We all know that there are foods we should and shouldn’t eat. However, many of us have no idea if the carbs we are eating are “good carbs” or “bad carbs.” Even less of us know what the Glycemic index is, or how it can be used to benefit us. Originally, the glycemic index was commonly used to help people with diabetes. Foods with a HIGH rating were to be avoided so that they didn’t spike your blood sugar. Books related to the glycemic index shot up all over. Many famous diet books are also written using the index as somewhat of a guideline (South Beach Diet, Insulin Resistance Diet, etc.).
“Muscle and Fitness Hers” Wrote a Quick blurb about this topic as it relates to working out.
Eating a meal containing (GI) carbohydrates before exercise may result in a higher rate of fat-burning during exercise, report Loughborough University (Leicestershire, United Kingdom) researchers in the American Journal of .
In two trials, eight healthy, active women ate a test breakfast that provided 2 grams of carbohydrates per kilogram of bodyweight – one meal was low GI, the other high GI – three hours before the subjects ran at 65% VO2 max for an hour. During exercise, the estimated rate of fat-burning was greater in the subjects in the low GI trial than in subjects who ate the high GI breakfast.Use it:Before you do cardio, consider having oatmeal or some tuna on a slice of whole-grain bread three hours before your (source)
Ok, this article is getting printed out and shown to clients! There are STILL far too many people who believe that exercise “erases” everything! Not enough people are focusing on nutrition. Yes, exercise is great for your body and it builds muscle that eventually increases your metabolism; however, if you are trying to lose weight you must educate yourself to eat high quality, low sugar meals.
* To See The Glycemic Index For Common Foods… Click Here!
(CES, PES, CPT, BS)