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compact, easy to adapt to your diet plan
on May 16, 2006
Whether you're on South Beach, Weight Watchers, the Zone, or a diet of your own creation, this is a good little journal to supplement it. I would not recommend this as a stand alone book, only as an add-on to another diet program. It has 2 pages a day that cover all meals, snacks, activities, vitamins, and a little spot for notes. You'll love this journal if you have smaller than average handwriting. But I find myself squeezing information into the margins and writing over columns.
The information about diet and health changes is very basic, hence the suggestion to use this book as a supplement. The most annoying thing is the mostly useless nutritional facts in the back. I thought it would be handy to have the information with me at all times, so I could look up meals and shopping items on the fly. Though it covers over a thousand items, it is missing some of the major foods in any american dieters plan. No nutritional info on broccoli, cauliflower, and most meats are listed in their raw state, not cooked. No regular butter, or salmon, but it includes deer, squab, foie gras, raw skinless leg of pheasant and 11 entries for veal?!
The serving sizes also force you to make more calculations than you already have to when keeping any food journal. Meat is in 1 oz (raw) serving sizes, while lemon juice is 1 cup. Not very intuitive when figuring out your food values.
At 4.5" x 5.5", it's the great size for leaving in your purse and for travel.