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Index Glycemic Resources

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Pros and Cons of the Glycemic Index

Imagine a categorizing system in which numbers are assigned to foods, allowing you to more easily choose foods that curb appetite, help shed excess pounds, lower your risk for diabetes, help maintain blood sugar levels, and improve heart health. Thes...  Read more

Eating with Diabetes: What about Fruit?

Packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, fruit should be part of any healthy diet. As a diabetes educator, some of the most frequent questions from my clients have to do with fruit. Can I still eat fruit? How much fruit should I eat? What are the b...  Read more

What to Eat Before You Work Out

Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful ab...  Read more

All About Artificial Sweeteners

Do you feel like you are surrounded by sweets? Cookies, ice-cream, candy, soda and other sugary treats are everywhere, along with the extra calories and simple carbohydrates they contain. For people with diabetes and those trying to cut calories and...  Read more

9 Superfood Swaps for a Healthier Diet

Deciding to change your diet can be an overwhelming idea. You’ll have to clean out the pantry, remove any and all treats, stock up on rabbit food and mentally prepare to feel hungry all the time. That’s the only way to improve your diet a...  Read more

Glycemic Index
Updated 9/12/2016 8:01:34 AM

Hi Folks, I am struggling with the low GI diet. I'm only supposed to eat foods with a GI of 45 or lower. I don't get it...how do carrots raw have one number while it sky rockets if they are cooked? Same for pasta...if it's basically under coo...  Read more

I didn't exercise today. The heat index was 105 F.
Updated 8/12/2016 6:37:46 AM

I didn't exercise today. The heat index was 105 F. I missed my walk though. I have a treadmill, but wussed-out when I got home hungry and tired....  Read more

#techsupport Does sparkpeople have a glycemic index list? My doctor wants me to stay below 45 but I
Updated 8/10/2016 9:21:02 PM

#techsupport Does sparkpeople have a glycemic index list? My doctor wants me to stay below 45 but I don't know where to find a list....  Read more

Heat index 107 here! I'm so glad I have a spin bik
Updated 7/24/2016 8:22:00 PM

Heat index 107 here! I'm so glad I have a spin bike in the house. I have a speed bag and two heavy bags in the garage, but it'd be crazy to go out there. Be safe exercising, everyone. :)...  Read more

It's 92 with a heat index of 111...guess I'll be w
Updated 7/21/2016 5:27:03 PM

It's 92 with a heat index of 111...guess I'll be walking on the treadmill instead of outside today. I HATE the treadmill!...  Read more

Pearled Barley

There is a pleasant surprise in pearled barley, it has the lowest glycemic index of any grain...  Read more

Counting Your Carbs May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Counting Your Carbs May Help Prevent Type 2 DiabetesWith diabetes reaching near epidemic proportions in the United States if current trends continue, one in three Americans is expected to have the disease by 2050 , health experts have been surveyi...  Read more

Diabetes Self-Management

Please share your experience of your journey to glycemic control....  Read more

Weight Busters: All Carbohydrates are NOT Created Equal

Carbohydrates are important and necessary in our diets and have generated a great deal of attention over the past decade due to the low carbohydrate weight loss craze. Marketing trends have played off of that low carb craze and so have dieting plans...  Read more

Eat This to Burn 50% More Fat When Working Out

A new study in The Journal of Nutrition shows that what you eat beforehand could affect the calorie burn during your workout. Women who ate a breakfast high in low-glycemic index carbs (whole grain breads, low-fat yogurt or non-instant oatmeal, for...  Read more