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GI Diet

The popularity of the low-carb approach led to the GI Diet.

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One of the more popular diets in the last few years, the G.I. Diet rode in on the coattails of the carb craze. G.I. Diet concentrates on the Glycemic Index, which is how quickly the body digests foods to produce glucose. G.I. Diet is a healthy combination of fat, complex carbs and protein.

The Glycemic Index gives a rating to each food, from 0-100. You want to avoid foods with a high index rating, as those are digested quickly and leave you feeling unsatisfied following a meal or snack.

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DIET and NUTRITION

You should choose mostly low G.I. foods ("green light foods"), with an index less than 55. These include fish, sweet potatoes, al dente pasta, skim milk and kidney or baked beans.

You can consume foods from the Medium G.I. ("yellow light foods") list in moderation. These have an index of 56-69 and include Basmati rice, whole wheat bread, new potatoes and popcorn.

Rarely, if ever, should you eat High G.I. foods ("red light foods"), which index 70 or more. These include processed foods and white bread, baked white potatoes, instant rice and french fries.

The low G.I. food will take more time to digest, allowing your body to feel satisfied much longer between meals. Leaving you less likely to grab convenient snacks in between or eating unhealthy portions at mealtime. Unlike a lot of eating plans, the G.I. diet there really offers a wide variety of choices for planning balanced, delicious meals.

EXERCISE

Routines and tips for better effectiveness are included in the eBook.

CONCLUSION

The G.I. Diet will help you to lose a couple of pounds each week and reduce the likelihood of developing illnesses like heart disease and diabetes.

Common misspelling: The Glicemic Index


The Glicemic Index, Glycemic Index Diet, GIs Diet


Related Diets: Eat Right for Your Type, Low-Carb Diet, Diabetic Living Diet, Glycemic Index, The Holford GL Diet


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Cat

Hi, I would like to ask a question please as i am becoming quite irritated by different Gi values on the internet. Could someone confirm for me if Brown rice and Cooked carrots have a high GI? When i originaly started my diet i was under the impression that they were low, but now websites are telling me they are high which is really annoying as i have been eating them for the past week. i actually feel like crying. I hope this hasn't set me back a week. Please help.
Thanls.

posted Mar 30th, 2010 11:40 am


julie

was able to loose all my baby weight and more..approx 40lbs

posted Feb 6th, 2010 9:11 pm


Gareth Tindell

This is the best Diet I have ever tried and more of a lifestyle choice rather than a diet. It's easy to follow and involves no weighing or counting points . Just foods to avoid , foods to eat sparingly and foods you can eat freely . So far in four months I have lost over 50lb in weight . I feel amazing and friends and family can believe the change in me as I look 10 years younger . Try this diet , you will not fail with it unless you quit .

posted Jan 3rd, 2010 7:33 pm


MC

I started this diet last June(2007) because a friend of mine was as a diabetic so I thought I would support her. I lost 35 pounds in 3 months and have kept it off since(10 months). I feel great.

posted Apr 3rd, 2009 10:54 am


Michele

I used the G. I diet by Rick Gallop after a friend of mine had lost about 60 lbs , I lost over 30 lbs in 3 months and I never went hungry... I started it again yesturday to lose about 40lbs, and its the second day and I haven;t been hungry yet. It is by far the easiest diet ever

posted Jan 6th, 2009 4:07 pm


Saraberkman

It sounds like people have had some success with the gi diet. It sounded confusing to me but the rick gallop version sounds manageable.

posted Oct 5th, 2008 8:19 am


Anonymous

My husband and I have been on this for 4 weeks after learning he was diabetic. We not only feel better, but he has lost 25 pounds, I have lost 10 pounds. Very simple and straight forward. Love It.


Anonymous JM

I think I am going to have to try this. We all know that we should limit things like refined carbs/sugars french fries, processed foods etc. It's a no brainer really. I'll come back and let you all know how it goes!! :)


Robbo

They say "seeing is believing". I saw my brother on Thanksgiving and then a month later at Christmas. In between, he started the GI diet...and dropped an incredible 49 pounds in ONE month. Our family's collective jaws dropped.


Karen M Herrold

WELL LETS SEE IF YOU CAN READ A TRAFFIC LIGHT YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO THE GI DIET BY RICK GALLOP. GREEN LIGHT GOOD FOOD. YELLOW LIGHT ONCE IN AWHILE. RED LIGHT DON'T EAT. MMMMMMM SOUNDS SIMPLE TO ME AND I LOST 50 POUNDS IN 4 MONTHS.


Ginny Roth

The glycemic index is a tricky thing to follow - always having to watch and keep track. If you can do it, more power to you!



   
 

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