Jorge has a new book out this week that is a companion guide to the Belly Fat Cure. The book is small, 5x7 inches and slim. It's the perfect size to keep in your bag for shopping and dining out. This book was really necessary, since most nutritional value books don't list the sugar content. A sure sign that most people are not concerned with their sugar intake.
The Sugar & Carb Counter lists the Serving Size, Fiber, Sugar, Carbs and S/C Value for thousands of items and brand name products. There is even a section for popular restaurants, like Burger King, McDonalds, Pizza Hut, KFC and Starbucks. Sadly I can now confirm my old favorite Cinnamon Chip Scone with a Vanilla Latte has an S/C Value of... drumroll... 61/5! No wonder I weighed so much!! But hey, on the bright side I had 1 carb serving left for all my meals for the day. So for anyone who thinks they aren't eating that much sugar (which I hear all the time), check out one of your favorite stand-bys. Wow!
This book would be perfect for any dieter keeping track of sugar and carbs, not just those on the Belly Fat Cure. When I was at Jorge's office recently I even heard talk of the long awaited BFC iPhone app! But until then you can use my S/C Value Tracker and the awesome CalorieKing.
If you have already ordered your book from Amazon (which has the best deal by far at under $8) then it should ship this week. If you haven't already ordered it, I would recommend pre-ordering the Fast Track book at the same time (or maybe some Jay Robb protein powder) to get free shipping. I have had an advance look at that book too, and it is full of content and information to back up the original BFC and the additional restrictions of the Fast Track.
I have one issue with the book the new Sugar & Carb Counter book: it doesn't indicate products that contain artificial sweeteners (which are not allowed on the plan) and simply lists them as an S/C of 0/0. A simple asterisk or notation would have been enough. For example Diet Coke, not allowed, but still listed as 0/0. Most of us recognize the products with artificial sweeteners, but newbies to the diet really don't. I'm a stickler for details, but keep that in mind when looking up values.