Home of the Glycemic Index. The New Glucose Revolution book site offers good information about low glycemic foods. I love this site and have read several of their low GI books and felt each one was worth the money spent (The New Glucose Revolution: Managing PCOS was especially good). This site offers all the NGR series books for sale (but wouldn't you rather buy them through us and know that your money was helping to purchase medical supplies for those with diabetes and financial constraints)?
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For carb-counting dieters, this helpful kitchen tool eliminates the guesswork!
Carb-Tracker Nutrition Scale (As of 12/29/05 the scale was on sale for $39.95 (of course, I bought it when it was not and paid full price $59.95)
Read our review on The Sharper Image's Carb-Tracker Scale. If you count carbs (or calories, fat, protein, and fiber) the scale is valuable for fine tuning your diet. You weigh food items, enter a food code and voile! Based on the weight of the food the exact nutritional count appears magically. The scale has become a daily part of my carb counting for myself as well as Elizabeth (my daughter with type 1). I was skeptical, but found the weight of fruit and vegetables varies considerably and knowing a more exact carb count has helped us both. If you wish to purchase the scale, click on the button. From their main page simply enter in the search code item #: AC350, or, Carb-Tracker Nutrition Scale.
Other Free Online Calculators
If you are looking for a counter for everything from fast food nutritional values to in-line skating to
Find the Hidden Carbs. Don't Trust Labels? You shouldn't! Use this calculator to enter the calories, fat, and carbohydate content from a lable and you will find American manufacturers are not very good with their basic math. Fat has __ kcals per gram, protein has __ kcals, and carbohydrates have __ kcals per gram. Using simple math, adding the number of grams of each nutrient, multiplied by the number of kcals per gram, you would expect the total caloric content on a label to add up -- often they don't and contain hidden carbs. And you thought you were just paranoid about carbs...
Better Ideal Weight Body. Oh, this one is fun and will have you laughing all the way to the scale (or crying). This site features multiple body mass calculators side by side so you can see what the medical community, Met Life Insurance and the general public think you should weigh. The site is sort of campy, no offense, but it does offer good body mass index calculators as well as weight charts and information about how "ideal" weights are calculated.
CaloriesPerHour.com - This is a fabulous one-stop site to visit for any activity/food calculator you might be looking for. Calculate food calories and nutrional Anaylis of all your favorite fast food and other eating establishments (including 7-11). Use their "no-frills but still a thrill" site to calculate for the following:
CaloriesPerHour.com also has the following calculators that are easy to use and a great tool for anyone having to pay close attention to nutritional values and lifetsyle:
Department of Health and Human Services - Basic, straightforward body mass index (BMI) calculator.
FatBurn.com - With a name like "Fat Burn" you know this site is going to attact folks! They offer a great fat burning calculator that factors your weight and the aerobic level of activity. They offer off the wall activities (as well as the standard biking, swimming, walking lot) like broomball. For fun, I plugged in my own weight and selected "Children's Games like 4-Square." These were the results:
Results for Children's Games - 4-Square, etc.
So, I guess I will get out the chalk and rubber ball and hit the driveway with my children; 4-square beats the caloric burning level out of billiards (only 178 not including beer and preztels), and is exactly the same as badmitton (4-square is much more fun than hitting birdies).
NutritionalData.Com - Nice, attractive, professionally done website that is very easy to use. I like the Firefox search plug-in and nutrional glossary features. The site includes helpful counters:
They offer nutritional data on the following fast food restaurants:
A&W - Arby's - Back Yard Burgers - Blimpie - Burger King - Carl's Jr. - Chick-fil-A - Cold Stone Creamery
I found their listing to be helpful, but some restaurant listings were not very exhaustive (i.e., no counts on burgers and fries at In-N-Out Burger).
USDA Nutrient Calculator. This interface allows simple searches. Enter up to 5 keywords which best describe your food item. Select a Food Group. Then click on the Submit button. If you don't get a match, check your spelling or try a related keyword. If you get too many food items, try a more specific keyword. If you enter two or more keywords, the program will search for food items which contain all of the keywords. Keywords do not have to be adjacent or in the same order as they appear in the food item. You can exclude food items by placing the word "not" in front of a keyword.
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