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5.0 out of 5 stars Implications for everybody..., 17 Sep 2012
Mark Stipanovsky (London) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Low GI Life Plan (Paperback)
If you are serious about becoming stronger, fitter and healthier and interested in learning more about "current healthy eating advice" then my personal advice is to buy books such as this one and "trace the ancestry" over the last few decades.

The Low GI Life Plan is especially helpful of you are struggling to come to terms with maybe your current diet is making you unwell...

If you are already unwell, have diabetes type 2 or any type of auto immune disease then the reality is you need to eat less carbohydrates because you are slowly poisoning your body.

The problem is that not all carbohydrates are equal - and even more problematic is the current "healthy eating advice / misinformation" that is all around us.

The G I is a way of measuring what happens when we ingest carbohydrate - how our body reacts - how we release insulin - how we create fat from excess sugar...

Foods that are lower in spiking the blood sugar levels have less of a health risk - basically...

There's a bit more science involved - however for the average person who wants to get better - maybe stop taking medication - lose weight - or just generally feel less sluggish and tired - you need to read this book.

The great thing about this book is that it reads like a story book initially - in fact it reads a bit like a detective novel.

Part one covers "the glucose revolution" and benefits of "non-western diets...

Part two covers how to eat differently and become aware of the ways to eat this and not that etc... It also has a couple of pages in relation to "moving" rather than exercise - authors assume we all don't exercise - so recommend walking for a minimum of 30 minutes per day - which is actually very good advice - 60 minutes would be better...

Part three has 50 low GI recipes which are easy to follow and have some lovely pictures. The interesting thing in the low GI / High GI debate which is rarely mentioned is that there is no such thing as an essential carbohydrate...

We currently are having a backlash in Western Society about healthy eating advice because the official "news" doesn't fit with the personal experience of eating healthier and still putting on weight - becoming ill with type 2 diabetes - arthritis - acne - and a few other diseases...

This is one of those books which I personally feel are a stepping stone towards more "unorthodox views" that are actually becoming more orthodox such as Loren Cordain's Paleo type of dietary advice. Another great read if you're interested in this type of information is "Wheat Belly". Just put either into the search engine of amazon and they will come up.

I am so grateful for books such as this and for the ease that technology is helping us share the information that may be helpful in "getting better" - especially if you are currently unwell or overweight - and fed up with dieting...

Like all my diet book recommendations - and I do recommend buying and keeping this book as a reference - is to take this book to your nearest park and read it whilst walking around it - for at least an hour - when you've read it - put it on your bookshelf - and buy another diet book - and keep walking - you won't run out of diet books to buy - and by default - you'll become an expert in you - and much healthier - just keep walking...
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Low GI Life Plan by Professor Jennie Brand Miller (Paperback - 6 Dec 2004)
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