New Wellness plan?

Saturday, September 08, 2012

My husband's insurance company has offered free services. I've just completed one for diabetics (even though I'm not really there yet). Anyways, they called and gave me another list to choose from....weight loss was on it. So I had my first phone appt Thurs. I gave her a mini health history talking about my insulin resistance and my goals.

She gave me a lot of info. She also has suggested I eat Low Glycemic Index foods. Which seems to be lower carb food. Also she advised to always always eat protein with my carbs. I've read about that before. She said I have to do more strength training. I need to build muscle because they absorb excess glucose, instead of my body storing it.

Now I've looked at the site and printed out the list of foods they have... I want to find a more extensive list. Most of the ones I've found have the same stuff. It lists the food, low/med/high GI, and the number value.

Any one know of a bigger, broader list? This site had a lot listed, but I don't see some stuff I eat on there, and don't know what category they fall.

Has anyone ever been put on this plan? I mean a lot of it seems very "DUH, that makes sense" but some foods in different categories surprised me on where they are in the GI. Pumpernickel for example is on the lower side of the GI. I've been avoiding it for a long time, and now I found out it's one of the better breads....
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    Thanks, guys.

    Libra73, It's something to look into. The foods that I have found, really are on the same list I've received from previous nutritionist and doctors for diabetes. Just more categorized. It seems you can be more aware of your choices while combining them to make a meal. Like, not all fruit is equal...or dairy...or grains... It wouldn't be a good idea to have two items from different food groups that are both considered med/high GI. Maybe one of them then go for lower GI foods to complete the meal.

    I dunno, I'm still learning it.
    2263 days ago
  • LIBRA73
    I would totally try that! I may have to look into something like that myself!
    2264 days ago
    I've never been on the plan but I've looked at books in the book store that give good lists of what the index number is for many foods. Spark People also has a list in one of their articles.

    Good luck as you look into this new eating plan. You can do it!!!!!!!!!
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