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The Low GI Guide to Living Well with PCOS : New Glucose Revolutions - Dr. Jennie Brand-Miller

The Low GI Guide to Living Well with PCOS

New Glucose Revolutions

By: Dr. Jennie Brand-Miller, Nadir R. Farid (As told to), Kate Marsh (As told to)

Paperback Published: 1st February 2011
ISBN: 9780738213903
Number Of Pages: 250

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The Only Book You Will Ever Need for Managing PCOS—Completely Revised and Updated What exactly is PCOS? What are the signs and symptoms? How is the diagnosis confirmed? What causes it? And most importantly, what can you do about it? If you’ve been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) or suspect you have it, and you’re looking for a way to manage your condition, you’ve come to the right place. In this newly revised edition of Living Well with PCOS, Dr. Jennie Brand-Miller and PCOS experts Drs. Nadir Farid and Kate Marsh address the root cause of PCOS—insulin resistance—and show you how eating a low-GI diet can help alleviate even your most troublesome symptoms, including weight gain, infertility, unsightly hair growth, irregular cycles, and fatigue. This all-new second edition features:

  • The latest up-to-date research on PCOS and its treatment
  • New quick-and-easy low-GI recipes
  • Low-GI kick-start menus—with vegetarian and gluten-free options
  • Easy-to-use tables of GI values
  • Tips for a more active lifestyle

Real-life stories from women who have used the GI to successfully combat PCOS

Industry Reviews

Today's Dietician, May 2011 "A comprehensive guide to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) dietary and lifestyle management."

I felt like it was written for me!


This is a very good book on PCOS and why a low GI diet works best. I was diagnosed with PCOS several years ago and I found this book a wonderful read, a good reference, and very informative. I felt like it was written for me. Unfortunately I made the mistake of buying another book from same author - be aware some chapters and recipes are duplicated. If you have PCOS, stop and start with this one.

Sydney, AU


Low GI Guide to Living Well with PCOS

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Introductionp. xi
Understanding PCOSp. 1
How can I tell if I have PCOS?p. 1
A little historyp. 2
PCOS is more common than you'd expectp. 2
Doctors have to suspect it to diagnose itp. 5
The insulin resistance linkp. 6
What exactly is insulin resistance?p. 6
How does excess insulin cause PCOS?p. 7
How insulin causes excess body fatp. 9
Can you inherit insulin resistance?p. 10
Why is insulin resistance so common?p. 11
PCOS is a risk factor for further medical complicationsp. 12
Signs of the insulin resistance syndromep. 13
Effective medical management of PCOSp. 14
A much-wanted pregnancyp. 17
Skin and hairp. 18
The longer termp. 19
All about Carbohydrates and the GI of Foodsp. 21
Back to basicsp. 22
PCOS and the insulin connectionp. 23
What you need to know about your metabolism and the fuel hierarchyp. 24
Carbohydrate is nature's primary fuelp. 25
Top 20 sources of carbohydratesp. 25
What is carbohydrate?p. 26
Carbohydrate is brain foodp. 28
What's wrong with a low-carbohydrate diet?p. 29
How much carbohydrate do we need?p. 31
Is a high-carbohydrate diet for you?p. 32
Is a moderate-carbohydrate diet for you?p. 33
The GI: the real deal on carbohydratesp. 33
The key to understanding the GI is the rate of digestionp. 36
What determines a food's GI?p. 37
The GI was never meant to be used in isolation!p. 37
The right kind of carbohydratep. 38
The right kind of fatp. 40
Factors that influence the GI value of a foodp. 41
Where do you find the good fats?p. 44
What about protein?p. 45
Chapter 2 in a nutshellp. 46
Four Steps to Taking Chargep. 49
The four stepsp. 50
Managing your weightp. 51
Avoiding the dreaded yoyo dieting cyclep. 52
So, what's the healthy way to lose weight?p. 54
Eating wellp. 58
How do I change my diet?p. 59
Get Active with PCOSp. 61
Why exercise mattersp. 62
What type of exercise and how much?p. 63
Resistance training: not just for the guysp. 64
Interval training: getting the most out of your sessionsp. 65
Our top ten ways to get movingp. 66
Building more activity into your dayp. 69
How to stay motivated? That's not just your problemp. 71
Take Care of Yourselfp. 73
Surviving stressp. 73
Sleeping soundlyp. 77
Seeking supportp. 79
Stopping smokingp. 81
Putting GI to Work in Your Dayp. 83
I understand GI but what is GL and what does it mean?p. 83
The optimum diet for women with PCOSp. 84
Seven dietary guidelines for women with PCOSp. 84
The flavor on fluidsp. 106
A quick guide to healthy low-GI eatingp. 107
Putting it all together-a typical day the low-GI wayp. 108
Snacksp. 112
Eating outp. 113
Your healthy low-GI shopping listp. 114
PCOS Kickstart Dietp. 117
Kickstart Menup. 118
Kickstart Vegetarian Menup. 120
Kickstart Gluten-free Menup. 122
Recipesp. 125
Breakfastsp. 125
Quick-and-easy light mealsp. 133
Main mealsp. 146
Desserts and sweet treatsp. 169
The Authoritative Tables of GI Valuesp. 177
Key to the tablep. 177
The tablesp. 181
Glossaryp. 223
Further Readingp. 227
Referencesp. 229
Acknowledgmentsp. 233
About the Authorsp. 235
Indexp. 237
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ISBN: 9780738213903
ISBN-10: 073821390X
Series: New Glucose Revolutions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 1st February 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.78 x 15.55  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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