Living the G.I. Diet: Delicious Recipes and Real-Life Strategies to Lose Weight and Keep It Off Paperback – Nov 11 2003
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Just to clear up any confusion, Living the G.I. Diet by Rick Gallop does not involve fat-fighting tips from action figure G.I. Joe, and attendance at boot camp is definitely not required. The "G.I." referred to in this sequel and companion to Gallop's best-selling G.I. Diet is the glycemic index, which shows the rates at which carbohydrates break down and release glucose into the bloodstream. Gallop's diet is based on scientific research that shows that the secret to successful weight management is choosing the right foods and avoiding the "sugar high" that comes from a sudden spike in glucose levels. The right foods make you feel full longer, Gallop says, and consequently you eat less.
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
“Stick to this diet and the pounds should pour off.”
—The Globe and Mail
“In this follow-up to the best-selling book, The G.I. Diet, Rick Gallop has joined forces with home economist and recipe developer Emily Richards, co-host of Canadian Living Cooks, to provide great recipes as well as more motivational tips to make following the GI diet easy and tasty … you will end up with a healthy, balanced eating plan that is easy to follow and provides lots of nutritious choices.”
—The Toronto Sun
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All the recipes included in the book, that I have tried, have been excellent! The Baked Chocolate Mousse, the rice pudding, and the granola bars alone, got me through the first few weeks. I especially like this diet because I have lost 50 pounds ( and my husband has lost 57) and because it promotes Good Health, not just weight loss.
I've lost weight on other diets before, but always regained the weight because I never really understood 'Maintenance'. This time I get it!Read more ›
I have always noticed that my back pain went away for a while after I ate something, so I wondered if this was something to do with my blood sugar/insulin level. The GI diet's stabilizing effect on insulin levels sounded intriguing when I spotted the Feb.17,2004 front page Women's World "Canadian Miracle Diet" headline, and when I saw how easy it was to follow, I bought "The GI diet" and "Living the GI diet" and started in. The recipes in both the books are excellent. I had no idea how strongly blood sugar/insulin affects one's appetite, let alone how one feels. The improvement in the way I feel is really amazing. I am quite active and have found my performance in swimming and exercising has improved markedly. My husband is sort of following the diet too (he cheats a bit - one beer a day, plus 30grams of dark chocolate a day, but he exercises with weights every day too) and he has lost 10 pounds, so I am telling all my friends, family, and colleagues about it. (A colleague at work has already lost 11 pounds since she started a month ago)
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The book I ordered was advertised as hard cover. The one I received was a paperback. Not happy.Published 10 months ago by Connie McCoy
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 21 months ago by Jean
I was not disappointed. I received the book in excellent condition. I was very pleased all the way around.Published 22 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 on May 20 2014 by Trista
Too much maintenance and focus on daily intake of food. Surprised margarine and sweetners are recommended over natural butter and sugarPublished on Feb. 15 2014 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