Originally Posted by Gardenwife
Let us know what you think about the book once you get it, pro's and con's, okay?
Overall, I think it's a great book. It's about 6"X4" with over 300 pages and is printed on pretty good quality paper.
The bulk of the book is devoted to listing the nutritional content of foods: it lists calories, grammes of fat, and grammes of carbohydrate in both branded and generic foods, and each is colour-coded to make it easy to read the values at a glance. There are even mini lists showing the alcohol, fibre, sodium, caffeine, iron, protein, and cholesterol content of various (mostly generic) foods. (Did you know there are 1700 mg of cholesterol in 3 oz pan-fried beef brains?
Did you want to know!?)
There's a huge section dedicated to restaurants and fast-food places, and there are some great informational pages dealing with diabetes, exercise and weight control tips, recommended fat and carbohydrate intake, along with little hints and quips throughout the book.
Because it's from the States, most measurements are in imperial; i.e., ounces rather than grammes. As an Englander, that suits me just fine although I have to remember that the U.S. fluid ounces are larger than those in the U.K..
My only (small) complaint is that meat, fish, and chicken items could have been listed per ounce rather than say, "a 3½ oz portion". I suspect the reason they do this is to give an idea of appropriate portion sizes, but I find it a little irritating.
Well worth $6.99, in my opinion. Conversion and postage hiked it up to CDN$17 but I don't care 'cause hubby paid.