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Great food, and still the pounds fall away!,
This review is from: Antony Worrall Thompson's GI Diet: Use the Glycaemic Index to Find the Carbs That Will Help You Lose Weight for Good, with Over 100 Recipes (Paperback)
I looked at some other recipe books for low GI diets, and most repeated the same recipes in different guises over and over again. Some recipe books base their menus over a really bland, under-imaginative, dietician's menu, however, I found this book to be really progressive and thoughtful. There are well over one hundred recipes in this book, and like the recipes in his TV programme, they are really imaginative and tasty, though not fattening. The book, written by Worrall Thompson, has been supervised by a real dietician, and unlike many dietician written books, this one really has managed to balance healthy eating with great taste.
Already, using the recipes in this book, my wife and I are shedding pounds, and I feel that combined with the lifestyle changes you need to tailor in to your life, the weight may stay off. Usually, when on a diet, you are faced with really tedious food, however, Worrall Thompson's recipes are completely irresistible; sometimes you find it hard to believe that these recipes are part of a weight-loss diet.
The book is also quite educational. It teaches you all about the glycaemic index, GI (a measure of how fast carbohydrates are metabolised into glucose by the body and hence how fast they raise blood sugar levels), and gives you a valuable insight into which foods have which types of affects upon the GI, for instance, by categorising foods as low, medium and high GI foods, and what each terms means, e.g. low GI foods are slow to digest, and hence make you feel less hungry and help you lose weight.
I have found this book useful as it simply gives you whole ranges of recipe. You don't need to spend much time cooking, or looking for ingredients - it's all just quick, easy cooking and food preparation, and a delight to have when you have returned late from work and just want to eat something tasty and healthy and not slave over the cooker for any length of time. On a personal note, many of my family members have suffered from maturity onset diabetes and heart disease, and this book specifically deals with aspects of both of these, and teaches you how to eat to best avoid both of these.
I have already noticed changes in myself since first using this book - I already feel as though I have more energy, and several people have commented upon how they think I am looking younger. If it's because of the change in my diet, inspired by this book, then how can you complain?