I picked up this great little resource, The Calorie King Calorie Fat & Carbohydrate Counter at the Diabetes Walk last week. Its a great little book with a wealth of information. Bob Harper has even praised this book on Ellen for people trying to lose weight. This tiny book lists almost every food you can imagine and the calories, fat & carbs per serving. It also has a handy restaurant section where you can see nutrition information for popular menu items at hundreds of restaurants. This makes life a little easier for insulin dependent diabetics who have to dose insulin based on carbs consumed.
If you have a smart phone there is a FREE App that gives you restaurant guides & locator, and you can even personalize your meal tracker and food log. Go to www.GoMeals.com do download the free app for your Ianything or Android phone.
The book also has guides for cholesterol, fiber, sodium, protein, alcohol, and caffeine in addition to a handy reference about fitness. Did you know about 2000 steps equals one mile? If you've ever tried wearing a pedometer you probably noticed its more of a measure of overall activity than actual distance. This guide suggests striving for a goal of 8,000 - 10,000 steps a day. That's a lot of steps! Better get moving!