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Dr. Atkins' New Carbohydrate Gram Counter

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Lists carbohydrate content for hundreds of foods. This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Pocket book for the supermarket

This purse-size book is indespensible! It lists total carbs, fiber, net carbs, protein, fat, and calories to help you make the best choices, or even endulge a little while knowing how much you are doing so! My copy is dog-eared and I carry it everywhere with me. When I think I might want something (like grapes, for example), I can look them up in the booklet right there in the supermarket and decide if they will fit into my diet plan or not. (The grapes were too high in carbs, in case you were wondering.) The book also lists many common and name brand items, both high and low carb. It is split into several sections such as beverages; milk, cream, butter, and yogurt; breads, muffins and crackers; fruit; pancakes, waffles, and breakfast pastries; poultry; sweeteners, jams, and syrups; etc. It even has a section for "dining out" with tips on dining away from home, and a "fast food" section with counts for popular foods at fast food restaurants. If you are watching either your fat or your carbs, you need this book!

A great asset to the atkins diet...

While on the first induction phase, the atkins diet can be simple to figure out. But as you get a bit past the first two weeks calclulating out carbohydrates can get a bit complicated. I was surprised at what had carbohydrates and how much it actually had. This book was a big help to me. And its small size allowed me to carry it around and pull it out when i needed to...without being *obvious*... This book would be helpful for anyone on a low carb/no carb eating plan, not just atkins plan...

Handy little carb counting tool!

This is Atkins pocketsized Carbohydrate Gram Counter updated and expanded. For each food item listed carbs, fiber, net carbs, protein, fat and calories are included. A nice difference between this and the older version of the book is the inclusion of net carbs. The net carb of a food is the impact it will make on your body. These are the only carbs you need to count because they exclude carbohydrates and sugar alcohols.The mini book begins with an introduction that explains the science behind why it's carbohydrates we need to be concerned with not fat. Then the book gives a very basic overview of the Atkins plan. One page also gives portion size guidelines. Really handy. For example 2T peanut butter is about the size of 2 teabags.The rest of the book is devoted to food and beverage counts. Though the book is not as comprehensive as a larger book such as Corrine Netzger's Book of Food Counts it covers quite a few foods. If you are only purchasing one guide, I would purchase a larger one as it is more comprehensive. But its really helpful to have this little book in your purse, pocket or car for quick checks of what you are eating.The small size makes it easy to tote. The back of the book gives tips for dining out and has a small list of popular restaurants and the counts for their food items.I liked the book so well, I purchased two. One for my purse and the other for quick checks on the kitchen counter!

A great tool for implementing the Atkins diet.

I purchased two carb counter books and found the other, more extensive book to be difficult to use. This simple, little book contains most ingredients used in recipes. It is a great tool in helping to create good meals while keeping within the limits of the Atkins Diet.

Very good day-to-day dieter's companion and guide

I started the Atkins diet on my own, based on the guiding principles described on the book "Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution". I have steadily and comfortably reduced inches off my waist by using the "Dr. Atkins' New Carbohydrate Gram Counter" as a guide to food selection. If it were not for its reduced, concise listing of foods (carbs, proteins, fat) I could not have understood the method I was supposed to follow to achieve weight loss. It is not a comprehensive guide, so don't even think of it as the ultimate compilation of your diet choices. Yet, its tiny size made it perfect to carry it in a handbag, in a glove compartment, every time I need help to navigate through the supermarket maze in search for low-carb foods, and yes, to elegantly cover my tracks when I cheated the diet.
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