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The Calorie, Carb and Fat Bible 2010: The UK's Most Comprehensive Calorie Counter [Paperback]

Juliette Kellow , Lyndel Costain , Laurence Beeken
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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  • Paperback: 510 pages
  • Publisher: Weight Loss Resources; 9th edition edition (1 Jan 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1904512089
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904512080
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 18.2 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 277,562 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The latest nutritional info on over 22,000 items.
Over 2000 basic and unbranded foods are included and these are highlighted to make it easy to find them.

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57 of 58 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very helpful 15 Jan 2010
Format:Paperback
I brought the 2008 version of this book which helped me loose 6 and a half stone in a year! The beginning of the book was very helpful and did indeed become my bible. I would be interested to know if they have improved the limited calorie info for restaurants etc as that is the only part i found was lacking in the book. great book if you want a no nonsense approach to loosing weight.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book for weight loss I have seen 9 Feb 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a really useful book. Not only does it explain about why we put on weight and how to lose it, it gives lots of useful tips of how to deal with the hard work that accompanies a diet. By counting calories it helps re-educate about portion size - the reason why most people put weight on.

My husband and I have lost 11 lbs each in 4 weeks - so it definitely works!

I really recommend this book
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to Use 30 May 2010
Format:Paperback
Very good, comprehensive book. Listed alphabetically and so very easy to use. Covers loads of Branded products as well as basic foods. Shows Calories, Protein, Carbs (total only - sugars not shown), Fat (total only - saturates not shown), Fibre (good, not many books show this). Does not show Salt/sodium - would have given 5 stars if it had this in.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best weight control book ever!! 17 Sep 2010
Format:Paperback
I bought this book as a single male in my mid 30s that had ballooned from my ideal weight of 13-14 stone, to over 17 stone. I'd never understood what calories were and how they affected me and never knew how to control what i ate, or eat the right things. But this book worked for me a treat. I've lost 2 1/2 stone in 9 months and am well on my way down to my target weight, without having to stop eating things i love. I have just learnt how to eat the right things in the right amounts. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone in the same position as i was. Thank you ever so much to the creators of this book as something that works for how my own brain works :)
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Big but many errors 2 May 2010
Format:Paperback
May be useful if you eat a lot of ready made products, but I mostly eat food cooked from scratch, so the pages of ready made commercial foods ore not very interesting for me - and most packets these days have the information printed on them.

Many of the values are twice as much as my other sources for carbohydrate content and I had assumed this book contained new and more accurate information, but I have already found so many mistakes I am beginning to doubt that. For artichokes for example: there is just one entry for raw fresh artichoke which is 4x as much CHO as the ready made products in oil etc - so is this right, or does it refer to Jerusalem artichokes, not other wise shown, rather than globe artichokes which the others refer to? All very hard to interpret. And many other fresh foods are similarly confusing, because they don't make sense - oranges weighed with skin having the same CHO per 100g as flesh only for example, while the skin supposedly has much more CHO - surprising or just plain wrong? In several instances it is clear that the per 100 grammes columns actually have the amounts per portion.

So I am wondering if I wasted my money on this big book. And I certainly wish they had checked each entry more thoroughly.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Of all my diet books, I love this the most! 26 July 2010
By FLB TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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I am a serial dieter. Have spent 1000's on diet books and products, and the one that I will never give up is the yearly Calorie / Carb / Fat bible. It is my bedside book of choice!! Honestly!! The front section is really straightforward and helpful and I find every food I eat listed in the pages, so what is not to like! No matter what diet you are following, this will be hugely beneficial.

I would write more, but I am going to make a cup of tea and have a cake!! (But I know just how many calories are in it!!)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By JK TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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The Calorie, Carb and Fat Bible 2010: The UK's Most Comprehensive Calorie Counter
I don't rate this book. I find that a lot of the food I'm looking for is in a completely different section to the one I expected, and it's just too confusing trying to work out the calories from all of the different portion/weight/sizes given. There's no need at all for the introduction which is just glib comment of how to lose weight "eat less and move more" and pages on height to weight ratio which we all already know. Far too many food entries - nobody is going to need reference to all of this. It's much easier, and less time consuming, to buy a calorie counting book from a diet group or download one for free. Not impressed. However, after trying to work my way through the book I was eventually motivated to join an online weight loss group who provided me with an electronic food diary which is already programmed and can work out portion size for me - so not all bad.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By notimetoulouse TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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I'm the same as most other people, a little overweight, need to fit in more exercise, worried about gaining more weight...anybody else out there feel the same?
Well, after a list of diets as long as my arm I have realized one basic thing. Long term weight loss is all about less calorie intake and more calorie burning, and adopting that lifestyle for ever. It's easy to lose a stone in two weeks (done it), but when the ounces start creeping back on in the night without me realizing it, I always seem to get back to square one.
I was tired of standing in supermarket aisles looking at the small print on every product I wanted to buy (and getting in everyones way), and worst of all, the information I gained from all that aisle blocking was always ' so many cals per 100gm' (normally on boxes containing 454g or 900g). Nothing seemed straightforward.
I didn't want to know that 100gm of cream crackers had 257kcal - I wanted to know how many calories I was eating if I had three crackers and three slices of cheese, and try as I might, I've never found a book that could help.
Until this one.
The first forty pages of the book is simply straightforward advice from two well know dieticians, and this provides the springboard to effective weight loss. No big guru stuff here,,,,, just straightforward guidance and advice about portion and calorie control.
It then goes on to list every product you are likely to find on a supermarket shelf, and breaks it down into individual areas calories and percentage of fat, so all the info you need is there in great detail.
Examples?
How about my cream cracker problem? Simple...31kcal and 1gm of fat.
A bag of J*c*b* Passionately Pizza cracker biscuits? 708kcal and 38gms of fat.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of info.....
lots of reading too, maybe a little bit too much,page after page in fact, espacially when it probably be quicker to just go on the internet and find the calorie content.
Published 13 months ago by Patrick Michael Leigh
3.0 out of 5 stars HELPS ME COUNT CALORIES
Wanted this to save money as i'd previously joined online weight loss clubs at a cost of 10/month. Now knowing that I need a deficit of 500 cals per day to lose a pound in a... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Lisa
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic. Everyone should have a copy.
I recommended this book to everyone I speak to. Excellent for anyone who is interested in what they eat and takes the mystery out of loosing weight.
Published 17 months ago by aw
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book!!!!!!!!!!!
I looked at the reviews for this book before purchasing and they are spot on. The front pages 5 - 35 are excellent, giving sound advice. Read more
Published on 3 Jan 2011 by Vanessa Road
3.0 out of 5 stars Confusing
Very large (and fairly comprehensive) book. It would have benefited from having chapters for basic foods separated from commercial brands. Read more
Published on 1 Dec 2010 by LizD
4.0 out of 5 stars Calorie bible
What a great/ useful book. Invaluable reference book for anyone wanting to lose weight or maintain their weight. Read more
Published on 28 Nov 2010 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars calorie bible
excellent book, lost 9lb since using it, previously I was at Slim World for 3 years and had stayed at same weight for over a year - 4 weeks calorie counting and I'm 9lb lighter -... Read more
Published on 22 Nov 2010 by Mrs. P. B. Wiles
5.0 out of 5 stars simply fantastic
This book is the best diet aid / book I have ever seen. The information is comprehensive, precise and accurate, but not at all difficult to understand. Read more
Published on 18 Nov 2010 by phily willy
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleased customer
I am very pleased with this book, it contains all the information that I could possibly want. The seller sent this to me very quickly and the package was very well wrapped. Read more
Published on 8 Nov 2010 by Mrs M A Tilbury
4.0 out of 5 stars Counting calories works!
I bought this book after a neighbour of mine lost just over 6 stone in 9 months. I asked how he had done it. He said he had bought a calorie counting book. Read more
Published on 16 Oct 2010 by Marlin
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