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The Glycemic-Load Diet Cookbook: 150 Recipes to Help You Lose Weight and Reverse Insulin Resistance [Kindle Edition]

Dana Carpender , Rob Thompson
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Book Description

Now you can eat up, slim down, and control insulin--with 150 easy recipes that are scientifically designed and sinfully good

Imagine being able to lose weight while enjoying satisfying amounts of delicious food. Now, thanks to Dr. Rob Thompson's revolutionary eating plan based on the breakthrough science of the glycemic load, you can prepare fabulously filling meals that actually speed up your metabolism, curb your cravings, and improve the way you look and feel. These surprisingly hearty recipes, created by bestselling cookbook author Dana Carpender, are designed to eliminate the “glucose shocks” that deplete your natural insulin--making it easy for you to lose weight without feeling deprived. You'll be able to enjoy:

Robust Breakfasts

Spinach Mushroom Frittata, Apple Walnut Pancakes

Lip-Smacking Lunches

Oriental Chicken Salad, Oyster Bisque, Ham and Pineapple Slaw

Mouthwatering Main Dishes

Sesame Short Ribs, Lemon Mustard Pork Chops, Indian Lamb Skillet

Delicious Desserts

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies, Lemon Vanilla Cheesecake



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About the Author

Rob Thompson, M.D., is a preventive cardiologist practicing in Seattle and the author of The Glycemic-Load Diet.

Dana Carpender is the bestselling author of 15 Minute Low-Carb Recipes.


Product Details

  • File Size: 731 KB
  • Print Length: 289 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0071597395
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (October 24, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001J9LIXY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #234,882 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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68 of 74 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
We've heard a lot about the glycemic index in recent years, but not many people know exactly what that means and why they should care. The problem with GI is it is an incomplete equation when it comes to figuring out what impact a particular food will have on the body. A better tool is to determine the glycemic load of what you eat and that's something Dr. Rob Thompson has devoted himself to with his diet plan. In this book of recipes that serves as a companion to The Glycemic-Load Diet, Dr. Thompson teams up with world-famous low-carb cookbook author Dana Carpender to whip up some yummy recipes that are designed to control insulin spikes which lead to weight gain, hunger, and disease. One thing you can always count on when Dana Carpender contributes recipes to a cookbook is variety, mouthwatering dishes, and a commitment to keeping them low-carb. You get 150 outstanding recipes to enjoy for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and everything in between with this book!
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner from Dana Carpender December 18, 2008
By Sally
Format:Paperback
A straight forward and immensely useful review of the Glycemic Load Diet plus lots of really delicious recipes. Dana's work is in my experience always well researched, entertaining, educational and makes for fabulous food that contributes to your health. If you're thinking of returning to health this New Year this should be your first buy and if you have Dana's other cookbooks you won't find this redundant, but fresh and inspiring.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Companion Book to The Glycemic Load Diet February 10, 2010
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Having read The Glycemic Load Diet, I was interested to get this book and try some new recipes. Every dish I have tried so far has been easy to prepare and quite tasty. Also, this book includes an overview of information from The Glycemic Load Diet, which may be helpful for those who do not own that book.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book and Diet July 23, 2011
By Bev T.
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Pretty easy to follow this diet, especially when it makes you feel better and you can get off medicines. Before I started the diet, I was taking 7 different meds a day for high cholesterol, GERDS, high triglycerides, and rapid pulse, plus I was diabetic. I was also almost 25 pounds over my ideal weight and kept gaining. In only a few months after changing my diet, I dropped over 20 pounds and even after two years am still taking 0 (zero, none, nada, no) meds. All my numbers are fine and I am no longer diabetic. I am the poster child for this diet. It is great!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Clear and concise February 24, 2009
By Pski
Format:Paperback
This is not a diet book. This book explains just exactly which types of foods help you to gain weight and which types help you to lose weight in plain English. A refreshing change from all of the "diet" books out there.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great compilation of recipes August 13, 2012
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I've been doing the GI style of eating for 1.5 years now and have managed to keep the 25 lbs off that I lost. This book has a variety of recipes that are easy and delicious. Even my kids like them.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Bought this in conjunction with GL Book, which also does not have GI or GL on any of the recipes.
The recipes look good, but if you are trying to keep track of your GI and GL for the day, you can't do it with the recipes. You will have to find the calculation to figure GI then use that to figure GL.
Extremely disappointed in ability of this to be user friendly.
Would not recommend if you want to track GL, if you want some recipes, they look pretty good.
But worthless for tracking in a diet plan.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner! December 24, 2008
Format:Paperback
Dana Carpender has another winner with this book! What I like about her books is that they are what you really want to eat! I love the bran muffins, the curried cashews, and the rice-a-phoney! I'm sure I will enjoy other recipes as I continue to explore the book.
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