Hi I'm new to minimins forum and will soon be starting the Low G.I. Diet by Rick Gallop. I need to lose 65 lbs which really is a lot. I love food, especially all the fatty rich and especially salty foods! But unfortunately I like all the foods that are bad for me. Now that is not to say there aren't foods I like that are good for me. But like everyone else preparing healthy food takes time and sometimes I am not very good at budgeting my time. I hope to improve on all fronts! I have gone out and bought about 4 of Rick Gallop's books, 2 of which I found at a thrift store. They have lots of yummy looking recipes in them and I am hoping to start in 2 days on Monday. I have a cold right and sore throat right now and not feeling as motivated as I would like partially due to this. So wish me well and I hope to find more of you doing this same eating plan!!