Food and Nutrition
Need Help Keeping New Year Resolutions? – The Most Complete Food Counter, 3rd Edition
Dec 31, 2012 - 7:03:45 AM

( - Most of us make New Year resolutions. Few of us keep them. Often we resolve to eat better, take better care of ourselves or the inevitable promise to lose weight. The Most Complete Food Counter, 3rd Ed., just released, may be one of the best investments you will ever make to help you achieve a healthier 2013. I'm proud to say I am one of the authors who put together this all-inclusive food and nutrition resource.

Everyone loves to talk about food and everyone has questions about their health, but nutrition information can be confusing. You need to get more of some nutrients - like calcium and fiber. You should get less of others -- like cholesterol and sodium.  And, some nutrients -- like calories and protein -- are based on individual needs. It is no wonder most people have trouble figuring all this out.

The Most Complete Food Counter, 3rd edition ends this confusion. In the Nutrition Basics section the reader is given a simple way to determine their individual need for each nutrient counted in the book - calories, protein, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, carbohydrate, sugar, fiber, calcium, sodium, potassium, folic acid and vitamin C. You will find food values for over 11,000 brand name foods to compare and help you buy the best options. Over 900 take-out choices and 5,000 menu items from 113 restaurant chains are listed.  You have a total of more than 21,000 food items to choice from. Ever wonder how many calories are in frozen daiquiri or which food has the most cholesterol? You'll find out these answers along with real-life suggestions to help you integrate healthy food choices into your lifestyle.

Trying to cut down on sodium? Did you know that the average dill pickle has 1,000 milligrams, two-thirds of your day's supply?

Few people have ever had a formal nutrition class which can leave them less-then-prepared to decipher nutrition information and define tongue-twisting words - monounsaturated, carotenoids, probiotics, triglycerides, and many more. The section Just the Facts A to Z will define these and many, many more. From A1C to Zen Macrobiotic Diet, entries range from scientific to practical to whimsical, including: anorexia, aphrodisiacs, edible flowers, genetically modified (GM) foods, gluten-free diet, human genome project, serving size, taste, water requirements, wellness, and xerostomia.

Every 5 years, by federal law, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are revised. The 2010 edition is the most comprehensive and complicated guidelines ever release. To help you understand and make use of this valuable tool, we have distilled the guidelines down to important bullet points and added You Should Know tip boxes.

The Most Complete Food Counter, 3rd edition is the all-in-one food and nutrition resource you have been looking for to help you live well and eat healthy. Look for it on line or at your local bookstore.

The Most Complete Food Counter, 3rd edition, Karen J. Nolan, PhD and Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, Gallery Books, 2013, ISBN 978-4516-2164-8.

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Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN is a registered dietitian and the author of the nutrition counter series for Pocket Books with sales of more than 8.5 million books.

Look for:

The Most Complete Food Counter, 3rd ed., 2013

The Calorie Counter, 6th Ed., 2013

The Complete Food Counter, 4th ed., 2012

The Diabetes Counter, 4th Ed., 2011

The Protein Counter, 3rd Ed., 2011

The Ultimate Carbohydrate Counter, 3rd Ed., 2010

The Fat Counter, 7th ed., 2009

The Healthy Wholefoods Counter, 2008

The Cholesterol Counter, 7th Ed., 2008

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