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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 am back again why do i leave?
Updated 7/16/2014 9:07:20 AM

Been awhile but always come back to spark people. The only place that seems to help me. I have hoped this since I have breast cancer others on here might be able to help me. Meaning I am unable to do A lot o strenuous exercise. But on a goo...  Read more

I am hoping to find support.
Updated 7/13/2014 8:21:41 AM

Hi everyone! Back in March, I stepped on my bathroom scale and was shocked (kinda) to see the numbers 287 come up on the screen. I was sad that I had let myself reach almost 300 pounds. I mean 300 pounds!! It was then and there I knew had to do some...  Read more

I am new and have a goal
Updated 7/10/2014 3:21:40 PM

Hello, I am a new member of this website. I hope to find the support needed to battle my weight . My goal is to lose 60 - 70 lbs and to lower my cholesterol level . I hope that I will succeed this time....  Read more

Am I the only one?
Updated 7/11/2014 11:44:18 PM

Who *likes* DOMS? I'm sure some will think I'm crazy, but it makes me happy to feel that soreness 24-48 hours after my yoga class (it's usually closer to 48 for me, but anyway). I know I am always doing good things for my body even when I don't...  Read more

Maid of Honor Bailed - Am I being catty?
Updated 7/13/2014 8:48:38 AM

My maid of honor bailed out of my wedding party because I don't have her children apart from it. She said she needs to do what is right for her kids. She doesn't want to leave them alone while I get married. She thought that she might be able to hold...  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