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The Essential Net Carb Counter Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 2005

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About the Author

Maggie Greenwood-Robinson is an accomplished author, co-author, and ghostwriter who has written more than 45 books in the areas of psychology, health, and inspiration. She wrote The Biggest Loser, a New York Times bestseller that was the official diet/fitness book for NBC’s hit reality show of the same name.

Maggie has worked with several high-profile authors, including a popular daytime talk show host, two well-known television doctors, and an international tennis star. Maggie is a member of the Dr. Phil Show Advisory Board and consults regularly on the show’s content. She resides in Dallas, Texas.
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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (January 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416503196
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416503194
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #829,320 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Maggie Greenwood-Robinson, PhD, is a leading health and medical writer in the United States. She has authored or coauthored more than 30 books on nutrition, exercise, weight loss, psychological health, and other health-related issues, among them The Biggest Loser, a New York Times best-seller that is the official diet and fitness book for NBC's hit reality show of the same name. Some of her most recent books are 20/20 Thinking, Good Carbs Vs. Bad Carbs, and Foods That Combat Cancer. Greenwood-Robinson has appeared on numerous television and radio shows, including the Dr. Phil Show and NBC's Dateline. She has also written articles that have appeared in the magazines Shape, Let's Live, Great Life, American Health, Physical, Muscle and Fitness, and MuscleMag International. A frequent speaker on issues concerning health, anti-aging, nutrition, and exercise, Greenwood-Robinson is a member of the Dr. Phil Show advisory board and serves on the advisory board of Physical magazine. Greenwood-Robinson resides in Flower Mound, Texas.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Peggy WebBuilder on May 31, 2008
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The Car Counter book is okay, but it lists many resturant foods and fewer home foods. Since I don't do fast food at all, it is of little use to me.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Alene H. Weed on October 9, 2010
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I am disappointed in that this book lists most or all of the special products(foods) for sale instead of every day foods used in meal preparation. i.e. half cup of flour, corn meal, sugar, syrup, etc. Special products by Atkins, Weight Watchers, etc. seem to really take up most of the book listings. I suppose that would be very helpful if one were on that kind of diet, but I was looking for something more on general, regular type foods. Perhaps the good Dr. should rename her book? i.e. remove the word 'essential', at least!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tony D on May 3, 2009
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It's hard finding a particular item. Way too much info on restaurants/fast food places if you never eat out. If I had seen this in a store, I would have NEVER bought it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carla Martin-Wood on December 28, 2013
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It also lists TONS of processed foods. As a diabetic with a limit of 30 net carbs a day, I need a source that provides me with REAL numbers on REAL foods that I cook. I don't eat processed junk. Bad, bad book.
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By Happy Girl on July 15, 2013
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What you get: The book gives you a pretty solid list of food items grouped into categories which seem to be logical. The categories are things like "Fruit and Fruit Juices", Diet and Nutritional Bars and Cereal Bars", "Poultry", "Fats and Oils", "Fast Food and Other Restaurants". 54+/- categories so referencing is fairly easy. Broken out are the food item with serving,total and net carbs in grams, fiber in grams and calories. It does not seem to break out some food by manufacturer - like Tyson chicken breasts (frozen). It is only the generic Chicken Breast (no skin, no bones) type of listing. There are some calorie differences between brands and if that matters... some brands are given (like in the oil section and other areas).

There is a huge restaurant section. Esp. fast food. If you eat a lot of fast food or at places like Chilies or Ruby Tuesday, this would be a valuable reference. They also list lots of low carb items - which if you are new to carb counting like me, is nice to have so you know what is out there and what the counts are ahead of time. The introduction is also fairly interesting and informative to newbies.

I wish they also listed weights of food for singular food items (not like a hamburger composed of several things). They do for some things (grams and ounces), but not other things like veggies.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tanya on January 23, 2013
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Works for me, sometimes I just don't feel like going online to look them up --- this is handy to have in the kitchen when I'm jotting down my carbs for the day.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jill McCoy on May 26, 2013
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This little book really helps keep me on track with my carb counting, and carb counting is the only successful way I have ever lost weight
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Roberta L. Aronson on November 2, 2013
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Includes a ton of carb ratings on commercial junk food that I would never eat. Useless information for anyone into real food.
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