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

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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 Nook. Rather than squeezing numbers into narrow rows and columns, each entry is presented in the familiar nutrition label format, with resizable font and...
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Food, Glorious Food: The NOOKbook Carb & Calorie Counter, a complete guide to food counts [for Atkins, Dukan, & other Diets]

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Overview

* 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

  • BN ID: 2940012614292
  • Publisher: Research Triangle Publications
  • Publication date: 5/21/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 108,128
  • File size: 14 MB
  • Note: 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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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 2.5
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  • Posted June 5, 2011

    Very Complete Reference

    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.

    13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2011

    Great for getting food values. I highly recommend it!

    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!

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 15, 2011

    Works fine for me!

    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.

    10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 2, 2011

    Excellent for use with Atkins!

    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.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 4, 2011

    Slow Searching

    This has great information, useful to anyone who needs this on a regular basis but to use the search feature is excruciatingly slow!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    Too large for searching

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Do not buy this book! Locks your Nook up!

    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!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2011

    Love this app

    A really helpful app! A lot of complaints about it bring slow but I had no problems at all. Loveit!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 25, 2011

    Took forever to search

    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.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2012

    SUPER BOOK

    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!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 2, 2011

    Bad

    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.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2011

    Good App BUT.....

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2011

    Horrible!!!

    I bought this book for convenience. I thought that since I take my NOOK everywhere, it would be a cool addition to my library because I was starting a diet. IT IS THE FURTHEST THING FROM CONVENIENT!!! This book takes FOREVER to search for a food item. I tried looking up beef while at a restaurant and it was still searching a minute later. Then I had to search through all the sub-categories of beef, which was also painfully slow, just to find out how many calories in a damn steak! My friends had already ordered (all nine of them) by the time I finally just gave up with the searches and had to order. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY! Also, when I called customer service to try to get my money back they were not very nice about it. But I did eventually return it... I think. They said a refund would take up to a month to show up on my account, so I won't hold my breath!

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 3, 2011

    $1 cheaper on Amazon

    BN needs to be competitive. Percentage-wise, this is an incredible markup.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    not worthwhile

    Too slow on the simple touch. At least one popular brand of soup not included.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2012

    Not very helpful

    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.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2012

    It does not deserve any srars!! A waste

    Terrible

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2012

    Too cumbersome to use in eBook format.

    I was really interested in this book, and the online peek looked like it would be just what I wanted. I ordered the eBook and have found that it is totally cumbersome to use, takes forever to find the listing you need, and after several attempts to use it and to manipulate to specific pages, I am giving up with the eBook version. I will purchase the paper version instead.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 4, 2011

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    Posted November 15, 2011

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