Harriet Roth's Fat Counter (Revised Edition)

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Penguin, Jan 2, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 128 pages
The revised edition of Harriet Roth's bestselling Fat Counter—now with updated material on trans fats, carbs, and sugar!

Americans have more food choices and more to watch out for than ever. Research suggests that trans-fat, carbohydrates, and sugar can be major diet-busters. It's key to cut down on dietary fat and saturated fat in particular, and watch food labels. In this third revised edition of her bestselling guide, Harriet Roth provides guidelines for identifying and eliminating the foods that will make you fat—without giving up the pleasure of delicious dining. It includes:
• New categories for trans fats, sugars, and carbs
• Helpful information for diabetics, plus glycemic index
• Updated fast food and restaurant section
• Weight-loss tips
• Expanded listings of frozen foods and new products
• Invaluable information on cholesterol, saturated fat, fat percentages, and sodium
• Personalized charts with formulas for figuring out your ideal fat and calorie intakes
• And more...


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Creating a Healthy Environment
Body Mass Index
High Fat Low Fat Some Fat No Fat
Trans Fat and Saturated FatThe Dangerous Culprits
The New Nutrition Facts Label
What Is Cholesterol and Where Do We Get It?
Omega3 Fatty Acid Levels in Fish
Its the Quality of Your Carbohydrates That Counts
Pass on the Salt and Bring on the Veggies and Fruits
Control Your Blood Pressure As You Age
The DASH Diet
Losing Weight Is Not a Losing Proposition
Decisions Decisions Decisions
Avoid Portion Distortion
In Defense of the New Food Pyramid
The Bottom Line

Glycemic Index
Words to Live By

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About the author (2007)

Harriet Roth is the former director of the Pritikin Longevity Center Cooking School and the author of the bestselling cookbooks Deliciously Simple, Deliciously Low, and Harriet Roth's Cholesterol-Control Cookbook (all Plume). She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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