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Gem GI is a clear introduction to what a GI diet is and how it works. It explains the difference between the glycemic index of a food and its glycemic load. The GI food counter rates hundreds of foods using a simple traffic-light system: red for foods to avoid, amber for foods to eat occasionally and green for foods to focus on.

Contains a clear introduction to GI diets and how they work. Cuts through the jargon associated with technical sounding terms such as glycemic index and loads.

The food rater operates as in the Gem Calorie and Carb counters giving the GI rating as well as calories and carbs for hundreds of different foods.

Provides tips and advice on how to use GI dieting most effectively and helps you maintain a healthy eating regime.

There is also a useful guide to what to choose when eating at your favourite Chinese, Italian, Mexican, etc, restaurants.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1419 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Collins (21 April 2010)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003IDMUR2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled

Customer Reviews

Great little book

 on 22 September 2013
By Sue
This review is for the 2013 edition ( ISBN 978-0-00-721139-5) which is just entitled “Collins gem GI” and has a different cover to that shown in the photo (see the “Look inside” preview to see the cover for this latest edition/printing).

A handy and very useful guide to GI.

 on 18 May 2017
By Mrs. H. V. Minor
This is a very handy little pocket-sized book that gives a lot of information. Colour coded along the leading edge of its pages, its introductory chapter is a very good read – an essential read, in fact, before you go on to use the information about the values of foods. I can highly recommend this little GI “bible” to anyone who is wanting to keep an eye on how they are eating.

The Pocket Gem

 on 4 February 2016
By True Sue
This is a fantastic book that gives you all the figures for GI, Carbs, Fibre, Cals, Pro, Fat, there is no need for any other book plus it comes in a size that will post through your letter box and also fit in a pocket or handbag when going out. Wish I had found this years ago when I first became Diabetic.

eat better

 on 13 April 2010
By D. J. King
This small Collins is the virtual pocket bible for diabetics. Every food (if it goes in your mouth – it is food) is assessed as to the content, suitabiklity or not for control of diabetes and in some cases obesety.

Excellent handy sized GI reference guide – a must have for diabetics

 on 20 February 2016
By Claire Ruby
Very easy to use pocket sized book .. I bought it as my partner has type 2 diabetes so, being the cook, I need to know about the GI values of foods .. Perfect to take shopping with you if you need to check a product .. Equally the more you flick through the more you remember. There are also a few snack and meal ideas which make much more sense than diabetic cook books which can be too much to take in .. It’s best to cook in the same way but adapt your ingredients accordingly. A must have for all diabetics and very reasonably priced.

Excellent little book, packed with information

 on 10 February 2015
By Peter
Excellent little book, packed with information and written for the UK market. Doesn’t give brand names, but mentions all food, such as pasta, vegetables, meat, fish, bread etc etc generically. Very useful indeed. Also features a helpful guide for when you are eating out in various niche restaurants, for example, Italian, Chinese, Indian etc etc. Recommended!

Lots of ideas

 on 5 November 2017
By Dknees
Lots of information. Might take a few reads because there is a lot of info to take in. A book to dip in and out of. But some good ideas on meals and an extensive list of green, Amber and red foods.

Its all you need

 on 30 April 2009
By Paul Harris
Dropped 4 stn with this little bible.

Five Stars

 on 13 April 2017
By Suzanne Woods
very useful little book. Take with me (if I remember) shopping to check sugars etc! Glad I bought if.
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