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The Low-GL Diet Counter: Discover the GL count of hundreds of foods [Paperback]

Patrick Holford BSc DipION FBANT NTCRP
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Book Description

5 Jan 2006
This is the perfect companion to Patrick Holford's bestselling LOW-GL DIET BIBLE. In THE LOW-GL DIET BIBLE, Patrick Holford revealed his brilliant weightloss diet. He explained how the simple principle of eating no more than 40 GLs a day can help you to lose weight, control your blood sugar and stop cravings. To maintain your weight, he recommends a total daily intake of no more than 60 GLs per day. The LOW-GL DIET COUNTER is the perfect tool to help you achieve whichever of these goals is appropriate to you. It contains a comprehensive list of foods, complete with recommended serving sizes and GL count, protein and fat content. Its easy-to-follow format provides an instant guide to which foods are good, OK and bad according to medically approved low-GL principles. Foods are divided into sections covering breakfast, snacks, main meals and restaurant meals, and each section specifies your daily GL goal - e.g. a maximum daily intake of 5 GLs for snacks and 10 GL for main meals, as well as an extra 5 GLs for drinks and puddings.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Piatkus; 2 edition (5 Jan 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749926783
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749926786
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 10.9 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,432 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Patrick Holford BSc, DipION, FBANT, NTCRP pioneers new approaches to health and nutrition. He is the founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London (Europe's leading training centre for nutritional therapists), is Chief Executive of the Food for the Brain Foundation and the author of over 30 books.

He is widely regarded as Britain's best-selling author and leading spokesman on nutrition and mental health issues, hence being frequently quoted in national newspapers from the Daily Mail to the Guardian. Patrick is also popular on radio shows and national television as a presenter, interviewer and guest.

Patrick started his academic career in the field of psychology. While completing his bachelor degree in Experimental Psychology at the University of York, he researched the role of nutrition in mental health and illness. He became a student of the late Dr Carl Pfeiffer, director of Princeton's Brain Bio Center, and later a student of Dr Abram Hoffer, Director of the International Schizophrenia Foundation in Canada, who were leading the field in mental health and nutrition. In 1980 he started treating mental health patients with nutritional medicine.

In 1984 Patrick founded the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION), a charitable and independent educational trust for the furtherance of education and research in nutrition. Today, ION is the largest training school in the UK offering a diploma course in nutritional therapy and is widely respected as a leading edge organisation by professionals and media alike. Patrick formed a relationship with the late Dr Linus Pauling, who became the Patron of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition.

In 1986, Patrick started researching the effects of nutrition on intelligence, collaborating with Gwillym Roberts, a headmaster and student at ION. This culminated in a randomised controlled trial testing the effects of improved nutrition on children's IQ - an experiment that was the subject of a Horizon documentary and published in the Lancet in 1988. This study was the first of its kind in the world and considerably raised awareness of the role of nutrition in intelligence.

During his years as director of ION, Patrick ran many educational campaigns that brought attention to the importance of zinc and pyrolluyria, disglycaemia, antioxidants, methylation and homocysteine, IgG food allergies, essential fats in mental health - factors still greatly underestimated in the treatment of mental illness. Patrick retired as Director of ION in 1997 to focus on writing, teaching and researching.

Patrick was awarded an honorary Diploma from ION and is also an Honorary Fellow of BANT (the British Association of Nutritional Therapists), and a Member of NTC (Nutritional Therapy Council). In 2003 he founded the Brain Bio Centre at ION, a treatment centre pioneering the optimum nutrition approach for mental health, to formalise the treatment of mental health with nutrition and to act as a research centre. The Brain Bio centre is owned by the Food for the Brain Foundation, a registered education charity set up by Patrick to promote awareness of the link between learning, behaviour, mental health and nutrition. In 2007, Patrick was appointed Patron of South African Association for Nutritional Therapy, and Patron of IANT (Irish Association of Nutritional Therapy) in 2009.

Patrick lectures and conducts workshops throughout the world on a wide range of topics, to the public, health professionals and the medical profession. In the UK he presents around 50 workshops and lectures a year. His knowledge, personality and enthusiasm, together with his strong scientific approach, helps him to stimulate lively debates, simplifying complex issues and help the public and professionals expand their understanding of health issues. Patrick is frequently involved in government campaigns and debates concerning optimum nutrition.

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Book Description

A simple, easy-to-use guide to the GL count of foods, this invaluable little book will make it easy to choose the right foods for weight loss and better health

About the Author

Patrick Holford is founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London. He is Britain's top nutrition expert and is the author of over 30 health books.

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115 of 121 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars pants 20 Feb 2006
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This book is very disappointing, I bought it thinking it would tell me the GL scores for more foods than the ones listed in the Holford diet, therefore making life easier when buying/eating food. However the lists are no more detailed they are the same as in the other books instead they are listed in categories of which meal they are suitable for. The only real use I can see of this book is that it’s small and light to carry around ie. to the supermarket
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Holford GL Counter Review 28 April 2010
I didn't find this booklet to be user friendly at all. I had hoped for a full alphabetical listing of all foods and their GL value. This book is arranged with listings under various headings (categories of food, type of meal etc). Organising the information in this way made it time consuming to find the information I was looking for. Also I found the food listings were limited.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Has changed the way I eat 10 April 2006
A brilliant book which had me quickly ordering the recipe book. It explains well how to control your blood sugar levels and keep hunger away. I'd recommend it to anyone who's looking for an easy way of learning about Low GI foods (GL is glycemic load, which is a more realistic approach to GI foods.. in serving sizes as opposed to per 100g).
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2.0 out of 5 stars Tiny and repetitive 28 Jan 2013
By ceekees
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No problem with the author whose diet I follow with great success. I wanted this guide to give me GL's for foods not in the LOW GL RECIPE BOOK. From the pic you think it's larger, it's tiny. Also it repeats the tables several times and gives very few GL's for other foods. If you have the recipe book you do not need this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! 3 July 2012
By Pamela
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The package arrived promptly, got it for a good price and item itself is great so i am very pleased, exactly what i wanted
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent small and handy reference book 19 Sep 2010
By Big Al
Taking on the GL diet is simple enough but getting used to the right food, amounts and frequency are more difficult but this handy little GL counter is a great help and gives good ideas for meals and helps you calculate the GL number
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Holford Diet GL Counter 5 Sep 2010
Book is OK, requires a lot of concentration to navigate around, some discrepencies in information. Rapid delivery from Amazon as usual and free.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars small quick guild book 23 Aug 2010
By w1
this is something i can carry with me as a quick reference book on GL foods to eat for healthier life.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars VERY GOOD BOOK
This book makes very good reading. It is very knowledgable and I cant wait to finish reading it. When I finish reading it I have no excuse not to be healthy and loose a few... Read more
Published 25 days ago by s9gvf
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Buy for such a small book
Happy with my purchase. Parick Holford makes thing simple when you get the hang of the low GL way. Great Buy!
Published 1 month ago by Emma Jane Bailey
5.0 out of 5 stars Holford Diet GL Counter
This is proving invaluable as we follow the diet, which is working well.
I would recommend it to anybody trying to control Diabetes
Published 1 month ago by Janet HEWITT
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing content
The first part was interesting and instructive if a little repetitive. The first 11 pages of Part 2 repeated the required intake for breakfast followed by a values chart of a... Read more
Published 7 months ago by yvonne avenell
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit boring..
Okay im not a dieter, but found this interesting.
However i just feel as though its a glorified weight watchers diet. Read more
Published 8 months ago by tasha
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Information
The book was very good and contained all the information anyone interested in the diet could wish for. Not an easy read, but good as a reference book.
Published 8 months ago by RSJL
5.0 out of 5 stars pocket GL reference
great resource to count GL content of various foods. Very portable, easy to fit into a smallish bag. Recommended. .
Published 9 months ago by ms
5.0 out of 5 stars Health
Packed with lots of info for a healthy eating plan. Easy to follow and lots of yummy ideas for eating plans.
Published 11 months ago by Gedsbird
4.0 out of 5 stars book
Easy to understand, which is different from having to actually work it out.Any thing to make my life easier,Takes abit of reading to understand
Published 12 months ago by fencingqueen
5.0 out of 5 stars Best diet guide I have found - it really works
By following these recommendations, I have lost more than 4 kilos so far. This is the first diet that worked for me.
Published 14 months ago by Neil Jennings
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