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by Maggie Greenwood-Robinson Ph.D.

THE NUMBER OF NET CARBOHYDRATES YOU EAT IS THE ONLY NUMBER THAT COUNTS! Anyone who follows a low-carb regime knows how confusing counting net carbs can be. Dieters are supposed to take the number of carbohydrates listed on nutritional labels and subtract the product's fiber and sugar content in order to get a net carbohydrate value. But who has the time and patience? Now, for the first time, dieters have access to a book that does all of the work for them. In this one-of-a-kind nutrition counter, nutrition expert Maggie Greenwood-Robinson, Ph.D., has compiled helpful information on net carbohydrates as well as an extensive net carb counter section covering all of the major food groups and brand names. So stop doing math at the supermarket. This is the only reference you need to take control of the carbs in your life!
Download The Essential Net Carb Counter epub
ISBN: 1416503196
ISBN13: 978-1416503194
Category: Fitness
Subcategory: Diets & Weight Loss
Author: Maggie Greenwood-Robinson Ph.D.
Language: English
Publisher: Pocket Books (January 1, 2005)
ePUB size: 1191 kb
FB2 size: 1472 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 641
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What you get: The book gives you a pretty solid list of food items grouped into categories which seem to be logical. The categories are things like "Fruit and Fruit Juices", Diet and Nutritional Bars and Cereal Bars", "Poultry", "Fats and Oils", "Fast Food and Other Restaurants". 54+/- categories so referencing is fairly easy. Broken out are the food item with serving,total and net carbs in grams, fiber in grams and calories. It does not seem to break out some food by manufacturer - like Tyson chicken breasts (frozen). It is only the generic Chicken Breast (no skin, no bones) type of listing. There are some calorie differences between brands and if that matters... some brands are given (like in the oil section and other areas).

There is a huge restaurant section. Esp. fast food. If you eat a lot of fast food or at places like Chilies or Ruby Tuesday, this would be a valuable reference. They also list lots of low carb items - which if you are new to carb counting like me, is nice to have so you know what is out there and what the counts are ahead of time. The introduction is also fairly interesting and informative to newbies.

I wish they also listed weights of food for singular food items (not like a hamburger composed of several things). They do for some things (grams and ounces), but not other things like veggies.
I am disappointed in that this book lists most or all of the special products(foods) for sale instead of every day foods used in meal preparation. i.e. half cup of flour, corn meal, sugar, syrup, etc. Special products by Atkins, Weight Watchers, etc. seem to really take up most of the book listings. I suppose that would be very helpful if one were on that kind of diet, but I was looking for something more on general, regular type foods. Perhaps the good Dr. should rename her book? i.e. remove the word 'essential', at least!!
This book has very limited brand name foods. For gosh sake, I couldn't even find Hershey chocolate! Many of the brand names listed I have never even heard of. Also, hard to navigate. It was one of the few wasted purchases I've ever made from Amazon.
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The Book does everything I need it to do. I gave a four start rating because its printing was in 2004 and some of the restaurant information is outdated, meaning the dishes are no longer available.
This book has been my "bible" during my ongoing journey in my weight loss on the Atkins program. It contains listings for every type food I have tried to find. It is an invaluable tool for anyone trying to lose weight on this program.
While it is difficult to continue to monitor my carb intake, it is reportedly important to my continued health. Inasmuch as I am 83 I am concerned with healthy diet and healthy living.
Book was used, I knew that, but was so old the pages were brown & crisp.
Works for me, sometimes I just don't feel like going online to look them up --- this is handy to have in the kitchen when I'm jotting down my carbs for the day.