More Celebrities Bestow the Benefits of the G.I. Diet
Kylie Minogue, Bill & Hillary Clinton - every so often a diet gets the backing of the rich and famous. The G.I. diet is the latest receiver and by the look of those doing the talking, it certainly seems to work.
What is the G.I. diet?
(glycemic index) is a
rating given to foods with carbohydrate. It was discovered after analyzing
the effect some foods have on blood sugar levels. Some caused big
changes while others didn't. These changes are represented on a scale and that scale is the Glycemic
How does the G.I. diet help weight loss?
After eating a low G.I. food your energy levels are smooth and constant.
With a high value your energy level increases sharply and briefly, the drop is equally dramatic. The drop makes you feel
like having a snack this is the main cause of weight
Does the G.I. diet prohibit any food types?
It has no restrictions like a low carb one does. The G.I. number is known for a wide range of foods and the diet only requires you eat the low ones most of the time.
Some food types can vary enormously in their G.I. despite being the same type. White bread has a high number whereas whole meal bread has a low one. This is why an accurate list is a must.
Definitely one to consider
With the G.I. diet being
good nutritionally you won't go short of the vitamins and minerals you need. It's easy
to follow and the foods are cheap and readily available. The nature of
the diet centering around sugar makes it ideal for diabetics.
Sample list of foods and their G.I. values
All alcoholic drinks are bad for this diet, try to limit the amount and go for red wine if you have to.