The glycaemic index (GI for short) is not a diet. It is a guide for healthy eating that can help you make the long-term changes you need to achieve your desired weight, reduce the risks of health problems and get all the nutrients you need from a well-balanced diet. The G.I. Handbook will help you navigate the world of nutrition and make sense of the carbohydrate controversy, no matter what your goals. Its compact size means that it's small enough to fit in a handbag so the information is to hand, wherever you are!