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For years we've been told that a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet is the way to lose weight and stay trim. But anyone who has diligently followed that regimen knows that it doesn't work. Rick Gallop, former president of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, tried it, along with countless other diets, and ended up back where he started: twenty pounds overweight. Frustrated, he set out to find a diet that was healthy and that would actually work. When he came across the Glycemic Index, or G.I., he realized he'd found the magic bullet. Developed by Dr. David Jenkins, a professor of nutrition at the University of Toronto, the G.I. measures the speed at which your body breaks down food and converts it to glucose, which is used for energy or stored as fat. When losing weight, it is critical to avoid foods that have a high G.I., because they are digested too quickly by your body. With Rick Gallop's "G.I. Diet "you won't have to calculate the glycemic ratings and calories because he has done that for you, by listing foods in one of three categories: foods to avoid, foods to eat occasionally, and foods that you can eat as much of as you want. With recipes, snack ideas, a pull-out shopping list, tips on dining out and strategies for maintaining your new weight, you'll never have to pick up another diet book! ""I can't believe I'm actually losing weight . . . without even trying! I'm not even exercising! I do cheat a bit (I love popcorn). Thank you for your book -- I'm finally getting the help all my doctors couldn't advise!"" -- Tracy ""I am thrilled about the 50-pound weight loss (in just less than 4 months) and significant reduction in my blood sugar. Your book has given me renewed hope in getting my weight off, as I have 50 more to go. It is so confidence building to know that it is not my fault for my obesity these past many years, and I only wish I had known this information years ago."" -- Irene ""Lost 40+ pounds in a matter of 2+ months (from 210 lbs to 170 lbs). No more headaches!! Blood pressure back down from 180/120 to normal reading. My doctor can't believe the change. Best I've felt in years. Not hungry between meals with your meal plans. Yes, I can indulge once in a while (without putting back any weight)."" -- Joe
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Rick Gallop graduated from Oxford University and emigrated to Canada in 1964. After a twenty-year career in advertising and marketing, he joined the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario as president and CEO in 1986. During his tenure, the foundation became a major catalyst for behaviour and lifestyle change in Canada.

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"An inspired, realistic, uncomplicated, long-term approach to successful weight management...A simple guide to food choices, both at home and away, with easy to remember images, practical tips, tasty recipes and strategies for feedback and self-monitoring." -- Michael Sole, M.D., former Chief of Cardiology, Toronto Hospital

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