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GI Basics

By Helen Foster

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  • £5.99

Diets based on the glycaemic index are now the most popular in the world, with the number of web searches for 'GI diet' having overtaken 'Atkins' since 2005. Low GI diets are endorsed by many doctors and nutritionists: in September 2007 research showed that having a high GI diet could help to spread potentially fatal liver disease.

It's a fact that eating carbs that score low on the glycaemic index (GI) will make you lose weight and gain energy. This book provides you with all the basic information you need to know about the glycaemic index, as well as an easy-to-follow diet plan, complete with delicious low GI recipes for each day of the week, which will help you stay fit and healthy without having to go hungry. With GI ratings for over 300 everyday foods to maximise your choices, GI Basics is all you need to get you started on a low GI diet.

Biographical Notes

Helen Foster is a writer who has specialized in health, beauty and fitness for the last 12 years. She writes for a number of magazines, including She and Zest, and has a weekly column in The Observer Magazine. Helen is the author of Eat All Day Diet, Eat 5, Detox Solutions and Cellulite Solutions, all published by Hamlyn.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780600617624
  • Publication date: 15 Jun 2008
  • Page count: 96
  • Imprint: Hamlyn
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