The Complete Idiot's Guide to Glycemic Index Weight Loss
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Glycemic Index Weight Loss

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The skinny on the glycemic index. Research has proven that the best way to lose weight is to watch the glycemic load, which is measured by the glycemic index rating of each food. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Glycemic Index Weight Loss provides readers a solid foundation for understanding how and why a glycemic index diet works and controlling counts, along with activity and stress levels. Also includes recipes and a glycemic index. The perfect solution for anyone at risk for Type II diabetes or anyone ready for a change from the low-carb diet. 64% of adults over the age of 20 in the US are overweight or obese. Offers information on supplements, basic easy recipes, food lists, and sample meal plans. A full appendix with glycemic index counts and loads for all sorts of foods.

Customer Reviews:

  • Great Book!
    This book is great! Tons of information if you are wanting to learn more about the Glycemic Index Diet and reviews on other books on the subject. It really helped me figure out how to make healthier choices....more info
  • the complete idiots guide to glycemic index
    i really enjoyed reading this book and thought it was very informative and thought prevoking. i would recomend it to others for weight loss and over all health....more info
  • explain it so I can understand.
    Well written. Uses language (not jargon) to explain things in a way useful to the average person educated beyond high school....more info
  • Most detailed Glycemic Index diet book for the Average Joe!
    It's easy to read, easy to understand, and yet very informative. She covers everything that is essential to weight loss and the GI, including stress and suppliments. I would and have recommended this book to everyone!
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  • Saved My Life and Helped Me Lose 9 lbs. in 8 Days!
    I've had Type II Diabetes for about 2 years. I *thought* it was under control. In fact, my testing showed about 6 months ago everything was normal. So, I discontinued my medicine. MISTAKE! 10 days ago my blood sugar skyrocketed to over 300 and medication wasn't taking it down. I had to do some fast damage control and this was one of 3 books I bought. IT IS FANTASTIC - just like all the 5 star reviews have said.

    While I got the book for health reasons - part of which is to lose weight - it is ideal for anyone who wants to feel better and drop some pounds. I have lost 9 lbs. in 8 days. I've had no sugar (soda, sweets, etc.) and have selected only the low GI carbs. I FEEL GREAT! I no longer have the afternoon slumps, I sleep better, and I'm eating more food than ever before.

    Honestly, it's not that hard to follow. The author gives you lists of foods and explains everything. I was fascinated by the 'free foods' as well as why acidic foods work with sugar levels. It's just full of great information - non of which I've ever found on the internet or elsewhere.

    Now...if you think you cannot tear yourself away from anything sweet, read the book. You can eat sweets (like dark chocolate) as long as you limit the quantity/volume based upon the glycemic load. Honestly, once you haven't eaten sugar for even a few days and you get over the withdrawal, the minute you eat/drink something with sugar in it, you'll be shocked at how sweet it is. Plus, your cravings for carbs stops. I know: I didn't believe it either but now I want to scream it from the rooftops. Now, if you really really really have to have sugar, search for some low GI desserts. (I bought a cookbook that waffles and pancake recipes for breakfast, as well as some wonderful desserts.)

    I have already sent this book to a friend who has been told to lose 30 lbs. by her doctor. I take the book with me everywhere - even the store. I highly recommend it...for the content, the manner in which it's conveyed, and upbeat style.

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  • The Complete Idiot`s Guide to Glycemic Index Weight Loss
    Any-one wanting to learn about the Glycemic Index this is the book to buy It is great reading and good advice. Easy to understand information...more info
  • Everyone should have this book!
    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

    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....more info
  • All you need to know about GI
    An easy to read, easy to understand guide to eating and living the GI diet way. All you ever needed to know. ...more info
  • Best Diet I Have Ever Tried
    I heard about this diet from a co-worker. He lost 25 pounds before his wedding last year, so when I decided enough was enough with my weight, I looked for information online. This book is easy reading and very informative. It explains how certain foods effect the insulin levels in your body. The idea is keeping insulin level throughout the day. The diet doesn't really restrict any foods except sugar. This is one of the easiest diets I have ever tried and the GREAT part is, I do not have cravings or hunger pains. So far, I have lost 23 pounds in 6 weeks with moderate exercise 3-4 times a week. ...more info
  • Not for Vegetarians
    Like a previous reviewer, I was not impressed with the authors' views about vegetarians using the GI program. I actually felt they wrote with contempt about vegetarians and vegetarian products, even suggesting that soy was somehow harmful (do the Japanese know about this?).

    The book was reasonably useful with information about the GI system but I will not be purchasing it (I borrowed it from the library) because of their anti-vegetarian sentiments. There are many other books out there about the GI system which would suit me better.

    One other thing - (this may have been fixed with a second printing) the editing of this book was dreadful. Many of the boxes with helpful hints dropped words at the end. ...more info
  • Helpful!
    A lot of what is in this guide is common sense but a lot is really helpful. I am a little stumped by the idea of eating a lot of veggies for breakfast but I'm figuring that out... ...more info
  • Complexities...
    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"....more info
  • Simple and Complete
    This book is great for anyone trying to follow a weight loss program based on the glycemic load and glycemic index. It explains what you need to do and why. It explains a lot about how your body works and in simple to understand language. A must read for diabetics....more info
    This book is a great help. I have learned so much and am not finished reading it yet. I am down about six pounds so far and have not been hungry or had the "chocolate and sweet cravings"....more info
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to GI Weight Loss
    This is an informative book. So far I have not had much success loosing weight and it has been 3 weeks. I am probably not following the rules....more info
  • Speaks to me in my language.
    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 works!

    Well written, solid 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, you know what you're getting before you spend the money. Very impressed....more info
  • Diet
    I like this book, and would and have recomend it. I wish it had a better list of the index. I downloaded the one suggested, and paid for it.....It was not helpful at all! ...more info
  • Educational!
    This book has good information, but it isn't a page turner! It doesn't flow as easily and freely as some, but the information is good....more info
  • Valuable weight loss information for the "mature" adult
    Very readable and useful information for those worrying about being "pre-diabetic"....more info
  • The Complete Idiots Guide toGlycemic Index Wieght Loss
    Very good book. I found it very helpful....more info
  • Good Information
    This book provides good, supported information regarding the effect of carbohydrates on blood glucose levels. It is a valuable tool in planning a diet that supports health and promotes weight control for those of us who are prone to hyperglycemia and metabolic syndrome....more info
  • Do your Own Thing
    This is a great book for setting up your own eating plan without using fad diets. Even people who aren't dieting can use this to establish better eating habits....more info
  • Very Informative, Easy to Read
    Even if you're not going on the diet, the information in this book will be very useful to you. It will probably at least influence the way you eat and solve the mystery as to why you get so hungry after you eat certain foods....more info
  • informative
    The weight loss book is quite informative as to how & why this way of eating should work. I did find the holiday eating to be a bit restrictive, but to each his own. How many people will bring their own food in a baggie? Overall it is good....more info
  • This book is Awesome!!!
    I have been trying to lose weight for the last 10 years (since having my children). Every Monday I would start a new diet that would end a few days later with binges and plans to start again next Monday. Recently I bought this book and I am so impressed! I have lost 9 pounds in the last month. I have not starved at all and I have eaten out at restaurants every weekend and I have had treats too. I feel healthy and I now can wear cute clothes again. I have more energy and I am sleeping better too. I also have more confidence in my ability to lose an additional 10 pounds. I have been recommending this book to everyone! ...more info
  • Vegetarians beware!
    This book has a lot of information that is very helpful. It has some great tips for living a healthier life.

    I had to write a review, however, to warn my fellow vegetarians. I was very upset when I got to the paragraph in the book stating that vegetarianism and the GI diet are incompatible. The authors had some very discouraging comments on combining the GI lifestyle with vegetarianism. It seems the authors believe that eating meat is essential to being on a GI weight loss program.

    Turns out this is their opinion. There are lots of other books available on the glycemic index that are more accepting and encouraging of vegetarian and vegan diets.

    I never would have bought this book if I had known it would advise against being a vegetarian.
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  • This is better than most of the other Glycemic Index books I have read.
    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. ...more info
  • The Idiot's Guide to Glycemic Index Weightloss
    I've been doing glycemic index food intake for eight years. I'm 60 yrars old and people are always amazed by how healthy and energetic I am. The glycemic index diet helps buid body muscle and reduce body fat it is as simple as that. Muscle burns calories so once you stick to this way of eating it supports a healthy lifestyle. Muscle also supports the skeletal structure which I think helps reduce back and joint problems.

    I love this book,
    DIANE...more info
  • momoftoddler
    this book is very good it definetly is for someone who dosent have a lot of time to read. It reads like an outline. The information in it is very easy to understand and extremely helpful....more info
  • Best Glycemic book out!
    This book has helped me better than any other diet books I've read. I am now at my right body weight and feel great!

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