I’m very excited to announce that my first giveaway is the book Stuffed: an Insider’s Look at Who’s Really Making America Fat by Hank Cardello.
In the book, you will learn how grocery stores, restaurants, and food manufacturers manipulate you to purchase less expensive and less nutritious products. Then, you’ll discover ways to avoid their traps and make healthier food choices.
I just finished reading Stuffed, and I feel like this is a book every American should read. Not only was it interesting (For example, do you know what the “underwear aisle” is at a grocery store or the “Sullivan nod” is at a restaurant???), but it was also informative and thought-provoking. In fact, it has inspired me to do a mini-series of blog posts regarding the obesity crisis in America.
Yes, I said crisis because, in my opinion, something MUST be done SOON to stop our exponential weight gain in America. Obesity increases a person’s risk for developing many different diseases like type II diabetes, heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, and certain types of cancer. And, of course, all of these diseases have been linked to reduced quality of life and sometimes shorter life expectancy!
Coincidentally, I read this book during the annual Obesity Society meeting that was held in Washington, D.C. last week. In future posts, I will present some of the information I learned from these 2 sources. My hope is that the arguments I present will make you stop and think before you purchase and eat food. Awareness and knowledge of the problem is half the battle so, together, we can help change America!
But back to the giveaway! To enter, visit Hank Cardello’s website and comment, in this post, on something you see there (let’s start a discussion, people!).
Here are ways to get extra entries:
1 entry – Become a Cake Walk follower
1 entry – Add the Cake Walk button to your blog
1 entry – Make a post about this contest on your own blog
2 entries – Refer a friend to Cake Walk (your friend must leave a comment and mention you by name in the comment; you both will get 2 entries)
No cheating! I will check to make sure you are a follower and that the button is on your blog! Leave one comment per entry please. The giveaway will end November 13th at midnight eastern time. Good luck!