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Glycemic Index Diet Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Glycemic Index Diet.

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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

today is day 5 of my diet and so far so good! I've
Updated 1/21/2015 6:53:11 PM

today is day 5 of my diet and so far so good! I've lost 6 pounds and I'd like to lose 6 more by next week. Fingers crossed because I am having a hard time with some of the foods but the scale in the morning keeps me motivated ☺️☺️...  Read more

I have been dieting and exercising now for almost
Updated 1/20/2015 8:56:28 PM

I have been dieting and exercising now for almost 3 weeks and so far I gained 5 lbs the first week and then lost 2. I'm going to the gym 5 days a week and only eating 1200 cals. What am I doing wrong?...  Read more

I'm working my way into a whole foods diet. Anybod
Updated 1/20/2015 10:10:58 PM

I'm working my way into a whole foods diet. Anybody else eat this way or working towards it?...  Read more

I just started my diet again today. Does anyone ha
Updated 1/20/2015 6:07:29 PM

I just started my diet again today. Does anyone have a good workout routine at home for starters. Just something I can do everyday and build on. Thanks!...  Read more

Family Dieting
Updated 1/20/2015 8:10:02 PM

My wife and I along with our 14 yr old son are dieting. I'm only about 15 lbs over weight but they are considerably over their ideal weight. I'm dieting to help them keep on track. They are not losing the weight like I am and it's kind of getting...  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