“Stick to this diet and the pounds should pour off.”
—The Globe and Mail
"An inspired, realistic, uncomplicated, long-term approach to successful weight management...A simple guide to food choices, both at home and away, with easy to remember images, practical tips, tasty recipes and strategies for feedback and self-monitoring."
—Michael Sole, M.D., former Chief of Cardiology, Toronto Hospital
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For years we've been told that a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet is the way to lose weight and stay trim. But anyone who has diligently followed that regimen knows that it doesn't work. Rick Gallop, former president of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, tried it, along with countless other diets, and ended up back where he started: twenty pounds overweight. Frustrated, he set out to find a diet that was healthy and that would actually work. When he came across the Glycemic Index, or G.I., he realized he'd found the magic bullet.
Developed by Dr. David Jenkins, a professor of nutrition at the University of Toronto, the G.I. measures the speed at which your body breaks down food and converts it to glucose, which is used for energy or stored as fat. When losing weight, it is critical to avoid foods that have a high G.I., because they are digested too quickly by your body. With Rick Gallop's "G.I. Diet you won't have to calculate the glycemic ratings and calories because he has done that for you, by listing foods in one of three categories: foods to avoid, foods to eat occasionally, and foods that you can eat as much of as you want.
With recipes, snack ideas, a pull-out shopping list, tips on dining out and strategies for maintaining your new weight, you'll never have to pick up another diet book!
Here's what readers had to say about "The G.I. Diet:
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"Wow! It has been seven months since I started the diet and I have lost 72 pounds! What a great feeling! I can go shopping again and not be embarrassed about the size I buy...It is such a new way to live and I love it. So many people have commented on the way I look. My husbandis so happy about the results, he has started on the program."
"I have been overweight all my life.... I peaked at 302 pounds and came to the conclusion that I was a food addict and that trying to lose weight was hopeless, having tried and failed with every other plan out there -- or so I thought! Thank God, a very dear friend of mine found the G.I. Diet. Seven weeks later I weigh 273 pounds and have never felt so good...I KNOW I am going to get down to a healthy body weight for the first time in my life."
"I have had much success with the G.I. Diet. Last week I bought some trousers with a 34-inch waist -- the first of that size that I have been able to wear since I was 27 years old, thirty-three years ago... The weight loss rate has been phenomenal. This is the first simple intelligent diet that I have ever seen."
"My husband is down 40 pounds and I'm down 20! The G.I. Diet rocks!! We're never hungry, we can't believe the gradual and constant weight loss, and we can't believe that we can eat out, travel, celebrate special events and still, albeit sometimes partially, stick to the regime and keep the weight off."
"I lost 85 pounds in 22 weeks...There is certainly no more rewarding personal journey than transforming your body into what you always wanted it to be. I can't begin to express how valuable the G.I. Diet has been to making this happen."
"I started living the G.I. Diet three months ago and have shed 43 pounds and 6 inches off my waistline... I used to be a junk food addict but now even the smell of junk food turns my stomach... This diet was literally a life saver."
"The G.I. Diet is theeasiest weight loss program I have ever been on -- and I've been on plenty. I want to eat like this for the rest of my life."