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Stop dieting start losing weight (cover with Lorraine Kelly and 2 page feature)
Want to put an end to calorie counting? Diet Freedom may be just what you need.
Lorraine Kelly is currently on a low GL diet, while Natalie Csssidy (Eastenders) relied on low GL breakfasts, such as porridge, to help her shed 2st 71bs for her best selling DVD.
If you're struggling to get into your jeans post-Christmas, our tweaks will get results.
Pasta Swap. 'Don't give up your favourite arrabiata dish - just swap wheat pasta for chickpea pasta,' suggest Tina Michelucci and Deborah Pyner, founders of dietfreedom.co.uk. Supermarkets now carry a range of pasta alternatives, such as spelt and buckwheat - all of which have a lower glycaemic load than wheat pasta, and are higher in fibre.
10 Top Tips for Losing Weight
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dietfreedom.co.uk is a membership website that uses EFT for emotional eating with great success ...
Weight Loss Special
Realistic advice and smart tips you've never read before. As well as expert assistance, recipes and weekly research updates click on the unique 'Me Slimmer' option to create a digitally remastered 'inspiration' photo of you at your target weight. £9.90 per month.
Best weight Loss Plan
Keep a food and exercise diary to see where you're going wrong, then devise a plan. The new Diet Freedom online weight loss service www.dietfreedom.co.uk, £9.90 a month, will give you a healthy eating, low GL plan and offer ways to tackle stress induced cravings.
Yo-yo no more!
Hands up if you're tired of yo-yo diteing. Lets confess, we want to be able to eat what we want, whne we want and how we want especially in this food plentiful season right? Enter Diet Freedom, a revolutionary online multimedia diet tool, packed with healthy eating and weight loss advice, tips and recipes designed to banish the concept of 'crash dieting' forever! ...
SLIM AT HOME
If you're looking for a source of support to help you lose weight and keep it off long term check out dietfreedom.co.uk. Set up by two self confessed serial dieters Tina Michelucci and Deborah Pyner this site is full of healthy eating and weight loss advice, recipes and other interactive services.
HEALTH & FITNESS
The latest nutrition trends and products
The website: www.dietfreedom.co.uk. The multimedia online diet tool is based on eating foods with a low glycaemic load (GL) to maintain even, balanced blood sugar all day and removing emotional triggers to overeating with Emotional Freedom Technique and clinical hypnosis. 'A balanced diet that promotes low glycaemic carbohydrates makes good sense,' says dietician Azmina Govindji. 'But guard against low carb diets which don't give you the benefits of low GL eating.'
Press for Diet Freedom's bestselling books
A fuss-free diet that will help you drop a dress size in 10 days
The GL is similar to the GI but even more effective. It involves eating the right amount of the right kind of foods without any faddy rules. Rustle up the delicious recipes in less than 10 minutes and watch the pounds disappear.
Look Glorious - Try our brilliant new GL Diet
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Here's a great new diet to help you shift the Christmas pud and beer belly for good. And you can do it all without having to STARVE or pass on the CHOCOLATE. It's time to eat and cheat your way slim ...
I will Balance My Hormones
A simple change to your daily bread can help keep your hormones in balance. ‘Swap carbs with a high glycaemic load (GL), such as white bread, for low GL carbs, such as rye bread,’ say the authors of The GL Diet Made Easy (£6.99, Harper Thorsons), ‘Many women find a low GL diet improves hormonally driven symptoms associated with PMS and the menopause.’
If you are worrying about putting on weight over Christmas, this sensible, simple guide may be the answer. It's packed with easy-to-follow recipes, including ten-minute meals, as well as advice on how to change your attitude towards food for life. You could drop a dress size in ten days while still enjoying delicious foods. Better still, there are also tips on keeping the weight off. Tuck in!Back to top
Put the taste back into losing weight with the new GL Diet Cookbook - you won't feel like you're on a diet!
Easy Slim by Summer Diet
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Welcome to the gourmet eating plan that nourishes your senses as well as your body while helping you lose a steady 2lb a week.
Research at Tufts University in the US found that everyone who tried a low GL diet lost weight.
How does the GL diet work?
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The GL Diet gives you a healthy balance of foods to help control blood sugar levels in the body. In turn, this will reduce cravings for sugary foods and hunger pangs. Depending on your starting weight, you can expect to lose up to 5lb in your first week – and enjoy a steady weight loss after that.
The new diet sweeping Hollywood
Forget counting calories, nibbling on seeds and cutting out carbs. If you want to lose weight for the summer, follow the Glycaemic Load (GL) diet. It's the latest weight loss plan sweeping the US with Courteney Cox-Arquette and Naomi Campbell reportedly fans. J.Lo, too, is said to be a firm follower.
HEALTH & FITNESS
A simple 7 day plan to help change your eating habits for life, with no hunger or calorie counting.
PCOS NEWS – Verity PCOS Charity Newsletter
GL, or glycaemic loading is the new diet revolution and is even simpler than the GI diet.
BABY & TODDLER magazine
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I just love it when I come across a book where the authors all confess to having in the past been serial dieters, it's so much easier to embrace their words of wisdom.
Expert's view: The 7-Day GL Diet allows you to balance your blood sugar levels by mixing and matching carbs. You have loads of lovely food choices, much more than any other diet programme, and there's no need to calorie count, measure or weigh. It's a diet for life that causes you no hunger or any feelings of deprivation, it's also safe.
CANARY WHARF magazine
The promise: The kick-start you'll need to change your diet for life.
Does it deliver? Glycaemic loading is the smart way to permanent weight loss as it allows you to balance blood sugar levels by mixing and matching carbs. Great for those that don't have time for complicated recipes. A do-able diet.
The GL diet makes the perfect pick for weight-loss option
*TRAX is the magazine for fitness professionals
If you’re looking to lose weight without limiting your choices, the GL diet makes the perfect pick for weight loss options. While GI focuses on how fast the carbs (sugars) in food raise blood sugar levels, the GL diet measures the quality of carbs present – a much more accurate method of gauging the effect of food on the body. Written by top dietician Nigel Denby and online dieting company founders Tina Michelucci & Deborah Pyner, The 7-Day GL Diet includes: food lists with many 'banned' items back on the menu, three 7-day plans to suit all lifestyles from fast and friendly and veggie friendly, to foodie friendly for the more leisurely gourmets, quick reference shopping lists and exercise plans to promote a healthier new you.
SUNDAY MAIL (Cyprus)
This is no flash in the pan diet programme, it actually works
RADIO 1 NEWSBEAT
The 7-Day GL diet, combined with exercise, is one of the best around
In a review of 3 diets the Radio1 Newsbeat team concluded that The 7-Day GL Diet, combined with exercise, is one of the best around.
The Can’t Fail 7-day Diet
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Yes, it’s a brilliant, no-panic party-dress diet but it’s so much more besides. It’ll teach you how to stick cravings right where they belong - out of your life!
Elle Tests The New Year’s Hottest Diet
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Forget GI - the latest diet trend is its updated sister, GL. Quick, easy and a little bit sinful.
VERDICT: I had a good weight-shrinking week, losing an amount in the middle of the predicted 2-5 pounds. To me, GL is great if you never usually diet and want a safe, quick way to drop a few pounds.
CELEBRITY DIET NOW
In this article comparing prices of popular diets, the Celebrity Diet Now team concluded that- Only The 7-Day GL Diet proved to be an affordable option - incorporating healthy foods that aren't overly expensive. The GI has long been popular with celebs such as Kim Cattrall and Jodie Kidd - now they can follow a new improved version - the GL Diet.
If you're determined to start 2006 with an improved diet, they don't get more user friendly than this one.
Book of the Week
A fast and friendly plan for those always on the move, especially at this time of year.
Slimming? It's easy peasy
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The 7-day GL Diet extract:
What is the ultimate diet? It’s a claim that is so often made. I believe it should be based on sound scientific evidence, be easy to follow, safe to use and it should work! My choice is the glycaemic load (GL) diet and this extract from my book The 7-Day GL Diet will help you to lose a few pounds for Christmas if you follow it for a week. But once you feel the benefits of eating well and losing weight, you may want to carryon. It doesn’t have to be a short-term quick fix - it can be a way of life.
The GL diet is a more sophisticated version of the glycaemic index (GI) diet. The GI diet is based on distinguishing between “good” and “bad” carbohydrates. Good carbohydrates are low in sugar, or release their sugar slowly, providing energy throughout the day. High GI foods - for example, sweets and most types of chocolate- are digested quickly, which means that your energy levels soar but then soon dip, causing lethargy and hunger.
The problem with the GI diet is that some very healthy items are excluded, for example, parsnips, watermelon, pumpkin and broad beans. It measures the glycaemic effect of the amount of food you’d need to give you 50g of carbohydrates, which, for example, would be a whole watermelon. The GL diet, however, lets you eat them because it works out the GI of a normal portion size.
A GL score is the glycaemic index for a normal portion of food; for example, a slice of watermelon not the whole melon. Three slices of bread, a high-carb food, contain about 50g of carbs, but to get this from parsnips, a low-carb food, you’d need to eat 500g - a huge quantity. Eating this amount would send blood sugar sky high, which is why parsnips have a high GI rating of 97 but a low GL rating of 7.8.
Because the GL is based on the quantity of food which you are likely to eat, it is a more realistic reference than the GI.
This plan includes three meals and two snacks a day to prevent hunger pangs, as well as ensuring that nutritional needs are met. Eat every four hours to help balance blood sugar levels.
The 7-Day GL Diet has also been reviewed and recommended by:
- Nottingham Evening Post
- Glasgow Evening Times
- The Irish News
- Belfast Telegraph
- Aberdeen Press & Journal
- Lancashire Evening Telegraph
- Bath Chronicle
- Wigan Evening Post
- Cork Evening Echo
- Suffolk Evening Star
At last, I’m free from dieting forever!
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A new diet book helped Antonia Lees, 38, from Rotherham, lose weight and change her life in a matter of weeks …
‘I lost 3 pounds a week and it took me just under 6 weeks to lose 1st 4 pounds. Once I’d reached my target weight I felt absolutely fantastic. But the most miraculous thing is that I’ve maintained my weight at 10st 7 pounds for 9 months and know I’ve broken that vicious circle. As I lost weight, I began walking more and joined a health club. I no longer dread exercise and go to the gym or swimmimg three or four times a week.’
SPIRIT - Superdrug magazine
Feel Fabulous Naked
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Fancy losing a spare couple of inches before baring your bikini bod - without depriving yourself? Here's how, with a brand new, health eating plan that makes food fun and guilt-free.
Most of us want to be comfortable with our bodies and be able to enjoy our food too ... thanks to the GL Plan you can now do just that.
ESSENTIALS & ESSENTIALS (South Africa)
Try the new GL Diet ... and shape up the easy way
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Out of the way Atkins, move over GI, everyone’s talking about the GL diet … it’s simpler, gives more choice – and it really works!
Diet Freedom: The GL Diet
*Health magazine distributed in health food stores
It's a clever title - the notion of 'diet freedom' is incredibly compelling! Based on glycaemic load, carbs aren't out of bounds and calories don't need to be counted, protein isn't piled high to dangerous levels and above all else, the emphasis is on healthy eating as well as weight loss. It explores negative thought patterns, exercise, taming temptation, eating well through your busiest times as well as looking at focused supermarket shopping ... finding health choices for eating out. This is about lifestyle changes rather than starvation plans and is bound to become a source of inspiration for many interested in low glycaemic eating.
THE TIMES - Body & Soul
GL Diet Smart choices for stylish slimmers – Front page
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Say goodbye GI and hello GL - the new, improved diet for savvy slimmers, a simple nutritious regimen that cuts out calorie-counting and keeps the weight off.
You’ve probably already heard about the GI diet. It came hot on the heels of Atkins and now eight of the ten bestselling diet books are GI related. It’s recognised as being a healthier, less restrictive diet than the Atkins regimen that had dieters gorging on high-fat, high-protein foods.
The GI diet is based on distinguishing between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ carbohydrates. Good carbohydrates are low in sugar, or release their sugar slowly, providing energy at a constant level throughout the day. High-GI foods are digested quickly, which means that your energy levels soon dip, causing hunger and lethargy.
But now the GI diet has been superseded by a more sophisticated version: the glycaemic load (GL), which shows that some “bad” GI foods could actually be beneficial. Some fruit and vegetables are high in sugar and off limits to GI dieters, despite their good nutritional content. Carrots, for instance, come in at 75 on the GI rating, which ranks it alongside ‘bad’ foods such as white bread (70) and white rice (72). But if you look at carrots’ GL rating, it’s much lower and, therefore, better.
What the GI rating doesn’t do is take into account the portion sizes that we normally eat. For instance, the amount of bread containing 50g of carbs is about three slices, but to get 50g of carbs from carrots, we would need to eat almost 700g (1½lb) at one sitting - unlikely, unless you’re a donkey; 100g would be nearer the mark. A normal “portion” of carrots would rate a very low 5.25 on the GL, so enjoy - they are good for you and won’t make you store fat.
Watermelon is another example of a food that has a high GI but a low GL. It scores 72 on the GI rating, but to consume enough of it to reach 50g of carbs would equate to eating a whole watermelon, not something we’d do at one sitting. We’re more likely to have a ‘portion’ of watermelon, about 120g, which contains only 6g of carbs. So the GL of watermelon works out at only 4.32 per portion, which means it is a very low-GL food to be enjoyed. The same goes for many other foods that have a high GI overall but a low GL per average-sized ‘portion’, which means more delicious food choices.
So, if you have been following a low-GI diet, you will find a low-GL plan much less restrictive and more accurate.
The GI diet is so last year
Take slimming one stage further with GL, a more sophisticated way of measuring the impact of food on your body’s energy levels. Now you can love your lunch but still lose those love handles.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
So which is the right diet for you?
An easy weight loss plan for life … simpler than GI and makes better sense …
The GL Diet has also been reviewed and recommended by:
- Prima - as one of ‘The 4 best diets ever’
- Thyroid UK newsletter
- BBC Radio Northampton
- Health Plus
- The Guardian
- En Expressen, Sweden
- The Menopause Exchange newsletter