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tries to do too many things
on 23 March 2010
I bought this book hoping to find vegetarian recipes I could use for a low GI weight loss diet, but this is not what this book provides. It tries to be "healthy" in general, I think, so it emphasises vitamins and minerals, but also wholegrain cereals aplenty (which you would find only to a very limited amount in a low GI diet), whereas it advocates to use only minimal amounts of things like full fat cheeses or cream. Most recipes contain flour and starches; for instance as suitable breakfast it suggests porridge, banana, fried rice or baked beans on toast. None of the recipes provide any indication of their GI value. I get the impression that it uses "low GI" as another justification to say "We're healthy here", but for anyone wanting to get used to a low GI diet and abolish most forms or sugar and refined starches, this book would be more of a hindrance than a help!
Also, most photos of people in there are of them being sporty, which I find just a little annoying.