere choices
Index

Each section has ‘The Right Bite’ flagged boldly in the section colour to make it stand out. These coloured flagged areas advise what the reader should select as a preference when they just want a quick nod in the right direction. For example:

“THE RIGHT BITE A protein-rich soup is always going to be the most satisfying option. Some meat-based soups can be surprisingly stingy on the protein, as meat is an expensive ingredient, whereas soups made with cost-effective pulses such as beans, lentils or chickpeas often contain more generous proportions of protein. …”

  

I have read it from front to back and having done so feel that this would be a very useful addition to the business travellers (or any travellers really) suitcase. And, more than that, anyone who is going out and about beyond the reach of their own kitchen will find it a useful addition to their bookshelf (or suitcase, or handbag, or rucksack).

In short, I would recommend this book to anyone eating outside of the home, who wants to do so in a healthy way. Buy it, read it, apply it.

I received an e-ARC of this novel through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. NetGalley does not allow for paid reviews.

4/5 Stars (What this means…five-stars-applied-carefully)

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Official description:
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.

Jackie Lynch is a Registered Nutritional Therapist and runs the WellWellWell clinics in West London. Passionate about the importance of good nutrition for optimum health, she creates practical nutrition programmes suitable for a busy 21st century lifestyle. Jackie also provides advice and support for a range of blue chip companies, in the form of individual consultations for staff, nutrition workshops and menu analysis and has acted as a food consultant for brands such as Tetley. She is a regular contributor to the Mail on Sunday and the Net Doctor website and her advice features in a wide range of other national media. Visit her website at http://www.well-well-well.co.uk.

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