How much should I eat?

The fashionable trend of large dinner plates has contributed to us eating way more than we need.  The bigger the plate the more lonely the food looks.  It is just human nature to fill up the plate and then of course we finish everything on it.  The beauty of the Low GI way of eating…

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Low GI Shopping List

This is one of the best ways to stay on track – if you don’t buy high GI foods you can’t eat them.  The amazing thing I have found since reducing my general carbohydrate intake is that I don’t crave sweet things anymore.  The list is by now means definitive but its a start and…

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Top 5 Tips – Preparation for the challenge.

  Top Tip 1 Clean out your pantry and fridge.  Temptation is the down fall of many people – so if you are in that category then remove it,  and that doesn’t mean eating it till it’s all gone!  Give it away and don’t buy it any more. Top Tip 2 Shop from a Low…

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Carbs Ain’t Carbs – Simple Rules for Weight Loss

The Three Weight Loss Classes of Carbohydrates We now know how the Glycemic Index works on our bodies but how do we know what carbs are good and what are bad for weight loss?  A few simple rules make it easy.  Bad Carbs – Anything with a GI over 55. Moderate Carbs – GI value…

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Glycemic Index Theory for Dummies

How does the Glycemic Index Work? When we consume carbohydrates, both simple and complex, the body converts them to Glucose.  This is absorbed into the blood stream and raises our Blood Sugar Level (BSL).  The Pancreas releases  the hormone Insulin that converts the glucose into Glycogen which is stored in the Liver. Insulin tries to…

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The Low GI Challenge

The Six Week Low GI Challenge

To diet or not to diet I have been on a diet for most of my life and finally at the age of 55 I have found the Low Glycemic Index and Low Carb eating. I tried counting calories, have always eaten low fat and low salt, exercise regularly (I walk my dogs everyday and…

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