The G.I. Diet

The G.I. Diet


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The G.I. Diet by Rick Gallop

Now in paperback: The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. The #1 bestseller in Canada. The book chosen by People magazine and "The View" as one of the top diet books of 2005. The book called "The Canadian Miracle Diet" by Woman's World magazine. The book that first popularized the glycemic index, and brought widespread attention to how dieting based on this index is the foundation for losing weight permanently without feeling hungry, counting calories, or jeopardizing your arteries. And the book that made dieting as simple as a traffic light: Green is go, yellow is proceed with caution, and red is stop.

Backed by the science of the glycemic index, The G.I. Diet places every type of food into one of three color-coded categories: Green—make these foods the centerpiece of your diet; Yellow—eat occasionally, after you've achieved your ideal weight; and Red—avoid. For example, quickly digested white bread, including bagels and rolls, causes blood sugar to spike and hunger to return quickly. It's "red." Slowly digested stone-ground whole-wheat bread, which gives a much-longer feeling of satiety, is "green." The diet is a cinch to stick to, truly healthful, and couldn't be easier to follow. Includes recipes, snack ideas, a shopping list, and tips for dining out.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761144793
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/15/2010
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 164
Sales rank: 158,039
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Rick Gallop, who also wrote Living the G.I. Diet and The G.I. Diet Clinic, is an international spokesperson for the diet he designed out of his own struggles to lose weight. A successful business executive with a keen interest in health issues, he was president of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. His Web site is

Table of Contents

Foreword by Michael J. Sole, MD
Chapter 1: The Problem
Chapter 2: How Much Weight Should I Lose?
Chapter 3: Phase I
Chapter 4: Ready, Set, Go!
Chapter 5: Meal Ideas
Chapter 6: Phase II
Chapter 7: Eating Out
Chapter 8: Behavior Change
Chapter 9: Staying Motivated
Chapter 10: Exercise
Chapter 11: Health

I. The Complete G.I. Diet Food Guide
II. G.I. Diet Shopping List
III. Dining Out and Travel Tips
IV: The Ten Golden G.I. Diet Rules
      G.I. Diet Weekly Weight/Waist Log
      Dishing Up Dinner

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Finally the glycemic index is being recognized as a key component for permanent weight loss and the treatment of chronic disease. Rick Gallop’s book is an excellent introduction to this major area of nutrition.”—Dr. Barry Sears, author of The Zone

“This diet is definitely the one that can help readers not only control weight but also help prevent cancer and heart disease.”—Elisabetta Politi, M.P.H., R.D., C.D.E.;Nutrition Manager, Duke University Diet & Fitness Center

“An innovative, realistic, uncomplicated long-term approach to successful weight management.”—Dr. Michael Sole, M.D.;Fellow of the American College of Cardiology

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The G.I. Diet 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
RoddyCJr More than 1 year ago
This book has been my bible for 7 or 8 years. I've bought a dozen copies here and there of this and his other three books for other people also. It helped me go from 230lbs to 155 lbs and when I gain more than just a little I go right back to it. Never fails me. Even at 57. Couple this with a product called WheyLow that I discovered about 4 years ago and you can't go wrong. Wheylow is a natural sweetener made with 1/4 sugar and milk whey. Look it up at It's amazing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have just learned of the three levels of the G.I. diet 2 weeks ago. I have not weighed in but my clothes are fitting better already, but my mental and physical energy is thru the roof. I have always searched for ways to teach (my now teenage children) how to eat and live life to their fullest God given abilities. Thanks!!! I will pass it on.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Simple approach to a healthy life. Highly adaptable to anyone especially if you are a snacker. 5-6 meals a day --- I eat more now than ever but my life no longer centers around food. I can't say enough good things.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have only been using the G.I. Diet for 2 1/2 weeks and have lost 23 lbs. This book is the best combination of all the diet ideas out there and really works. Buy it, Read it, Do it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've bought at least 20 copies of this book for my friends and myself. I also gave a copy to the dietitian at the my gym, she thought it was teriffic. It's the same advice only made simple. No I'm not a health nut, I'm fat and need to fix it. The trouble with most diets is they're complicated ... and you get hungry. This book goes to extraordinary lengths to keep it the whole process simple, good foods (green) vs bad foods (red) and explains how to avoid getting hungry and blowing your diet. Need to take a break and eat out with friends? Go ahead, do it, just don't make a habit of it. It's a lifestyle change but one you can live with ... literally.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good. I lost a lot of weight on this diet. 50 pounds to be exact. If you stick to it, you will too.
rimazat More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book, so simple yet so effective, I have previously lost 30 pounds using this book! 30 more to go!
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