SparkPeople Glycemic Index - Low GI Lifestyle Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=58961 Do you want to know the effects of foods on your blood sugar and lose the bloated feeling? Discover foods to improve overall wellness and health, making positive, lifestyle and diet changes. SparkPeople Glycemic Index - Low GI Lifestyle Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=58961 Hello Out There! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x58577100 Hey guys, Amanda here from Philly. I joined this team because I am trying to lead a low-sugar lifestyle and I feel as if those here would have like minded goals. I am at risk for diabetes and to be honest, I may already have diabetes. As I have experienced a serious lack of health insurance in the recent past, I unfortunately haven't had a blood test in a few years. But there is hope on the horizon. My new insurance kicks in on the August 1st and blood tests are numero uno on the list! Wooooo... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 23:54:41 EST New from New Jersey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x58532953 Hello Team... <BR> I have been on sparkpeople for several years but never really got involved on the teams. I have had weight issues for most of my life but managed them fairly well with Weight Watchers. I had thyroid cancer several years ago and my entire thyroid was removed. Since that time, I have gained well over 150 pounds. After taking care of everyone else for all these years - this is time to take care of me. I am three weeks in switching to a low glycemic lifestyle. So far so good. ... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:01:54 EST AZ Newbie Here Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x58511196 Hi My New Team Mates; <BR> <BR> I've just joined this little family team so to speak, I think of my team mates as family & friends along the path on this journey through life. We all have value, we all have knowledge to share, experiences others can learn from, love to share, positive energy to share. I believe All You need is love. If you love yourself first then you can have enough love to give away to others in your life that might need a helping hand up into the light. <BR> <BR> I hope ... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 15:40:57 EST July 2014 GI Newsletter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x58388434 <link>ginews.blogspot.ca/ </link> <BR> <BR> Pre-diabetes: Prof. Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions <BR> - How do I know if I have pre-diabetes? Is it doing my body harm? Can it be reversed? ... <BR> <BR> Watch out for weight creep <BR> - For most people, weight gain isn’t a sudden event. It is very gradual. From our mid-to-late twenties, most of us notice the numbers on the scale edging up, typically around a pound or 450 grams a year. A pound doesn’t sound like anything to be t... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:48:06 EST Hi everyone! ^.^ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x58381751 My name is Staci, it's nice to meet everyone! I've been changing my diet for about a year and a half, but a year ago I started having some bad reactions to food and I went to a nutritionist to figure out what was going on. After some meals my face would flare up really red, and at times I'd start getting really bad stomach cramps, so bad I was afraid something was really wrong. <BR> <BR> After some different tests and eliminating foods, we discovered that my reactions were being caused by pr... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:51:08 EST SP's SuperSav ings.com Is Shutting Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x58336843 Coach Jen advised today that SP will be shutting down SparkSavings (www.sparksavings.com) at the end of this month. <BR> <BR> Apparently the site didn't get enough traffic to justify continuing with it, so they are moving all of the relevant and helpful content from that site over to SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> If anyone goes to www.sparksavings.com after 6/30, they will be re-directed to SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:01:37 EST June 2014 GI Newsletter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x58065030 <link>ginews.blogspot.ca/ </link> <BR> <BR> - Coconut products – what you should know <BR> <BR> The coconut palm is considered the tree of life in many cultures, and is certainly top contender for the Gold Medal when it comes to “world’s most useful plants”. It’s a very clever food says Nicole Senior, which yields coconut water, coconut flesh that can be eaten fresh or dried (desiccated), or squeezed to make oil, milk and cream. Nowadays there’s even coconut milk yoghurt alternative, coc... Sat, 31 May 2014 21:45:41 EST Binge Free - Beating the addiction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x57911286 Not sure if anyone might want to join in with me here..not only would I like to report a binge free night/day, but what was the temptation and how one was able to work through it. <BR> <BR> Binge eating to me is eating until one has to recline in a recliner or lay down because of the excess food. <BR> <BR> 5/17 - Was binge free <BR> <BR> TEMPTATION: boston baked beans at my daughters house <BR> How I overcame it: <BR> I acknowledged that seeing the candy triggered my addictive voice...I... Sun, 18 May 2014 07:00:34 EST Cruise Return http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x57892735 My Low GI program was awesome on the cruise I just went on....especially with buffet-style eating....I avoided almost all breads and white potatoes with ease.....plenty of meats and vegetables..I did eat the oatmeal, only in small doses...it was not steel cut......did not gain an ounce on this cruise!!!!!!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> P.S Down another pound this morning...... Fri, 16 May 2014 09:45:25 EST Privacy Policy & Automatic Emails http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x57719795 NOTICES FROM COACH JEN AND SPARKGUY. EVERYONE PLEASE READ. THANKS. This was posted in the Business Team for Leaders and they wanted us to let the team members know as well. <BR> <BR> &#65533; Privacy Policy From Coach Jen.. For March 5th... Hi Everyone! Recently we've had a number of issues with members posting copyrighted information- primarily in their blogs. The original authors have been contacting us, asking that their work be removed, or properly cited, or in some instances they want t... Thu, 1 May 2014 17:09:08 EST May 2014 GI Newsletter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x57709254 <link>ginews.blogspot.ca/ </link> <BR> <BR> Is juicing the solution? <BR> - “You are not serious about your health until you juice combinations of fruits and vegetables, according to those that pray at the Church of Blended Plants,” writes dietitian Glen Cardwell (with tongue in cheek). But will it elevate your health beyond the capabilities of the original ingredients? ... <BR> <BR> Could wild-harvested wattleseed bread be the new soy and linseed success story? <BR> - When Jennie Brand... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:45:39 EST New Team Pages http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x57622111 About mid next week SP will be launching new Team Pages. Here's a brief video to give us some idea what changes will take place. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcqPQi_75tw&<BR>feature=youtu.be </link> <BR> <BR> Happy Sparking!!! Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:55:19 EST SLOW LOSS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x57556387 Has anyone found that this way of eating has a smaller loss of weight over time than calorie restriction.....I am not really complaining because it is moving in the right direction, just slower than I anticipated! <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:44:47 EST April GI Newsletter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x57339066 <link>ginews.blogspot.ca/ </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoying food: Ground-breaking guidelines from Brazil: <BR> “Make fresh and minimally processed foods the basis of your diet; use oils, fats, sugar and salt in moderation when preparing dishes and meals; limit consumption of ready-to eat food and drink products” are the golden rules in Brazil’s draft dietary guidelines ... <BR> <BR> GI Symbol – making healthy choices easier: <BR> Dr Alan Barclay explains the GI Symbol Program’s nutrient criter... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 01:34:42 EST SOMEWHAT DISAPPOINTED http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x57208433 Well, the scale didn't move very much this past week....only one pound. I am trying to be optimistic that it has something to do with the sodium levels I consumed yesterday and that by next Friday things will be better. Still, a year of weekly one pound losses would give me a 52 pound loss....more than I need..... <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:27:58 EST Rosedale approach http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x57186126 I mentioned in my introduction that I have been working into the Rosedale diet and someone asked meto write a little about it. The first point Dr Rosedale makes is that fat is an essential nutrient whlie carbohydrates are not. His approach to health is to increase the amount of fat in the diet but to eat omega 3 fats and decrease omega 6s and poly unsaturated fats. He recommends moderately lower protein than many low carb approaches and increases such fats as olive oil coconut oil, avoc... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:14:27 EST BEANS "Rick Gallop" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x57174985 ***Please don't post to this thread*** <BR> <BR> Rick Gallop's approach to the GI way of eating is very easy to follow - by categorizing the foods into the three traffic light approach: <BR> <BR> Green foods - Go and eat as much as you like. <BR> Yellow foods - Caution, eat in moderation <BR> Red foods - Stop and avoid eating <BR> <BR> ***GREEN LIGHT BEANS (dired/canned)*** <BR> Baked beans (canned) - limit quantity <BR> Black-eyed peas <BR> Chickpeas <BR> Kidney <BR> Lentils <BR> Lima <... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:38:54 EST goya red beans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25253x58961x57168195 Does anyone have a list of gi foods that lists beans? I would like to include some if possible. But I do not want to go astray as my morning blood sugars have been excellent since eliminating grains and starchy vegetables. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:10:35 EST Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25331x58961x57163506 Hope everyone is having a great holiday and are successful incorporating it into the GI lifestyle........ <BR> <BR> <em>438</em> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:11:30 EST ATKINS SNACK BARS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25253x58961x57149708 Does anyone know if these are really low glycemic or not? The labeling on an Atkins Bar is sort of cryptic, with sugar alcohols, etc. Thank you. Bren <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 16:48:52 EST WEEK ONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25253x58961x57075062 I just wanted to know if it is normal to be feeling a little dragged out in the beginning. I am on Day 3 and feel a little out of sorts. Is this a temporary feeling or do I need to add a little more carbs to my meals? I am eating apples, cheese, peanuts, etc, salads, meats, possibly not many sugars..... <em>24</em> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:28:56 EST BEGINNING A LOW GI LIFESTYLE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x57073797 Starting out with the low GI lifestyle and am on Day 3. I understand the basics and my weight has already gone down, mostly due to water I would guess. I am hoping to be able to share experiences with many of you. I have reset my SparkPage to completely begin anew. I've tried other paths and none of them were balanced. Tired of the extremes needed for a temporary fix. Hoping to get support from this group and some friends to journey with..... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:31:39 EST March 2014 GI Newsletter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x56954493 <link>ginews.blogspot.ca/ </link> <BR> <BR> David Katz on why calories count. <BR> - Fed an excess of calories, even if mostly from high-quality protein, people gain weight; assigned to a calorie deficit, people lose weight—even if the calories are mostly from Twinkies. Calories count. To control weight, you must control calories—quantity matters. The best way to control quantity is by improving quality. One of the many virtues of wholesome foods is that they help us fill up on fewer calo... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:55:11 EST Introducing SP Friend Feed Enhancements http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x56756908 SP announced yesterday that the Friend Feed has been updated. <BR> <BR> Your Friend Feed shows you the recent activity of your SparkFriends: things like new blog posts they've made, their status updates, and even when they've won a trophy. You can find a shortened view of your Friend Feed in Step 3 on your Start Page, or see it in full by clicking "Friend Feed" under the "Community" tab at the top of the site... <BR> <BR> Enhancements are: <BR> <BR> - A new design. SP has cleaned up the F... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 06:29:41 EST February 2014 GI Newsletter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x56592366 <link>ginews.blogspot.ca/ </link> <BR> <BR> The devastating effects of diabetes on Indigenous health in Australia: <BR> “In the past few years I have been fortunate enough to be involved in a clinical diabetes services in outreach communities in the Northern Territory, says Dr Neale Cohen of the BakerIDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. “As an Australian and experienced physician, I am shocked and alarmed. It has become obvious that the situation is urgent and is an area of national neglect ... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:45:44 EST Fighting the Urge - Free e-book http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x56572036 The Author Dr. Amy Johnson has given permission to share her book which really excited me..this is only 23 pages long!! Please check it out and share with your friends if you like! <BR> <BR> <link>dramyjohnson.com/wp-content/uploads/<BR>2013/12/Fighting-the-Urge_Dr-Amy-Johns<BR>on.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> Per the author....My intention for this work is that it is widely shared with as many people as possible. Please feel free to reprint, publish, and share any part of this e-book with anyo... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 04:12:04 EST Nutrition Tracker: New Recent Foods Tab http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x56463914 SP announced today at <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=nutrition_tracking_new_recent_foods<BR>_tab </link> : <BR> <BR> "If you use the Nutrition Tracker regularly, you probably already know that you can save foods you eat frequently to your "Favorites" list. This makes it much faster to add foods to your tracker every day. But now it's even easier to keep track of what you eat most often. <BR> <BR> The new "Recent" tab on the Food Tracker automatically generates a han... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 23:57:51 EST New SP Feature: The DailySpark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x56409595 Another great new feature started today here at SP. See the announcement at <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/index.asp </link> <BR> <BR> "Get Your Daily Dose of Motivation from the DailySpark <BR> <BR> Good afternoon! <BR> <BR> At SparkPeople, we are committed to helping our members and readers reach their goals in health and fitness—and in life. We know how hard it can be to stay motivated—especially with so many negative stories spreading around these days. <BR> <BR> This is why... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 00:03:17 EST DAIRY "Rick Gallop" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x56403874 ***Please don't post to this thread*** <BR> <BR> Rick Gallop's approach to the GI way of eating is very easy to follow - by categorizing the foods into the three traffic light approach: <BR> <BR> Green foods - Go and eat as much as you like. <BR> Yellow foods - Caution, eat in moderation <BR> Red foods - Stop and avoid eating <BR> <BR> <BR> ***GREEN LIGHT DAIRY*** <BR> Buttermilk (skim or 1%) <BR> Cheese (fat-free) <BR> Cottage cheese (1% or fat-free) <BR> Cream cheese (nonfat) <BR> E... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:12:50 EST GRAINS "Rick Gallop" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x56403755 ***Please don't post to this thread*** <BR> <BR> Rick Gallop's approach to the GI way of eating is very easy to follow - by categorizing the foods into the three traffic light approach: <BR> <BR> Green foods - Go and eat as much as you like. <BR> Yellow foods - Caution, eat in moderation <BR> Red foods - Stop and avoid eating <BR> <BR> ***GREEN LIGHT GRAINS*** <BR> Arrowroot flour <BR> Barley <BR> Bran (oat, wheat) <BR> Buckwheat <BR> Bulgur <BR> Gram flour <BR> Kamut (not puffed) <BR>... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:03:36 EST CEREAL/BREADS "Rick Gallop" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x56403669 ***Please don't post to this thread*** <BR> <BR> Rick Gallop's approach to the GI way of eating is very easy to follow - by categorizing the foods into the three traffic light approach: <BR> <BR> Green foods - Go and eat as much as you like. <BR> Yellow foods - Caution, eat in moderation <BR> Red foods - Stop and avoid eating <BR> <BR> ***GREEN LIGHT BREADS*** <BR> *Crispbreads (with high fiber; e.g. Wasa Fiber) Limit to single serving <BR> *Homemade Apple Bran Muffins <BR> *Whole Grai... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:54:04 EST High Glycemic - Heart Doctor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x56391670 Interesting...went to see my heart specialist and I told him that I have not eaten any high GI foods, like pretzels...but one day I ate quite a few and that within 10 minutes my heart was racing like crazy..he immediately said from the spike in insulin (glucose rush). He said white carbs very bad for the heart. I told him I thought I was just plain crazy when it happened..he said nope, the white carbs! <BR> <BR> Not sure if over binging on carbs effects anyone, but sure does me physically..... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:01:18 EST Hi from NY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x56361083 I am just starting a Low GI diet and was so happy to see this Spark Team! <BR> <BR> A little bit about me, I'm in my late 40's with 2 children, 11 and 13, and run my own business (for the past 2 years). My goal is to lose 40lbs, by exercising at least 5 days a week and eating healthy foods. There is a history of diabetes in my family -- and I believe that the low GI lifestyle is the best way to prevent that. <BR> <BR> I have been using the new Dr Oz diet as a guideline, (just started ... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:41:15 EST January 2014 GI Newsletter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x56154246 <link>ginews.blogspot.ca/ </link> <BR> <BR> - More carrot, less stick <BR> meta-analysis from Harvard finds that healthier choices do cost more. So, instead of wielding the stick and talking taxes on ‘bad’ food, how about the powers-that-be hold out a carrot and look at ways of making the healthy choice the cheaper choice ... <BR> <BR> - Carisma has half the blood glucose response compared to other potato varieties <BR> ‘But don’t overcook it,’ says Sydney University researcher, Kai L... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:59:27 EST Happy Holidays!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x56069543 <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> It came without ribbons. <BR> It came without tags. <BR> It came without packages, boxes or bags ... <BR> Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. <BR> "Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store. <BR> Maybe Christmas ... perhaps ... means a little bit more! <BR> ~ Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! <BR> <BR> May you h... Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:18:25 EST No S Diet combined with Low Gi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x55895206 K, so I have been choosing the low Gi lifestyle, but have lost control with binging on the very foods I shouldn't be eating..anyhow I started back on the No S Diet, well it really isn't a diet, it is going back to the basics eating "3 squares a day", no snacks, no seconds, no sweets Monday-Friday, Saturday/Sunday in moderation I can have a snack, seconds or sweet but a very good worthwhile sweet. I need to get my sanity back with food and eating snacks just triggers binge eating for me. <BR>... Sat, 7 Dec 2013 06:19:13 EST December 2013 GI Newsletter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x55816936 <link>ginews.blogspot.ca/ </link> <BR> <BR> Health-by-design at the festive table <BR> - Placing the healthy items first on the buffet table will help diners fill their plates first with these better choices. Nicole Senior shares some thoughts on festive fare overload, and how to avoid it ... <BR> <BR> Low GI diet in pregnancy <BR> - Healthy low GI diet advice early in pregnancy can reduce the risk of excess weight gain and improve nutrition ... <BR> <BR> Lost your car keys? <BR> -... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 17:59:39 EST Remember "Halve it to have it" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x55792398 Happy <em>429</em> Day! <BR> <BR> Remember if you will have a piece of <em>471</em> "halve it to have it"... that will be my plan! <BR> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 05:15:44 EST Low GI Recipes for Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x55741447 A friend shared on her blog: <BR> <BR> <link>www.kalynskitchen.com/2009/11/thanks<BR>giving-recipes-and-leftover.html </link> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 14:20:46 EST Changes to the Nutrition Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x55721177 As per SP Coach Tanya: <BR> <BR> "This morning we launched a slightly redesigned version of the nutrition tracker. The changes entail: <BR> <BR> 1) An overall visual redesign. We simplified the colors, and a few other things. The goal was to better match the redesigns recently launched on pages like our homepage and Start page. <BR> <BR> 2) As part of the redesign, we moved a few things around the page: <BR> - The biggest is that the water tracker, Tracker Options, and Daily Feedback butto... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:26:34 EST What is "Normal Eating"? - Part 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x55665777 I'm going to try this..anyone with me on it? <BR> <BR> Do you often feel like your weight loss efforts are a constant battle, with as many defeats as victories? Are you plagued by frequent cravings when you stick to your diet, and by guilt or shame when you don’t? Do you even remember what real hunger feels like? How much time do you spend thinking about food, counting calories, and worrying about your weight—enough to think that something is seriously “wrong” with you? <BR> <BR> If these e... Sun, 17 Nov 2013 09:47:54 EST Holidays Upon Us - What is your plan! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x55663891 So the holidays are upon us and so is the gatherings where food is the center of attraction...what are your plans to not overindulge? <BR> <BR> Plus, maybe something on where and with whom you will celebrate both Thanksgiving and Christmas? Sun, 17 Nov 2013 06:47:21 EST Checkout SP's New Welcome Guide On StartPage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x55651058 It was announced in today's SparkPeople Blog that SP has launched a new Welcome Guide on the new StartPages which would earn members 500 points when completed. Even though this guide is for new members, existing ones can complete the 7 steps of the Welcome Guide as well, at any time, at their own pace. <BR> <BR> For full details, see <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=earn_500_sparkpoints_with_our_new_w<BR>elcome_guide </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:43:59 EST The Newest Addition To Our Family! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x55648781 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5526692 </link> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:36:52 EST Talk about snuggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x55647579 Talk about snuggling!! Mitty and Matty are brother and sister. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_photo_gal<BR>lery_enlarge.asp?id=4726204 </link> <BR> <BR> My newest addition "Molly" <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_photo_gal<BR>lery_enlarge.asp?id=4726203 </link> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:15:57 EST I WILL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x55641573 Another great blog but the same guy.. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5534536 </link> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 05:16:27 EST MISTAKES HAPPEN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x55641565 Great blog I found.. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540736 </link> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 05:15:40 EST 7 Steps for How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x55629620 Although the holidays may not be the best time to lose weight, by following these seven steps, you can easily maintain your current weight throughout the holiday season and end up weighing less without the stress. <BR> <BR> 1. Make a commitment & plan. For most people, eating unhealthy fatty foods and sweets is addictive. To avoid holiday weight gain, like any weight gain, start with a lifelong commitment to healthy eating. Figure out what’s more important to you than eating addictive foods ... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 04:44:16 EST November's GI Newsletter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x55465216 <link>ginews.blogspot.ca/2013_11_01_archiv<BR>e.html </link> <BR> <BR> Scapegoats, saints, and saturated fats: old mistakes in new directions <BR> - A recent commentary piece in the British Medical Journal suggests that saturated fat is not really so bad after all. Is it right? Is it time to absolve saturated fat? Not at all says Dr David Katz pointing out that it was never time to demonize it in the first place. ‘We vilified saturated fat, and were almost certainly silly to do so. Now, ... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:57:39 EST New Start Page Effective Mon. Oct. 21/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x55308608 Starting Monday, October 21, 2013, SP will be launching it's new Start Page. <BR> <BR> As many members have said in the past, SP can be overwhelming especially at first. Many have said they just didn't know where to start and so SP has put together a new Start Page that will be effective for everyone starting on Monday. <BR> <BR> "The improved Start page was created to give everyone a clear three-step program for using SparkPeople to reach their goals. It prioritizes three main things: <BR... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:01:31 EST Study Reveals Frozen Food IS Better Than Fresh http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x55200709 A study reveals frozen fruit and vegetables contain higher levels of vitamins and antioxidants than fresh produce. That's because the fresh stuff at the store could be days away from being picked and then lose even more of their nutritional value sitting in your fridge. Turns out carrots were actually more nutritious when frozen, as were brussels sprouts, blueberries and green beans. The study is out of the University of Chester. <BR> <BR> See <link>www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2<BR>4... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 10:35:59 EST 30 New Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x55115852 SP's Tech folks put up about 30 new emoticons today, based on some of the most popular suggestions that have been made by members. <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <em>529</em> Wed, 2 Oct 2013 16:20:10 EST The New Spark Activity Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x55104748 Yesterday SP announced "the release of the Spark Activity Tracker, a tiny (and fun!) little reminder to fit more fitness into your day. About the size of a quarter, it's the first—and only—activity tracker that fully integrates with your SparkPeople.com experience." <BR> <BR> Similar to the Fitbit Zip, you can clip it to your shoe, pocket, belt or bra, it recognizes motion in your body and determines your "steps" and calories burned accordingly, storing and tracking that info all day. When y... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 19:50:21 EST Oaty Apple Muffins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x55099055 I luv oat bran - for me a cross between cream of wheat and oatmeal in texture. Here's a good recipe especially for a breakfast muffin from this month's GI Newsletter found at <BR> <link>ginews.blogspot.ca/2013_10_01_archiv<BR>e.html </link> <BR> <BR> Note: Soluble fiber in the oats helps to lower cholesterol. <BR> <BR> Oaty Apple Muffins <BR> <BR> In this recipe the muffin size is deliberately small because of the high fiber content. Chopped fresh fruit or nuts can be added. Makes 24... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 10:40:19 EST October's GI Newsletter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x55098924 October's GI Newsletter <BR> <BR> <link>ginews.blogspot.ca/2013_10_01_archiv<BR>e.html </link> Tue, 1 Oct 2013 10:30:45 EST The UnDiet Way To Awesome Energy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x55086952 Good article! <BR> <BR> 'The UnDiet Way to Awesome Energy" <BR> Add more zip to your life by simply changing your noshing habits. the secret lies in being aware of a little something called the glycemic index. <BR> <BR> <link>www.healthandlifestyle.ca/Nutrition/<BR>Diet/Understanding-the-glycemic-index.<BR>aspx?sid=29ed1a41-e680-4e68-8966-7d3bf1b2bd5a </link> <BR> <BR> "There is only one way to truly have even energy from sunrise to sunset: we have to keep our blood sugar stable, which... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:02:59 EST Deb is taking a SparkBreak http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x55059818 By now most of you have probably noticed that Deb (HEALTHYGOALS57) hasn't been around lately. This is because she has opted to take a SparkBreak. <BR> <BR> She recently lost one of her brothers, has serious medical concerns about her hubby and the possibility that he will be undergoing surgery and maintains a full-time job. As she said, she just needs "a break from dieting and tracking, etc. etc". <BR> <BR> She still has kept her SparkPage and has not removed herself as leader of this tea... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 02:10:23 EST Apple, Pear & Quinoa Porridge with Raw Almonds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x54905160 From the September 2013 GI Newsletter as posted by Deb in the General Team Discussion Forum. <BR> <BR> Pretty soon the cooler weather will be upon us. Here's a very healthy breakfast (or for any other time of the day for that matter) comfort food!! <BR> <BR> A little goes a long way says chef Michael Moore’s suggesting you add (or substitute) seasonal berries or the fruit of your choice. <BR> <BR> Serves: 4 <BR> <BR> 1 1/3 cups skim milk <BR> ½ cup water <BR> 120g (4oz) quinoa (a sli... Sat, 14 Sep 2013 23:38:30 EST September GI Newsletter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x54872794 September's GI Newsletter. <BR> <BR> <link>www.glycemicindex.com/blog/2013/Sep/<BR>sep2013.pdf </link> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 05:34:00 EST Gastric Surgery Senimar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x54872784 I posted this on a blog! THIS IS IN CAPS BECAUSE THEY SAID THEIR CLIENTS WOULD HAVE TO BE ON A LOW GLYCEMIC DIET...SO GIRLS WE ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK! <BR> ****************************************<BR>************************************** <BR> Yesterday I went with my husband for a seminar to determine if he should go ahead with a gastric surgery before he can have another surgery to correct a hernia that involves his liver..long story..won't bore you with the details... <BR> <BR> When we ... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 05:31:17 EST Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x54765960 Really cool website! <BR> <BR> <link>dietgrail.com/gid/ </link> Tue, 3 Sep 2013 12:43:16 EST Glycemic Index Common Fresh Fruit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x54765900 Fresh Fruits (100 g) <BR> 38 Apple <BR> 57 Apricot <BR> 50 Avocado <BR> 52 Banana <BR> 40 Berries <BR> 40 Blueberries <BR> 65 Cantaloupe (muskmelon) <BR> 22 Cherries, sweet (Queen Anne, Bing) <BR> 64 Currants <BR> 61 Fig <BR> 55 Fruit cocktail or mix (excluding citrus fruits) <BR> 55 Fruit cocktail or mix (including citrus fruits) <BR> 25 Grapefruit <BR> 46 Grapes, American type, slip skin <BR> 46 Grapes, European type, adherent skin <BR> 46 Gra... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 12:38:39 EST Vegetables with High Glycemic Index http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x54765734 Beets with Harvard sauce 66.2 <BR> Beets, cooked, fat added in cooking 64.0 <BR> Beets, cooked, from canned, fat not added in cooking 64.0 <BR> Beets, cooked, from fresh 64.0 <BR> Beets, pickled 65.5 <BR> Breadfruit, cooked, fat not added in cooking 68.0 <BR> Calabaza (Spanish pumpkin), cooked 75.0 <BR> Parsnips, cooked, fat added in cooking 97.0 <BR> Parsnips, cooked, fat not added in cooking 97.0 <BR> Pea soup 66.0 <BR> Pea soup, canned, low sodium, prepared with water 66.0 <BR> Pea soup,... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 12:24:14 EST What are your September goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25331x58961x54735594 Be it one or ten, what is your healthy goal for September? <BR> <BR> For me....get serious about sticking to the Glycemic lifestyle! Sun, 1 Sep 2013 06:14:01 EST Hello from New Jersey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x54717166 Hi everyone! I am Lizzie from New Jersey and have been eating low-glycemic for many years. I lost 40 pounds when my Doctor recommended Sugar Busters about 8 years ago and have been hooked on L/G ever since. I feel so wonderful and have so much energy when I adhere to it. <BR> <BR> I am trying not to gain my usual 5 pounds between rounds of BLC. I have been a Powerful Prism Panther the last 4 rounds and absolutely love the team. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to getting to know everyone ... Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:48:52 EST Dance Like No One Is Watching!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25253x58961x54672905 Luv this quote by William Purkey: <BR> <BR> "Dance like no one is watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like no one is listening, Live like it's heaven on earth." <BR> <BR> Everytime I hear it, it brings a smile to my face. Life is for the living - live it joyfully, wholeheartedly, giving it your best shot - this isn't a dress rehearsal! Oh yes, life has all too many stressers, but it's our attitude that determines how it all plays out. <BR> <BR> One of Dr. Shad Helmstetter's... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 22:50:41 EST So why did you eat that? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x54633388 K, so I thought I'd start a thread to use to help those of us that might like a little accountability or just to see it in writing..We can post daily, or for each food event, or however you want to! <BR> <BR> When you eat something when you are not hungry, state why, what was your mood, bored, stressed, angry, etc. where were you? Were you sitting, on the go, etc. <BR> <BR> What was it you ate? <BR> <BR> What might you do next time? <BR> <BR> Maybe we can offer encouragement to those s... Fri, 23 Aug 2013 15:34:35 EST August GI Newsletter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x54534343 Oppsss forgot to fetch it! <BR> <BR> <link>www.glycemicindex.com/blog/2013/Aug/<BR>aug2013.pdf </link> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:12:02 EST New to Low GI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x54525650 Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Sheila and I am new to the low GI program and your site, Would love to learn more about this subject, would you all please help me. Looking forward to hearing from you <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Sheila Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:58:50 EST Hi! Just joined your team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x54521443 Hi, <BR> I've read several books (The Sugar Solution, Metabolism B) and have been trying for the past week to keep on the low GI lifestyle. I feel much better, although I don't think I've lost much weight, but the feeling good is better than what the scale says. <BR> I've lived all my life on a farm in South Dakota. <BR> I'm glad to be in this group!!! Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:28:31 EST Have questions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25253x58961x54285273 Questions anyone? Sat, 27 Jul 2013 06:48:31 EST Bored? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x54234099 I think our team is bored? Anything we can do to spruce up our team? Start something new? <BR> <BR> Open to suggestions. <BR> <BR> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 05:00:36 EST New from New Jersey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x54158984 Hi! I have lost weight on low carb/paleo lifestyle in the past year but have been struggling with sticking to it and gained some back this spring & summer. I am finding it difficult to get my motivation back. One of my teammates from another team has been doing GI and is doing well, so I have decided to give it a try. I love learning something new... I know a little about GI from doing low carb but I am looking forward to learning more. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 06:34:29 EST What are your most favorite things to do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25331x58961x54139735 Mmm, for meeee.. <BR> <BR> Fishing is most favorite thing to do! <BR> I love to walk <BR> Ride my bike (when I take it out the shed) <BR> Read books <BR> Crochet <BR> Play with my cats <BR> Garden <BR> <BR> <BR> How about you..not necessarily in order, but what comes to mind for you..and how often do you get to enjoy what you love to do? Mon, 15 Jul 2013 17:40:39 EST TV and Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x54108196 Have to say I really like this book, pulled this section from it.... <BR> <BR> "One of the most common negative habits is eating out of a sense of boredom. This feeling is particularly ACUTE when we are watching television. Here's a newsflash for you. Most of the programs on television are not that interesting. This is why people, in order to give their brain something to do, often reach for junk food when watching the boob tube. Think about it. Junk food is stimulating by design. Soda pop i... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 06:37:41 EST New: Calorie Ranges Based On Fitness Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x54065147 SP has announced that tomorrow morning, they will be launching a much-requested change to their Fitness and Nutrition Trackers that may interest a large percentage of members, especially those with active jobs or lifestyles—and people currently in weight-maintenance mode. Here's the announcement found at <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=new_feature_calorie_ranges_based_on<BR>_fitness_tracking </link> <BR> <BR> "Until now, our Fitness and Nutrition Trackers didn't ... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 19:45:05 EST New: Calorie Ranges Based On Fitness Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x54065121 <em>245</em> for the double post!!! <BR> <BR> SP has announced that tomorrow morning, they will be launching a much-requested change to their Fitness and Nutrition Trackers that may interest a large percentage of members, especially those with active jobs or lifestyles—and people currently in weight-maintenance mode. Here's the announcement found at <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=new_feature_calorie_ranges_based_on<BR>_fitness_tracking </link> <BR> <BR> "Unti... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 19:43:17 EST Do's and Don'ts of Goal Setting - Spark Article http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x54056751 Goal achievement, especially when it comes to health and fitness, can be a mystery. Most of us have no trouble with Step 1 (Setting the Goal). Setting a goal is the easy part, it's those other steps that can be a puzzle. But you CAN turn achieving your goals into a science with the right strategies. Here are a few of our favorites: <BR> <BR> DO create a plan. DON’T wait for "someday" to roll around. <BR> Setting the goal is just the first step. Know where you’re going, what resources you’ll ... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 07:02:52 EST My Personal Burn the Fat Blueprint http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25331x58961x54036697 Personal Burn the Fat Blueprint - got this concept from "Lose Weight Without Dieting, David Nordmark" <BR> <BR> #1…Love your body today….My body is amazing, I’m so thankful for it. I’m grateful I can walk whenever I want at a good pace. I love that I have ears to hear the birds, rain, wind, a nose that works, smells the beauty of the flowers. I’m grateful to have 2 eyes that work to see the flowers, birds, life. I’m grateful that I can fish. I’m grateful I don’t have the cancer gene, I’m gr... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 17:02:13 EST July GI Newsletter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x53996719 July GI Newsletter "University of Sydney" Australia <BR> <BR> <link>www.glycemicindex.com/blog/2013/July<BR>/jul2013.pdf </link> Thu, 4 Jul 2013 06:53:30 EST Delurking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x53947576 Hi, <BR> <BR> I have been interested in moving toward a Low GI Lifestyle for some time, mainly to help fight my PCOS and because both of my parents are diabetic. I don't want to develop diabetes myself, and I figure eating well would encourage them to do so, too. <BR> <BR> So I joined up and haven't done a thing or said a thing. <BR> <BR> I'd like to change that now. <BR> <BR> So I am restarting. Changed my name. Complete fresh start. Commitment to be part of not just the Spark community,... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 14:59:30 EST WHAT DID YOU HAVE FOR DINNER? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x53918011 Thought seeing we have one for breakfast how about dinner? I usually can use ideas as well! <BR> <BR> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 05:56:52 EST Simplified SparkPoints (& More of Them!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x53912772 More changes are taking place here at SparkPeople, a few today andyesterday including "improvements that will roll out in the next few months." <BR> <BR> On the Start Page, the Insider is gone and SP launched "a new content slideshow with a streamlined look. It has four features plus a daily recipe and video below it." <BR> <BR> And on the SparkPoints page, SP has "cleaned up a few SparkPoints tasks to streamline your daily SparkPeople experience." <BR> <BR> Here's what has been "changed: ... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:09:59 EST Team Challenge - Sugar Free Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25331x58961x53911538 Okay, so was thinking and I know Susan is in a challenge of the same..and we thought it would be a good idea if we have a friendly challenge to give up sugar for 1 day - say Monday 7/1 - just for 1 day...and if we want we can try for a few weeks and then add a day here or there? <BR> <BR> Thoughts??? Suggestions??? Thu, 27 Jun 2013 15:55:52 EST WHAT DID YOU HAVE FOR BREAKFAST? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x53863684 Thought that a good way to start the day would be to share low glycemic breakfasts that we are having. <BR> <BR> Today, I had Low sodium V-8 vegetable juice <BR> 1 soft boiled egg <BR> 1 cup coffee with skim milk <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 07:07:25 EST Hi - Refocusing in Wisconsin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x53860744 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Jen from Milwaukee. I have PCOS and had some success with a low-GI plan in the past (lost about 50 pounds). I regained after an injury sidelined my active lifestyle, but am now back in the game and looking to kickstart my weight loss efforts. I lost 30 last year and want to lose another 30 this year. I could really use some help re-kicking the sugar habit. Sun, 23 Jun 2013 22:33:15 EST hello from NY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x53858304 Hello! My name is Pamela and I have PCOS. I decided to join this team after doing a little research on PCOS and discovering that the low glycemic diet helps curb some of the symptoms (weight gain, high cholesterol, facial hair.) <BR> <BR> I've lost weight in the past with Weight Watchers but then gained some of it back. I'm currently about 25 lbs less than my highest adult weight. I'd like to lose at least 35 more, but I also want to do it in a healthy way and control the PCOS symptoms... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 18:26:38 EST been here before http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x53756082 been here before and hopefully this time I will win this battle and lose the weight and learn to live a healthy lifestyle Sat, 15 Jun 2013 17:59:33 EST Splenda http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x53725892 So I'm trying really hard to back off on the splenda, today I'm sitting here with my strawberries, which I normally add splenda on top - so this is how strawberries taste <em>45</em> . <BR> <BR> I do have honey in my morning tea and had for many years, I don't think I could ever give that up, plus I think honey is good for you. Some things say low GI others high GI.. <BR> <BR> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 09:53:29 EST "Interesting Website" Low GI Diet Tools and Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x53680060 Found this and thought it was another interesting site. <BR> <BR> <link>www.optimalfoods.org/weight-loss.htm<BR>l </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> By convention, most tables and charts of GI values of foods that you are likely to come across use the following "standard" limits to distinguish various foods according to measured GI values: <BR> <BR> Low GI = 0-55 <BR> Intermediate GI = 55-69 <BR> High GI = 70 or greater <BR> <BR> However, it cannot be over-emphasized that the so-called "standar... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 07:52:23 EST June GI Newsletter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x53556410 June GI Newsletter "University of Sydney" Australia <BR> <BR> <link>www.glycemicindex.com/blog/2013/Jun/<BR>jun2013.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> p.s. I stand corrected per Val's finding below, I thought from Australia actually Toronto. <BR> <BR> "David Jenkins, a professor of nutrition at the University of Toronto invented the Glycemic Index in 1981. It was originally created to help people with diabetes, then it led to the one of the most popular non-fad diets of today, Glycemic Index Diet." ... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 05:41:07 EST GI Warriors Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25331x58961x53386075 The war rages on Gunny Gym looks in vain for more recruits. In his personal battle he has broken through scale lines 216 and is targeting scale line 215. There is a long promised ice cream cone medal for breaking through line 215. The Gunny knows that he shouldn’t accept food rewards but he will humbly accept this one and eagerly rejoin the battle toward scale line 195. <BR> The battle needs more good men (and women). Good GI’s. Marching arm in arm with their pedometers glinting in the ... Sat, 18 May 2013 09:18:52 EST Team Spark Mail - How to turn on. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x53337653 Hi, if you would like to receive team spark mail, please follow the steps below: <BR> <BR> Go to: <BR> Community (at the top of home page) <BR> Select Sparkteams <BR> Click on Manage my team email/settings. <BR> Under team sparkmail, check box. <BR> <BR> Tue, 14 May 2013 04:43:31 EST "Brag Post - It's Okay" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25331x58961x53323342 So I thought we could have a brag post, got the idea from Chris on another team. It would be great if we can post when we have a great day eating healthy, avoided a binge "how", motivation soaring, weight loss, anything, but please brag, brag, brag...post every day if you like <em>334</em> Mon, 13 May 2013 05:09:15 EST New Key Board http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x53307312 I just got a new wireless keyboard and mouse...love love love it... <BR> <BR> It was getting very frustrating trying to type and my keys were sticking..I think when my husband used my computer (now he has his own laptop) he ate and spilled stuff often on it. <BR> <BR> Love it.. <em>17</em> Sat, 11 May 2013 18:49:23 EST GI Warriors Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25331x58961x53282621 GI Warriors Blog <BR> I thought we should have some fun with the “GI” which to some old timers stood for “Government Inductee” not “Glycemic Index”. Thus we all become GI Warriors. <BR> I will add something to the GI Warriors blog every Wednesday. Each recruit will add their own battle to the comments section of the blog. Just assign yourself a rank (private to general) and join the fun. We need Nurses, Generals, a whole Army to battle “Scale” each week. Try to tell a short story and ... Thu, 9 May 2013 16:04:12 EST Try Try Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x53199034 This GI diet works. This is my second try at it. I'm ashamed to say. The first time I lost 45 pounds before I hurt an achilles tendon and let the weight come back on. Persistence is far more important than perfection. So here i go again. Thu, 2 May 2013 22:24:11 EST May GI Newsletter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x53196094 May GI Newsletter "University of Sydney" Australia <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.glycemicindex.com/blog/2013/May/<BR>may2013.pdf </link> Thu, 2 May 2013 17:54:54 EST Stopping By To Say "Hi" - 2013! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25331x58961x53178003 Happy May everyone! <BR> <BR> "The world's favorite season is the spring. <BR> All things seem possible in May." <BR> ~ Edwin Way Teale <BR> <BR> It looks like Spring is truly here - dare we hope LOL!! <BR> <BR> A new month, a new day and another opportunity to get it right - enjoy the day - and move, move, move!!! <BR> <em>126</em> Wed, 1 May 2013 10:31:08 EST Resetting Sparkpoints - Informational http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x53125610 Under "Account / E-Mail Preferences" <BR> <BR> Reset SparkPoints; <BR> If you're having trouble finding new Articles, Quizzes, or Health A-Z articles that you haven't earned SparkPoints for reading, you can click a button below so you can get points again for any item in the category. (Note you will not lose any current SparkPoints by re-setting). <BR> <BR> You have sucessfully reset the Health A-Z articles. <BR> <BR> Reset Articles Reset Quizzes Reset Health A-Z Sat, 27 Apr 2013 08:51:17 EST New to this thing called Spark. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x53107876 I am new to Sparkpeople. But, my doctor told me to start eating sugar free. This is going to be difficult for me because I've always done diets like the Cabbage Diet, the Weight Watcher's diet, or the three meals a day diet. I'd never even hear of the Glycemic Index before last month, so I'm feeling a little flooded with new information right now. <BR> <BR> But, here I am trying to lose 200 pounds and eat better. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 17:08:41 EST new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x53040980 hi my name is cyndi i am 57 years old i have a few health issues because of genes as well as my weight my vascular dr heart dr and dr have all agreed that this is the best way for me to go and to live a healthier life style thanks for having me and the support that i need to lose theses 50 pounds to a healthier life style <em>30</em> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 10:59:06 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x53000797 Hi. I just signed on to SP and the team. I am trying to figure out low glycemic. I have been on every diet possible with success and failure. What I have learned is that what I have done in the past was not sustainable for life. I am a compulsive dieter and want to cease and desist and just learn to be healthy. <BR> <BR> Is there a way to make SP food log generate low glycemic meal suggestions? <BR> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 08:41:54 EST Great Excuses Not too Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x52958417 Found this on spark and thought will be in the spirit of our exercise goals! <BR> <BR> <link>www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=gre<BR>at_excuses_to_not_work_out </link> Sun, 14 Apr 2013 05:50:04 EST The Importance of Moving the NEAT Way! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x52939660 I always remember my Mom telling my sisters and me not to fidget, it seemed we just couldn't sit still, but eventually we "learned to be ladies" and "settled down". This probably was not a good thing because it seems that Mom was suppressing our spontaneous physical activity or Non-exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT) <BR> <BR> In 2005, the Mayo Clinic published their results of a study on NEAT indicating it may be a more important factor than formal exercise when it comes to who has a hig... Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:37:01 EST Eating Guidelines "Low GI Diet" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25253x58961x52933784 These are the guidelines in the "Low GI Diet" Shopper's Guide 2013 by Professor Jennie Brand-Miller's - Australia <BR> <BR> Every day: <BR> <BR> @ Eat at least three meals - don't skip meals. Eat snacks too if you are hungry <BR> <BR> @ Eat fruit at least twice - fresh, cooked, dried, juices <BR> <BR> @ Eat vegetables at least twice - cooked, raw, salads, soups, juices and snacks <BR> <BR> @ Eat a cereal at least once - bread, breakfast cereal, pasta, noodles, rice and other grains in a... Fri, 12 Apr 2013 05:03:55 EST How Much Exercise Do U Really Need To Lose Weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x52918307 Favall posted this under the Let's Move thread and I thought that it was so important that it deserved it's own forum for discussion. Here's what she had to say. <BR> <BR> "I want everyone to read this SP blog. It is a huge eye opener. For many years I believed the party line that 30 min of exercise 5 days a week would result in weight loss and a healthy body. There are NEW GUIDELINES!!!! Read below and let's talk!" <BR> <BR> <link>www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=how<BR>_much_exercise_y... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:55:29 EST The Power of Optimism & Positivity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25253x58961x52911928 Whenever we're trying something new it's easy to be motivated and optimistic, but as time goes by it may become more difficult to maintain this positivity. <BR> <BR> This thread will be a place where we can post any articles or tips we come across that help us keep our inner spark burning as we continue on this lifelong journey of being healthy and fit. <BR> <BR> I'm a big believer in positive self-talk! Here's a short SP article that provides some tips on how we can be our own best friend... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 14:04:18 EST April GI Newsletter - NEW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x52891411 April GI Newsletter "University of Sydney" Australia <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.glycemicindex.com/blog/2013/Apr/<BR>apr2013.pdf </link> Tue, 9 Apr 2013 06:09:49 EST Favorite Scripture http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25331x58961x52891271 What are some of your favorite Scripture verses that have helped you though tough times as well as the ones the good times! <BR> <BR> Proverbs 25:8 <BR> Don't jump to conclusions--there may be a perfectly good explanation for what you just saw <BR> Tue, 9 Apr 2013 05:48:50 EST Need help with food grouping http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25253x58961x52881821 I messed up and nothing showed up in a food grouping I wanted to create. When I try to edit it, it says that INFORMATION WAS NOT PASSED CORRECTLY. How do I go about deleting this completely and starting over? <BR> <BR> Now, I do understand how to create a new food grouping, but I want to get rid of this bad entry. <BR> <BR> June Mon, 8 Apr 2013 12:58:45 EST Hi ... I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x52879228 Hi everyone ... I thought I had written an introduction, but put it in the wrong place. Which place? I have no idea. There is so much I need to learn and so much I need to investigate. <BR> <BR> My name is June. I have 65 pounds that I want/need to lose. I have tried many ways of trying to diet over the years, but always fell off the wagon. I am one of those people who gets night cravings. Just recently I came across the low glycemic way of eating when I was trying in desperation to find som... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 09:56:44 EST I'm confused http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x52868627 I answered a message that was sent to me, but I don't see it on the site. I'm sure I did something wrong, but don't know what it was. <BR> <BR> June Sun, 7 Apr 2013 15:16:23 EST Happy Easter!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x52758675 <em>449</em> <em>126</em> <em>449</em> <em>126</em> <em>449</em> <em>126</em> <em>449</em> <em>126</em> <em>449</em> <BR> <BR> Awake, thou wintry earth <BR> Fling off thy sadness! <BR> Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth <BR> Your ancient gladness <BR> ~Thomas Blackburn, "An Easter Hymn" <BR> <BR> May you feel the hope of new beginnings, love and happiness during this joyful Easter holiday! <BR> <BR> <em>449</em> <em>126</em> <em>449</em> <em>126</em> <... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 19:47:56 EST Chickpea Flatbreads http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x52655897 To vary the flavor, try adding diced onion, garlic or different spices and herbs to the batter. If you use cake pans instead of a cast-iron skillet, make sure they can withstand the intense heat of a broiler. <BR> <BR> Chickpea flour is available at Mediterranean markets, on the baking aisle at Whole Foods Markets and on the natural foods aisle at Giant stores. <BR> <BR> MAKE AHEAD: The batter for these flatbreads needs to rest for a few hours at room temperature or overnight in the refrige... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 06:55:32 EST Let's Move - 2013!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x52617738 Moving more and eating less works!!! We're taking care of the eating part by following the G.I. plan, but let's also work on the other part of the equation - moving. So come by as often as you can, daily will bring the best results, and let us know how you are "moving and grooving". Some days will be better than others, but consistency is the key - so "Let's Move"!!! Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:03:24 EST 5 Foods with Low Glycemic that might surprise you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x52582508 The Glycemic Index, or GI, is a ranking given to carbohydrates as a measure of their effect on blood sugar. A lower number on the scale means that a food is less likely to raise blood glucose. Consuming low glycemic carbohydrates can help reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease and obesity. <BR> <BR> What Is a Low GI? <BR> <BR> The glycemic index scale ranges from 0 to 100, with 100 being a food that has the greatest effect on blood sugar. A carbohydrate food that scores 55 or lower is ... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 05:36:38 EST Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x52572592 <em>137</em> <em>440</em> <em>137</em> <em>440</em> <em>137</em> <em>440</em> <em>137</em> <em>440</em> <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> An Irish Blessing <BR> <BR> Lucky stars above you, <BR> Sunshine on your way, <BR> Many friends to love you, <BR> Joy in work and play, <BR> Laughter to outweigh each care, <BR> In your heart a song, <BR> And gladness waiting everywhere, <BR> All your whole life long! <BR> <BR> Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> <em>44... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 12:15:30 EST "How to stop evening eating" by Favall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x52557046 A Blog by FAVALL Friday, March 15, 2013 <BR> <BR> I have 2 items for you to consider that really helped me get past evening binge eating. <BR> <BR> After dinner, I used to sit watching TV, with all of the food commercials. The result was a pattern of visual and emotional triggers, bad choices, guilt and shame. The self-talk raged with emotions while reviewing the events and disappointments of the day. I was especially affected, if I was lonely, bored, stressed, or tired. It built all even... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 08:51:31 EST Cabbage Soup Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x52534730 K, I know we all have had this soup in one way, shape or form....it is soooo good for you!!!!! My house is smelling mighty fine right now! <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2428767 </link> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 17:07:19 EST I am your new co-leader! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x52529928 Hi All!! I have definitely felt an outpouring of love from this team already and I've only been co-leader for less than 24 hours!! This is a subject that is very near and dear to me and I hope I can help you reach your goals, and we can help keep each other motivated to choose not the path of least resistance, but the path of health. If you have any food, meal plan, or fitness questions, or just plain need a kick in the pants to get off the couch and do something, just let me know! Thu, 14 Mar 2013 10:43:46 EST Back from vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25331x58961x52470274 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> We got home last night from our trip to Hawaii, followed by a visit to our son and daughter-in-law in Santa Monica. <BR> <BR> We love to go to Hawaii this time of year, partly to escape our cold weather but mostly to see the whales. In past years we have done lots of snorkeling because we love seeing the fish and turtles while listening to the whales sing. This year the water was pretty rough so we only went a couple of times. We did go out on a dinner cruise in Ko... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 13:26:25 EST New to the team.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x52459171 Hi everyone, I'm Hope. <BR> I've been on and off of SP for the past few years. It's just so hard to find balance between the kids, hubby, house, work, and healthy eating and exercise. I've cut out eating sweets for the past 4 months now. As in cakes, cookies, ice cream etc. When I'm craving sweets I go to fruits or a yogurt. I took out sugar from my coffee and tea. Only drink diet soda's and my weight is still not really budging. <BR> <BR> I know I have to exercise and also cut out breads, ... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 16:07:43 EST March - what are your goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x52351119 So for March, <BR> <BR> No gum; only makes me want more sugar <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Workout; 6 days a week, at least 30 minutes <em>314</em> <BR> <BR> Food; track my food and eat mostly low Glycemic <em>481</em> <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 Mar 2013 08:36:52 EST Howdy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x52345513 Hi folks, <BR> I am new to this team and have been around SP for a few months. I recently finished the SP Official Diabetic 8 week weight loss challenge. Part of the education classes had information about glycemic indexing but I'd like to learn more. <BR> <BR> I've been a Type 2 diabetic for about 15 years with my numbers under control. I've been on a weight loss effort for 5 years, with a second breast cancer event in the middle. I'm down from a highest weight of 366 pounds to my current... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 19:53:59 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x52343174 I just found my way over here to spark people after a long absence. I was looking around for some no sugar recipes and found this team. About 12 years ago I had lost a significant amount of weight by following The Sugarbusters books, and then life and three pregnancies and three small children later ... I realized I was pretty heavy again. I've dug out my old books again and now 10+ lbs lighter than a month ago, I really want to make this my way of eating. I do feel much better already. M... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 16:30:04 EST Chicken/Vege etable/Black Bean soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x52335545 Came up with this one today. <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2412643 </link> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 07:24:43 EST March GI Newsletter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x52334615 March GI Newsletter "University of Sydney" Australia <BR> <BR> <link>www.glycemicindex.com/blog/2013/Mar/<BR>mar2013.pdf </link> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 05:28:27 EST Feeling hopeless http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x52309800 Hi Group- <BR> I just need a little extra incouragment today. I feel like this weight wont EVER budge! I have made healthier choices for myself and I am expecting to see a difenrce in the scale- its not budging and I am loosing hope. Whats wrong with me? Why os my body broken? I work out often and I track well too- UGGHHHH! <em>39</em> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:01:35 EST From a Family of Diabetics! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x52308901 Hello!! I am Heather. My mom's side of the family are all overweight and diabetic, my dad's side of the family is the same. When I was in high school my dad was diagnosed borderline diabetic. My mom read the Sugar Busters book, changed our eating, and we all lost a ton of weight and my dad was able to control his blood sugar without medication, just diet and exercise. <BR> <BR> In June of last year, my mom was killed in a car accident. Since then, people have been bringing meals to my parent... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:47:38 EST What do you have for snacks? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25331x58961x52297749 Today I had, <BR> <BR> pre-breakfast: Mozz stick <BR> <BR> after lunch: blueberries/strawberries <BR> <BR> before dinner; baby carrots/celery dipped in wholly guacamole. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:50:23 EST What did you eat for breakfast? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25331x58961x52295970 Hi tell me what you ate for breakfast! <em>180</em> this is what i would eat for breakfast <em>495</em> That is what i would eat for lunch <em>341</em> and i will eat anything that i get from the store for dinner Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:15:22 EST Moriccan Chicken and Lentils http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x52272437 <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2406717 </link> <BR> <BR> Yummy..... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 05:17:21 EST New to Sparkpeopl e...again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x52263431 Hi everyone, my name is Pam. I started Sparking back in 2006 near as I can figure. I did fine for a while, Then fell back into old bad habits. I am trying to start again, this time with my bubby. So far, not so good, but I am not giving up. I found out in 2 years ago I am diabetic. I am not new to the diabetic scene. I took care of my mom who was insulin dependent for 10 years 24-7 till her death in 2001. So yes I do know a lot about how to eat and care for myself. But to be honest, it has be... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 13:09:00 EST New to the Group Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x52190649 Hello Team <BR> I'm Val..... I'm a busy mom of three that works full time and I am on the quest of my life to get healthy. I am one of those "fit and fat" type of people- I LOVE going to the gym...I love taking different classes. But I struggle with my food addiction and my old beliefs. I want to set a good example for my kiddos. But I really cant help others until I really start helping myself. <BR> I think this group will give me great ideas to help control the always hungry feeling. ... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:41:26 EST Quinoa and Black Beans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x52149183 Yummy and very very good for you! <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2395973 </link> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 12:25:58 EST February GI News http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x52145041 February GI News Letter <BR> <BR> <link>www.glycemicindex.com/blog/2013/Feb/<BR>feb2013.pdf </link> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 05:31:13 EST This is a great website "GI Listing" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x52131936 <link>gilisting.com/easy-gi-diet/ </link> <BR> <BR> Steps to permanent, stable weight loss <em>193</em> <BR> <BR> There are two steps in Easy Low GI Diet weight-loss plan: <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> o Step I : During this step, weight reduction, avoid Yellow and Red zone Foods instead focus on eating Green zone Foods that are low G.I. and also low in sugar and fat. <BR> <BR> o Step II : Once you've achieved your desired weight, you enter step II, maintenance, and you can start to... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:03:23 EST Books - What GI books do you have? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25331x58961x52128018 The Glycemic Index Diet for Dummies <BR> <BR> The Glycemic Index Diet Cookbook for Dummies <BR> <BR> The New Glucose Revolution <BR> <BR> The Good Carb Cookbook "Secrets of Eating Low on the Glycemic Index <BR> <BR> Low GI Diet Shoppers Guide 2013 <BR> <BR> I love them all! Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:00:07 EST Happy Valentine's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x52122848 Happy Valentine's Day! <BR> <BR> Some fun trivia about this day: <BR> <BR> - February 14th is the second most popular card-giving holiday. Christmas is the first. <BR> - Men spend an average of $156.22 on Valentine's Day gifts, flowers and cards. Women, by contrast, spend just $85.08. <BR> - The first heart-shaped box of candy was sold in 1868 by Richard Cadbury. <BR> - The expression "wear your heart on your sleeve" comes from a Middle Ages Valentine's Day tradition. Young men and women ... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:41:49 EST custom meal plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x52116537 Hi, I'm Christopher. I signed onto Sparkpeople because I read you can get suggested meal plans. I need to do low glycemic index meals. Can someone tell me where to find the page to tell the site what my SO and I like to eat? Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:16:18 EST GI Food Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25331x58961x52064779 This game should help us learn what the glycemic indexes of various foods are. <BR> <BR> Name a food that starts with the third letter of the previous food listed, determine whether it is a low (green), moderate (yellow) and high (red), then place a goodie with the appropriate colour next to it, i.e. <em>193</em> , <em>160</em> , <em>227</em> . If you have to research what the GI is of the food chosen then do so - we'll all be learning this way. <BR> <BR> Here's an example: <BR> <BR... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:29:47 EST Mushroom / Barley Soup (Low Glycemic) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x52062101 I came up with this one this morning. This is low glycemic, but if you are watching sodium, seems a bit high. <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2388520 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> OKAY I tasted it.....wow oh wow, it is so goodddddddd...can't wait until lunch! Sun, 10 Feb 2013 09:47:55 EST How about a joke for the day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25331x58961x52059622 I don't exercise at all. If God had wanted me to touch my toes <BR> He would have put them up higher on my body. <BR> <em>406</em> <BR> <BR> Of course I exercise, but thought this one was cute...I just surf the net and find inspirational quotes, jokes, etc. Sun, 10 Feb 2013 05:02:22 EST Chris from Connecticut http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x52054642 Hi! to all.......... <BR> <BR> I do much better if I eat LG. I have more energy and don't feel bloated. right now I have fallen off the wagon. I am eating mostly the same foods but putting things like maple syrup on them--example: oatmeal. <BR> <BR> Or--wanting toast --then putting 'butter ' on it. <BR> <BR> In the summer I did very well by having green drinks in the blender. But in winter they don't seem so satisfying. <BR> <BR> chris <BR> <BR> Sat, 9 Feb 2013 18:33:04 EST I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x51988800 Hi, I'm Patty and I just joined. I am familiar with the low glycemic index as I tried the Zone way of eating a few years ago. I just bought the book The gi Diet yesterday. My husband is willing to give this a shot and it is so much easier doing it with someone. Now if only I had a workout partner....anyway, I live in PA, married with 4 sons 26, 23 and twins 19. Only the twins live at home. Looking forward to getting to know everyone! Tue, 5 Feb 2013 10:27:31 EST Chia Seeds and it's benefits for weight loss, etc. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25253x58961x51968357 Check this out, remember Chia pets, well little did we know they are a very very healthy and beneficial food and tool for weight loss and very healthy!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.mychiaseeds.com/Articles/Top10Ch<BR>iaBenefits.html </link> Mon, 4 Feb 2013 05:59:47 EST The Glycemic Index Diet for Dummies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25253x58961x51955277 Hi friends, please don't post to this page, just to make it easier to get to. Thanks Much!! <BR> <BR> Hi, I have bought this book that has started this new lifestyle path for me and my husband will soon join. <BR> <BR> Check out this site, below is the link to a cheat sheet, as well as if you would like to buy the book or perhaps rent from your local library. <BR> <BR> <link>www.dummies.com/how-to/content/the-g<BR>lycemic-index-diet-for-dummies-cheat-s<BR>heet.html </link> Sun, 3 Feb 2013 08:56:43 EST Quinoa and Black Beans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x51949323 Here's a nice alternative to black beans and rice and it's a green and yellow light recipe from <BR> <link>allrecipes.com/Recipe/Quinoa-and-Bla<BR>ck-Beans/Detail.aspx?prop24=RD_Related<BR>Recipes </link> <BR> <BR> Quinoa and Black Beans <BR> <BR> Makes 10 servings <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 1 teaspoon vegetable oil <BR> 1 onion, chopped <BR> 3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped <BR> 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa <BR> 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth <BR> 1 teaspoon ground cumin <BR> 1/4 teaspoon ca... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 20:36:30 EST Some fun facts about you!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25331x58961x51942721 I'm a Christian <em>296</em> <BR> I love to fish!!!! <em>492</em> <BR> I love cats! <em>240</em> <BR> I really don't like to cook <em>481</em> <BR> I certainly do not like clothes shopping <em>206</em> <BR> I toooo love bike riding <em>332</em> <BR> Oh ya and exercise <em>314</em> <BR> Walking on a nice day <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> How about you!!! Sat, 2 Feb 2013 11:18:41 EST RED "HIGH Glycemic Foods' Avoid if possible http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x51939540 My dear teammates, <em>220</em> please don't post to this thread, it will make it easier for everyone to find the information. <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> Avoid eating from this list of Red/High GI foods. If you do, please do so on occasion, maybe once a week and include a Low GI food with it to help keep the glucose levels lower. <BR> Not sure about all the meats, maybe the target here is to avoid higher fat meats. Not sure how this would effect glucose, if at all. <BR> <BR> GiListin... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 07:17:57 EST YELLOW "Medium Glycemic Foods" eat sparingly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x51939452 My dear teammates, <em>220</em> please don't post to this thread, it will make it easier for everyone to find the information. <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> Eat from this list of Yellow foods occasionally (maybe 2-3 times a week), and moderation of course :) <BR> <BR> GiListing.com <BR> <link>www.gilisting.com/gi-food-table/ </link> <BR> <BR> DRINKS <BR> Milk,1% <BR> Diet soft drinks, Caffeinated <BR> Juice, unsweetened <BR> Red wine <BR> Vegetable juices <BR> <BR> BREADS <BR> Cri... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 07:00:27 EST Another new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x51938062 Hi, my name is Deb. I have a male Siamese named Ma Ling (AKA LingLing). I think we're going to enjoy this team. Thanks for inviting us. <BR> <BR> <BR> Deb & LingLing Sat, 2 Feb 2013 00:31:20 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25331x58961x51923167 Hi everyone, thought it would be fun if we could share our birthday, not year of course, but Month and day.. <BR> <BR> My birthday is May 3 <em>44</em> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 05:58:09 EST Team vote! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25331x58961x51923125 Was wondering if everyone likes the team logo or would you like to see me change it up now and then.... <BR> <BR> The majority wins! So vote soon!! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 05:52:05 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x51915238 Hi everyone, thought it would be fun if we could share our birthday, not year of course, but Month and day.. <BR> <BR> My birthday is May 3 <em>44</em> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:27:48 EST New memeber http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x51912628 Hi I'm Emily Thu, 31 Jan 2013 12:55:02 EST How many points did you get on the sparkwheel? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x51912157 This is a fun activity for sparkpeople. Simply, list the number of points <em>87</em> you get on the wheel each time you visit sparkpeople! Have fun!!! Thu, 31 Jan 2013 12:23:17 EST List 3 things you are grateful for today!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x51911813 This is a positive thing to do!!! Please list three things in your life that you are grateful for today!!! They can be simple things to large and important things. Also, ok to list the same things, each time you post. I know I tend to be grateful, most grateful, for some of the same, most important things in my life!!! <em>67</em> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 12:00:49 EST Everyday Check-in List 1 favorite low GI food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x51911749 I think this is a fun idea!!! It will help our team to stay involved. If we have a few little fun things on here, just for fun, so we can all stay involved <em>30</em> , that would be great! So, this is the 1st of a few fun ideas I will be posting!!! Please join in, let's have some fun!!! Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:56:30 EST Lentils Puttanesca http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x51907202 I did a slight makeover on this recipe, using fresh mushrooms instead of dry and adding the barley right to the pot. <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2375487 </link> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 07:00:47 EST What I'm learning...how about you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25331x58961x51831111 Is that when I eat this way, my stomach doesn't feel like I ate a watermelon. <BR> <BR> When I lost weight before, if I had a bagel for breakfast, by afternoon I felt FAT. <BR> <BR> So I'm learning I feel thinner when I eat the right foods (low/med GI). <BR> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 10:17:32 EST Breakfast Ideas - have any good ones to share? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x51831034 Let's see, some of my breakfast favorites are: <BR> <BR> pumpernickel bread (1.5oz), 1 hard boiled egg diced, sliced however you like, and I found 100 cal guacamole packets...toast the bread, spread out the guacamole, add the egg..yummy <BR> <BR> 1/2 c. greek yogurt plain, cup mixed frozen berries (no sugar added), tbs of ground flax and packet of splenda (optional), mix all together..yummmy. I like my berries defrosted when you mix it up it is a beautiful color. You can also add .25 c of... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 10:12:32 EST Tilapia "Easiest Soup Ever" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x51813142 Hi my fellow GI'ers! <BR> <BR> I made this yesterday, needed something quick so made up this soup recipe..It was the best ever!!! Enjoy!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2365949 </link> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 04:48:29 EST Havard Health Publications http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x51716693 Glycemic index and glycemic load for 100+ foods <BR> <BR> Glycemic index and glycemic load offer information about how foods affect blood sugar and insulin. The lower a food's glycemic index or glycemic load, the less it affects blood sugar and insulin levels. Here you'll find a list of the glycemic index and glycemic load for more than 100 common foods. <link>www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/Glyc<BR>emic_index_and_glycemic_load_for_100_f<BR>oods.htm </link> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 06:34:35 EST BENEFITS of choosing Low GI Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x51667307 Do you want to know the effects of food on your blood sugar? Discover foods to improve overall wellness and health, making positive, lifestyle and diet change <BR> <BR> Choosing Low GI Foods, Green Zone Foods, can help you in: <em>140</em> <em>267</em> <BR> <BR> o Controlling and stabling your blood glucose levels <BR> o Controlling your cholesterol levels <BR> o Controlling your appetite <BR> o Controlling your weight <BR> o Lowering your risk of getting coronary heart disease ... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 05:06:56 EST Thank you for the invite! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x51666676 I look forward to learning more about the Glycemic Index and how everyone does on it! Wed, 16 Jan 2013 01:28:33 EST Hello from Natalie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x51663647 Hello! I just realized that I have not introduced myself! My name is Natalie and I am a type 2 Diabetic. I am trying to read as much as I can about the overlapping topics of low glycemic and low carb (yes, I know that they are different topics). <BR> <BR> I am looking for book recommendations too. I do have some on order from my library and if I find a perfect plan I will buy the book. <BR> <BR> I have been planning my own diet myself for all of my adult life. And it plain and simply h... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:25:17 EST Lentils and Eggplant Stew http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x51661405 Yummy and soooo good for youuuuu.....and very low GI...Enjoy!! Oh ya, easy to make..and fine by me as I hate being in the kitchen..welll maybe I'm starting to like it.. <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=690865 </link> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:17:31 EST Another introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x51655970 Hi <BR> <BR> My name is Susan. I'm 56, retired for a couple of years now, and fully able to devote myself to working on my health. I am diabetic and have high blood pressure. Since starting with SparkPeople July 27, 2012, I have had some great successes in controlling my diabetes and blood pressure. I started with blood sugar reading in the 150-190 range, and they are now in the 70-115 range. My BP the day I found this site was 190/110 - very scary, and the biggest reason I was looking... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 12:27:21 EST Hearty Lentil Soup & Corn Muffins!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x51649687 Here is the link to a recipe I copied out of the Glycemic Index Cookbook..I have made it a couple times already..very good with a corn muffin...which I also included the link here.. <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2345159 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2322220 </link> <BR> <BR> Corn muffins are considered Medium GI foods, so goes great with a Low GI food. <BR> <BR> YUMMY Tue, 15 Jan 2013 04:19:38 EST Hi there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x51632286 Just joined the team! I've been eating clean for some time....after the holidays and some "not so good" eating....turned to a Low GI diet! Started a week ago and I am feeling GREAT! Losing some of my double holiday weight gain! <BR> <BR> I've been on SP since 2007...really got into research and finally figured out what my body needed and started dropping pounds by 2009! I was on the cycle of lose 5 lbs...gain 2...lose 3...and 3 for the first few years. Everybody's body is different. So, I ... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 07:18:29 EST High Glycemic Foods - Try to Avoid http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x51574902 So the list is rather small, thankfully. As for potatoes, red are medium index. Idaho are the worst offenders. Some of may favorites are listed here! Even though Watermelon is high, it is good for you, so moderation is key. <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST CEREAL <BR> Cornflakes <BR> Sultana Bran <BR> Bran flakes <BR> Coco Pops <BR> Puffed Wheat <BR> Oats in Honey Bake <BR> Team <BR> Total <BR> Cheerios <BR> Rice Krispies <BR> Weetabix <BR> <BR> FRUITS <BR> Watermelon (in moderation and on occassio... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:43:03 EST GREEN "Low Glycemic Foods - Enjoy" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x51574505 My dear teammates, <em>220</em> please don't post to this thread, it will make it easier for everyone to find the information. <BR> <em>304</em> <BR> Eat from this list of green foods with every meal, and moderation of course :) <BR> <BR> GiListing.com <BR> <link>www.gilisting.com/low-gi-food-list/2<BR>006/07/gi-of-vegetables.html </link> <BR> <BR> BEVERAGES <BR> Bottled water <BR> Chocolate, white, Milky Bar® <BR> Club soda <BR> Decaffeinated coffee ,skim milk, non sweet <BR> ... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:17:51 EST Pledge Allegiance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x51558835 k, I found this on a friends sparkpage so I'm coping it here: <BR> <BR> I pledge allegiance to my health <BR> to not compare myself to anyone else <BR> With fruits and vegetables I'll fill my tray <BR> and get nice and sweaty every day. <BR> <BR> I have only this body and this one heart <BR> so today's the day I'm going to start <BR> Eating less chips and less sugary drinks <BR> and before I eat I'm going to think! <BR> <BR> (Author Unknown) Wed, 9 Jan 2013 17:40:04 EST Perfect place to share foods, recipes, etc. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25252x58961x51548874 I think this will be great to share foods, recipes, and your experiences with the new foods! Wed, 9 Jan 2013 05:21:09 EST We are in this together! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25253x58961x51548866 Hi my friends, if you have any questions, please feel free to stop by my sparkpage or post here so that others can learn from your experience. <BR> <BR> Bring on the questions, and I'll do the research to find the answer! <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Jan 2013 05:19:58 EST Gylcemic Index & Weight Management http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x51506422 My dear teammates, <em>220</em> please <em>227</em> don't post to this thread, it will make it easier for everyone to find the information. <BR> <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> Newsletters from the Glycemic Index Foundation <BR> <BR> January 2013 - Newsletter <BR> <link>www.glycemicindex.com/blog/2013/Jan/<BR>jan2013.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> September 2012 - Newsletter <BR> <link>www.gisymbol.com.au/cmsAdmin/uploads<BR>/GIF-FACT-SHEET-Weight-Management-Sept<BR>ember_001.pdf </link> <B... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 18:15:27 EST 10 Tips for Reducing the GI of your diet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x51506354 My dear teammates, <em>220</em> please <em>227</em> don't post to this thread, it will make it easier for everyone to find the information. <BR> <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> K, the whole point overall is switch High GI foods with Low or Medium. Focus on the foods you can eat, not what you can't eat. An occasional High GI is acceptable especially for events where you want to have a piece of cake! :) <BR> <BR> 10 tips for reducing the GI of your diet <BR> <BR> 1. Pile half your dinner... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 18:10:02 EST Health Benefits of low GI eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x51506303 My dear teammates, <em>220</em> please <em>227</em> don't post to this thread, it will make it easier for everyone to find the information. <BR> <em>304</em> Also a link below. <BR> <BR> The scientific evidence supporting the health benefits of a healthy low GI diet is overwhelming. <BR> <BR> 1. Help to fill you up and keep you feeling satisfied for longer, avoiding over eating or too much snacking. <BR> 2. Lower your insulin levels which makes fat easier to burn and less likel... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 18:06:51 EST Weight Loss Check In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x51502125 I'm think this would be fun if anyone would like to join in. I'm going to weigh myself once per week and post my result. I have not weighed in months and I was scared to do it, but I did and guess what! I lost 9 pounds. So, currently, I am at 191 lbs. yea!! I think Sundays would be a good check in day each week. My goal is to lose weight and be healthy! <em>239</em> <BR> <BR> January 13, 2013 - Oh No! I am up a few, 195 lbs. <em>46</em> It must be water weight. I don't eat THA... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 13:18:08 EST Trivia from Spark-According to the glycemic index http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x51501378 Via Spark Trivia <BR> According to the glycemic index people should eat more foods...with <BR> Low Glycemic Index <BR> or High Glycemic Index <BR> <BR> Answer Low Glycemic Index <BR> <BR> One system for classifying carbohydrates is the glycemic index. The glycemic index ranks foods on how they affect blood sugar level by measuring how much the blood sugar increases after one eats. For example, white bread is digested quickly into glucose, causing blood sugar to spike quickly. Therefore wh... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 12:26:16 EST A little bit about me and why I started the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58961x51489651 I actually joined a spark team "Low Glycemic Index Eating" but to my surprise no activity for months. When I stopped by some of the team members spark pages I did not see any activity. What I did do, was send an invite to individuals that have recent status updates, in hopes to entice others to join me.. <BR> <BR> I have been following this for about a month now and can tell you that bloated feeling is gone, even though I have quite a bit of weight to lose yet. <BR> <BR> My urges to binge... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 18:00:03 EST Low Gl Diet, Benefits = Info Links http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58961x51480731 Here are a couple links to get you started on what the benefits of eating low glycemic foods could have on your life. <BR> <BR> <link>www.gisymbol.com.au/ </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.the-gi-diet.org/lowgifoods/ </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/Glyc<BR>emic_index_and_glycemic_load_for_100_f<BR>oods.htm </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.glycemicindex.com/index.php </link> <BR> <BR> <link>ginews.blogspot.com/2011/04/gi-symbo<BR>l-news-with-dr-alan-ba... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 06:23:05 EST