Nov 012012
 

The Glycemic Load Diet.
Rob Thompson MD.
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I saw this at Barnes & Noble and thought it might be just another low-carb diet book but was pleasantly surprised to see the authors approach of taking the glycemic index of various foods and factoring it by a true serving size.

The glycemic index is a measure of how quickly a quantity of a food containing 50 grams of carbohydrate raises blood-glucose levels. But you might have to eat a whole watermelon to get 50 grams of carbohydrates. The glycemic load, therefore was created and factors into account the amount of carbohydrates per serving of a food, providing a more useful measure to those of us outside a laboratory.

Book Info

The Glycemic Load Diet
by Rob Thompson MD
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN-10: 0071462694
ISBN-13: 978-0071462693
Started: 11/01/2012
Source: Amazon
Format: Hardcover

Publisher Synopsis

It’s not about willpower–it’s about your body chemistry

You’ve tried dieting, and, after some initial success, you always seem to put the weight back on. Stop blaming yourself! The problem isn’t with you; it’s with the diets themselves.

Many are based on the glycemic index, which doesn’t make a distinction between good carbohydrates, such as carrots, from bad ones like starches–potatoes, white pasta, sugar, etc. Nor do they take into account real-life serving sizes; the GI numbers are based on lab-controlled portions. The good news is that nutritional scientists have developed the glycemic load, a powerful new tool for controlling weight that’s based on what people actually eat and allows for more of a variety of foods.

In The Glycemic-Load Diet, cardiologist Dr. Rob Thompson unveils a revolutionary eating and exercise plan that helps you reverse insulin resistance, allowing you to:

  • Eat more of the foods you like
  • Eliminate cravings for starchy foods
  • Eat chocolate and still lose weight!
  • Speed up your metabolism with regular, non-strenuous exercise
  • Keep the weight off without “dieting”

Author Info
Rob Thompson, M.D., is a board-certified cardiologist in private practice who has counseled patients with high blood cholesterol and heart disease for more than twenty-five years. He is on staff at Swedish Hospital Medical Center in Seattle and is the author of The New Low-Carb Way of Life.

Jun 182012
 
Around the world, obesity levels are rising. More people are now overweight than undernourished. Two thirds of British adults are overweight and one in four of us is classified as obese. In the first of this three-part series, Jacques Peretti traces those responsible for revolutionising our eating habits, to find out how decisions made in America 40 years ago influence the way we eat now.

In 40 short years the people in Britain and the United States have been gaining weight at an astonishing rate. This show examines a number of the causes. It will be interesting to see what the next 2 episodes bring.

BBC Link: The Men Who Made Us Fat