Easy Weight Loss Using The Glycemic Index


Hi There,

What’s going on? So, I wanted to provide you with a very useful tool to aide with your diabetic weight loss. It is simple, you don’t have to purchase anything, and it is going to be very beneficial to you as time goes on. This resource is the glycemic index.

If you are 100% serious about losing weight then you absolutely MUST learn to control your insulin levels. The very first step in keeping control of blood sugar and insulin levels is to know and use the glycemic index of foods.

The glycemic index is based on a scale ranging from 1 to 100. This scale measures the effects of certain foods towards blood glucose levels. The higher on the scale a food is, the more “sugar like” it is – these foods are processed rapidly and are more likely to cause spikes in insulin levels. Refined sugar has a score of 100 on the glycemic index. Following is a list of a few common foods and their respective GI score:

Hummus 6
Peanuts 15
Fructose (not high fructose corn syrup) 22
Grapefruit 25
Lentils 25
Fettuccine (egg) 27
Skim Milk 32
Yougurt 33
Apple 38
Spaghetti 41
Sweet Potato 44
Long Grain White Rice 44
Carrots 49
Oatmeal 49
Sourdough Bread 53
Banana 54
Basmati Rice 58
Fresh Corn 60
Bran Muffin 60
Sucrose 64
Beets 64
Raisins 64
Cantalope 65
Couscous 65
Pancakes 67
Croissant 67
Whole Wheat Pita 67
White Rice, Short Grain 55
Whole Wheat Bread 69
Graham Crackers 74
French Fries 75
Pancake Syrup 76
Doughnut 76
Pretzels 81
Rice Cakes 82
Corn Flakes 83
Potato, baked 85
Wild Rice 87
Parsnips 97
Glucose 100

In order to function properly, every cell in the entire human body must be completely soaked in water. Even the slightest amount of dehydration can hinder performance and metabolic functions.

The efficiency at which the body metabolizes fats, proteins and carbohydrates is heavily influenced by hydration levels. The more active you are, the more water you’ll want to be taking in on a daily basis.

In addition to this, remember that other sources of fluids can help to hydrate you such as caffeine free tea, coffee, and fruit juices, but be very careful of fruit juices because not only are they higher in sugar but they also really pack in a number of calories.

If you are exercising regularly each day as well, you’ll want to add more water to your day than on days you aren’t since you’ll be sweating up much of that fluid throughout the activity.

Hope this gives you some insight and helps along your weight loss journey. Please leave me a comment below and tell me what you think!

Yours In Success,

Jeremy

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About jfitclub11

Proud Father, easy going kind of guy that enjoys life. Personal Trainer, avid fan and MMA enthusiast.

Posted on February 24, 2015, in Coaching, Diabetes, Nutrition, Type 2 Diabetes and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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