Food, Glorious Food: The NOOKbook Carb & Calorie Counter, a complete guide to food counts [for Atkins, Dukan, & other Diets]

Food, Glorious Food: The NOOKbook Carb & Calorie Counter, a complete guide to food counts [for Atkins, Dukan, & other Diets]

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by Maria Elizabeth Romana, Beth Spicer
     
 

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Food, Glorious Food is a comprehensive guide to nutrient values for more than 12,000 natural, packaged, and restaurant foods. Unlike other food count books, however, the information in this volume has been specifically formatted for the Barnes & Noble…  See more details below

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* Please see our newest edition of this book here: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/e/2940016770178 *

Food, Glorious Food is a comprehensive guide to nutrient values for more than 12,000 natural, packaged, and restaurant foods. Unlike other food count books, however, the information in this volume has been specifically formatted for the Barnes & Noble Nook. Rather than squeezing numbers into narrow rows and columns, each entry is presented in the familiar nutrition label format, with resizable font and reflowable text. The book is easily searchable with active links and multi-layered indexes.

Features:
*Nutrition label format
*All the nutrient counts you need: calories, fats, protein, and carbohydrates, including fiber, sugar, and "net carbs", cholesterol, and sodium
*Active (clickable) Table of Contents, Main Index, and Chapter Indexes
*Multiple serving sizes for most foods
*Weights and measures in both US and metric formats (ounces/grams and fluid ounces/millilitres)
*Fully searchable with the Nook's search function (keep in mind if testing the search, the sample only includes the first chapter, Baked Goods)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012614292
Publisher:
Research Triangle Publications
Publication date:
05/21/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
139,394
File size:
14 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Maria Elizabeth Romana has 20+ years experience in medical and social research, working at Duke University, GlaxoSmithKline, and other NC institutions. She has published numerous health-related articles (under the name Beth Spicer), a food counts guide, and a medical mystery novel, and is working on more. Her educational background includes bachelor's and master's degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill and The College of William & Mary. Maria currently resides in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina with her husband and two children. You can reach her at her website, MariaRomana.com.

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Food, Glorious Food: The NOOKbook Carb & Calorie Counter, a complete guide to food counts [for Atkins, Dukan, & other Diets] 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
KarlaRdr More than 1 year ago
I see another reviewer found searching to be slow for this book. I have found the Nook to be pretty slow searching all my books, and this one is no exception. But I used the table of contents and indexes and was able to find things easily that way. Then I downloaded it and used it with the Nook software on my laptop. The search was lightning fast there, so I'm quite satisfied with it. Anyway, the book's got everything you could ever want to eat in it, and a bunch of things I never even heard of. It's well organized, thorough, and easy to read.
pengesser More than 1 year ago
Before I purchased this book I read the reviews. There were some mixed ones but I thought I would go ahead and try it. The price was very right. I have the Nook color and found that it is easy to navigate one you get the hang of it.(Leave it on the index page when you close it.) That way, when you want to look up something just touch the first letter and it pops up. It might take a few seconds as this is a huge book, but I have found everything I needed so far. I think it would be a bargain at any price but this is a steal. Buy it, you'll like it!
PrittyKitty More than 1 year ago
This is one of the first books I put on my new Nook, and it works just fine. Maybe these people who say it is slow have it on an older Nook. It does have a ton of stuff in it, like even Ostrich meat for heaven's sake, so the sheer volume might overwhelm people. You have to use the indexes if you want to narrow down your search.
di031064 More than 1 year ago
I found this to be quite easy to use for finding items by Category or Alphabetically. The info for each item is complete. Some have reported issues with the Search feature which I tried on my BN Nook Color and yes it was slow. With the ease of finding items by category or alpha order I think the search is not a necessity for using this ebook. Would most definitely reccomend, especially at the price.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is too large and not organized in a way that works for me. It takes forever to look up anything. I am disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Using this book locked up my Nook. I could not find anything in it using the page numbers because the page numbers did not correspond to the correct food! The worse problem was that it would lock my Nook up and I would have to power the unit all the way off to get it cleared. Finally, I just deleted it and things were OK. Save your money- don't buy this!
Lydia Koch More than 1 year ago
This has great information, useful to anyone who needs this on a regular basis but to use the search feature is excruciatingly slow!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A really helpful app! A lot of complaints about it bring slow but I had no problems at all. Loveit!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I READ FRUSTRATING PROBLEM OF SEARCHING !! ANSWER!! BOOKMARK OR HIGHLIGHT THE PAGE!!!! FOR EXAMPLE I LOOK UP PICKLE !! BOOKMARK THE PAGE !! PRESS THE HIGHLIGHT FOR THE DETAILS FAT CARBS ETC !! WHEN I WANT TO GO BACK TO THE ORIGINAL LISTING !! I PRESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE CLICK ON CONTENTS !! YOU WILL TABS AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE!!! CLICK ON BOOKMARKS AND YOU SHOULD BE AT THE PAGE YOU ORIGINALLY STARTED AT!!! IF NOT YOU DIDNT BOOKMARK THE PAGE!! I BOOKMARK EVERTHING !!! BECAUSE I CAN ALWAYS REMOVE IT!! THIS IS A GOOD BOOK I WOULD RECOMMEND IT!! YOU WILL NEED TO USE YOUR BOOKMARK OR HIGHLIGHT FEATURES TO NAVIGATE THRU IT!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There has got to be an easier way to get back to the index, once I find the food I am looking for, I can not seem to be able to get back to the index to search for more food choices.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This app / book would be awesome if it worked but sadly even with over 500 pages I still don't know how much fiber a banana has??? So waste of money!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too slow on the simple touch. At least one popular brand of soup not included.
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mayasmommy More than 1 year ago
Good concept for a book but takes to long to look something up and consistantly jammed up my nook. Finally just archived it. Not worth the hassle.
Mark Sluder More than 1 year ago
Got this because my child is diabetic. I was excited about how thorough it was. The first few searches I did were fine but today I tried to look something up for him at a restaurant around 3:30 this afternoon & it is still searching for it at 12:30 AM! It is no good if you can't use it no matter how thorough it is - and I have a new Nook so you can't blame it on being an old version. I want my money back.
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This book lists all manner of foods in detail, including fast foods. It's fairly easy to use. MAJOR weakness: nothing for protein shakes, which vary greatly in composition. Lots of detail on McDonald's shakes, but nothing on the healthy ones. I hope revisions are treated software updates, because right now I am sorry I bought it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrible