Glycemic Index Diet For Dummies, 2nd Edition
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Snacking can be an important strategy for regulating blood sugar levels. Just make sure the snacks you choose are healthy and have a low-glycemic load. Keep several of these low-glycemic snacks on hand and you won't find yourself munching on popcorn or crackers.

  • Low-fat yogurt with a sprinkle of chopped nuts

  • Apple slices with an ounce of almonds

  • Low-fat string cheese

  • Bean dip or hummus with raw vegetables

  • Hard-boiled egg

  • Fresh fruit

  • Celery with peanut butter

  • Smoothie made with fresh fruit and milk or yogurt (okay to use soy or almond milk)

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Meri Raffetto, RD, is the founder and developer of Real Living Nutrition Services, providing online weight loss programs to empower people to make small changes to achieve lasting results. Meri specializes in weight management and heart disease prevention and is a member of the American Dietetic Association.

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