Carbs & Cals: Count your Carbs & Calories with over 1,700 Food & Drink Photos! Paperback – 29 Mar 2013
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The Carbs & Cals book is the ultimate visual carbohydrate and calorie counter!
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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Top Customer Reviews
A must for any diabetic and/or slimmer.
meals etc]I look for the nutritional table on the back of the packet, etc., so that mainly takes care of the 'American' problem.
This is a high quality publication with full colour photo's showing a huge variety of foods in various portion sizes and concise, well written text. From the photo's you can make judgements on how many carbs, calories or how much protein or fat you are consuming every time you eat. As well as the photographic aids this book contains a wealth of information about healthy eating, nutrition, weight loss/gain, types of foods and diabetes. It does not delve too deeply into any of these subjects but provides enough information for you to be able to make informed decisions.
Physically, this book is not too big to carry with you if you intend eating out although there is a smaller 'pocket' edition available or you can even purchase the app. from the app. store. I have only just started using the book (and the app.) but I can see that it will be getting plenty of use in the future as I doubt that I could ever memorise enough of the information to merit going without it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
very informative, good to have a book like this to keep you informed about DiabetesPublished 17 days ago by DAVID FLEET
A diabetics worst nightmare is what to eat & drink. This book will guide you to a healthier lifestyle. I am very carb sensitive so for me this is book is a must! Read morePublished 17 days ago by MR D C BROWN
Recommended by my surgery makes you aware of what you are eating and what you need to eat. Great pictures accompany the measuresPublished 20 days ago by Macca