When I was diagnosed with diabetes, my doctor sent me to a diabetes class held at the hospital. Among other things, they taught us about checking our blood sugar levels along with what and when to eat. This book was offered for sale through that class.
As all diabetics know, it is an ongoing challenge to figure out what we can and cannot eat. If you eat out very often, the problem is even more difficult. That's where this pocket guide comes in handy.
"The Doctor's Pocket Calorie, Fat & Carb Counter" is a mouthful to say and it's intention is to keep diabetics from having a mouthful of the wrong foods. Loaded with tips regarding portion size, exercise, hints to reduce fat, along with explaining good carbs and bad carbs, this book has been a gigantic help to me in deciding what to eat when I go out.
The book is divided into many categories, many of which are specific restaurants and some of their dishes. It lists the dish and the calories, fat and carbs that are in it. Some of the names included are: Burger King, Applebees, Dunkin Donuts, IHOP, Pizza Hut, Red Lobster and many more. It also includes food categories, such as frozen entrees, sauces, various meats, egg dishes, ice cream, vegetables and alcohol.
I've carried my book to restaurants many times and it has helped me pick the foods that are smarter choices for me. It fits easily into my purse and it's organized very well so you can easily check the index and look up what you need.
This book may be the best thing I've bought for my health. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to make informed choices whether they are going out for a nice meal, or going for an occasional treat. I think you'll be as shocked as I was about some of the things you are eating. Take charge of your health and use this book to help.