Low Glycemic Diet
On some food labels in Australia , you’ll find a product’s glycemic index indicator on the package, along with the customary info about fat, carbs and calories. Not all products carry the GI info, but some do.
The Glycemic Index was created 30 years ago in Toronto and is popular in Australia . It is popular here too. The premise of the GI diet is to try and judge how much your blood sugar will rise after eating a particular meal or food. This is important to know for people with diabetes. A low glycemic diet stresses that it’s important to avoid food that has added sugar and white flour.
The You On A Diet is low glycemic, and I found, once I got all of the sugar out of my system, that it’s easier to eat this way. I don’t have the sugar cravings that I’ve had for years and while I do have cravings once in a while, I can usually satisfy the cravings with a fruit or vegetable, or even whole wheat bread.
And, by eating this way (although I don’t think it’s as strict as the The Low GI Diet – I don’t keep track of the glycemic index numbers or glycemic load unless I’m curious) I’ve discovered there are certain things that I simply cannot eat anymore. Like a potato. I love potatoes, but they wreak havoc on my system, make my blood sugar spike and so I avoid them.
Anyway, here’s an article that kind of disses eating low glycemically.
I don’t agree with this, because I’ve found that cutting out most sugar and white flour has helped immensely.
The Low GI Diet Revolution is written by Jennie Brand-Miller.