Glycemic Index Diet For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 3, 2014 - Health & Fitness - 408 pages
Get proven results from this safe, effective, and easy-to-follow diet

The glycemic load is a ranking system for carbohydrate-rich food that measures the amount of carbohydrates in a serving. The glycemic index indicates how rapidly a carbohydrate is digested and released as glucose (sugar) into the bloodstream. Using the Glycemic Index is a proven method for calculating the way carbohydrates act in your body to help you lose weight, safely, quickly, and effectively.

The second edition of The Glycemic Index Diet For Dummies presents this system in an easy-to-apply manner, giving you the tools and tips you need to shed unwanted pounds and improve your overall health. You'll not only discover how to apply the glycemic index to your existing diet plan, but you'll also get new and updated information on how to develop a healthy lifestyle.

  • Recommends foods that boost metabolism, promote weight loss, and provide longer-lasting energy
  • Features delicious GI recipes for glycemic-friendly cooking at home
  • Includes exercises for maintaining glycemic index weight loss and promoting physical fitness
  • Offers guidance on shopping for food as well as eating at restaurants and away from home

Glycemic Index Diet For Dummies, 2nd Edition is for anyone looking for an easy-to-apply guide to making the switch to this healthy lifestyle.

 

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Contents

Raising the Bar on Your Metabolism
91
Introduction 1
93
Navigating the Grocery Store
117
Stocking Up for Success
127
Introducing the Glycemic Index and How to Use It to Lose Weight 9 Chapter 2 All Carbs Arent Created Equal 25
133
Navigating Special Occasions
151
Dealing with WeightLoss Pitfalls
163
Finding a Support System
179
White Bean and Chicken Chili
258
Beef Fajitas
265
Baked Halibut with Quinoa Spinach and Cherry Tomatoes 272 Barley Risotto with Asparagus and Toasted Almonds
274
Healthy And Yummy Snacks and Desserts
277
Grilled Summer Vegetables on Wilted Greens with Toasted Walnuts 275 Yummiest Ugliest Black Bean Dip 283 Grilled Zucchini Mini Pizzas
284
Improving Your Overall Lifestyle
291
From Goals to Habits Making True Lifestyle Changes 293 Chapter 21Incorporating Exercise into Your Life 307 Chapter 22 Not Just for Weight Loss...
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The Part of Tens
339

Navigating Special Occasions 151 Chapter 12 Dealing with WeightLoss Pitfalls 163 Chapter 13 Finding a Support System 179 Part IV Cooking and ...
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Introduction 1
202
LowGlycemic Cooking Tips and Techniques
203
Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Day Off Right
217
Baked Apples for Oatmeal
222
Almond Granola
228
Basil Tomato and Goat Cheese Egg Scramble 234 Puffed Chile Relleno Casserole
235
Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Day Off Right 217 Chapter 17 Luscious Yet Easy Lunches
237
Curry Chicken Salad
241
Mixed Greens with Walnuts Pears and Goat Cheese 249 Grilled Chicken Spinach Salad
250
Delicious Dinner Recipes
257
Exploring the Glycemic Index as
340
Ten Myths about the Glycemic Index
341
Your Daily Glycemic Load
347
Appendixes
353
The Glycemic Load and Common Foods An AtaGlance Guide 355 Appendix B Metric Conversion Guide
367
Index
371
All Carbs Arent Created Equal
25
Why and How a LowGlycemic Diet Works
37
Taking Portion Size into Account with
51
Determining How Going LowGlycemic
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Meri Raffetto, RD, is the founder and developer of Real Living Nutrition Services, providing online weight loss programs to empower people to make small changes to achieve lasting results. Meri specializes in weight management and heart disease prevention and is a member of the American Dietetic Association.

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