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Nutrition at Your Fingertips Book Review

The All-Inclusive “Go-To” Guide that Answers ALL Your Nutrition and Health Questions in a Practical, No-Nonsense Way
Nutrition at Your Fingertips
by: Elisa Zied, M.S.
Book Review 
It was a successful seven days for the first week of my quest for a leaner, healthier me. Let’s face it, and you’ve read my Week One Wednesday Weigh-In, eating right can be difficult and confusing. I struggle with integrating my healthy choices into my family’s meals because they aren’t dieting.
This week, I received the book Nutrition at Your Fingertips by national nutrition expert Elisa Zied M.S., R.D., C.D.N. I’m learning so much about nutrition. It’s straightforward and written on the inexperienced level, like me.
I’ve owned many books on health and nutrition. I’ve lost interest. I’ve found them complicated. I’ve given up. These factors don’t apply with Nutrition at Your Fingertips. From the front cover, I knew it was me. An immediate index at my fingertips makes it easy to read about a topic without any effort. On my kitchen counter, I used it to learn about fiber–it fills my belly so it won’t rumble. I learned about the different types of fiber. I had immediate access to the foods in my kitchen jam-packed with fiber.
I’m taking a multi-vitamin, so I read about Dietary Supplements. It was so easy to understand. It helped me determine my needs and what minerals I needed. Nutrition at Your Fingertips talks about Deficiencies and Excesses, what the mineral does, and more. It was fascinating.
There is a chapter on the functions of fat. Hmmm…it has a purpose besides gathering at my waist. This chapter talks about the Functions of Fats. The differences between Monosaturated Fats, Polyunsaturated Fats, Saturated Fats, Trans Fats. It gives light to Dietary Cholesterol and Daily Fat and Cholesterol Recommendations. The best part, when I forget something or have a question, it’s right there, easy to access without searching through a directory or index.
Nutrition at Your Fingertips is an easily accessible guide that teaches you:
  • How to eat and beat diseases that may be preventable
  • The functions of vitamins and minerals and where to get them
  • The symptoms of a food allergy, intolerance, and sensitivity
  • How to burn more calories in less time
  • How consuming more fiber can slim your waistline and how to get more of it
  • Where all those extra calories in your diet lurk
  • Whether you’re eating a portion or a serving
  • How consuming superfoods can increase weight loss
  • How to indulge without going overboard
  • How to balance your food and fitness choices to manage or lose weight.
About the Author:

Elisa Zied, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., is a leading national nutrition expert. Her work as a consultant, spokesperson, writer, and author, along with extensive work with the media for nearly 15 years, comes together to give sound nutritional advice. Elisa Zied makes nutrition accessible and practical and shows people how to easily improve their food and fitness habits in a fun way.
Nutrition at Your Fingertips is Elisa’s third book. Previous books include:  Feed Your Family Right! (2007) and So What Can I Eat?! (2006), both written with Ruth Winter, M.S..
Elisa lives in New York City with her husband and two sons. She enjoys a healthy lifestyle that puts her good advice, including a little bit of chocolate each day.
About the Book:

Nutrition at Your Fingertips
ISBN: 9781592579020, Alpha Books, November 2009, $18.95
Author: Elisa Zied, M.S., R.D., C.D.N. (New York, NY)

Nutrition at Your Fingertips can be purchased through, Barnes and Noble, and Borders.

Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. I was sent the item mentioned in this post in order to facilitate my review. The opinions are my own and in no way influenced by the sponsor. Others’ experiences may vary.
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