I ventured out to have a quesadilla last night only to find out that a 10" flour tortilla has 228 calories. That's more than 500 calories in just the casing alone!!!!
Help I'm drowning in math and I still don't know if I'm doing it right.
I don't care for Jillian, I don't discount her method I just find her mannerisms overbearing and I don't like the sound of her voice.
Yes you're right and those of us on a weightloss journey do have to overcome emotional obstacles. However I believe that for someone like me who never counted calories until this past year have found great relevance in counting calories. I don't want to be a calorie counter for the rest of my life but at least now I am aware of how many calories are in certain foods that I never would have guessed before.
You should find this book:
The Complete Book of Food Counts
Corinne T. Netzer
Dell Publishing, New York
Netzer's books are, of course, a variation on the old Agricultural Handbook #8. As you note, the problem with books is keeping them up to date.
That's why I use the USDA Composition of Foods Data Base. First off, it's the basis on which many food counting systems come from. Second it's updated frequently. And third, it includes just about any nutritional info you might need.
I practically live over there since Friend Wife was diagnosed with diabetes.
You can find it at: http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/