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The Difference between Lifestyle Changes and Dieting

Have you noticed that lifestyle change is the hot new phrase these days? You see it in magazines, on television, and in the materials for popular diets. Plastering this phrase on products and touting it [more…]

How to Transition Your Family to a Low-Glycemic Lifestyle

Lifestyle changes, such as following a low-glycemic diet, don't affect just you; they affect your whole family. You may think “I don't want my family to have to make lifestyle changes just because I have [more…]

Tips for Getting Your Kids to Eat Healthier Foods

Parents really can help their kids eat better — whether they’re following a low-glycemic diet or not — and the process doesn’t have to be unpleasant. In fact, it can actually be a blast for you and your [more…]

The Glycemic Load of Common Bakery Treats, Breads, and Snacks

A glycemic load [GL] of 10 or less is considered low; a GL of 11 to 19 is considered medium; and a GL of 20 or more is considered high. Use the tables here to look up some of your favorite foods to see [more…]

The Glycemic Load of Common Beverages

What's the healthiest low-glycemic beverage? If you answered water, you're right. Plain, unflavored water quenches your thirst without adding anything, including calories, and it's exactly what your body [more…]

The Glycemic Load of Common Breakfast Items and Dairy Products

A good rule of thumb is to keep your total daily glycemic load under 100. Begin by choosing low-glycemic foods for breakfast and nutritional dairy products. If you choose mostly low- and medium-glycemic [more…]

The Glycemic Load of Common Fruits

Fruit sometimes (and undeservingly!) gets a bad rap because it's a sweet, natural source of carbohydrates. That's unfortunate, because fruits are quite good for you — they provide fiber, vitamins, minerals [more…]

The Glycemic Load of Common Grains and Legumes

Choose your grains carefully by searching out whole-grain food products that incorporate the lower-glycemic grains such as bulgur, buckwheat, quinoa, and wild rice. Replace higher-glycemic grains with [more…]

The Glycemic Load of Common Vegetables

Your mother was right: You really should eat more vegetables. The vast majority of vegetables provide plenty of vitamins and minerals along with a good dose of fiber and very few calories. As you can see [more…]

Fuel Your Exercise Routine with a Low-Glycemic Diet

What you eat can certainly impact how well you feel during your exercise routine. It can also determine whether you're getting the most out of your workout. Eating a nutritionally balanced low-glycemic [more…]

Pair a Low-Glycemic Breakfast with Moderate Exercise to Burn More Fat

The glycemic index is being observed more and more in scientific communities. One small British study published in March 2009 found that eating a low-glycemic breakfast enhances the fat-burning effects [more…]

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and a Low-Glycemic Diet

The exact reason polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) occurs isn't yet known, but scientists believe there may be a link between insulin resistance and PCOS, which is why a low-glycemic diet is helpful. [more…]

Low-Glycemic/High-Fiber, a Winning Combination

Fiber is an excellent weight-loss tool — in fact, it's one of the most important weapons in your weight-loss arsenal. When you chow down on foods that are low-glycemic [more…]

Hypothyroidism and a Low-Glycemic Diet

Thyroid hormones are in charge of your body's metabolism. People with hypothyroidism don't produce enough thyroid hormone, which means they have a slower-than-normal metabolism. Used in conjunction with [more…]

Heart Disease and a Low-Glycemic Diet

Eating a low-glycemic diet can help in the fight against heart disease. Heart disease takes many different forms, all of which affect the heart in different ways. The one common thread? If serious enough [more…]

Metabolic Syndrome and a Low-Glycemic Diet

Metabolic syndrome (also known as Syndrome X or insulin resistance syndrome) is a cluster of symptoms that include high cholesterol, high inflammation markers, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, high [more…]

Hypoglycemia and a Low-Glycemic Diet

Eating a low-glycemic diet counteracts hypoglycemia by maintaining an even level of blood sugar in your body throughout the day because you're not overindulging in high-glycemic foods. [more…]

Making the Switch to a Low-Glycemic Diet

To conquer negativity surrounding lifestyle changes, start thinking about all the benefits of your new diet plan. Doing so not only helps you feel better about your choices but also gives you the motivation [more…]

How Eating a Low-Glycemic Diet Lowers Your Risk of Chronic Diseases

Did you know you don't have to hit your goal weight to gain health benefits? You don't need to eat a perfect low-glycemic diet to lower your risk of disease either. Research shows you can improve your [more…]

Focusing on What You Can Eat on the Glycemic Index Diet

Research has shown that when a person is told not to eat something she tends to fixate on it, have more cravings, and wind up binging on that food item. Focusing on what you [more…]

Finding the Right Snacking Balance on a Low-Glycemic Diet

Snacking is one of the biggest challenges people face with weight loss. You may find yourself grazing throughout the day because of time, or you may discover that you tend to wait too long to eat, which [more…]

Planning Out Healthy Snacks: A Top Weight-Loss Strategy

Planning out healthy snacks is a solution to mindless grazing and waiting too long to eat. You may read this advice as a simple suggestion you've seen before, but it's a very important strategy and means [more…]

Making Low-Glycemic Snacks at Home: Recipes for Success

Although store-bought snacks are handy to have on hand, you can actually prepare many low-glycemic snacks in the comfort of your home. The following recipes are some great ones to make for your family [more…]

How to Choose and Prepare Lower-Glycemic Treats and Desserts

Most people like eating sweets, especially after dinner. This behavior is actually a ritual for some folks, something they've been conditioned to do since a young age. However, most treats and desserts [more…]

Convenience Foods and a Low-Glycemic Diet

Convenience foods have a place in your day-to-day life as an easy substitute to a home-cooked meal on extra-busy days. The original idea behind frozen foods, TV dinners, and other convenience foods was [more…]

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