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The Glycemic Index Diet for Dummies

Get proven results from this safe, effective, and easy-to-follow diet. Using the glycemic index is a proven method of losing and maintaining weight safely and quickly. "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. It recommends foods that boost metabolism, promote weight loss, and provide longer-lasting energy. It features delicious recipes for glycemic-friendly cooking at home. It includes exercises for maintaining glycemic index weight loss and promoting physical fitness. It offers guidance on shopping for food as well as eating at restaurants and away from home. You'll not only see how to apply the glycemic index to your existing diet plan, but also how to develop a lifestyle based around improving your overall health.
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Table of Contents

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.

About the Author

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.

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