This improved edition takes in new areas--kids' food (is your child eating a balanced diet?), fast food (how much do you need to burn off after that Big Mac?), and family favorites (will my shepherd's pie break the calorie bank?). Controlling calorie intake is one of the most effective ways of dieting. "The Gem Calorie Counter," by detailing information on thousands of foods and food products, provides the most comprehensive coverage for a book of this size. In addition to calorie content for each entry, details are also given of the amount of protein, carbohydrate, fat, and dietary fiber, helping you to plan a balanced diet. Rather than the single alphabetical listing used in previous editions, the contents are now organized by types of food--for example fish, flour and baking, fruit and vegetables, and jams. This makes it easier to find what you are looking for and to compare similar food and products. "Gem Calorie Counter" is the ideal companion for the weight-conscious shopper.