Eat This, Not That!

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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!

Episode Date
The Worst Low Calorie Mistakes

Maybe you’ve nixed the sugar from your morning coffee, cut your lunchtime portion in half, and swapped your evening pasta for a hearty salad. But despite your efforts to cut back on calories, you’re still not losing weight. Which has left you wondering: “What’s going on?!”

In this episode, Jon and Megan take a look at how some calorie-cutting moves can actually set you back, because losing weight is more than just a numbers game. You may think that a low-calorie option or snack pack may help win the weight loss battle, it doesn’t help win the war and we want to help you set yourself up for long term success. 

Aug 09, 2018
Eating Out? Ordering Hacks to Slash Calories

Studies show that eating out—whether it’s at a fine dining restaurant, casual eatery, or fast food joint—leads to a greater daily intake of calories, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. In this episode, Jon and Megan help you eat for the win with some go-to restaurant hacks to help arm you with a new perspective on dining out. At the end of the day, it’s all about balance and picking healthy and delicious foods that will make you feel full rather than deprived.

Aug 02, 2018
The Best Ways to Avoid Foodborne Illness

Recalls of foods like eggs, romaine lettuce, even crackersand shutdowns of popular foodchains underscore why it’s important to know the basics of how to sidestep pesky bacteria. According to the CDC, each year, approximately 48 million people suffer from foodborne illness caused by bacteria such as E.coli, Salmonella, and Listeria.​ ​In this episode, Jon and Megan show you how you can be safe and cut down your risk of foodborne illness so you can ENJOY your food, worry-free, at home and when you are eating out.

Jul 26, 2018
The Best New "Diet" Ice Creams

The freezer section is overflowing with new “diet ice creams” that suggest you can enjoy your frozen indulgence with lower calorie, fat, and sugar counts. However, buyer beware! Not every tub on the market is “Eat This”-approved. Instead of deciphering confusing nutritional labels yourself , The Eat This, Not That! team  has done the work for you - they ranked more than 30! ​ - ​ and  in this episode Jon and Megan give you the scoop on the best and worst of the bunch. For the full rankings check out

Jul 19, 2018
Save $$ at the Supermarket

Researchers estimate that we spend between $127 and $180 per week on groceries, depending on your income. Surely, there’s some wiggle room in there, right? (like maybe leave that second pint of ice cream on the shelf). If you’re looking to save some green and get more of the good stuff in return, Jon and Megan have you covered with easy fixes for the grocery shopping mistakes that are crushing your wallet.

Jul 12, 2018
Tips for Better Burgers

You may make a mean burger, but believe it or not, it could be even better!!

Jon and Megan highlight some of the most common mistakes many of us make when making burgers at home with quick and easy fixes to ensure you are serving up the best burgers on the block all year long!

Jul 05, 2018
Slimming Summer Foods

From half-day Fridays to idyllic beach getaways, summer is the perfect time to take things slow and enjoy the great outdoors before the colder temperatures creep back in. Unfortunately, for many of us, summer is also the time when tons of unhealthy foods—like oversized frozen cocktails, sugary carnival treats, and deep-fried seafood—make their way onto our menus, leaving us stuffed and bloated.

Don’t sweat it, help is here. Jon and Megan discuss all the fresh fruits and vegetables reaching peak ripeness in the summer and provide easy ways to swap out those fattening foods for waist-friendly ones that are just as delicious.

Jun 28, 2018
Easy Carb-Cutting Tips

Pizza, pasta, bread...when most of us think about “cutting carbs” we worry about all of our favorite foods we’ll have to say goodbye to. But, what if you didn’t have to say goodbye? What if, you could eat your favorite foods and still cut back on carbs? Sound too good to be true? It’s not! Jon and Megan break down easy tips and hacks to help you cut back on carbs and still enjoy all of your favorite foods, yes, even pizza, pasta, and bread!​

Jun 21, 2018
Got (non-dairy, alternative and​ plant-based) Milk?

Non-dairy milks are making a splash this year with endless cartons swarming into supermarkets, cafes, and vegan households alike. In fact, by 2024, the global dairy alternatives market is expected to exceed the $34 billion mark, according to a ReportBuyer report. (That’s nuts!)

But with so many options, it’s no wonder so many of us are roaming the dairy aisle in udder confusion. On today's episode we'll give you the Eat This guide to milk and the latest non-dairy options

Jun 14, 2018
Adam Rosante’s 7-Day Green Smoothie Challenge

Do you think you need to make big changes to your lifestyle in order to have a big impact on your health or weight loss goals? Think again. In this episode, Megan and Jon welcome Celebrity Trainer and Fitness Influencer Adam Rosante to talk about why he believes that small changes, one at a time, can have a massive impact on helping you live a happier and healthier life and achieve all of your goals. 

Adam talks about his FREE 7-Day Green Smothie Challenge and the immediate impact it is having on some of the participants, how keeping things SIMPLE is the best way to fast results, and his effort to combat childhood hunger with his Good Eats program that delivers weekend meals to public school children.

Jun 07, 2018
The Right Way to Store Your Fruits and Veggies

Have you ever stocked up your fridge with tons of healthy fruits and hearty veggies, only to watch them grow moldy and decompose just a couple days later? Not only is that a major waste of money, but it’s contributing to the major food waste problem we have in America—half of all U.S. produce is thrown out!

Waste no more. This episode, Jon and Megan tell you the common mistakes we all make when storing our fruits and veggies and more importantly how you can store them the right way to keep them fresh for longer saving you frustration and money! 

May 31, 2018
The Best Summer Cookout Tips

From hot dogs to potato salads, the smorgasboard of foods that kick off summer can be pretty tasty—but dangerous for your waistline, if you pick the wrong items. But thankfully, Jon and Megan have your foolproof guide to Summer Cookout Success!

May 24, 2018
The Best Veggie Burgers, Ranked!

Thinking about trying a meatless burger, but not sure where to start? You're in luck! In this episode, Jon and Megan break down the newest veggie burgers hitting the market and put them to the ultimate taste test to rank the healthiest, and tastiest, veggie burgers worthy of a place​ ​on your grill. Your burger bun will never be the same.

May 17, 2018
The Hottest New Frozen Foods!

It can be one of the darkest, coldest reaches of your kitchen...the freezer! For some of us, frozen foods elicit images of foil packaged "steaks" worthy of a Hungry Man (or woman), however looking back now we realize that the frozen dinners of days past weren't the most nutritious options available. However, what's cold is new again. Today's frozen foods are hotter than ever and there's good reason as they are packed with natural ingredients, whole foods, and delicious flavors. In this episode Jon and Megan take their own walk down frozen food memory lane and unveil the hottest new frozen foods lining the shelves of your freezer section. 

May 10, 2018
Sandwich Solutions!

Sandwiches. They are one of America’s favorite foods and they can be a handy, convenient nutritional powerhouse if build the right way. However, so many of our sandwiches are weighed down with refined carbs, overly processed meats, fat-laden condiments, and empty calories. Thankfully Jon and Megan have the solution including what you SHOULD eat at your favorite sandwich spots and how you can build a belly-filling, fat-fighting sandwich from the ground up that taste’s delicious.​

May 03, 2018
Ballpark Food Fight!

Take me out to the ballgame, but skip the peanuts and Cracker Jack! There is a full-fledged food fight happening in ballparks across American and the arms race was on full display at the first ever MLB Food Fest which featured some of the more unique offerings from each of the 30 MLB teams.

Jon and Megan "took one for the team" and tried as many of the 30 innovative, creative, delectable, and in some cases outrageous dishes that they could to try and figure out just how much what you eat can impact the game day experience. Toasted Grasshoppers anyone? Game on!

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Apr 26, 2018
Kick Your Sugar Addiction!

Sugar -- It has quickly taken on the roll of “food villain” for many of us. It’s been tied to a host of health issues and credited with helping to fuel the obesity epidemic and for most of us feels like a daunting thing to even think about getting control of. But, getting control is easier than you think and takes ONLY 14 DAYS! Jon and Megan welcome Jeff Csatari, the Executive Editor of Eat This, Not That! Magazine and the author of one of our newest books, The 14-Day No Sugar Diet: Lose Up to a Pound a Day and Find Your Path to Better Health to discuss how you can better spot the hidden sugars in your favorite every day foods and tackle your own sugar addiction with smart, easy, and delicious swaps.

Apr 19, 2018
Genius Foods: Can You Eat for a Better Brain?

When most of us stock our shopping carts or order from a menu, we tend to think about how our food choice are going to impact our waistline. One thing most of us don’t consider is how our food choices affect our brain.

In this episode, Jon and Megan are joined by NY Times bestselling author Max Lugavere whose new book Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life uncovers just how much of an impact our food choices have on our brain health and how the right choices can have an immediate, and lasting, effect.

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Apr 12, 2018
Trader Joe's: Fun Facts, Great Deals, and Two Buck Chuck!

Trader Joe’s, the supermarket chain admired for its unlimited free samples, no questions asked return policy, and employees who wear funky Hawaiian shirts, is quickly becoming one of our favorite grocery stores to shop in. And not just because of the Two Buck Chuck (their seriously cheap wine line, ICYMI).

There’s a lot about the nautical-themed franchise you don’t know​ and in this episode, Jon and Megan talk about the quirkiness, great deals, and seasonal treasures that have created one of the biggest cult followings in the food industry.​

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Apr 05, 2018
The Best Breakfast Foods!

It's the most important meal of the day, or is it? In this episode Jon is joined by Megan Murphy to dissect America's obsession with breakfast foods, and discuss the right way to start your day. Whether your at home or on the go, you'll find out what the BEST breakfast foods are according to the team at Eat This, Not That!

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Mar 29, 2018
Yogurt Rules!

When we think about all of the innovative things that are filling up the food shelves these days most of don’t think about yogurt. But it's time to take a fresh look at the Dairy Aisle stable. From the game-changing Greek Yogurt movement to the newest varieties including Icelandic Skyr style and pea-based yogurts, how you think about yogurt is about to change...for the better!

In this episode:

  • The newest and most innovative yogurts hitting shelves now
  • What ingredients you REALLY need to


 in your yogurt

  • How yogurt can help fuel weight loss
  • The BEST yogurts to stock up on now!

Mar 22, 2018
"No Sweat" Weight Loss Tips

When most of us want to lose some weight our first instinct is to run to the gym and drown ourselves in pools of sweat. Not So Fast! This week, Jon is joined by Eat This, Not That! Senior Editor Olivia Tarantino who sheds some light on the fast and easy ways that you can gain better control of your weight and your health - exercise free!​

In the episode you'll learn:

  • How exercise may actually hurt your weight loss goals
  • The easiest ways to start losing weight Today!
  • How you can make simple pantry swaps that save hundreds of calories
  • Why size really does matter, when it comes to plates​

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Mar 15, 2018
Pizza Party! A Deep (Dish) Dive Into One Of America's Favorite Foods

In this episode, Jon welcome's back Eat This, Not That! editor Christina Stiehl​ to ​take a deep dished dive into one of America’s favorite foods - PIZZA! 

With about 21,000 slices of pizza eaten every minute​ in the U.S.​, it’s safe to say pizza is one of the most popular food options for Americans today! But with just about 350 slices eaten by the second, it makes us wonder - Can we really indulge without all the guilt?

In TODAY’S Episode You’ll Learn ….

The biggest mistakes you’re making when it comes to calling in for take out!

The best pizza pie toppings to up your nutrient game & boost your metabolism!

How to slice your calorie intake IN HALF the next time you dine out at your favorite pizzeria!

PLUS: The Best Take Out and Frozen Pizza Picks!​

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Mar 08, 2018
Supermarket Survival Guide

Every year, 10,000 new products hit our grocery store shelves, on top of the 38,000 items that are already there - making millions of Americans dread this inevitable task on our to-do list! ​

Stress no more. ​The ​ team at​Eat This, Not That!  ​has your fool-proof guide to super smart supermarket shopping!

​Listen in to hear how you can…

  • ​Stock your pantry with the most important ingredients to make healthy meals for your family - all less than a dollar per serving!
  • ​Some our favorite  ​new items​to toss in your shopping cart - saving you time - and headaches!
  • ​Avoid some of the ​marketing head fakes that appear on packaging to make foods "sound" healthier than they really are.
  • Decod ​e​labels on all your favorite foods - ​so you can make knowledgeable purchases each and every time!
  • ​Use your freezer as your secret weapon to packing even more cost-effective, nutrient-packed, deliciousness into your life.​

Mar 01, 2018
Foods for Better Sleep

Sleep—it’s not something most of us associate with the foods that we eat. But according to the CDC one third of Americans are not sleeping enough and the foods you​ ​eat can actually hurt, or help, your chances at getting a restful night sleep. In this episode, Dave and Jon explore:

  • The he​a​lth impacts of not sleeping enough
  • ​T​he foods that you may not realize have a negative impact on sleep quality
  • ​T​he foods to stock up​ on​to help you fall, and stay, asleep

Feb 22, 2018
Let's Get Nuts!

While foods like kale, quinoa and goji berries grab all of the "Super Foods" headlines and buzz, could the simple, snack-able nut be the real secret to unlocking super health and weight loss benefits? Jon and Dave crack the code and show you the best ways to look past the "health halos" and marketing buzz to make sure you know what nuts<> to stock up now. Plus: Get Dave's super-simple recipe for BBQ Spiced Nuts.​

Feb 15, 2018
Burger Blitz! Tackling One of America's Favorite Foods

On this episode of the Eat This, Not That! Podcast, we’re asking “where’s the beef?” as we go deep into one of America's all time favorite foods: BURGERS!

By Tuning in You’ll Learn​:​

  • How your favorite chain like Five Guys, In-N-Out and Shake Shack stacks up against the competition!
  • How to make easy swaps, saving hundreds of calories when craving your favorite fast food burger!
  • The healthiest bun and topping options for a nutrient-packed meal every time!
  • Ways to make knowledgeable purchases when food shopping, to ensure you’re getting the best beef for your buck!
  • Plus so much more!​

Feb 08, 2018
Foods for a Faster Metabolism

On this week's episode of Eat This, Not That! Podcast, we take a deep dive into the very thing that impacts your weight, health, body and brain: Your metabolism!​ ​This essential, yet still somewhat mysterious, biological process is so important when it comes to weight loss. You may have inherited your mom's slow-mo metabolism, but there’s good news - you’re not stuck with it!​ Dave and Jon discuss Super Proteins, Super Carbs and Super Fats and how they can ignite your body’s fuel furnace to lose weight fast​.​​ ​How to stock up your kitchen with nutrient-dense foods to push the junk out of your diet and the fat out of your belly - once and for all​. And ​the dietary super-villains to eliminate from your​ pantry​like high fructose corn syrup, refined carbohydrates and sodas​.​

Feb 01, 2018
The Fake Food Awards

You’ve heard at lot about “fake news” lately. But here at Eat This, Not That!, we also worry about another big(ly) problem in America: “fake foods!” Those veggie chips? Not real vegetables. ​That “maple” syrup you pour on your pancakes? Just high fructose corn syrup in disguise. With so many fake foods masquerading as the real deal, ​Dave and Jon ​unveil the highly-anticipated 2018 Fake Food Award “winners", shining a light on the biggest imposters on the market​. Plus, they provide the smart swaps you can make so you can be the real winner.

Jan 25, 2018
Coffee Talk: The facts about America’s favorite pick me up

On this launch episode, we are starting with the same thing that so many of us start with each and every day - Coffee! Every day, approximately 150 Americans down 400 million cups of joe. But, is it good for you? It’s a question that seems to have a new answer every day, making coffee one of the most confusing food choices we make in our daily lives. This episode gets to the answer as we take a deep dive into the latest buzz and distill it down as we look at why it’s good for you, how to buy your grounds, and how your should take it to get even more benefits than just a quick pick me up. ​

Jan 18, 2018
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Dec 29, 2017