Through my years of experience I have observed the eating habits of many. After counseling hundreds of people with their food intake and watching how the previous foods affected their bodies; I have come the the conclusion that sugar is the enemy and should be monitored in some way, shape or form. When I say “sugar” I mean carbs, refined sugars, and even natural sugars.
How Is The Glycemic Index Going To Help Me Lose Weight????
If you’ve read about the glycemic index, or have seen it on the latest Jenny Craig commercial, then you would know that it is a rating based on how that particular food breaks down into sugars (glucose) in your blood. The amount of glucose in your blood triggers your insulin to break down the product and use it as fuel. HOWEVER, not all foods are created equal.
Some (low GI foods) break down at a slower rate, allowing your body to use them more efficiently, which causes your body to store less as fat. The high glycemic foods (high points on GI scale) break down rapidly causing your body to store the excess because it can’t use all of it fast enough.
The Big Debate
In the past, it was thought that by adding protein to high glycemic foods, your blood sugar would not spike (or cause you to store). However, I think that people who are prone to store weight in their midsection, and upper body are more sensitive to carbs. For them, it’s more about what they eat that determines how they store fat. Sure, increasing your protein intake is good, but it won’t solve your problems if you drink a protein shake with a donut.
Below is a list of foods of low and high glycemic foods. For 3 weeks, eat nothing but low glycemic foods while still maintaining the same calorie intake as you have been. This way we can control the variables. Meats count as no points.
Ok, don’t forget, the scale isn’t always the best way to measure success. You should write down how you feel, how much energy you have and also what your measurements are!!
Write in and except the challenge… don’t forget… I will be doing this will you as well. Let’s see if we can change our bodies together!!
* Note: You can start this at any time, it doesn’t have to be at the same time as us. If you do this program 3 months from now, we still want to know how you did and what you thought of this program.
Glycemic Index Food Chart
Low Glycemic Index food (less than 55)
Foods with GI index between 55 and 70 are consider intermediate
High Glycemic Index food GI (more than 70)
Click HERE to visit the Glycemic Index. Post it on your fridge and one for at work.