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Glycemic Index Diet For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-80788-0
408 pages
January 2014
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Introduction 1

Part I: Exploring the Glycemic Index as a Weight-Loss Tool 7

Chapter 1: Introducing the Glycemic Index and How to Use It to Lose Weight 9

Chapter 2: All Carbs Aren’t Created Equal 25

Chapter 3:Why and How a Low-Glycemic Diet Works for Weight Loss 37

Chapter 4: Taking Portion Size into Account with the Glycemic Load 51

Chapter 5: Determining How Going Low-Glycemic Can Work for You 61

Part II: Switching to a Low-Glycemic Diet 77

Chapter 6: Preparing Yourself for a Successful Weight-Loss Program 79

Chapter 7: Raising the Bar on Your Metabolism 91

Chapter 8: Presenting Foolproof Healthy-Eating Strategies 103

Chapter 9: Navigating the Grocery Store 117

Part III: Overcoming Challenges and Obstacles 133

Chapter 10: Guidelines for Dining Out 135

Chapter 11: Navigating Special Occasions 151

Chapter 12: Dealing with Weight-Loss Pit falls 163

Chapter 13: Finding a Support System 179

Part IV: Cooking and Eating the Low-Glycemic Way 189

Chapter 14: Getting Back into the Kitchen 191

Chapter 15: Low-Glycemic Cooking Tips : and Techniques 203

Chapter 16: Breakfast Recipes to Star t Your Day Off Right 217

Chapter 17: Luscious Yet Easy Lunches 237

Chapter 18; Delicious Dinner Recipes 257

Chapter 19: Healthy (And Yummy) Snacks and Desser t s 277

Part V: Improving Your Overall Lifestyle 291

Chapter 20: From Goals to Habits: Making True Lifest yle Changes 293

Chapter 21:Incorporating Exercise into Your Life 307

Chapter 22: Not Just for Weight Loss: Battling Disease 323

Part VI: The Part of Tens 339

Chapter 23: Ten My ths about the Glycemic Index 341

Chapter 24: Ten Real-Life Strategies to Lighten Your Daily Glycemic Load 347

Part VII: Appendixes 353

Appendix A: The Glycemic Load and Common Foods: An At-a-Glance Guide 355

Appendix B: Metric Conversion Guide 367

Index 371

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