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Glycemic Index Diet 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

Hoping to make this lifestyle change,not just diet
Updated 4/24/2015 6:30:19 PM

Hello everyone I basically dieted my whole life, but I have never tried any diet fads. I count my calories and eat healthier and exercise more, and that has always worked. I start "dieting" around the period of spring to summer and sometimes eve...  Read more

My diet is very carb heavy & I think it would be g
Updated 4/21/2015 11:01:50 AM

My diet is very carb heavy & I think it would be good to cut down. Is Paleo a healthy choice? Is it like Atkins or less restricted? Thoughts and experiences would be helpful. I want to eat a healthy diet not just the latest fad, but I'm curious....  Read more

low carb diet
Updated 4/20/2015 8:52:35 PM

Does low carb diets work? if so can anyone help me get ideas...  Read more

Just turned 30 here...discipline on diet is my big
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Just turned 30 here...discipline on diet is my biggest setback. I think we all need to be more careful about the kinds of food that go into our bodies and focus on the best quality fuel. You wouldn't put cheap gas in a Ferrari, would you?...  Read more

grains in your diet
Updated 4/20/2015 1:49:00 PM

Wondering if anyone else is doing the Paleo diet or something similar. I'm taking all (or mostly all) of the grains out of my diet for health reasons, but after one week I've noticed a reduction in stomach bloating. I really think that even though I...  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

Coffee Junkies of the World!

Caffeine need not be a dirty word when dieting. Our team is for all Sparkers hopelessly in love with their coffee. Drop by the cafe, we're open 24/7 and the coffee is always great!!...  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

New Study Reveals Possible Way to Lose Weight for Good

A small study recently published in The Journal of the American Medical Association reviewed the clinical responses of three popular diet regimens in people that had already achieved weight loss. The goal of the study was to not only look at energy e...  Read more

PCOS and The Amylose & low Glycemic Index diet

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

Started the Low Glycemic-index Diet!

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