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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
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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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 3, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001J9LIXY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,649 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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66 of 72 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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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book and Diet July 23, 2011
By Bev T.
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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12 of 13 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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12 of 14 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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great compilation of recipes August 13, 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars G L Diet Cookbook February 10, 2011
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If you are really following the Glycemic Load this book is one you want. If you have diabetes and are not following the G L you really should be. I was told to watch my "sugar" levels because my mothers side of family has diabetes bad. Because now I understand a lot better what to do, only because I have read all of Rob Thompson's books, I have had no problem with my levels. I maintain, unless I "Cheat", levels at just about 100 to 105 and that is testing at anytime.

Highly recommend all of his books.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great help
I was recently diagnosed with high insulin levels and told to eat a low carb diet. I was afraid I was going to eat something I shouldn't because of my crazy sweet tooth and love of... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Malynda Todd
5.0 out of 5 stars The receipes are easy
The receipes in this book are so easy and so very good. I love the photos and the all the ingredents are easy to find. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Linda Zalesky
2.0 out of 5 stars Great plan but...
No pictures! I like to see what I'm about to make. Also... the author doesn't give the glycemic load for ANY of the recipes.
Published 3 months ago by Holly Christine
1.0 out of 5 stars GL recipes with no GL!
gives calories /carbs/ fat but not the GL.....what good is that when counting GLs? could have used any diet cookbook.... duh!
Published 3 months ago by Virginia B. Martin
4.0 out of 5 stars Not much of a cookbook person
I ordered the Glycemic Load Diet book also which also has recipies in it. The cookbook has a good information in the front of the book so if you don't want to buy both books and... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Karen Boese
2.0 out of 5 stars Outdated recipes with too many ingredients.
This book was. Very poorly written and the recipes were out of date. The recipes also had far to many ingredients to make me want to try any of them.
Published 4 months ago by Martha shatley
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS BOOK
I just purchased this book and WOW, it makes so much sense--really an eye opener! Can't wait to try the recipes--will report back after making a few!
Published 4 months ago by Jean Turicik
4.0 out of 5 stars Book has some good substitution ideas
I bought this book when my 7-yr-old was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The book series is written for type 2 diabetics, but the theories still apply. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mammasprout
1.0 out of 5 stars Not good if you don't want to use artificial sweeteners
I didn't realize that every recipe in here substitutes sugar with Splenda. And, Splenda gives me a headache!
Artificial sweeteners are BAD for you anyway. Read more
Published 7 months ago by MelB
5.0 out of 5 stars Good recipes that are easy to follow!
The recipes are very useful if you want to stay away from starches and bad carbs. I bought this book because my blood sugar levels are slowly rising and I want to lose weight. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Giselle Perrier
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