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Jennifer W. reviewed The Complete and Up-to-Date Fat Book on
Book lists over 15,000 food products by name and in many instances by brand. It states the amount of fat and calories in each food and provides the percentage of calories derived from fat. This is very helpful when you are trying to eat healthy. It even lists foods from popular fast food places.
Includes over 15,000 entries, nat'l brands, fast food items, health foods, regional products, Kosher foods, homemade recipies, frozen entrees, snacks, diet foods, low fat foods, desserts, prepared mixes, new microwave foods & more..all you really need to know...do most of the calories in your "98% fat-free" food come from fat?
Over 15,000 food items from natural foods, prepared and processed foods, health foods and fast foods. A thick food list book telling the item, serving side, fat grams, percentage of calories are fat in the food. This was published in 1991 before the FDA required that grocery food label products contain this information, I believe.
A guide to the fat, calories and fat percentages in your food. Includes over 25,000 entries. National brands, Fast Food Items, Health Foods, Snacks, Diet Foods, Desserts, Prepared Mixes, and much more!
The title of this book does not lie: it tells you the fat content of every food imaginable, from raw alligator (14 percent of its calories are derived from fat) to zucchini (9 percent, unless you're talking about Ore-Ida breaded zucchini, which has eight grams of fat per serving). The back of the book contains a useful guide to the fat in fast-food and chain-restaurant fare (Denny's Moons Over My Hammy has 66 grams of fat, which is a full day's worth for many people). The front of the book contains an interesting and accessible introduction to fat: what it is, what it does, how much of it you need (and you do need some), how to cut it out of your diet a little at a time.
Have used this book for ten years!, September 5, 2005
Reviewer: Pamela C. Niles (Brookings, OR)
I have the first edition of this book and have continually referred to it over the years. One reviewer here noted that fat content isn't differentiated into type (mono, saturated, etc.). That's true but I believe the focus of this book is to provide total fat and caloric values for weight loss purposes. Thus, the type of fat isn't so important since too much of any type of fat will increase body weight. If you want that sort of information, buy a different book. However, the Fat Bible would be a better reference book if there was other nutritional values included, i.e., carbs, protein, etc. That's why I rated it 4-stars. Still, I've just added the newly revised 4th edition to my cart, as my old copy is worn and no doubt out of date (pub. 1991). I recommend the Fat Book for anyone serious about ongoing weight control.