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Acknowledgments. Foreword. Introduction. The Glycemic Index: Short and Sweet. Is the Glycemic Index Right for Me? How to Use This Book: Just the Facts, Please. The Glycemic Index IS Here to Stay. Chapter 1. The Obesity Epidemic. Startling Statistics. Childhood Obesity. Obesity's Impact on Health. What's Lifestyle Got to Do With It? Desperately Dieting. Fad Diets Are Not the Answer. Are You Overweight or Obese? Factors That Contribute to Obesity. Lose Weight an Live Longer. Chapter 2. What Is the Glycemic Index? A New View on Carbohydrates. How Is the Glycemic Index Measured? Factors That Influence the Glycemic Index. What Is the Glycemic Load? So, IS the GI the Next "It" Diet? The Health Benefits of Eating Low-GI Foods. Chapter 3. The Role of Insulin. Understanding Insulin Resistance. Insulin, Prediabetes, and Diabetes. Insulin and Metabolic Syndrome: What's the Connection? Insulin and Appetite: What's the Connection? Insulin and Body Fat: What's the Connection? Insulin, Stress, and Cortisol: What's the Connection? Insulin and Aging: What's the Connection? Insulin, Blood, Sugar, and Sexual Function. Chapter 4. Macronutrients. Carbohydrates: Cutting Through the Confusion. The Power of Protein. Fats: The Good and the Bad. Chapter 5. Exercise, Sleep, and Distress for Success. Exercise For a Leaner Body and Better Health. Creating Your Exercise Program. The Significance of Sleep. Strategies for Better Sleep. Surviving Stress. Chapter 6. Nutritional Supplements. Phase 2. PGX. Cinnamon. Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) Advantra Z. Green Tea. Chromium. Nutritional Bars. Chapter 7. Putting It All Together. Top 10 Dietary Strategies. Glycemic Index Food Values Chart. Setting up Your Low-GI Home. Holiday and Restaurant Survival Strategies. 14-Day Meal Suggestions. Setting Manageable Goals. Brace for Impact. Frequently Asked Questions about the Glycemic Index. Glycemic Index Research Summary. Recommended reading and Resources. References.

About the Author

Sherry Torkos is a licensed pharmacist, fitness instructor, and health enthusiast that enjoys haring her passion with others. As a leading health expert, she is frequently interviewed on radio and TV talk shows throughout the North America and abroad. She has authored ten books, including the Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, and Winning at Weight Loss. For more information visit www.sherrytorkos.com .

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