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What Is Glycemic Index 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

Why Potatoes Are Good for You

The poor potato. It really has gotten a bad rap.   A plentiful crop that's easy and inexpensive to produce, the potato has been a dietary staple across the globe for centuries. (Ireland, a country whose diet once relied almost entirely o...  Read more

Hey :-) I am setting up a healthy choices reward s
Updated 9/17/2014 11:05:27 PM

Hey :-) I am setting up a healthy choices reward system and am creating a list of rewards that do not revolve around food. I just wanted together ideas and find out how you reward yourself for reaching goals. Thank you!...  Read more

I walk with a walker but I am looking for ppl to w
Updated 9/17/2014 4:58:58 PM

I walk with a walker but I am looking for ppl to walk with me other than my hubby. I live in Cambridge Illinois, if you live in my town and want company on walks please let me know... I seriously need MOTIVATION. GOD BLESS....  Read more

Hi I am 39 and at my highest weight ever. I am sta
Updated 9/17/2014 4:23:00 PM

Hi I am 39 and at my highest weight ever. I am starting a wild rose d-tox tomorrow and then two a day shakes from garden of life along with healthy meal choices. I love my chocolate but I want to feel better with chronic pain I need...  Read more

Big question...i am sick..fever,burning chest, cou
Updated 9/18/2014 3:28:30 PM

Big question...i am sick..fever,burning chest, coughing, etc on antibiotics and prednisone along with my normal meds...how much csn i push the exercise or should I or just finish housework that cant wait then rest...????...  Read more

I am looking for someone to help keep me accountab
Updated 9/17/2014 7:26:06 PM

I am looking for someone to help keep me accountable. Give me that push and incentive that I need to keep going even on my bad days. My husband is a wonderful man but not supportive. Can anyone help me out?...  Read more

Pearled Barley

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

How to Get Rid Of Sugar In Your Diet

Eat smaller meals 5 or 6 times a day. Don't get hungry. Have protein with every meal or snack to keep your blood sugar stable & drink plenty of water to help wash out sugar &toxins. .Weight loss is usually a natural result of giving up sugar & usuall...  Read more

3 Things I Am Thankful for Today

Take time each day and list 3 things you are thankful/grateful for....  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

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

My Glycemic Index Study Day 5

As a recap, I am trying to determine if the Thomas's Light Multigrain English Muffin causes my blood sugars to run higher than expected, perhaps due to a higher glycemic index than expected. The english muffin has 26g of carbs and 8g of those are fib...  Read more

My Glycemic Index Study Day 4

As a recap, I am trying to determine if the Thomas's Light Multigrain English Muffin causes my blood sugars to run higher than expected, perhaps due to a higher glycemic index than expected. The english muffin has 26g of carbs and 8g of those are fib...  Read more