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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Glycemic Index Weight Loss Paperback – July 5, 2005

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About the Author

Lucy Beale is creator of the bestselling CD and speaking series Be Thin in Body, Mind & Spirit.  She’s the author of several books, including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Low Carb Meals, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Terrific Diabetic Meals, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Glycemic Index Weight Loss.

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Product Details

  • Series: The Complete Idiot's Guide
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Alpha; 1 edition (July 5, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592574041
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592574049
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,105,692 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Elizabeth Delacy on July 8, 2006
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My Boss bought me this book when I was diagnosed with Adult II Diabetes. This book is more precious to me than a raise! I love the way the author composed the book...humor, honesty, great recipes and tips. Highly recommended for any person who wants to live a healthy life style. I have lost 15 lbs and my husband has lost 20. We both want to lose 30 lbs each. If you follow the suggestions in the book you will lose the weight. No matter if it is 30, 50 or 100 lbs...the glycemic works. The book encouraged me to find a good cookbook for glycemic recipes and I found a great one here at Amazon.com.

You will feel better, sleep better and have more energy. The recommendation for "Emergen-C" found in the book is great. I found a box at Rite Aide and this is a great vitamin drink. It can also be found online. Talk about a pure energy boost! Wow...great stuff and pure vitamins.

LOVE this book. Buy it. You will not be sorry. My friends and coworkers are now reading the book and following the very simple suggestions. It is so easy! Not a drastic restrictive diet at all. Very simple. Highly recommend.
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I thought this book was very helpful. It not only gives you ratings by glycemic index but also by load. It also discusses sleep, artificial sweeteners and other issues that affect weight gain. Cutting back on artifical sweeteners has really curbed my appetitie. And of course, the information on the Glycemic index is a very useful tool. There were some foods that I thought were a problem that I found out had very high glycemic indexes. I highly recommend this book.
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I was diagnosed with Insulin Resistance about a year ago, and while doing my research, I recently discovered the GI Diet and I have to say this book is wonderful at explaining all the terms and giving me the basics, so that I can finally lose weight. I am currently involved in Weight Watchers and kept gaining weight each week. With this diet, I am LOSING and it feels wonderful. WW is great for support and encouragement, so I am using it together with the Glycemic Diet. This book has helped me tremendously and it is very easy to read and understand. Some of the GI books were way too technical. Thank you for this book.
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This book covers more information than other books that I have reviewed on this topic. There is a lot of advertising for the Glycemic Level way of eating, but the topic seems to still be lacking in information. The Complete Idiot's Guide offers more comprehensive information including a longer list of foods with with the Glycemic Index levels. This is the first book I have read that shows the formula for figuring the index yourself.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Glycemic Index Weight Loss seems to take the long way home on it's explanations.

If you're looking for absolutely every detail of everything about the subject, this might be the guide for you.

If, instead, you were looking for some concise information, easily digestible, I'd keep on with my search.

It felt, to me, as if the Guide gave too much information, and that if I really was a 'Complete Idiot' in need of a simple explanation I would've been boggled down in the first few paragraphs. As it was, I simply lost patience with the load of information, feeling it was more like a textbook.

I think it would be more appropriately named, "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Glycemic Index, Plus all the Details the Nutritionists know, In Addition to..."

I have found two books on the subject which were more along the concise and cogent lines I require. "The Good Carb Diet Plan", by Helen Foster, which is the most abbreviated, with simplified information, good-looking and very digestible, and "The New Glucose Revolution Life Plan", by Jennie Brand-Miller and Kay Foster-Powell. The second provides alot of information, but didn't try to convince me that it was a guide suitable for a "complete idiot".
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This is not the end-all be-all book on GI Weight Loss, but it contains everythig I need to know in language I understand completely. Following the GI eating principals, I've already lost 3 pounds in just 2 days. This will slow later, but I'm pleased to know...it works!

Well written, solid coverage..you will come away understanding the basic principals of GI eating, and what to eat when in order to create the weight loss you're seeking. It offers some recipes, but also information enough to create your own so you're not dependant on certain recipes.

Will definitely hand this off to anyone looking to understand the GI basics in "everyman's" lingo.

As I get further along in this, I'm sure I'll want something more comprehensive, and what's even better...this book has some great recommendations for more in-depth study/understanding, complete with pros/cons, etc...so you know what you're getting before you spend the money. Very impressed.
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This book is a down to earth and humorous take on using the glycemic index to control or lose weight. It gives the reader the needed information to make wise choices for implementing the diet and yet does not overload one with excessive termonology and scientific reasoning. A great book for one wanting to learn more about using the glycemic index program.
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