The Layman's Guide to the Glycemic Index Diet helps the listener to get a more than basic understanding of what it takes to learn how to eat the right combination of foods to remain in optimal health and not to consume too many carbohydrates or increase the levels of blood sugar.
There are quite a number of diets out there that are gaining popularity with what they are purported to do. What ends up happening however, is that after a while the individual that opts to do one of those fad diets finds out that the diet is only a temporary fix to the problem that they have. The one thing that has worked consistently is to learn how to modify the diet and have the right combinations of foods at each meal. This will help keep the carbohydrates consumed in check and the sugars as well. That is what the glycemic diet is all about; learning control by watching the numbers.
This book is a most basic overview, with half being recipes.
I would recommend another source for more thorough information. From an audio book viewpoint, it is of little value listening to recipes.
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What disappointed you about The Layman's Guide to the Glycemic Index Diet?
First, this book is really poorly written. The phrasing in most sentences is incredibly awkward. Even though the reader isn't doing a terrible job, the bad writing makes her sound like a robot. Half way through, she starts reading you recipes – it's not a book to enjoy in the car. The information is also fairly general and not super useful.
How could the performance have been better?
I'm not sure what this reader could have done to bring this terrible book to life.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Disappointment plus a little anger that I wasted money on it, and didn't feel like I got much information.