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Product Details

  • Series: Calorieking Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Family Health Publications; 1 edition (September 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1930448368
  • ISBN-13: 978-1930448360
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 4.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (230 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #454,800 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Allan Borushek is a dietitian and health educator with over 30 years' experience in clinical dietetics and community health education.

He is the founder of Australia-based Family Health Network, parent of CalorieKing Wellness Solutions, Inc. Mr. Borushek has authored and published several books on weight control, heart disease prevention and diabetes.

Mr. Borushek is best known for his 'Top 100' annual best-seller, CalorieKing's Pocket Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter, which has sold more than 10 million copies.

Customer Reviews

Calories, fat, & Carb counting all in one book.
Kay
I found it's easier for me to drag around the hard copy book (I have that version, too) than fumble with the Kindle edition.
Jack Jackson
This book is very useful for when I'm shopping or eating out and the right size to carry in my purse.
Brenda

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

96 of 107 people found the following review helpful By rischet on January 16, 2012
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Too many fast foods and not enough individual products listed.
Main problem is that many items do not have specific amounts
like ounces or grams. Instead they are listed as generalities
such as average, one, medium, etc.
What is medium for one may be large for another person, etc.
which will throw off nutrients big time when trying to be accurate.
I use a kitchen diet scale and to me it is very important
to have exact weights, so my counts of carbs and calories are exact.
This book falls short in many instances.

I would like to see a book listing exact weights in addition to the
generalities so those of us who care, have the information available.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Happy Reader TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 25, 2011
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Note:
I wrote this review for the 2012 Larger Print Edition: The CalorieKing Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter 2009 (larger-print edition) (Calorieking Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter (Larger Print Edition)). Amazon has also put my review on the page for the regular-sized print CalorieKing.
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My son was recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. This means we have to count carbs. The hospital recommended The CalorieKing book for counting carbs, and it really is a great book. The original book is a small paperback size, with print to match. It's OK with my reading glasses, but I was overjoyed to find this larger print edition.

It still isn't LARGE print, that is, not the LARGE print you'll see in a large-print novel. But it is LARGER print, and I really appreciate it. The size of the larger print book itself is a little bigger than the regular CalorieKing edition, but it's still paperback book size. Easy to store in a purse or glove compartment or backpack.
size Larger Print 7 1/4 " x 5 1/4 "
size regular print 6 7/8 " x 4 1/4 "
Both books are the same thickness, a shade over 1/2"

CalorieKing deserves it's reputation for thoroughness. The only reason you'd need updated editions is if you eat out a lot and have trouble estimating carbs in your restaurant food (and it can be difficult). Then the updated menus of the larger chains are welcome. But as far as grocery food, the apple and broccoli carb counts won't change from year to year, and packaged groceries will always have a label telling, among other things, how many carbs per serving.
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44 of 51 people found the following review helpful By dondi1958 on March 6, 2012
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I bought this for my Kindle. It is VERY hard to use. IF you can find what you want, you're lucky. If after that, you want to find another item, you have to go back to the table of contents and start over again. It doesn't go from one thing to another very well at all. Good luck with this one.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Leanne on February 23, 2012
Format: Paperback
I've been buying Allan Borushek's Calorie Counter's for over a decade, and updating to the new release every couple of years, as new products and new information is added.

The book continues to be the best, all round calorie counter on the market, with a good cross-section of restaurant meals and supermarket products, listed sensibly into alphabetical sections, with a good Index at the rear of the book.

Includes a section on diabetes (with appropriate diet guides), general weight loss information, and healthy weight tables, as well as alcohol counters.

If the book has a weakness, it would be that it often lists a certain number of calories per "serve", without being specific on how large a serve is. As someone who is very aware of how serving sizes and portions have increased, the "serves" listed in the book are very often on the miniscule side of what might be offered at a typical restaurant. Be cautious!

An improvement would be more information on what appropriate servings are, with weights and measures as a comparison to assist health-conscious people.

Overall, the book offers great "bang for your buck".

I'd buy again - I do, every couple of years!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. Johnson on February 18, 2012
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No protein gram counts, but for figuring insulin dose for carb grams, and carb counts in general, this is THE book to have; it's small enough to put in a small purse, and has enough items that even if something isn't listed, there's something "close enough". If you're a diabetic, you know this book- nothing else to say :)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Barb on September 6, 2012
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It was not as easy as stated. I thought I could just type in a food and presto that food would appear with the calories written next to it but it doesn't work that way. You get a whole list of foods and not necessarily even the one you requested. For instance, look up "egg" and you get nothing but a list of egg substitutes. I don't even use this guide anymore. I simply google the food I want. It was a waste of money.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Nom de Plume on January 28, 2012
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I bought this book because I have a hard time reading the text in the regular version of this book. I should have read the title more carefully where is says LARGER print edition, not LARGE print. The print is larger that than the normal edition but it isn't big enough to make the information easy to read. There is very good information in both versions of this book but buy a magnifying glass, not the larger print edition
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