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
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
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
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
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
Flying on Southwest Airlines in July! I am a size 24, 5'6 300 lbs....will i fit in the airline seat & will the seatbelt fit? I am BEYOND nervous. Last time i flew i was about 40 lbs lighter and never needed an extender, but that was 10 years ago!... Read more
Hi my name is Melissa and I am 47 yrs young. My question for all of you out there in SparkPeople land is : How do you find the right diet for you? I ask because I am a person who once didn't have to many issues losing extra weight and about a year ag... Read more
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
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
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
I did some googling on PCOS and found out about The Amylose & low Glycemic Index diet.
Rules for the Low Amylose Diet:
1.Avoid all simple sugars such as candy, sodas, cakes, pies, ice cream, etc. These are almost pure forms of glucose.
2.A... Read more
I'm not even real sure how it all began. I just know that today is my 4th. day following the low glycemic-index diet. I guess I was watching a Netflix documentary about all the chemicals in our food and what it's doing to our bodies. I had already be... Read more
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