Easy Weight Loss Using The Glycemic Index
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:
|Fructose (not high fructose corn syrup)||22|
|Long Grain White Rice||44|
|Whole Wheat Pita||67|
|White Rice, Short Grain||55|
|Whole Wheat Bread||69|
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,
Posted on February 24, 2015, in Coaching, Diabetes, Nutrition, Type 2 Diabetes and tagged blood sugar, death, Diabetes, Exercise, Fitness, Fresh Fruit and Veggies, glucose, glycemic index, glycemic load, insulin, Jeremy LaRochester, LaRochester Fitness, nutrition, type 2 diabetes. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.