It takes only 13 weeks--three months--one season--and you're on your way to permanent, healthy, weight loss. Based on the Glycemic Index, and developed by Rick Gallop, author of the New York Times bestselling G.I. Diet, with more than 250,000 copies in print, The G.I. Diet Clinic is a complete weight loss plan that incorporates recipes, meal plans--from breakfast through a late-night snack--motivational techniques and tips, and the inspirational real-life stories of dozens of participants from G.I. Diet online workshops, where the average dieter lost 26 pounds--in 13 weeks!
The claim to this diet has always been its simplicity: If you can follow a traffic light, you can follow the diet. What Gallop does here is to show not only how the specifics of the diet work, but how to survive, enjoy, and ultimately embrace a new way of eating. With a different chapter for each week, Gallop covers meal planning, and how to convert a family's favorite foods into "green light" dishes. He writes about behavior change and what to do when temptation's too strong and you temporarily fall off the wagon; here, the combination of insightful tips (distract yourself with an activity; pinpoint the exact flavor you want) and encouraging comments from fellow diets really helps. And he discusses exercise, dining out, unrealistic expectations, emotional eating, and "the plateau"--how to stay focused and motivated enough to cross it.
Included are 65 delicious green-light recipes, from Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes, Rigatoni with Mini Meatballs, and Mushroom-and-Gravy Pork Chops to Apple Raspberry Coffee Cake and Pecan Brownies. That's right: brownies.