"Melanie's down-to-earth way of showing people how to adopt healthier eating habits with their favorite foods is a winner. I wish I could get more of my patients to adopt this kind of healthy eating style!"--Dr. Lori Hickson, M.D., Newport Beach, CA
"Melanie's book is written in a very personal style, full of her experiences which make the book readable and credible as a guide to better eating. Her book takes the fear out of changing eating habits and leads the reader to a healthier way of looking at foods, ingredients and flavors. Changing one's palate takes time, but her advice on how to make healthier substitutions helps the palate changes more immediate. Overall, this delightful book is a great place to start changing what we eat and how to enjoy the changes for a healthier life."--Dr. Steven Gurgevich, Ph.D.
"This book is easy to read and filled with valuable information and practical suggestions. Melanie Jordan knows how overwhelming it can feel to consider a change in dietary lifestyle, so she suggests small steps of adjustment. Fortunately, transitioning from a regular diet of animal products, to a diet with little or no animal ingredients, does not have to be a major sacrifice as Melanie emphasizes.
Alternatives to meat and poultry products are plentiful and offer a very palatable way for people to shift to more of a plant-based diet. The title of her book is absolutely true. Not only can you have your cheeseburger and keep your health, you can also have sausages, bologna, chicken nuggets and more! If someone asks you 'what do you eat on your new diet?' The answer can be 'everything!'"--from Johanna McCloy, Founder & Director of The Soy Happy Organization "Have Your Cheeseburger And Keep Your Health Too! by health, fitness, amd food safety expert Melanie R. Jordan is a practical, straightforward, "reader friendly" guide to balancing a healthy overall diet with a limited yet delectable amount of indulgence in luxuries--such as the American cheeseburger. From grocery shopping with an eye for health, to learning how to effectively maintain one's ideal weight, "Have Your Cheeseburger And Keep Your Health Too! is practical, informative, quality of life enhancing reading for the health-conscious."--The Midwest Book Review
"As a junk food addict and cheeseburger lover hitting middle age and feeling the effects of years of fast food, the book's title grabbed my attention. However, it was the depth of information that kept me reading, as page after page delivered a wealth of nutritional insights that made me stop and re-think my food choices. Melanie explained in easy terms how to make the transition to a more healthful eating lifestyle.
After reading this book, my increased consumer awareness will result in a higher nutritional quality for my entire family. Now I can have my favorite cheeseburger every day guilt free. Thanks Melanie for showing the way to healthier food choices without having to give up the comfort food I was raised on."--Linda Joy, R.N., Irvine, CA
"Loved your book! I tried once before to go on a no meat diet. After 3 weeks of just eating beans, rice and salsa, I could not take it any longer! I just did not know anyone to help get me started, how to go about all of this and how to know what to eat. Your book was very helpful! Thank you for writing in such a simple, easy-to-understand manner."--Theresa Leach, Lansdale, PA
"Few catchy titles seem to actually deliver, but "Have Your Cheeseburger And Keep Your Health Too!"certainly lived up to its name. It was a joy to discover that there really is a way to enjoy your food while keeping it healthy. Your book offers realistic solutions and substitutions, a lot of encouragement and tasty recipes. You have influenced me to take steps towards a healthier, happier life and take charge of my own destiny."--Regina McGrath, Dana Point, CA
"A great, practical resource for people who are becoming worried about what they are putting into their bodies and want to eat more naturally and healthfully. The section on recipes is a particularly valuable resource."--Kelly Burgess, Gibsonia, PA
"Passionate, personal diet manifesto that offers diligent instruction...a well-done, rare treat for the health-conscious reader."--The Boox Review
"Whether you are toying with the idea of making some changes towards a healthier lifestyle, or are a serious contender for a major change, I found "Have Your Cheeseburger And Keep Your Health Too!" a clear, easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide. Unlike many books on the subject that take an "all or nothing" approach, Melanie uses a first-person style of communicating that lets you move as quickly or slowly towards your goals (and even understands that you can occasionally backslide without scolding)!
The guidance and recipes she provides lead you gently into a healthier lifestyle of shopping, preparing food, eating and exercise, while still allowing you to keep your old favorite comfort foods. Melanie is a welcome new and unique voice in the area of how to move towards a healthier lifestyle"--Sylvia Phillips, Sanford, FL
"Have Your Cheeseburger And Keep Your Health Too! has given me information for a new goal -- to make positive changes in my eating habits. Melanie's fun approach to a usually boring topic has made me think I can make changes and enjoy the process."--Bonnie Hack, San Dimas, CA
"Tons of information on how to get started, some recipes to try and how this new eating program can change your life. Read "Have Your Cheeseburger And Keep Your Health Too! with an open mind. Maybe you'll convert too!"--Book Review Café
"This book was written by a real person with a normal life, not a celebrity with their own in-house nutritionist/chef. The chapters "Making The Transition", "So, What The Heck Am I Going To Eat", "What To Expect From Other People" and "Eating Out" were especially helpful and realistic.
Having been a yo-yo dieter myself, my biggest problem was finding an eating style I could actually maintain for life. Melanie provides many solutions to select from. And while the book was an easy read, it also had some very good, serious facts about GMOs and trans-fats. I heartily recommend this book!"--Linda McKinney, Anaheim Hills, CA