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Carbs & Cals & Protein & Fat: A Visual Guide to Carbohydrate, Protein, Fat & Calorie Counting for Diet & Weight Loss Paperback – 1 Mar 2011

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Product details

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Chello Publishing Limited; 1st edition (1 Mar. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956443079
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956443076
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 1.6 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (170 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 73,516 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Carbs & Cals & Protein & Fat has changed my whole way of eating. I am three stone down, from a size 22 to a 14-16 and sugar and cholesterol levels below borderline and normal! Forget all the slimming groups. With help from your practice nurse and this 'bible' you will be successful." "I have lost nearly 3kg so far and have only been using the book for 3 weeks." "Very good, useful book. Can't believe the calories in the fish and chip takeaway!!!!!" "I have lost nearly two stone, talking in "old money", in a little over two months." "Gauging the carbs in my meals has never been easier. I believe it is a must for diabetics and those on controlled diets." "I have lost 4.5 stones with the help of this book." "I was told this was a good book to buy to help with weight control; well, they were right - the portion control shown in detailed photographs is so much more helpful than calorie listings alone." "I have had diabetes for about 4 years and could not seem to get my diet right, but with this book it was so easy to get my portion sizes right and I have lost almost 2 pounds since Christmas." "This book is a really useful reminder that we generally make our portions far too big." "I love this book - so easy to follow and everything is plated up so you know what amounts you are eating. I definitely recommend this book for dieters or diabetics and people who want to follow a healthy diet." "Great, easy to use book. I use it to explain portion sizes to patients trying to lose weight and also to help patients with diabetes to understand carbs." --Amazon reviews

About the Author

Chris Cheyette is a Diabetes Specialist Dietitian with the NHS, working with people with Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes. He won the 2007 British Dietetic Association Elizabeth Washington Award for his educational DVD for young people with diabetes. Chris is an elected member of the UK Advisory council for Diabetes UK and a committee member of the Diabetes Management & Education Group of the British Dietetic Association.

In August 2003 Canada-born, Blackpool-bred Yello bought his first ever camera. He soon proceeded to give up his full-time job as a TV Dubbing Mixer and turn to a visual-based career. Having since achieved a first class honours degree in Photography, Yello has undertaken a series of creative projects including private photographic commissions (www.yellobalolia.com).


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By LD on 18 Mar. 2011
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Being a) diabetic and b) trying to lose weight, I found this visual guide to be amazingly useful, after all they say one picture says a 1000 words and this illustrates that wonderfully! Eveyone I've shown it to agrees that is is an extremely useful diet tool. For example, say, you have had a meal out you can more easily gauge the damage done by comparing the portion you had with that in the book.. Highly recommended.
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I'd previously purchased the Carbs and Cals only edition but with the added fat and protein values this resource is proving invaluabe during all my consultations. For me, where it scores is being able to highlight the effect of fat and carb portion sizes on both blood glucose and weight control - short and long term.

There is a huge range of foods, snacks, drinks and meals covering all tastes and cultures. I've yet to not find something I needed.

A fantastic resource for both health care professionals and the individuals we see in supporting weight loss and glycaemic control.

Rarely a day goes by without me using it :-)
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I work in a GP surgery and one of my colleagues attended a course run by dieticians about helping diabetics with weight loss. This book was recommended as was its companion for diabetics. I bought it as since being over 40 I can no longer seem to lose the last half or 3/4 stone to get down to my ideal weight. The book is excellent - it shows the portion size of meals and how so many extra calories are consumed due to portions being too large. I have lost nearly 3Kg so far and have only been using the book for 3 weeks. I have since bought the Iphone app which means I can add the calories and carbs easily. Would highly recommend it.
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Being a diabetic on insulin for 34 years means I have had to watch what I eat and quite often guess at the carbohydrate content. This book is a God send. It allows me to understand exactly what the carbohydrate content is and allows me to control my diabetes much better.
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I've got two versions of this - plus the iphone app - and find it a very useful guide to carb. counting. However I question the values the authors have entered for some foods (e.g. porridge) which varies wildly with the nutritional advice on the manufacturer's packet (seriously underestimated), so I emphasise again - this is only a guide, not a precise tool.
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What a great book! As a new Type 1 Diebetic I was really scared about the thought of having to work out my carbs every time I had to inject myself. With the portion and weights in this book it has been a great help.
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I love this book so much. It has a picture guide to how many carbs, calories etc are in our favourite foods. I have lost 4.5 stones with the help of this book. You can find all types of food and judge for yourself what you put in your mouth. It gives you various amounts of the food and you can still have those favourites without over doing it. Congratulations to the authors I think if more people knew of this book there would possibly be less obesity.
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Having been a diabetic for nearly 60 years this has to be the best book I've ever seen. It lists every type of food, not just the carbs in cakes and biscuits. I've been waiting for many years to have a reference book on the carbs in all fruit and vegetables! The food listings are excellent together with knowing the carbs, calories, fat and protein in each one. Plus no more weighing, you just refer to the photos. It was recommended by the dietician at my Diabetic Clinic and she gave it a great review too.
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