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    Is anyone on or been on this diet? Does it really work? Are there are good recipe books for it?
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    Every diet works. If you mean work as in give you a different nutritional and carb/pro/fat intake. If you mean lose weight then im afraid not. Losing weight comes from calorie deficit. It's possible to lose weight on a diet of Mcdonalds although it would be unhealthy you would lose weight if it was combined with daily rigorous exercise.

    It's easy to sell diets to people because its easier than actually getting off your backside and exercising. Count your calorific intake. Work out your BSR and then do calorie calculated exercise to put you into deficit. Aim to a deficit of 3500 calories over a week. This can be an intake of 2000 and a expenditure of 5500 or an intake 100000 and an expenditure of 103500. Those are unrealistic extremes. Find somewhere in the middle.

    I would like to see anyone Have a deficit of 3500 calories a week and not lose weight. 3500 calories is roughly about 1 Pound of pure fat. Losing 1 pound of pure fat is better than losing 4 pounds of fat/muscle and water as it keeps you looking fat.

    If you cant be bothered to put in the exercise then you may as well give up. Extreme diets dont last long and your body will pile the pounds back on as soon as you eat normally again. "survival mode".

    Best bet is to keep diet same and compensate with exercise. Never Fails
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    (Original post by joshdajoker)
    Every diet works. If you mean work as in give you a different nutritional and carb/pro/fat intake. If you mean lose weight then im afraid not. Losing weight comes from calorie deficit. It's possible to lose weight on a diet of Mcdonalds although it would be unhealthy you would lose weight if it was combined with daily rigorous exercise.

    It's easy to sell diets to people because its easier than actually getting off your backside and exercising. Count your calorific intake. Work out your BSR and then do calorie calculated exercise to put you into deficit. Aim to a deficit of 3500 calories over a week. This can be an intake of 2000 and a expenditure of 5500 or an intake 100000 and an expenditure of 103500. Those are unrealistic extremes. Find somewhere in the middle.

    I would like to see anyone Have a deficit of 3500 calories a week and not lose weight. 3500 calories is roughly about 1 Pound of pure fat. Losing 1 pound of pure fat is better than losing 4 pounds of fat/muscle and water as it keeps you looking fat.

    If you cant be bothered to put in the exercise then you may as well give up. Extreme diets dont last long and your body will pile the pounds back on as soon as you eat normally again. "survival mode".

    Best bet is to keep diet same and compensate with exercise. Never Fails
    Cant really do more exercise than i do. I train everyday coz i do quiet a few 10K runs n also training for a half marathon, plus i go swimming a fair bit n i do horse riding, so yes i can be 'bothered' 2 put th exercise in. i only want to lose about half a stone coz i hate my hips! Anyway thought the GI diet was more a healthy way of eating as
    your blood sugar level stay more constant?
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    I saw a book about it and it looked really good! It all seemed to make sense and it looked a lot more sensible than atkins. You'll only know if you try
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    I've been on it and loast loads of fat and put on a load of muscle (that's cause of the gym tyhough not the diet). Worked really well. But the thing with all these diets is that it's easier to lose if there's alot there to being with, so being that you go for 10km jogs you probably dont have loads of weight to lose, so it might well be hard
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    I've seen one of those GI books and it's a bit like a high fibre diet. You eat things that fill you for longer - i.e. foods that contain more fibre.
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    well all my carbs are low GI anyway, apart from post workout and fruit. Ive never bought a book about it or anything, and i dont identify my diet as "the GI diet 0mgFON!!12" - its just an aspect of eating ownage
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    (Original post by kat_r)
    Is anyone on or been on this diet? Does it really work? Are there are good recipe books for it?
    Ive looked into it because I wanted to go on a long term healthy diet which is what its good for. It looks quite hard for a fussy eater like me - lots of brown rice, proper brown bread, porridge, fish, lentil soup etc. But basically its really good for you.

    My mum got three really good books from amazon with the index of foods you can eat and some good recipe ideas. Look there or maybe ottakers or any good bookshop
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    (Original post by nabzp)
    I've seen one of those GI books and it's a bit like a high fibre diet. You eat things that fill you for longer - i.e. foods that contain more fibre.
    Yeh, thats how it works. You basically eat foods with a low GI value which slowly release sugar into the blood which gives you a more steady supply of energy which makes you more full up for longer.
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    my mum's just got into it, and she's attempting to make the whole family go on it! we'll see. But looking at the book, it seems like a really good way to just eat more healthily generally. its all the things you know you should do, eg loads of fruit and veg, no procesed food, lots of porridge!
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    My mum's been on it, I'd definitely recommend it. Not for loosing weight as such, but for making you feel much healthier, you do also loose some weight too , but you if that's all you want, you're probably better off going for another diet. :s:

    I tend towards a GI diet anyway, sweet potatoes... :love: I'd say it's mostly common sense anyway
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    GI Diet is like the South Beach Diet, both focus on eating the right carbs and the right fats, usually one starting on this diet, they will for the 1st 1-2 weeks have very lilttle carb intake, then gradually introcude low GI carbs back to the diet. You end up eating good carbs and good fats such as EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids) over the bad fats such as saturated fats which make you gain fat.
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    yeah it sounds really healthy but yeah it sounds like a long term diet rather than a lose weight quick one....as well as going on the diet u might have to cut down quantities to have effective weight loss but it sounds really good to me..like i switched to whole wheat pasta etc...thats so easy and effortless
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    Losing weight is about a lifestyle change, not dieting, can you eat low GI foods for the rest of your life? If so, its a good eating regime to follow.
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    Dont ever say you want to lose WEIGHT! Losing weight means you losing fat, muscle, and water retention, say you want to lose the FAT! you want to lose FAT over weight. You want to keep muscles, remember to train muscles whether your male or female, as muscles help to burn calories at resting point.

    One step is to remove junk food out of your life,and then follow a healthy nutrional lifestyle with good amounts of exercise, dieting on its own will get you nowhere, you need to exercise good amounts each week, say 3-5 times of cardio exercise. Google cardio for more info.
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    What other foods are low GI? Is there a list somewhere?
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    (Original post by nikz05)
    Dont ever say you want to lose WEIGHT! Losing weight means you losing fat, muscle, and water retention, say you want to lose the FAT! you want to lose FAT over weight. You want to keep muscles, remember to train muscles whether your male or female, as muscles help to burn calories at resting point.

    One step is to remove junk food out of your life,and then follow a healthy nutrional lifestyle with good amounts of exercise, dieting on its own will get you nowhere, you need to exercise good amounts each week, say 3-5 times of cardio exercise. Google cardio for more info.
    If you lose fat you lose weight, sheesh, sort it out.
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    (Original post by imasillynarb)
    If you lose fat you lose weight, sheesh, sort it out.
    4. Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle does not confuse weight loss with fat loss
    Weight loss and fat loss are not the same thing. You must learn to distinguish
    between the two. The scale can be very misleading if it’s the only criteria you use for
    measurement. For example, a woman could weigh 105 pounds and have 33% body fat.
    That’s what I call a “skinny fat person.” In contrast, a female bodybuilder could weigh
    160 pounds and be quite lean, with body fat in the low teens.
    With this in mind, your goal should never be weight loss. Your goal should be
    losing fat while maintaining muscle. As long as your body is solid muscle, then you
    shouldn’t worry about what the scale says. Your ratio of muscle to fat is what really
    counts.

    "Weight is largely meaningless as an index of fitness, health, physical attractiveness,
    or practically anything else related to human beings. Unless you are an athlete aiming
    to compete in a certain weight class, what matters is body composition, not weight.
    Body fat percentage is a measure of body composition. Unlike weight, body fat
    percentage addresses the all important question of what your body is made up of.”

    -Rob Faigin, author of “Natural Hormonal Enhancement”

    "Losing weight is the wrong goal. You should forget about your weight and instead
    concentrate on shedding fat and gaining muscle!”

    -Dr, William Evans, author of “Biomarkers”
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    Yep, now show me that if you lose fat you don't lose "weight", oh wait, you do, if you lose 2lbs of fat, you also lose 2lbs of weight.
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    The GI idea is generally thought to be a good one since it propagates food which is nearer to what we were made for, meaning veg and wholegrain, meat etc.
    If you are a healthy eater in general, changing to a GI diet will not result in a massive weight loss. If you have a tendency to fast carbs like sugar, then you will probably feel better in the long run keeping to a loose GI diet.
    I agree with the others though that a significant weightloss can only be achieved through a combination of exercise and diet and only up to a certain point will you be loosing weight. Your weight might stagnate after some time, even rise again, while your body will have a different shape as you build up muscle.
 
 
 
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