The Glycemic-Load Diet: A powerful new program for losing weight and reversing insulin resistance

A cardiologist’s revolutionary weight-loss plan that allows dieters to enjoy good carbs while still losing weight

The glycemic index has been the basis of many popular diets. But it doesn’t take into account the serving sizes people actually eat and eliminates too many foods for dieters to stick with it. Now Dr. Robert Thompson’s breakthrough program uses the glycemic load–the glycemic index adjusted for serving size–to take the GI a step forward. The glycemic load is a more accurate and effective tool in controlling weight and insulin resistance, allowing dieters to eat more foods while still burning fat, cutting cravings, and speeding up their metabolism. Safe, simple, and scientifically proven, it’s the smartest weight-loss plan yet.


3 thoughts on “The Glycemic-Load Diet: A powerful new program for losing weight and reversing insulin resistance

  1. Clear and concise. An effective, easy diet that works! I have spent a lot of time reading and researching low carb diets. While this does not make me an expert, I have learned a lot over the years. I’ve studied Atkins, South Beach Diet, the Zone Diet, Protein Power, and others. I’ve posted hundreds of messages upon bulliten boards discussing the best way to eat healthy, exercise and lose weight.Rob Thompson’s Glycemic Load Diet book takes the most effective parts of the various low carb and low starch diets and puts it together in a clear and concise manner. This book does not necessarily define a diet as it does describe a way of eating that is easy to follow and effective for weight loss.The Glycemic Index ranks foods by their effects upon your blood sugar. However it is only the glycemic load that takes into account the serving size when measuring the effects of foods on our bodies. Rob Thompson’s book explains the importance of glycemic load and how it can be used to ensure your blood sugar levels remain stable.The simple fact is that most low carbohydrate plans go too far in restricting foods. This book simply advises that you refrain from eating starchy food such as breads, potatoes, and rice. The book advocates eating proteins, vegetables and fruits as staples of your meals and even gives practical advice on how to have dessert without sabatoging your blood sugar.Who should read this book? Everyone. Literally everyone can benefit from the practical knowledge of the effects of various foods and how to temper them. Rob Thompson’s advice is simple yet powerful: avoid foods that will make you fat, exercise at least once every 48 hours (walking for 40 minutes is ideal), and see how over time your body will become healthy. The weight will come off slowly but surely; anywhere from 1 to 2 pounds a week can be expected.I am personally following this way of life and love how easy and satisfying it is to follow. Do yourself a favor and buy this book. It may not be magic, but it could save your life.

  2. Excellent Book I do not give evaluations of books very often, but this is an exception. Dr. Thompson has written a very easy to read and understand book that clarifies the Glycemic Index/Load and provides a sensible plan for weight loss based on the glycemic load and moderate exercise. His formula for determining the GL is a bit different from most other sources, but if you just remember to multiply other’s figures by 10 or divide his by 10 you will be real close. In addition to a very readable book, Dr. Thompson is a very approachable author. I, and several others on a website that I frequent, have sent him emails to ask questions. Guess What!! He actually responds to our emails and answers our questions. Truly remarkable. A great book, a great plan that works for the present and the long term.

  3. Finally, a way of eating for life I’ve read this book 5 times, cover to cover. No other book makes so much sense, no other way of eating made me feel so good. I have been a fan of Dr. Atkins since 1972 and thought his diet was the only one that would work for me.Dr. Thompson gives Dr. Atkins his well-deserved credit, but uses further research into insulin resistance to create a way of eating that incorporates fruits, most vegetables and nuts from the first day to the end of your life. All you want. No counting of anything. Did you get that? NO COUNTING OF ANYTHING.And you can eat chocolate and sugar in small quatities, and after a meal. I thought I could never eat my beloved chocolate covered almonds again. Now I eat two or three every night.I feel free. I don’t have to worry about where I go to eat. I don’t have to spend time feeling guilty about my every little mis-step and how it will set me back a week. I don’t worry that carbs snuck out of the potatoes into the juice of that wonderful pot roast! I don’t measure portions diligently and more precisely than a scientist measuring his chemicals.This book is probably the most important I will ever read in my life.

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