Introduction. Part I: Exploring the Glycemic Index as a Weight-Loss Tool. Chapter 1: Introducing the Glycemic Index and How to Use It to Lose Weight. Chapter 2: All Carbs Aren't Created Equal. Chapter 3: Why and How a Low-Glycemic Diet Works for Weight Loss. Chapter 4: Taking Portion Size into Account with the Glycemic Load. Chapter 5: Determining How Going Low-Glycemic Can Work for You. Part II: Switching to a Low-Glycemic Diet. Chapter 6: Preparing Yourself for a Successful Weight-Loss Program. Chapter 7: Adding Low-Glycemic Foods to Your Meals. Chapter 8: Raising the Bar on Your Metabolism. Chapter 9: Presenting Foolproof Healthy-Eating Strategies. Chapter 10: Navigating the Grocery Store. Part III: Overcoming Challenges and Obstacles. Chapter 11: Guidelines for Dining Out. Chapter 12: Navigating Special Occasions. Chapter 13: Dealing with Weight-Loss Pitfalls. Chapter 14: Finding a Support System. Part IV: Cooking and Eating the Low-Glycemic Way. Chapter 15: Low-Glycemic Cooking Tips and Techniques. Chapter 16: Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Day Off Right. Chapter 17: Luscious Yet Easy Lunches. Chapter 18: Delicious Dinner Recipes. Chapter 19: Healthy (And Yummy) Snacks and Desserts. Part V: Improving Your Overall Lifestyle: Other Health Connections. Chapter 20: From Goals to Habits: Making True Lifestyle Changes. Chapter 21: Incorporating Exercise into Your Life. Chapter 22: Not Just for Weight Loss: Battling Disease with a Low-Glycemic Diet. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 23: Ten Myths about the Glycemic Index. Chapter 24: Ten Surprising Low-Glycemic Foods. Chapter 25: Ten Low-Glycemic Foods with Great Health Benefits. Part VII: Appendixes. Appendix A: The Glycemic Load and Common Foods: An At-a-Glance Guide. Appendix B: Metric Conversion Guide. Index.
Meri Raffetto, RD, LDN, is a registered dietician and recognized professional in the area of nutrition and wellness. She is the owner of Real Living Nutrition Services and a contributor to The Calorie Counter For Dummies. She has also been featured in Healthy Living Magazine and the Chicago Tribune.