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The G.I. Diet has helped hundreds of thousands of people around the world to lose weight and keep it off. Now Canada's diet guru Rick Gallop, along with his wife Dr. Ruth Gallop, have updated the book once again, including a guide to how your personality type affects...
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The G.I. Diet has helped hundreds of thousands of people around the world to lose weight and keep it off. Now Canada's diet guru Rick Gallop, along with his wife Dr. Ruth Gallop, have updated the book once again, including a guide to how your personality type affects your eating behaviours. Whether you are controlling, impulsive, indecisive or feel helpless, you will be able to identify your traits and modify your eating habits.
Over the years, the G.I. diet has proven that:
• You won't feel hungry or deprived
• You will never have to count calories, carbs or points again
• It's healthy and will reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes
Another highly beneficial oil, which is in a category of its own, contains a wonderful ingredient called omega-3. This oil is found in deep-sea fish such as salmon and in flax and canola seed. It’s extremely good for your heart health (see page 176). So we know that it’s important to avoid the bad and the really ugly fats and to incorporate the best fats in our diets to make our hearts healthy. Many of us have tried to lower our fat intake by using leaner cuts of meat and drinking lower-fat milk. But even with these modifications our fat consumption hasn’t decreased. Why? Because many of our favourite foods—like crackers, muffins, cereals and fast foods—contain hidden fats. Detecting them often seems to require an advanced degree in nutrition.
So we’re not eating less fat, but contrary to popular belief, neither are we eating more. Fat consumption in this country has remained virtually constant over the past ten years, while obesity numbers have doubled. Obviously, fat isn’t the culprit. What has increased is our consumption of grain. Grain is a carbohydrate, so let’s look at how carbohydrates work.
Unfortunately there is a great deal of misinformation in the marketplace about carbohydrates. Much of it stems from the recent low-carb diet fad, which would have you believe that if you stick to low-carb foods, you’ll lose weight. If only it were that simple. The reality is that you need carbs for a healthy diet and you shouldn’t avoid them. The key is to choose the right, or good, carbs, like fruit, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, nuts and low-fat dairy products. These foods are the primary source of energy for your body, which converts them into glucose.
The glucose dissolves in your bloodstream and is diverted to those parts of your body that use energy, like your muscles and your brain. (It may surprise you to know that when you are resting, your brain uses about two-thirds of the glucose in your system!)