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Low Gi Cookbook: Over 70 Delicious Recipes to Help You Lose Weight and Gain Health: Over 80 Delicious Recipes to Help You Lose Weight and Gain Health [Paperback]

Louise Blair
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15 Jan 2008
Eating a low-GI diet is the ultimate path to high energy levels, permanent weight loss and great health. This practical book offers 80 mouthwatering recipes for every occasion, from quick-fix lunches such as Poached Eggs with Lentils and Rocket to delectable dinners, including Baked Sweet Potato with Griddled Herb Chicken. There's no need to miss out on pudding either, with low-GI recipes for sweet treats such as Blackberry and Apple Tartlets and Fruity Bread and Butter Pudding. Together with expert information on how the glycaemic index works and why GI foods are so good for you, with Low GI Cookbook you'll find living the GI life is easy.


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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Hamlyn (15 Jan 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0600617688
  • ISBN-13: 978-0600617686
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 12.6 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,899 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Low GI is one of today's the most popular diets Not your typical diet cookbook! Focuses on delicious recipes as well as health Since it was first published in 2004, Low GI Cookbook has sold over 130,000 copies worldwide

About the Author

Louise Blair is a home economist and food stylist, specializing in healthy recipes. She is a consultant for Diabetes UK and is the author of a number of books including Quick Cooking for Diabetes and Great Gluten-free Baking, both published by Hamlyn. Location: Middlesex, UK.

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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good 20 Jan 2006
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book does have some gaps which are quite frustrating, such as whether a particular recipe can be frozen and cooking temperature for fan ovens. I accept that a lot of the recipes contain meat, however, I have cooked many of the recipes and have not been disappointed. They are simple, relatively quick to prepare and absolutely delicious. A note of frustration for me with cookbooks in general is the number of people each recipe caters for. 6-8 people?? C'mon there's only two of us, it can be a pain to try to reduce the ingredients when pushed for time. Overall I am glad that I bought this book as my introduction to cooking Low-GI style.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great food, good pictures, easy to stick to 23 Feb 2006
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I found this book very easy to use. I was a bit put off at first by the amount of pulses and beans, but tried the recipes and found them delicious. I have lost weight, my husband is not complaining about eating rabbit food and we are both happy!
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76 of 83 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Be Aware 18 Jun 2005
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I really wanted to rate this book 2 and a half stars but that option doesnt exist.
The recipes in the book are tasty, if you follow the diet im sure you will lose weight (i think thats true for all sensible diets)
My main problem was trying to find the time to get the ingredients and the time to prepare the food.If you have the time and the cash then this book is for you. If you can find a supermarket that has the huge variety of ingredients that this book requires, thats half the battle.
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54 of 60 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great recipes, pity about the diet advice 28 Sep 2005
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
The recipes in this book are great - a bit complicated for every day meals, but nice ideas and healthy looking.
The problem is, that whilst they give fat and carbohydrate content etc., they don't tell you how they work on the GI diet, high or low, and what you can eat them with. Which is pretty much why I was buying this book to begin with.
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194 of 221 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple and Delicious 21 Mar 2005
Format:Paperback
This book states simply and understandably how the body digests different foods and why eating the GI way will help you to lose weight and gain energy without going hungry. It's got loads of really good recipies in it too.
I changed my way of eating to the GI way, without changing the quantity I usually eat in a day (which is too much really as I'm always craving sugary carbs). That was just 3 days ago. I've already lost 2 kilos! (5 lbs) and I've even lost my sweet cravings. Now when I want a snack I'll have my fill of Ham, Cheese, Bacon, Sausage, Eggs, Chicken, Tuna & Tomatoe etc. etc.!!
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38 of 43 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Every recipe a Winner! 8 Jun 2005
By N. Cole
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is an incredibly cheap recipe book with simply delicious recipes. A few of my favourite recipes are spaghetti with crab and lemon sauce, spice encrusted beef fillet with haricot bean mash and herby griddled haloumi on bulgar and beetroot salad to name but a few. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars because it could have more detailed information in it but don't let that put you off if you like the sound of the recipes.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars gi cooking made easy 5 Jan 2006
Format:Paperback
I found the recipes simple, easy and delicious, with the whole family happy to tuck in, even those not wanting to lose weight. It's given me enthusiasm and inspiration to stay on the GI path.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars good food but book leaves much to be desired 7 Jan 2012
By j.e.
Format:Paperback
I would rate this 4* for recipes and 0* for look and quality.

I bought the previous paperback version a few years ago and really liked it, but unfortunately I lent the book away and never got it back. I wanted to buy the same book but the first edition was not available but this is the exact same book or so I was lead to believe. Yes the recipes are the same but the book isn't. The previous edition was twice as big and had good quality paper with lots of great pictures of the dishes like a good cookbook should have. This however looks like a cheap b&w pocket book reprint with no pictures whatsoever. Really disappointed, wish I had just gone to the amazon marketplace and bought the other now.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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Published 1 month ago by PK
4.0 out of 5 stars Some good recipes in this book.
This book does contain some good recipes, and includes careful ways on family favourites. A good regime with sustaining food that stops one looking for sugary treats. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Berkshire Scribe
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Lovely recipes,great photos, easy to read and easy to follow and make dishes, some great ideas. really enjoyed this book, my favourites included tortilla pizza, banana bread, blue... Read more
Published 11 months ago by C. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Best healthy eating book possibly ever
This book has literally changed my life. I have finally found a way to eat healthily and enjoyably at the same time, all thanks to the recipes in this book. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Mrs. Sarah Drury
4.0 out of 5 stars tasty meals!
Lots of yummy ideas, i especialy like the scone one!

Plenty to choose from so you dont get bored of the same foods.
Published on 9 Jun 2011 by em
4.0 out of 5 stars book
Ordered this GI cook book priced at 1p although I had to pay postage it was worth it. Book in good condition and I received it promptly, well packaged.
Published on 9 Feb 2011 by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Dont bother
Can't review the book as it never arrived and although I contacted the company by e mail they didn't ever get back to me so I cancelled the order dont use Beatchat!
Published on 20 Jan 2011 by A. Tuffley
5.0 out of 5 stars GI Diet Book
I was very reluctant of starting a GI Diet, after all other diets failed over the years. I expected the same with the GI, but to my amazement (and shock) I lost 5 kgs after 2 1/2... Read more
Published on 5 Sep 2010 by Mr. K. M. Verrall
3.0 out of 5 stars Average
We bought this book and another one by Miller and al with the same title. This book is just OK. The recipes are rather simple. Read more
Published on 17 Mar 2010 by Abdou Kane
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book for low GI puddings and desserts
Maybe have not given this one a far chance so dont let me put you off it is great for puddings and desserts I am mainly veggie so not so many recipes that are for me but meat... Read more
Published on 26 Feb 2010 by Jane Pearsall
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