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Dana Carpender's NEW Carb and Calorie Counter-Expanded, Revised, and Updated 4th Edition: Your Complete Guide to Total Carbs, Net Carbs, Calories, and More Paperback – December 1, 2009
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About the Author
Best-selling author Dana Carpender was startled to discover that limiting her carbohydrate intake not only helped her control her weight, but produced the health and vitality a low fat diet had promised but never delivered. Fifteen years later, she laughs at people who say "You can't eat that way long-term." Her eight cookbooks are the result of her realization that the key to permanent dietary change is the answer to the age-old question, "What's for supper?" To date they have sold over a million copies worldwide. Dana blogs about low carb nutrition at www.HoldtheToast.com; her weekly blog digest goes out to over 20,000 readers. She is also Managing Editor of CarbSmart magazine at www.CarbSmart.com, as well as a featured staff writer. Dana lives in Bloomington, Indiana with her husband and a menagerie of pets, all of whom are well and healthily fed.
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Top Customer Reviews
When a book has been through four updates and revisions, you know it's a useful tool for people and this book is no exception. In typical Dana Carpender style, whose line of low-carb cookbooks are heralded by any serious low-carb dieter, she starts off by telling you the basics of livin' la vida low-carb and how to make the most of her 350-page mass paperback book. Useful tips, health checklists, common health problems improved by low-carb nutrition, ways to enhance your low-carb lifestyle, and gentle encouragement dominate the first 30 pages.
It's a great refresher course for those of us who have been eating this way for a long time or an outstanding introduction to a whole new way to think about healthy eating for those who are new to carbohydrate-restriction. I especially liked her section "10 Great Snacks for 5 grams of Net Carbs Or Less!" to help all you road trippers know exactly what to bring with you to stick with your low-carb plan.Read more ›
If you want a guide with popular upscale restuarant items, then get the South Beach Diet Dining Out guide. South Beach also has a Calorie and Carb counter guide.
If you want a calorie counter with pictures, get the Calorie King 2010 which also includes a diabetic guide in the back.
Look for Dana's new book "1001 Low-Carb Recipes: Recipes That Let You Eat All of the Foods You Love and Have Your Low-Carb Diet Too" on March 1, 2010.
This new cookbook is a combination of the best Low-Carb Recipes from 500 Low-Carb Recipes, 15-Minute Low-Carb Recipes, 500 More Low-Carb Recipes, 200 Low-Carb Slow Cooker Recipes, The Low-Carb Barbeque Book, and Low-Carb Smoothies.
The biggest drawback to the book is that it does not provide information for fast food meals when the bread is removed. For example, a Burger King Whopper might check in at 50 gm of net carbs or thereabouts. One cannot find, though, the carbs that are in the bun, but one can order a whopper without the bun and reduce the net carbs to about 3. Providing this information would really help.
As a physician who believes in the benefits of low carb nutrition, and who thinks that much of the diabetes, obesity and heart disease problems are exacerbated by the low fat diet recommendations of the past four decades, I would recommend Ms Carpender's books.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a fairly comprehensive book, but it could be set up a little easier to use. It would be better to look up "green beans" and find all the different brands under that... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Narayne Rougeau
The reason for the low stars is that the charts are illegible on my iPhone. Of absolutely no use to me when out counting calories and carbs.Published 2 months ago by Novel Lady
Was not pleased with this book. Biggest problem print was too small . I have used it thought information useful.Published 4 months ago by Meredith Hill
Fine book that not only has the shopping info, but the counts at restaurants and fast food also. A little large to carry with you, but given the amount of info I don't see how it... Read morePublished 5 months ago by blbortz
I am impressed with the book. Being new to diabetes, and counting carbs, it is working very well for me.Published 5 months ago by Conniee Eaton