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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

I'm struggling with overeating. I am honestly ter
Updated 1/29/2015 11:56:17 PM

I'm struggling with overeating. I am honestly terrified of undoing my progress but I don't know how to step away from food. It doesn't matter how full I am from the last meal. And it doesn't matter what kind of food--I've binged on junk food and h...  Read more

I am just curious to see if anyone else has an ins
Updated 1/29/2015 11:47:16 PM

I am just curious to see if anyone else has an inspiration board somewhere in their house. I have mine hanging on the wall in front of my treadmill. I am redoing it tomorrow. Show me your board and I will show you mine. Lol...  Read more

I am also a newbie
Updated 1/29/2015 10:51:10 PM

I just found this site yesterday and thought it looked fun. I am 56, married to a wonderful man for 31 years. My story is the same as most of you as far as the yoyo dieting. My mom has been trying to encourage me to walk and eat better for years...  Read more

I am usually under calorie count. Any suggestions
Updated 1/29/2015 10:14:07 PM

I am usually under calorie count. Any suggestions on bringing it into range?...  Read more

I am just starting my weight loss journey. I do ok
Updated 1/29/2015 12:19:08 PM

I am just starting my weight loss journey. I do okay with cardio but I LOOVEE weights. If I focus more on weight training, what would be a recommended diet? I'm a 20yr old female trying to lose a lot of weight. 120lbs!...  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