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Carbs & Cals: Count your Carbs & Calories with over 1,700 Food & Drink Photos! [Paperback]

Chris Cheyette , Yello Balolia
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29 Mar 2013
The Carbs & Cals book is the ultimate visual carbohydrate and calorie counter!</b>

Packed to the brim with over 1,700 food and drink photos, with the carbohydrate, calorie, protein, fat, saturated fat and fibre content clearly displayed in colour-coded tabs around each photo, it's the perfect support tool for diabetes management, weight loss and healthy eating.

With up to 6 portion photos for each food item, Carbs & Cals makes choosing sensible portion sizes quick and easy!

The introduction to the book includes top tips for healthy eating and information about the nutrients in food, weight loss, diabetes, and carbohydrate and calorie counting.

There are 26 different colour-coded sections containing the most popular UK food and drink items: Biscuits & Crackers, Bread, Breakfast, Cakes & Bakery, Cheese, Desserts, Drinks, Eggs, Fruit, Gluten Free, Meals, Meal Accompaniments, Meat, Chicken & Fish, Milk & Cream, Nuts & Seeds, Pasta & Noodles, Potatoes & Tubers, Rice & Grains, Sandwiches, Snacks & Confectionery, Soup, Spreads & Sauces, Takeaways, Vegetables & Pulses, Vegetarian Alternatives, Yogurt.

Each fruit and veg portion size that makes up one of your 5-a-day is clearly indicated by a yellow ring around the photo. In the Drinks section, alcohol unit information is included to aid understanding of the guidelines on safe drinking.

Carbs & Cals educates and assists in the process of making informed choices about carbohydrate and calorie counting, and how to reduce calories and fat intake by choosing a smaller portion or swapping a food item that is high in calories for a healthier option.

The book is in association with Diabetes UK.

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Chello Publishing Limited; 5th edition (29 Mar 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908261064
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908261069
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 1.6 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (885 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 219 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Customer reviews: "This book has been life-changing for my son & husband, both of whom are diabetic." "Having been a diabetic for nearly 60 years this has to be the best book I've ever seen." "This book should become the bible for any Diabetics and for people on a reduced calorie diet." "This amazingly simple book has helped me to take control of my diabetes when I was really struggling." "With big coloured pictures, it's a breeze. Beats all the wordy lists in other guides." "The most useful book I have bought since being diagnosed. Finally someone has come up with something useful and easy to use." "This book has made my life as a self employed plasterer one heck of a lot easier." "My new bible." "Has made my daughter's life so much easier, she has much better control of her blood sugar levels now and I am certain it is down to the book." "Our daughter is 4 and it is great to really show her friends' parents how many carbs are in the meal they are about to give her." "My son can look at the pictures and try new foods, we can monitor his intake of carbs and it has made our whole family aware of calories and carbs intake." "I bought this book for my 16 year old as she has been struggling with her HbA1c recently and she loves it." Healthcare professionals: "The most useful tool I have had as a diabetes specialist nurse." "I am a UK registered Dietitian and I think this book is fantastic!" "My patients all love it." "Brilliant book, helps me to teach patients with diabetes about sensible food portion sizes." "A fantastic resource for both healthcare professionals and the individuals we see in supporting weight loss and glycaemic control." --Customer Reviews

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The Carbs & Cals Poster Set contains 5 themed carbohydrate and calorie counting posters. The 5 posters are:

1) Drinks - contains 25 photos of popular drinks.

2) Meals - contains 25 photos of popular meals.

3) Portions - contains portions of Rice, Pasta, Mashed Potato, and Oven Chips (6 portions of each of these foods)..

4) Snacks - contains 25 photos of popular snacks.

5) Take-aways - contains 16 photos of popular take-away food, arranged into sections of Pizza Shop, Kebab House, Chinese Take-away, and Indian Take-away.

The complete set contains 115 full-colour photographs, covering a wide range of popular food and drinks.

Each poster is A1 in size (around 84 x 60cm) so they are ideal for group teaching or display.

The Carbs & Cals Poster Set is a great accompaniment to the Carbs & Cals book and flashcards. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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64 of 64 people found the following review helpful
This book is a fantastic help for all diabetics especially Type 1. Counting carbs can be so diffucult when trying to control your blood sugar as a diabetic. The visual pictures of the food and the portion sizes make it so much easier to ulimately calculate the right insulin dose to have with the food/carbs you eat.
And so gain better diabetic control.
A must for all adults. Children and their parents.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Revelation! 11 Aug 2010
By plummy
I recently bought this book after visiting my diabetic clinic. What a [[ASIN:095644301X Carbs & Cals: A Visual Guide to Carbohydrate & Calorie Counting for People with Diabetes] revelation this turned out to be - after seeing the portion sizes and carbohydrate values in the book I realised I had been underestimating the amount of insulin I needed to give me stable blood sugar levels and that I needed to make alterations to my diet. I must say the calories are an eye-opener too! I have had type 1 diabetes since I was 12 (quite a few years ago now) but this book proves that there is always something new to discover and learn. If you have a meal out or a take-away it is difficult sometimes to guesstimate - this book takes a lot of the hard work away and makes life much easier ... I would recommend it to anyone - you won't be disappointed.
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Book 30 April 2010
This is a brilliant book for anyone who needs to count their Carbs and Calories!...I am a Type 2 Diabetic, have been since 1991 and have never been taught how to count Carbohydrates although I am on Tablets and Insulin (Basal Bolus). I was on a Diabetes Forum and somebody wrote about being advised to get this book Carbs and Cals by Chris Cheyette and Yello Balolia..so I went to their website... [...] ordered one.
I am really glad I did.! the book is so easy to use, with pictures of plates of food ..in graduating portions showing you what a portion should look like and how many Carbs and Calories are in the portion size you choose to have.There is a lot of useful information as well.If you don't have Diabetes...it is very useful for losing weight..and the book is well worth while getting.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Carbs & Cals 25 Sep 2011
My son has recently been diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic, and this book has been a godsend! We have used this book for calculating his carb intake for virtually every meal, and it has been so good that his school has bought one too. Although we use electronic scales at home, the pictures are really great for helping us make a realistic guess for carbs content in places where weighing food is impossible or impracticle, such as restaurants. It is easy to understand, and virtually all day-to-day foods are covered, as well as some of the more unusual fare. I would recommend this book to anyone.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource book 19 May 2010
By Mummy TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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I have to agree with the other reviewers here.
Before my son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (aged 2) I had never worried about carb counting, so this book is incredibly useful. It has clear concise information and is well laid out. I use the collins carb counter book for anything that is not included here (though there isn't much that isn't). This book has become a very useful tool and I often to take it to playgroup as it helps take the guesswork out of what size portion he has had while there. I'm planning to get another copy for when he starts Nurery, or I might get the flashcards. There is also a phone app version.

Just a note, I have bought the new edition and though the same foods have been used, some of the carb (and Cal) values have been changed. Some are a little lower, some a litle higher. Some by only 1g of carb some by as much as 4g. Overall I don't expect this to make a huge difference to his carb intake and the old edition is still handy to have. I mention it as you may wish to give thought to updating your copy.

PS The poster set produced by Carbs and Cals are huge, you would need to have a lot of wall space to display. Better suited to an office or clinic than say a small nursery classroom. It does have a handy 10g snack comparison (which is what I was after) Publishers take note , that info on a handy flyer would be great.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Handy Delight 18 Aug 2010
Thank you Chris Cheyette. All the dietitians I know are envious that you have come up with this wonderful book. I use this everyday at work. It has been the most useful tool I have had as a diabetes specialist nurse. Looking back since I bought it, I have used in every discussion in appointments with people I see! Using the photographs to judge portion sizes (because you have a selection on each page) is extremely useful to try and work out carb: insulin ratio used at each meal. The photographs are of foods readily available here in the UK, although it would be a handy delight when on holiday abroad as well. People I have introduced to this book have found the rice and pasta pages very useful. Also the alcohol pages too. There is an iphone app available too.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful 12 April 2013
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I've found this book very useful since trying to grasp the world of carb counting (due to son being diabetic)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A marvelous reference 7 Sep 2010
By Ali C
This is a really good reference book for anyone using an insulin pump or who wish to know the carbohydrate content in everyday dishes. Wonderfully, the book is full of food you would find regularly in the UK as opposed to a lot of the US diabetes books
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