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Antony Worrall Thompson's GL Diet Made Simple Paperback – Illustrated, 26 Jan 2006

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Product details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Kyle Cathie; 1st Trade Paperback edition (26 Jan. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856266621
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856266628
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 1.4 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 164,786 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Antony Worrall Thompson is one of the UK's best-loved chefs and the presenter of ITV's 'Daily Cooks Challenge'. His bestselling books include 'The Sweet Life' and 'The GL Diet Made Simple', which has been translated into 8 languages. Antony has done more than any other chef to reinvent the way we eat while managing glucose levels and maintaining a healthy weight as can be seen with his new publications 'The Essential Diabetes Cookbook: Good Healthy Eating from around the World' and 'The Essential Low Fat Cookbook'.

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"over 100 tempting dishes" -- BBC Good Food Magazine, February issue 05

Follow Antony Worrall Thompson's new GL diet for a fitter future. -- Daily Express, 25th January 2006

It is easy to follow and packed with delicious recipes. -- The Sun, 10 Feb 06

From the Publisher

Antony Worrall Thompson has created 100 delicious recipes based on the GL to help readers lose weight, with a wider selection of foods than ever before. The diet also makes way for a greater range of desserts and treats (as the carb calculation is more precise). Whether you are already a fan of the GI and looking to expand your recipe collection, or if you are new to the GI/GL, this book will help you to eat healthily, lose weight, but still enjoy food.

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92 of 93 people found the following review helpful By Mrs M. on 3 Feb. 2006
Format: Paperback
Wozzer has done it again - I was running out of recipes from his GI Diet book and was very happy to see this new book at my local Waitrose last week...
A wider range of foods, and bigger portion sizes are covered in this book vs. the GI book. The photography is great and the recipes are delicious - lots of herbs and spices used, not too strict on oils and fats so your stomach won't believe you're dieting! Have dropped 6 kilos in just over a month and haven't felt deprived once...
I would actually give it 4.5 stars if the rating system allowed as once again there are a couple of things that could be improved:
- not enough info on preparation and cooking times (especially important in a book that sometimes advocates using dried pulses rather than canned ones... so factor in overnight soaking and cooking!). There are super-quick recipes too thouugh.
- many of the recipes cater for 4-6 people. There are just 2 of us at home which means either dividing up ingredient quantities or eating each recipe over several meals. They are yummy though...
- finally the recipes are grouped by ingredient type (grains, pulses, desserts etc.) rather than by meal type (breakfast, dinner, snack) as in the GI book. Personally I preferred the latter.
All in all a fab book (buy the GI one too) if you love your food and find most diet food torture to eat, you'll get along with this eating plan.
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45 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 1 Mar. 2006
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Great book , appetising pictures , nice recipes which use easily available ingredients and larger portions than patrick holford or nigel denby. However some contradiction with both patrick holford and nigel denby viewpoints on gl value of some foods. Some recipes do contain sugar in various forms other fast carb foods(rice) and as the gl of the recipes is not given , I am a little dubious that they are low gl. He seems to advocate watching the calories rather than the gl of foods and cites this as one of the reasons for not calculating gl of the recipes. A Little dissapointing overall as does not lend itself to using recipes with other gl diet plans.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Northerner on 20 April 2010
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Essentially, this is a recipe book with introductory sections explaining the Glycaemic Index and Glycaemic Load.approach to eating. It is also a weight-loss plan, with most of the recipe meals coming in at less than 300 calories, although for weight maintenance the portions can be increased. The GL diet is a recommended eating plan for diabetics, although AWT's recipes would probably horrify low-carbing diabetics as he suggests fifty percent of food should be carbohydrate, with around 200g per day for women and 270g per day for men. Many low-carbers balk at anything over 100g carbs.

The explanations of GI and GL, plus their benefits both as a healthy way of eating and to aid weight loss are brief, but clearly written, comprising around one quarter of the book. The remainder is devoted to the recipes. The recipes are accompanies by nutritional information which is useful, but in order to keep things `simple' the actual GL value is not included which seems to defeat the purpose somewhat- the calculation may be a little complex, but surely this could have been done and provided so that some comparisons could be made and the concept clarified further? My other criticism is that, although there are some large, full colour pictures of some of the dishes, they are not captioned, and the majority of meals are not illustrated. For me, this is an omission as I always eat `with my eyes' first. Some of the ingredients might also be difficult to source unless you live in a large town.

Overall, it didn't do much for me, but if you like AWT's recipes in general and have followed his previous books on GI, then this may also please, but I have seen better.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lois Francis on 1 Jun. 2014
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If I'd only read the other reviews I would not have wasted my money on this book. I agree with the other reviewers - AWT has copped out of giving the GL values of the recipes as "the GL value is affected by the ingredients you choose and the cooking method". Of course it is! But the recipes give ingredients, cooking methods etc. When I buy a low GL cookbook I want to see the GL values not calorific values. The suggestion to have 2 slices of toast with jam and grapefruit juice for breakfast is ridiculous - far too many carbs and sugar. And half your food intake to come from carbs 110GL a day for a woman???? I'd be massive if I ate that much. If you want a good low GL cookbook stick with the Patrick Holford one, far better.
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23 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Enn Dee on 2 Feb. 2006
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After being hounded by this diet and that diet for years on end, the GI diet looked like the way to go, but after seeing the amount of lovely food that was high GI, I was put off a bit. The GL (glycaemic load) means you can have some on these but in moderation as its more quantity rather than the actual GI index you go by. Sounds complicated but it's not and some of the recipes sound delicious and are quite simple to do.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cemccracken on 16 Jun. 2011
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For the most part a good way to diet if diabetic but can sometimes be confusing and not everyone has the time to make the recipes provided - but interesting and informative for those interested in a new way to diet and who like cooking.
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