Carbs & Cals (Edicao Portuguesa) has been produced especially for the Portuguese market and contains over 900 photos of popular Portuguese food and drink items, with the carbohydrate and calorie values clearly displayed above each photo. The 13-page introduction to the book explains the effect of carbohydrate on blood sugar levels and explores the amount of calories we need in our diet, giving practical tips on how to use the book for diabetes control and weight management. The 151 pages of photographs are arranged into 14 colour-coded sections: Breakfast, Bread, Biscuits & Crackers, Cakes & Pastries, Meals, Meat & Fish Products, Potatoes, Rice & Pasta, Vegetables, Drinks, Fruit, Sweets & Desserts, Snacks, and Take-away Food. There are up to 6 different portion photos for each food, with their corresponding carbohydrate and calorie values displayed above each photo. This provides users with an easy comparison to the food on their plate and a helpful guide to the carbohydrate and calories they are consuming. The prepared/cooked weight is also shown below each photo.
Carbohydrate counting is an important part of diabetes management, particularly for Type 1 diabetes, and this book is an invaluable support tool for anyone engaged in this process. For people with Type 2 diabetes or those trying to lose weight, Carbs & Cals vastly simplifies the calorie counting process. It takes out the guesswork and time spent weighing food by showing the calorie content in each food photograph. This allows the user to make choices on how to reduce calories by selecting a smaller portion or by swapping a high calorie snack for a healthier option. Carbs & Cals (Edicao Portuguesa) is in association with APDP (Associacao Protectora dos Diabeticos de Portugal).
Publisher: Chello Publishing