Book Review – Fast Food Vindication
Fast Food Vindication – The Story You Haven’t Been Told is probably the most provocative book that I have read all year. In this book, former fast food insider turned dietician Lisa Tillinger Johansen, MS, RD takes the unusual stance that fast food restaurants are not responsible for the many ills of society often attributed to them – including the current obesity epidemic our nation is facing and a steady stream of low-paying, dead-end jobs.
Instead, Lisa purports that the fast food industry is responsible for many positive contributions to society that are often overlooked – that much of the negative publicity they received is, in fact, based on myth – and that in many instances, eating at fast food restaurants can be one of the healthier food choices you can make!
- Who’s to blame for the obesity problem?
- How has fast food contributed to society?
- Can fast food be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle?
These are the major themes that Lisa focuses on in Fast Food Vindication, and the arguments that Lisa makes – as well as the supporting evidence she presents – may surprise you!
This book first caught my eye because I was interested in learning how fast food could be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle. I got a lot more than I bargained for. In places, this book educated me, informed me, inspired me, infuriated me, engaged me, and provoked me – but never did it leave me unmoved or untouched. Although I didn’t always agree with the author – at times, I felt she was somewhat biased in her coverage – at the same time, it is obvious that a lot of research went into this book and that Lisa is passionate about this topic!
If you’re looking for an unusual take on fast food or nutrition – by all means, read this book. Regardless of what your current stance on fast food and nutrition are, by the end of the book, you will most likely expand your view on both topics – and take away some great tips on how to eat a bit more healthily in the process!
Video: Lisa Tillinger Johansen Discusses Fast Food Vindication
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About The Author
Lisa Tillinger Johansen is a registered dietitian and health educator who teaches a variety of classes on diabetes, pre-diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, weight management, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and healthy eating for adults and teens. She holds a Master of Science degree in nutritional science, Coordinated Dietetics Program, from California State University, Los Angeles.
For More Information:
- Visit Lisa’s Website
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- Read Chapter One Of Fast Food Vindication
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from The Barrett Company Communications for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review, nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.