Many popular diets rely on the idea that controlling your blood sugar level can help you lose weight. Diets based on eating foods low on the glycemic index prevent rapid spikes in your glucose levels which may help prevent obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
Eat foods low on the glycemic index. The glycemic index measures how quickly a food is likely to raise your blood sugar level. The system is based on the arbitrary idea that pure glucose measures 100 on the GI scale; then all foods are ranked compared to glucose.
The higher the number, the faster it becomes sugar in your system. Because fiber slows down the absorption of sugar, foods low on the GI scale are usually high in fiber.
- Foods scored below 55 are considered low GI foods;
- foods that score between 56 and 70 are intermediate GI foods and
- foods higher than 71 on the GI are high GI foods.
Practice portion control. If you eat more calories than you need, you will not lose weight – and you may even gain weight – even if the foods you’re eating are low on the glycemic index.
Low GI foods are not necessarily low in calories.
Choose nutrient-dense foods and eat a balanced diet. An orange scores a 43 on the GI scale and a Snickers Bar is a 41 – but the orange is the healthier choice, even if it is slightly higher on the GI scale. Peanut M&Ms score a mere 32, and an apple is a 38, but eating empty calories and junk food won’t help you reach your weight-loss goals.
Follow the new Manna Diet in the free e-book. Follow this Healthy Low GI eating plan and control your portions to lose weight.
Take 2 Manna Blood Sugar Support caplets with each meal to ultimately control your sugar levels, curb cravings and control appetite.