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Old 03-21-2011, 01:08 PM   #1
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wanted-- printable carb counter

Anyone know of a good printable carb counter?
My GF needs something to take with her. She is new and hasn't gotten a feel
for what she can eat and the carb amounts to write down for what she did eat.

Thanks and BTW -- she and I both officially started today ..

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Old 03-21-2011, 01:11 PM   #2
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Welcome!

If you search around online, on the official Atkins website they send out a free starter kit. It comes with some miscellaneous Atkins brand stuff, but there's also a nice pocket sized carb counter book that they'll send you in the kit. I requested my kit online and it took less than 10 days to get to my house. I'd avoid the free snacks and stuff they provide though

Also, in some of the 2002 paperback versions of the book, there's a tear-out cardboard sheet with carb counts for really common foods (meat, veggies, some snacks, etc.) I'm not sure about all versions, but I think I have one of the more common versions and mine has one included but I didn't even notice it until recently.
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:23 AM   #3
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I don't know of a printable one, but I bought a pocket carb counter that's great and nice and small. Got it at wal-mart for under 4.00. It's called Dr. Atkins New Carbohydrate Gram Counter. Hope that helps.
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:23 AM   #4
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I'd think printing one would be a pain lol.
Maybe the easiest thing for her would be to check whatever restaurant out online before she goes, so she can plan her meals ahead of time?
Ex, if she knows there' a McDonalds, Burger King and Chic-fil-a near her, she can check those out online, write down what she can eat from there along with the carb values.
I find that's the easiest for me.
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:21 AM   #5
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I just ordered Dana Carpender's New Carb & Calorie Counter off of Amazon. It includes a lot of listings, incl. net carbs, and also lists many restaurant items (though, unfortunately, doesn't account for when we take ingredients off of those menu items listed, i.e., removing the bun from a burger).

This little book is extremely useful and handy to carry around --cost me 6.99.
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:43 AM   #6
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sugar free sheila has a printable list of induction foods as well as other good information. It doesn't list the carb amount just the best foods to eat. HTH.
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I just ordered Dana Carpender's New Carb & Calorie Counter off of Amazon. It includes a lot of listings, incl. net carbs, and also lists many restaurant items (though, unfortunately, doesn't account for when we take ingredients off of those menu items listed, i.e., removing the bun from a burger).

This little book is extremely useful and handy to carry around --cost me 6.99.
Sounds like a good guide to have. I wish Dana Carpender would have included calorie counts in her book, "500 Low-Carb Recipes."

My point is to make sure whichever carb counter you buy, that it also includes calories. The Atkins carb counter does not list calories. At least the old one I have doesn't. It may have been revised by now. However, in addition to total carbs it does list protein and fat. At some point you may also want to know calorie counts and it's just so much more convenient to have all the info in one little book, IMO.

I purchased a pocket diet and nutrition guide (from a book store) that lists more than I think I'll ever want to know. It lists: calories, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, protein, carbs (total), and fiber (gms. to deduct from total carb count for net carbs).
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also, if she has a smart phone there are free apps like ********* which has everything under the sun already in it and will let her show her carbs and even net carbs if she wants when recording food. it helps me a lot to enter everything I eat right when I do it. none of that forgetting entire meals or snacks for me anymore
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:43 PM   #9
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I just got the free kit from the Atkins website. It came with a great small printed carb counter - probably the best I've had. It even has fast food low carb suggestions. Also, I downloaded Dana Carpender's one to my e-reader and it was fairly inexpensive - maybe $7.00. It's pretty detailed too.
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:56 PM   #10
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thanks

Thanks I found one at Wally World and also am going to try the Atkins suggestion.
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