Eating low Glycemic Index foods will release the glucose slowly, providing you with a steady level of energy and will let you lose weight easily.You still need to watch the fat content of your diet and eat fruits and veggies. Try to keep fat to 10 grams per day and your fiber from 35-50 grams.
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Constantly eating low fat foods or zero calorie foods can leave you hungry. Low fat food makes the glycemic index of carbohydrates without fat very high, then spikes blood sugar and makes sugar into fat. Eating small amounts of meat, poultry, fish like tuna or shell fish, eggs, nuts & seeds, tofu will not leave you hungry all the time. People mistake thirst for hunger also, so stay hydrated, milk, soup or a protein drink should help you stay full.
chosing a low glycemic diet is an important way to control appetite & weight. Look at the commericals for diet programs as they are based on low glycemic foods. These programs are based on low glycemic and portion control. Do it on your own and burn more calories, stay full longer, and reduce your appetite. The aim is to increase dietary fiber which slows down absorption and keeps you on an even keel keeping you satified longer. Not only for diabetics but for dieters too!
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