Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Everyday Health: My Calorie Counter Review and Giveaway


Everyday Health sent me their first edition of Everyday Health: My Calorie Counter, by Jennifer Sucov and Maureen Namkoong, MS, RD, to review. This is the perfect calorie counter to keep in your purse or in your car. It’s a handy book to have on the go to ensure that you always have the information to make healthy choices.

This book is broken up into a few different sections and I will give a brief synopsis of each.

The introduction of the book contains helpful information about making healthy choices and weight loss. It’s basically a start up guide to help you as you begin your weight loss journey but all of the information is a good reminder to get back to the basics for those of us who have been on this weight loss journey for some time.

There is a section with nutritional information of common foods that you might eat each day. There is also a section of nutritional information for specific brands of food. These sections would be beneficial in planning meals and making out a grocery list.

How many times have you ordered something at a restaurant thinking you were making a healthy choice only to go home and find out that it was loaded with calories? One of sections in the book contains nutritional information for many popular restaurants. So whether you’re watching your calories, carbs, sodium or trying to increase your protein intake, this book has the information you need to make an informed decision to help you meet your health and weight loss goals.

The key to success in health goals and weight loss goals is having the information that you need to make informed decisions. Although, it doesn’t help to have the tools of success sitting at home on the counter when you’re dining out at a restaurant. This book is small and compact enough to fit into your purse or even your pocket if you are a man who wears cargo shorts. Winking smile(It’s a little big for the standard pocket—although it is still small and compact enough to be handy on the go).

But overall, I recommend anything that will equip me, or you, with information needed to make healthy choices. So check out the book! You can click on the button on my sidebar with the picture of the book to see more information about this book, or click here.

Everyday Health offered to give away 3 copies of this book to my lovely readers! You know you want to win!

Here’s how:

*Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry to count*

  1. Be a follower of this blog on Google Friend Connect.
  2. Follow me on Twitter @AJourneyToThin
  3. Follow Everyday Healthy on Twitter @EverydayHealth
  4. Tweet about this giveaway mentioning @AJourneyToThin and @EverydayHealth and linking back to this post. (It’s easiest to click the Twitter icon at the bottom of this post and then make sure to mention @AJourneyToThin and @EverydayHealth).
  5. Friend me on Facebook.
  6. Like Everyday Health on Facebook.
  7. Tell me what the most helpful tool to your weight loss or health goal success is.

This is only open to those with U.S. mailing addresses.

The giveaway will end on Sunday August 7th, 2011 at 5 PM central time. Three winners will be chosen via Everyday Healthy will ship the books directly to the winners.

Good luck!


  1. My most helpful tool is My fitness pal. It helps me track what I am eating everyday and I can track with my phone!!

  2. I second the comment above about My Fitness Pal. I love tracking on it. I now track calories and nutrition there and Points Plus on paper. I've turned into a monster writing it down tracker from never writing anything down. Writing it down has saved me a few times.

    I have a self imposed rule that I can eat anything I want,regardless of how many calories it has, as long as I write it down before I put it in my mouth. When I'm having a really bad food day and I've used up all my daily points by noon having to put down those weekly points and seeing them add or seeing My Fitness Pal add up those calories will usually just stop me in my tracks before I totally destroy my weight loss journey.

    I can't believe that after hearing numerous WW leaders say write it down and thinking I knew better and could do it in my head finally starting to write it down totally changed my weight loss journey.

  3. I posted about the giveaway on twitter.

  4. I am now following Everyday Health on Twitter.

  5. I feel a helpfull tool is reading blogs. it is so motivating to come here and read about everyones success and trials in their weight loss journey. You dont feel so alone. I have also gotten tons of ideas and great recipes as well!

  6. My greatest tool is my pocket calendar where I write down my exercise. It keeps me accountable, and I get excited when I write it down each day. (My husband thinks I am silly.)

  7. I already follow you on twitter @jhooker517

  8. I follow Everyday Health on twitter

  9. Liked Everyday Health on facebook

  10. THe most helpful tool was Weight Watchers and now it is My Fitness Pal but I need to go back to WW

  11. My most helpful tool would be running and counting my pts.

  12. New follower, I seen your recipe for the pineapple cake. What kind of pan did you bake it in? I was wanting to make this this weekend.



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