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Even better than the last - which changed my life!
on 20 December 2005
This is an improvement on the last book - which was already very good and changed the way I eat - forever! seriously!
This one is laid out with 3 different 7-day plans that cater for pretty much every way of life. There's 'foodie friendly' which is really healthy fast food essentially - from recipes, to 'grab and go' ideas. There's a really comprehensive vegetarian plan that includes fast and convenient recipes. Then there's the 'foodie friendly' plan for those of us that like cooking. I, like I imagine most, mix the three depending on the type of week / day I have.
The book also goes into a lot of detail about why certain food groups are good, and explains those groups that are confusing - like bread, root veg, pasta, rice etc, and why some are better than others glycaemically.
The food lists are more comprehensive, and also include portion guidelines for those of us that find coming out of the 'counting' regimes (calories, points, carbs etc) hard to live without. This I know is from the feedback the authors had on forums the very supportive website that comes alongside the book.
For a busy life, and for those who felt that their lot was to be big (well, that's where I was having failed at every other diet) this is a life saver. And personally I can't recommend it enough.
I am a foodie, from a foodie family, with foodie friends, and this has revolutionised the way our life runs. And as someone who entertains a lot - all I have had is compliments, and not a single complaint! so the recipes are good too!!
What I also like is that this is not just a 'rehash' of the last book. It is different, complimentary, with more detail and more research, developments and brilliant recipes, ideas and advice.
My thanks to Nigel and crew for bringing us the GL and this book - and I'm off to put in my pre-order for the cookery book coming out in May apparently!