This So-Called Glycemic Index Diet Is A Fake

Filed under: Review — @ June 20, 2007

Basing a diet on the glycemic index sounds good, but is it?

It’s interesting to see how many diet books have come out in recent years taking portions of the wildly popular Atkins diet and tried to transform them into nicely packaged “new” diets. Sadly, most of these so-called diets greatly miss the mark of the masterpiece of the original.

Such is the case with Rick Gallop and his series of books on The G.I.Diet. It’s an interesting concept that Gallop has capitalized on selling millions of his little books. But is the information he provides useful to people who are livin’ la vida low-carb? Let’s examine his latest book to find out.

It’s called The G.I. Diet Express: For Busy People and is aimed to reach the active dieter. Isn’t that ALL of us who are attempting to lose weight? Yep and Gallop knows that, too!

Looking at the “diet in a nutshell” outlined in this book, Gallop explains what the glycemic index is since most Americans haven’t really caught on to it yet. It’s all about the impact of foods on blood sugar and to choose foods that will slowly digest to prevent your body from making too much insulin which can lead to diabetes.

Here’s a key point to remember: All low-carb foods are also low-G.I. foods, but not all low-G.I. foods are low-carb. This is too important to be overlooked as you delve deeper into this new diet. The ratio of carbohydrates/protein/fat is 50/40/10. Yikes!

Click here to see why this G.I. Diet is nothing more than a high-carb food lovin’, saturated fat hatin’, low-fat and low-cal diet that closely resembles the failed Food Pyramid that we’ve been forced to endure for decades!


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