Question: I stopped dieting on your GL diet before Christmas – I lost a few extra pounds due to stopping some medication at the same time – this means I am just 1lb under weight. I added extra GL in and have kept the weight the same this week. I still have 5GL that I could add in. Is the best way by adding more GL in or should I add in some extra meat,fish? How would someone put a few extra lbs back on? This is also important to remember if someone loses extra weight from a cough or being physically sick. Because I am 1lb underweight (minus that) is it ok to continue exercising? I don’t need to lose anymore weight but I really enjoyed doing some aerobics in the evening and some interval training. The fatburners are good to give strength exercises. Should I keep doing these kind of exercises? It would be good to continue because I am a lot fitter.
Answer: Muscle is heavier than fatThere are many different types of fats; polyunsaturated, monounsaturated, hydrogenated, saturated and trans fat. The body requires good fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated) in order to… so keep doing the exercises. Just eat more in the same proportions eg a bigger ‘plate’ with one quarter proteinProteins are large molecules consisting of chains of amino acids. Proteins are essential nutrients for the human body – they are a building block of…, one quarter carbs and one half vegetables. Also, snack on seeds/nuts with fruit.
Question: Hi. Love your recipes but those in the Food GLorious Food book don’t give GLs per portion! Where can I find these (esp Polenta Citrus Cake and Strawberry & Banana Cheesecake!) Thanks
Answer: Many foods just don’t have a GI score, from which you can calculate the GL. You can guess using similar foods which do have a GI/GL score. We didn’t do the calculations for these recipes. If you have a recipe where the ingredients do have known GL scores (as in the inventory of foods in my GL counter) you can calculate the recipe’s GL score at http://gl.patrickholford.com/. I’ve done this roughly for the Polenta Citrus Cake. It comes out at about 8GLs per portion – good for maintenance, too much for weight loss.
Question: I would like to purchase the PH Get-up-and-Go Shake in SA. Dischem at Pavilion doesnt stock it. Please help, desperate!!!!
Answer: They do normally stock it. It was probably just out of stock when you visited. Give them a call to put some aside for you.
Question: I’ve just started the low GL diet, I’m a vegan, any tips out there? Also, I’m confused, is 3/4 tin of baked beans classed as protein? Would like to know if beans on sourdough toast is an acceptable lunch?
Answer: Have you read the chapter on ‘Fatburning for vegetarians’ in my Low GL Diet Bible. Key foods to include are beans, quinoa, chia, lentils. Beans on toast is a low GL lunch but you need some veg as well. For example, if you wanted this for breakfast have some tomato and mushrooms, or a bean paté such as hummus, with lots of salad or rocket, on toast. If you made a vegan chilli also have salad and salsa with it.
Question: Hi Patrick, I’m following the Low GL diet and love how healthy I feel. Many of your menu suggestions include olives which I just don’t like but despite having all your books, I can’t find the GL’s for them so I can replace them with something similar. Please help
Answer: Olives have no GL, hence their recommendation, but you can just leave them out. There’s no need to replace them. I sometimes use sundried tomato paste instead of olive paste and capers instead of olives, but if you don’t like olives you probably won’t like capers.
Question: I will be taking part in The Moon Walk in May. I don’t suppose you would like to post an appropriate recipe for a snack that we could eat during our walk. I regularly cook from your recipe books and perhaps others could then realise the benefits of GL foods. Thank you!
Answer: When I was running long-distance I made a drink with slow, medium and fast-releasing...
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