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2008 Calorie King Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter Paperback – October 15, 2007
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The book has a ton of practical applications for someone trying to watch their calories, fat or carbs.
One last thing. Do not let the word "pocket" make you shy away from this book. Yeah, it can fit in your pocket but I looked through a number of full sized nutritional guides before finding this one and none of the $30 books has as much information and especially practical information as this book.
By the way. I lost 30 pounds and I'm in the best shape of my life!
Want to go to Burger King or McDonald's, or even Taco Bell but you don't want to ingest 10,000 calories and 700 grams of fat this is the book you should have. It will tell you everything you want to know about every item on the menu (unless the item is brand new) so that you can make a smart decision about what to eat. Things like instead of getting a Whopper that has like 48 grams of fat in ONE sandwich, you will see you can get the chicken sandwich with no mayo for on 8 grams of fat. A much better choice! Or you go by carbs if you are watching them or just by protein, calories, or all of them. You can finally eat healthy or low fat (to the best of your ability, this is fast food) and still eat out! If you are someone who has just always wondered about how many calories are in a taco or someone who counts them everyday this is a book you should pick up for sure!
Though there are a number of calorie counting books on the market, I like Borusheks because it is user friendly. It includes some little photos and sketches, and uses color to highlight different food items so its much easier to use than other counters. In addition Borushek includes hints to reduce fat, weight control tips, a diabetes guide and more. Lots of super useful information.
The book lists over 11,000 food items and 200 fast food chains and restaurants. For each item it includes calories, carbohydrates and fat. At the back of the book Borushek discusses other nutrients though these are not included for each item in the book. He discusses fiber, salt, protein, calcium and more.
At 4x6x1/2 the book is sized nicely to tuck into your bag or briefcase. And with its low price point you may want to purchase several copies. I keep one in my car so I know what I am consuming if I go to a restaurant.
The only drawback to the book in my opinion is dietician and health educator Borushek's face in a little crown on the cover. A little cheesy. But despite that the book is a winner.
Borushek also has a nice website where he sells a calorie counting program for your PDA, PC and/or joining an online community. He also offers his database of foods which is continually updated free at the site [...]
A very handy little book to have!
The food section of the book is set up very nicely with columns for calories, fat and carbs. You'd be challenged to come up with a food that's not listed; for example, there are three pages devoted to listings of cheeses, and a page and a half devoted to bread.
A very nice feature of this guide is the fast food and restaurant guide, which is approximately 90 pages. Most of the listings are for fast food places, but there are also entries for chains such as Olive Garden and PF Chang. It surprised me that, living in the Queen City of Sprawl, I've only heard of about half of these places while others I recognize as regional but not around here.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really informative pocket calorie book. Was ordered for my mother and she was very impressed compared to her old book which she lost.Published 3 months ago by Joe Shock
THIS BOOK CAME NOT IN NEW CONDITION AS ADVERTISED BUT OKAY NOT AS A GIFT….IS A VALUABLE TOOL FOR DIETING FOR ME…..Published 6 months ago by m b
Nowadays you use computers or smart phone applications that calculate the nutritional value but if you do not have that, this book gives you good information.Published 14 months ago by Happy