Gallop is a past president of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, and for this book he turned to Emily Richards, co-host of "Canadian Living Cooks," to come up with recipes for the G.I. Diet. Gallop uses a simple traffic light analogy to help readers cut out the most damaging "red light" foods and choose "green light" foods that allow one to lose weight. Foods to be avoided include some well-known dietary hazards such as doughnuts, potato chips, and hot dogs, but more surprisingly, melba toast, turnips, and watermelon are also off-limits. "Your body digests them so quickly that you are hungry again an hour later," Gallop warns. Foods that get the green light are offered in more than 100 varied and tasty recipes, including Berry Crepes, Smoky Black Bean Soup, Garlic Shrimp Pasta, and Pork Tenderloin with Grainy Mustard and Chive Crust. And since this isn't a deprivation diet, the luscious desserts include Baked Chocolate Mousse and Glazed Apple Tart. Living the G.I. Diet is not based on fads or faulty science but on choosing healthful, heart-smart foods. Losing weight is just a nice side benefit. --Carolyn Leitch
It is a great book. The one I bought was in excellent shape. I have tried quite a few recipes and like them very much. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jean
I was not disappointed. I received the book in excellent condition. I was very pleased all the way around.Published 8 months ago by Donna Knight
Great read - very insightful on how to eat for a healthy life everyday. Gives a lot of insight into why we can gain weight so easily (boxed and heavily prepared foods) and makes... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Trista
Too much maintenance and focus on daily intake of food. Surprised margarine and sweetners are recommended over natural butter and sugarPublished 15 months ago by Deborah hunter
I must say this book is great! The only real problem I had with it was the 4 week shipping time. (I bought it used from an independent seller off Amazon. Read morePublished on Oct. 24 2011 by Baker
Gave this a really good go. No change.
Didn't help me and I did not find the recipes 'Delicious'.
I feel like I fell for the latest hype, and wasted my money. Read more
Living the G.I. diet is really not a diet, but an awareness for lifestyle changes. The principles are easy to understand and there are great recipes!Published on March 29 2010 by Monique Champagne