Regaining my wardrobe and thoughts about Food with high Glycemic Index

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

At the beginning of the month I started taking care of my diet, started to send my personal trainer food diary and couple of weeks ago I started going to the GYM lifting weights.

Now only 28 days later I am starting to fit into my old clothes that are smaller but this morning I was able to wear trousers that have not fitted since I started my cancer journey.


There is something my trainer let me do that I am not used to but after lifting weights she wants me to eat food with high Glycemic Index and also some protein.

OK.. no problem, but do you know what kind of food has high Glycemic Index :) :) :) :) :)

White bred
White rice
Lucky Charms
Jelly bears
Fat free ice cream

and so on (chocolate has to much fat)....

The thought about this is that when you lift weights you need the protein to go to the muscles and one way doing that is to eat food that makes your body push your insulin status high in the air and when the body does that it pushes the protein to go into your muscles fast! By doing this your muscles start to "heal them self" quickly after lifting weights. (I know this is a really simple way of explaining this)

SO! When I come home from practice I eat Lucky Charms (55g) and fat free milk and some Skyr (that is a protein product).

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  • no profile photo CD4334455
    I love Skyr!
    3481 days ago
    MMM, never heard that one. Happy for you about the trousers fitting, GREAT!..woo hoo!

    3512 days ago
    Mmm lucky charms!! But the marshmallows have a weird texture that make me get goosebumps :(
    3513 days ago
    Good for you: you're doing great!! It feels wonderful to get back into fave clothes!!
    3513 days ago
    I hope those results keep coming! I miss skyr! We used to be able to buy it in Manitoba but no more:(
    3513 days ago
    Congrats on the wardrobe win!!

    I'll be curious to know how the Lucky Charms work for you.

    3513 days ago
  • SHEILA1505
    I just knew I was missing my Jelly Babies!!!
    Now I've got permission to get them again (well.... little packets maybe)

    3513 days ago
    Frosted Lucky Charms: "They're magically delicious!"

    Or so the commercial here in there States says.

    Wouldn't you get the same benefits from whole grain breads, brown rice and fruits?
    3513 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/28/2011 11:29:27 AM
    Sounds like a good snack to me! Great job on all your progress - you are rocking!
    3513 days ago
    Yes I knew about having the protien after strength training, but I would still prefer the healthier carbs. I eat bananas and peanut butter with wholemeal bread.
    3513 days ago
  • LAURIE5658
    Sweet!!! Literally! This is very interesting and THANK YOU for the info!
    3514 days ago
    YES Lot's of Fruit Loops!!! :)
    3514 days ago
    Interesting! I hadn't heard that before. I know from the ChaLean Extreme strength training that she doesn't advise going low carb and doing her program. Carbs are needed for strength training, too. I saw a nutritionist who said that a regular cup of soymilk would be a good workout drink as it has carbs and protein. It did occur to me that I had to switch back to regular instead of unsweetened to get the carbs, and I only allow myself to drink it after those intense workouts. (I drink unsweetened West Soy vanilla soymilk otherwise, and perhaps too much of it!)

    Trainers in our country usually don't have nutritional training, and I've noticed warnings that they are not supposed to give nutritional advice (unless they do have nutrition training). I'm glad that you are finding what works for you!

    And thank you for motivating me to sign up for a gym membership and get back to the gym as bad weather hits. I'm still waiting for my gym card.


    3514 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/28/2011 8:22:46 AM
    What? No fruit loops? I'm disappointed :-)
    3514 days ago
    Interesting! Best of luck to you on your journey!
    3514 days ago
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