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

Weight loss stalled
Hi, I have been losing weight at a really great pace. I lost 4 pounds the first week, 3 pounds the second, and I've been steadily losing 1 pound a week. I am 5"2", 51 years old. I now weigh ...
by RP95 on 20 Sep 14 03:05 PM
Blood pressure continues to drop
Awesome NSV. Congrats on your progress.
by TheSatinPumpkin on 20 Sep 14 12:55 PM
High carb- Low protein and HUNGRY all the time???
You can, simply do your research, combine your plant proteins. Most sources I've checked over the years say women need at least around 46grams a day, men around 56. Livestrong has a formula for ca ...
by wholefoodnut on 20 Sep 14 04:41 AM
Fed Up (2014) Documentary
nb girl wrote: 7Priest7, did you actually see the movie? Yes nb girl wrote: The movie showed a 6 month old baby who is obese, you could argue the mother is overfeeding the baby, but as the obstetrician ...
by 7Priest7 on 19 Sep 14 09:45 PM
Health sidekick
Yup looked into it too and it doesn't follow the golden rule of KISS (keep it simple stupid) It was confusing, plus the food data base was weird. MFS is global and they have done a great job of ...
by AKRSAR on 19 Sep 14 06:39 PM

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