Getting to grips with the glycemic index

Getting to grips with the glycemic index

One of the dials that you need to keep an eye on as part of a calorie controlled diet is the glycemic index. If you can keep this one in check you can get a lot closer to the end result you are seeking.

Yes, chomping into fruit and veg is a key part of losing weight and keeping it down, but so is keeping your body’s glycemic index on track. What you need to do this is to create just the right amount of protein in your diet and to ensure that you get carbs from sources that are low on the glycemic index. The thing about feeling hungry when on a diet is that eating consumes your mind a lot more than it should. You think about food a lot and denial makes the whole process a lot more difficult. If you are full, that is half the battle, after all your body is designed not to like being hungry and it will rebel.

So what is this glycemic index we have been hearing so much about? It is actually a numerical index that has been created for carbohydrate-rich foods. By tracking the average increase in blood glucose levels after a particular food is eaten, we can put numbers behind how much or how little of it we should eat. Tracking these figures in combination with a high protein diet has been proven to get real results, and not just in the short term either. Weight loss that lasts is possible with this way of eating and there are a bunch of health benefits to boot. A high protein, low glycemic index based diet truly works so well worth a try.

So keep your protein rich foods and glycemic index chart to hand and you will be on the road to true diet success, that really lasts.

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