Knowing what’s in your food and making sure to consume a balanced diet are keys to a healthy life. But with so many options for what to eat, it can be tough to keep track of the nutritional content of each meal and snack.
Enter The Food Counter’s Pocket Companion, which supplies authoritative data on the nutritional values of foods in a form that’s quick and easy to reference. It provides values for calories, carbohydrates, protein, fat, saturated fat, fiber, sodium, iron, calcium, and vitamin D for more than 4,500 foods and 100s of brands, including 30 fast-food and restaurant chains from across the US and Canada: Arby’s, A&W, Boston Market, Burger King, Chik-fil-A, Chili’s, Chipotle, Country Style, Dairy Queen, Denny’s, Domino’s Pizza, Dunkin’, Hardee’s, IHOP, KFC, Little Caesars, McDonald’s, Olive Garden, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Panda Express, Panera Bread, Pizza Hut, Popeyes, Sonic, Starbucks, Subway, Taco Bell, Tim Horton’s, Uno Chicago Grill, and Wendy’s. It also includes carbohydrate choices for people with diabetes.
Foods are grouped into easy-to-find categories and then listed alphabetically. Within each category, such as Meats, you’ll find helpful subcategories, like Beef, Lamb, and Pork. Serving sizes listed for individual foods within a category are consistent for easy comparison, and manufacturer’s suggested servings are used in cases when serving sizes vary. Often, two measures are given for foods that are available in more than one portion size, like bagels, which come in regular and mini varieties.
This guide also contains helpful charts to help you determine your daily nutrient goals based on your weight loss targets,
calculate carbohydrate grams and choices by calorie level, set and stick to healthy weight loss goals, and make healthy eating choices to get a variety of nutrients each day.
With this user-friendly guide, achieving health goals and managing nutrition is simpler than ever.