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Paperback The G.I. Diet: The Green-Light Way to Permanent Weight Loss: Revised and Updated with Forty New Recipes Book

ISBN: 0679313680

ISBN13: 9780679313687

The G.I. Diet: The Green-Light Way to Permanent Weight Loss: Revised and Updated with Forty New Recipes

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This description may be from another edition of this product. Now in paperback: The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. The #1 bestseller in Canada. The book chosen by People magazine and "The View" as one of the top diet books of 2005. The book...

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The Gi Diet

I am in a group that uses this diet method. It is a good, easy to understand diet that emphasizes not eating high glycemic foods that make you hungry in just a few hours. A balanced low-glycemic diet is recommended. All foods are all listed in a RED/YELLOW/GREEN list. It does not list calories, just portions. All dieting is painful, especially at first. Our group of 8 meets once a week (starting Sep 09) and has lost 7.6% of our original weight or 176 pounds toward our initial goal of 10% wt loss. It works and is not a fad diet like most. You must also exercise along with this diet--i.e. walk as much as you can as often as you can. A good book. CB

GI Diet

Love the book, the recipes are awesome and the weight definitely comes off. Worth any amount of money.

Weigh loss made easy

I am a member of Weight Watchers since January 1979. I lost weight and kept it off until 1993 when I had my last child. I kept all the weight I gained during this last pregnancy. I was at 200 lbs and am 5'5" tall. This same weight stayed with me until 2003. I was going through menopause so I began HRT (hormone replacement therapy). Being older my metabolism really slowed down, so I added more weight to my body. I got to 223 lbs and I began to panic, since both my sisters are Type 2 diabetics and are morbidly obese. My own BMI is over 30. I am on medication for HBP and recently was diagnosed with diabetis too. My regiment is diet and exercise and glucose monitoring once a day. Since I am a weight watcher, I began my program to lose my weight again. I kept a food journal and added walking 2 miles 4 days a week to my regiment. I was losing weight the healthy way (1 - 2 lbs a week), but after 4 months, my weight just stayed the same. I would lose 2 lbs and the next week gain them back. This cycle continued for about 6 weeks. I had already purchased the G.I. Diet but never read it. Imagine that... but when I decided to give this book a try, I was impressed so much by Mr. Gallop's writing and how it seemed that he was speaking to me and my way of life. I decided to try it, after all I am a lifetime member of weight watchers what could it hurt. After being on this diet for 2 weeks, I lost over 3.5 lbs. My energy level is up and my mind is focused. I cannot believe how clear my mental well being is now that I am following this food plan. I love it and highly recommended this to both my sisters. I will update later as I am so excited about these changes in my well being.

the G.I. diet is where it's at

I purchased this book for my dad (he's a diabetic) because it focuses on pursuing a low-sugar diet. I've read a lot on nutrition and after finding out how much of an impact refined sugars have on our bodies, in the form of extra fat and also in the form of a lowered immune system, I started reading this book myself, and now its my Bible. Its absolutely amazing, I'm a 19 year old college student, never dieted before, following these easy to decipher green, yellow, and red light precautions for food. Many surprises in this book, for me anyway- some foods that I thought were great for my health really aren't, and vice versa...did you know dark chocolate has a relatively low glycemic index? How cool is that?? I know many diets that claim, "This is not a diet, but a way of life." The truth is, any diet is a way of life, and restricting certain foods completely from any diet is usually fruitless. This book doesnt do that- it merely gives you indispensable information about what you are putting into your body so as to keep you healthy and vital forever. It even has a GI shopping list inside of it- some of the foods on it are impractical if you don't live near a health food store or want to spend a lot of money, but many of the foods are easy to find and inexpensive. Take a look at some of the good, healthy recipe this book offers as well. I'd also recommend a website, called the World's Healthiest Foods...( where you can take a quiz about how much you eat certain foods, and it will tell you what nutritiets may be lacking in your diet and how to supplement them. Happy reading!

A great approach to healthy eating

I have never bought a diet book before and have never tried a specific dieting approach. The book is laid out in a way that is very easy to follow and provides lots of practical choices. I followed the G.I. Diet to bring my cholesterol down - not only did I completely surprise my doctor by bringing my cholesterol to a healthy level by my next checkup but I also lost 12 pounds and have lots of energy. I think one of the best things about this diet is that it is a sensible approach to healthy eating, not just a short term approach that will help you achieve a specific goal.
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