- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Kyle Cathie; 1st Trade Paperback edition (26 Jan. 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1856266621
- ISBN-13: 978-1856266628
- Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 1.4 x 23.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 314,221 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Antony Worrall Thompson's GL Diet Made Simple Paperback – Illustrated, 26 Jan 2006
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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.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
bought it for my mum who was recently diagnosed type 2 diabetes. She's using it to sort her diet out and reverse the conditionPublished on 13 Aug. 2014 by andrew gray
Some nice recipes but I am disappointed that no GL values shown with the recipes. I don't see the point of giving these recipes without the GL value. Read morePublished on 25 Jun. 2014 by gayn
Book was damaged and dirty, I had to wipe cover to remove stains and the pages look chewed at the top of bookPublished on 7 Jun. 2014 by Cherub
You can get most of the tips and information in this book off the internet. The recipes are too poncey and not as "simple" as it says. It's already in the charity bag.Published on 13 May 2014 by J. Hopwood
Excellent book and very good value for money. I would recommend this book as it is easy to follow and has a wide variety of recipes.Published on 22 Feb. 2014 by rogelia murton
A very good book, informative about low GI foods, what's good for you and what's not, delicious easy to follow recipes.Published on 11 Nov. 2013 by janice compton