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Calorie Counter Journal for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Achieve your dietary and lifestyle goals and stay on top of your eating and exercise plan

Are you trying to improve your health? This handy guide provides you with the tools you need to change your eating and exercise habits for the better. Chock-full of useful information, this book will help you set realistic, attainable goals and get you on your way to achieving them.

  • Customize your journal — track all kinds of information based on your specific health condition and goals

  • Create your personal vision — determine which stage of behavior change you're in and establish SMART goals

  • Eat right and stay fit — figure out your calorie needs, understand food groups, and balance healthy eating and exercising

  • Record important nutritional information — document average dietary intake, exercise progress, and personal achievements

  • Track your progress — see positive trends in your behaviors and overall health

Open the book and find:

  • 24 weeks of daily journal pages

  • Weekly wrap-up assessment pages

  • Quick-reference nutritional information

  • A primer on basic sports nutrition

  • Sample exercise plans

  • Clues for determining your health status

  • Guidance on setting achievable goals

Learn to:

  • Assess your health and fitness

  • Set dietary and lifestyle goals

  • Use the journal to document dietary intake, exercise, and weight loss

  • Think beyond the scale

  • Incorporate exercise in your daily life

Synopsis:

Calorie Counter Journal For Dummies provides dieters and nutritionally focused consumers with the forms they need to set their dietary and lifestyle goals, monitor their eating habits, record nutritional information important to them, and track their progress. The package includes: 24 weeks of daily journal pages to track a wide range of dietary and lifestyle information, including foods consumed throughout the day, calories burned from exercise; water intake; vitamin and supplement intake; and their resulting energy levels. The flexible journal pages will permit readers to record data for up to four different focus areas in terms of the foods they eat. Depending on their goals, readers may want to focus on the calories, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, carbs, fiber, sugar, salt, or “points” from various diet programs found in the foods they consume. Weekly wrap-up assessment pages to document average food intake, exercise progress, weight-loss, and record personal achievements for the week. Expert dietary advice from registered dieticians. Quick-reference nutritional information for a variety of food items from The Calorie Counter For Dummies. 

About the Author

Rosanne Rust is a registered dietitian and nutrition consultant at www.rustnutrition.com. She is also a licensed provider for Real Living Nutrition Services.

Meri Raffetto is a registered dietitian, weight-loss coach, and the founder and CEO of www.reallivingnutrition.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

About This Book.

Conventions Used in This Book.

Foolish Assumptions.

How This Book Is Organized.

Part I: Setting Goals and Tracking Calories.

Part II: How to Use a Food and Exercise Journal.

Part III: Journal.

Icons Used in This Book.

Where to Go from Here.

Part I: Setting Goals and Tracking Calories.

Chapter 1: Getting Started.

Assessing Your Current Health Status.

Calculating your BMI.

Knowing your risk factors.

Figuring out just how physically fit you are.

Determining Your Calorie Needs.

The influences.

The math.

Eating from the Five Food Groups.

What’s a Serving?

Serving size 101.

The Nutrition Facts label.

A note about beverages.

Chapter 2: Developing Goals You Can Stick With.

Determining Which Stage of Behavior Change You’re In.

Creating a Vision.

Setting SMART Goals.

Specific goals.

Measurable goals.

Attainable goals.

Realistic goals.

Timely goals.

Thinking beyond the Scale.

Using Other Markers to Measure Success.

Chapter 3: Working toward Your Goals.

How to Establish a Routine.

Logging Your Way to Success.

Cutting Calories, the Easier Way.

Looking at the Calories Burned in Various Activities.

Exercise 101.

Sampling some strength-training exercises.

Planning your workouts.

Part II: How to Use a Food and Exercise Journal.

Chapter 4: Dear Diary: Using Your Journal.

Getting to Know Your New Best Friend: The Journal Layout.

Your daily food and beverage journal.

Your daily exercise journal.

A sample journal page.

Your weekly assessment.

Being as Specific as You Can.

Making It Personal.

Balancing Healthy Eating with Exercise.

Chapter 5: A Special Message for Athletes.

The Basics of Sports Nutrition.

Before exercising.

While exercising.

After exercising.

Logging Your Way to Better Performance.

Supplements: Too Much of a Good Thing.

How to Lose Weight and Compete.

Part III: Journal.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470639986
Author:
Consumer Dummies
Publisher:
Wiley Publishing
Author:
Raffetto, Meri
Author:
Rust, Rosanne
Author:
Rus, T.
Author:
Meri Raffetto, RD, LDN
Subject:
Nutrition
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Medicine Nutrition and Psychology
Subject:
Health - Diet & Nutrition
Subject:
Diets
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20101102
Binding:
SPIRAL
Language:
English
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
215.9 x 152.4 x 20.299 mm 11.2 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Calorie Counter Journal For Dummies provides dieters and nutritionally focused consumers with the forms they need to set their dietary and lifestyle goals, monitor their eating habits, record nutritional information important to them, and track their progress. The package includes: 24 weeks of daily journal pages to track a wide range of dietary and lifestyle information, including foods consumed throughout the day, calories burned from exercise; water intake; vitamin and supplement intake; and their resulting energy levels. The flexible journal pages will permit readers to record data for up to four different focus areas in terms of the foods they eat. Depending on their goals, readers may want to focus on the calories, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, carbs, fiber, sugar, salt, or “points” from various diet programs found in the foods they consume. Weekly wrap-up assessment pages to document average food intake, exercise progress, weight-loss, and record personal achievements for the week. Expert dietary advice from registered dieticians. Quick-reference nutritional information for a variety of food items from The Calorie Counter For Dummies. 
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