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Benefits of a Low-Glycemic Diet

Research continues to accumulate showing the health benefits of eating a low-glycemic diet. At this point, health professionals see the value in following a low-glycemic diet, along with other healthy [more…]

The Glycemic Index and Weight Loss

The glycemic index is a tool you can use as part of your overall weight-control and healthy-eating strategies. What does every traditional weight-loss diet have in common? Each one promotes its own twist [more…]

Combining Low-Glycemic Foods with Calorie Awareness

Following a low-glycemic diet isn't a stand-alone solution for weight loss. Like it or not, you still need to pay attention to the amount of calories you take in each day. [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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

How to Create More Control in Your Daily Glycemic Load

One way to take control of your glycemic load is to get into the kitchen. Cooking at home can significantly improve your chances of following a low-glycemic lifestyle. Keep in mind, with cooking you can [more…]

When to Seek Help from a Registered Dietitian

For many people, the easiest form of support to find is professional help from a registered dietitian. You don't always need professional help, but when you have health issues, such as high cholesterol [more…]

Enlist the Right Supporters of Your Low-Glycemic Diet

Sometimes finding other individuals who're also working on weight loss using a low-glycemic diet can be helpful, especially if they're people you already know. Then again, it's also a great way to make [more…]

Glycemic Index Programs

Programs related to the glycemic index, such as classes and conferences, are win-win scenarios: You receive information you can trust, and you build a new support group with fellow participants. Finding [more…]

Reasons for Food Cravings

Food cravings can occur for a variety of reasons, both psychological and physiological. After you know why your food cravings are happening (whether you are on a low-glycemic diet or otherwise), you can [more…]

How Low-Glycemic Foods Can Stop Cravings

Low-glycemic foods stimulate a slow increase in blood sugar; high-glycemic foods (as in the ones people tend to crave), on the other hand, trigger a fast spike in blood sugar. Excess intake of high-glycemic [more…]

How to Become a Mindful Eater

Emotional eating is usually unconscious eating, meaning you don't really think about what you're eating or why. You can score a major blow to your emotional-eating habit by being mindful of the foods you [more…]

Is Your Body Shape Leading to Higher Health Risk?

There are two common body shapes based on bone structure and how the body deposits fat — apple and pear. People who gain weight in their abdomen and chest have an apple shape, whereas people who gain weight [more…]

Track Your Diet and Exercise for Consistency

Whether you've hit a plateau after losing some weight or you've had a hard time getting your weight to budge in the first place, take the time to track your food intake and physical activity. You may feel [more…]

Practice Moderation with High-Glycemic, Special-Occasion Foods

Moderation is more important than ever during special occasions such as holidays, parties, and vacations. Creating a balance of low- and high-glycemic foods on your plate when faced with these challenges [more…]

How to Set Appropriate Weight-Loss Goals

Setting desired weight-loss goals is easy, but the goals people come up with often aren't appropriate for their age or build. Reaching an unrealistic goal weight requires much more exercise and a far lower [more…]

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