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3/4/13 5:39 A

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Hi Dee, funny most of us eating the low GI way already, so it surely is tweaking or eliminating a few things. I had 2 birthday parties last week and had cake, a NO NO, but at parties I won't do without :)

Now if I was a baker and had to give up baking, that would be hard.

I gave up mostly all the bad stuff I was eating. I have a few recipes on here I shared..I'm a lentil lover so a lot of my recipes are lentil or barley based. Both very good for us.

K, off to get ready for work..have a great week!

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3/2/13 3:55 P

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Hi
I have been intrested in the GI food way to go for a few months but have been a little bit slow catching up, I understand the scale and now I have just go to make the right choice's.
As you said in an early post it is about little steps isn't it, I know if I try to do everything at once that is one sure way to fall off the health wagon.
Just wanted to wish everyone good luck and any suggestions for good meals would be appreciated, I really need to get into cooking more lol.
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2/11/13 12:08 P

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2/10/13 2:39 P

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Chris I would say a good choices!!!

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2/10/13 10:09 A

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I often eat oatmeal for breakfast with nuts and chia seeds and maybe unsweetened almond milk.

steelcut oatmeal, not instant

What is the verdict about the GI on this breakfast?

chris

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1/22/13 7:04 P

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Yes, baby steps, adjusting to new foods...as we are all looking for the lifestyle change that we can live with..

I had a fantastic dinner, of pork tenderloin, carrots, zucchini, and 1/2 cup. uncle ben's rice...all moderation.

And that is wonderful you are taking in much less insulin..that is fantastic!!!

Keep us apprised of how well you do.



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I, too, am thinking of "progress not perfection". It's a big dietary change for me. I'm noticing that I am taking so much less insulin. I am using my "glycemic load" to eat fruits, which I really enjoy (they have become the new desserts and treats for me).

I know I need to shake things up a bit now. I had allowed myself too much cheese and nut butter and i need to cut way down on the cheese if I want to lose weight.

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One thing I just thought of that I think might help, I'm not sure, hope so, is: move towards progress, not perfection! That's something we can all do and it doesn't put too much pressure on ourselves. That's something I've always had a problem with, but I'm getting better at not being so hard on myself. It's a journey. Kinda like, "baby steps". We can feel good and proud of ourselves as we learn more and more each day and move closer and closer towards our goal. Plus, it's a lifestyle change! emoticon emoticon



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1/19/13 6:01 A

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I'm so glad that you addressed the GL Load. I'm thinking for me, If I use my tracker to keep my calories within range, and eat the low and med GI foods, that it will work. So far things are going well. Perhaps if you keep a list of your GI foods and rate their load, then you could easily do the same with keeping under a 100..which ever works. I think especially for the low and med gi foods, it is always good to keep to recommended servings sizses. For one pot meals, same applies, one serving with a low GI side.

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1/18/13 10:15 P

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Thanks. Yes, that all makes sense. I am looking up a lot of things now just to be sure I know I am eating okay. We eats lots of veggies and proteins, very little rice or potatoes, and stay away from sweets. I think I am sticking to it pretty well, and it's the way I enjoy eating. Haha - at least now. A few years ago, not so much. emoticon

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1/18/13 5:39 P

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A glycemic load of 6 is really good.

I use this site sometime to figure out the load of a food, but I don't use it unless a food is not on any of the lists nutritiondata.self.com/user/logout

To be honest, I don't pay attention to the load, unless I'm not sure if a lower glycemic food. Then the load comes in handy. Anything under a 10 is good.

As for mulitple ingredients, if you chose low and medium foods that will pretty much keep it low. Portion control, like with rice 1/2 cup only, say with a protein and veggie. So try not to get to caught up in the numbers or the 100, if you eat mostly low GI foods, you'll never get to a 100.

What I have read is there is a way to figure out the load if you know the GI index. All foods have not been tested yet. But I think might get too complicated.

Low: 10 or less
Med: 11 to 19
High: 20 or more

Glycemic index x Grams of Carbohydrates / 100
e.g., 45 X 8.6 = 387 / 100 = 3.9

Try to keep it simple and fun so you don't get frustrated, do you know what I mean?

I just find all the foods that are low and pick a medium with my dinner. Sweet and simple.

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I was trying to find the glycemic index for Fiber One. Usually when I google a "food" glycemic index, it will come right up. Fiber One didn't. What I did get was a "glycemic load" of 6, saying that 100 for the day is recommended. I'm wondering if there is a way to compute it from the nutrition label.

Also, what do you do about recipes with multiple ingredients? Is it just a matter of checking each ingredient to see its value?

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I know it is amazing..and the chart for High GI foods is very low..unfortuately I love potato chips and it is one of the worst offenders...but to feel good, I'll give them up :)

Let me know what book you are kidding :)

I worked out this morning as well...sometimes I try to talk myself out of it, but once I get going, I love it.

Glad you are feeling better already! It truly doesn't take long!

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Good morning! Earlier this morning I did a killer workout emoticon Even though I am waiting for the book on Low Glycemic (ordered on Amazon.com), I googled a chart to follow and already I am feeling the difference emoticon

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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.

Bring on the questions, and I'll do the research to find the answer!



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