Are Carbs In or Out?

previous topic · next topic
Mary2

Joined: Sep 06
Posts: 23

      quote  
Posted: 01 Oct 2006, 07:20
What's the story with carbs on GI? I just saw a tip on including several serves of low GI grains daily. I'm sure they mean whole grains but how do you really know which ones are low gi grain.

Confused
mary2 the incredible disappearing woman
Don

Joined: Oct 06
Posts: 9

      quote  
Posted: 09 Oct 2006, 08:44
Yep, low GI is the key, carbs per se are not out. So you can eat whole grain and most pasta and rice. Ciao

My first post!
aknisley

Joined: Sep 09
Posts: 7

      quote  
Posted: 30 Dec 2011, 06:42
This site has a great explanation and list of low, moderate, and high GI food.
Hope it helps. Smile
http://www.southbeach-diet-plan.com/gi_index.htm
“I tried every diet in the book. I tried some that weren’t in the book. I tried eating the book. It tasted better than most of the diets.” ~Dolly Parton
mikefarinha

Joined: Jun 11
Posts: 443

      quote  
Posted: 30 Dec 2011, 11:01
One thing you might want to do to modify your view on carbohydrates is to go beyond the Glycemic Index and calculate the Glycemic Load. This is a better measure of the blood sugar impact on your body. The GL calculation is as follows

(GI * (Total Grams of Carbs - Grams of Fiber))/100 = GL

The higher the number the worse it is for your body. Here is a list of foods from Harvard Medical School.

To lose weight you'll want to keep your total GL food intake as low as possible. I don't follow this type of diet but my guess is to keep your total GL food intake below 50ish each day. The lower you keep this number the easier you'll lose weight.

I personally have been trying to avoid all grains. I think the health benefits of grains, even healthy whole grains, is highly overstated and no one talks about the anti-nutrients in grains such as phytic acid and lectins. These elements actually block absorption of good nutrients into our body.

-Mike
"Eat as if your life depends on it!"



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

Sharing for Comments and Thoughts
Mummydee - that's my exact thought too
by DarleneW101 on 27 Aug 14 07:49 PM
Trying 1 more time
hey guys I’m struggling to find snacks that i can eat during the day that are low net carbs. Please help with some ideas. I do understand that its something that ill need to maintain i just need to be ...
by webb2012 on 27 Aug 14 05:29 PM
Feeling Hopefull
Congrats and welcome to all the new members.
by Draglist on 27 Aug 14 03:51 PM
I don't know what to do
I know you've gotten a lot of advice, Buttercup, but the first step I'd recommend is to track your food. Don't change anything for a few days, just track. Then when you look back and what ...
by gnat824 on 27 Aug 14 10:17 AM
food diary acting up?!!
What a relief to find that this has happened to others. It's an annoyance to have to change the calendar every day or to find that entries have disappeared.
by ketojane on 27 Aug 14 07:12 AM

Member Tip

average member ranking
by member ronniecaliente
"Food for Life - Ezekial 4:9" sprouted grain bread actually has a little "Glycemic Index Seal of Approval" on it. I found it at Whole Foods this weekend in the freezer section. While ...
04 May 10 for diet The GI diet