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

New to site/app
How do I post a weight update or anything.
by Koby1964 on 21 Oct 17 04:59 AM
Good progress
Going well, despite a 'hiccup' when I gained a bit (78.2kg up from my low of 75kg) I was sliding, but am getting back on track, 76.6 kg today. I'm now getting into 32" waist jeans, and ...
by BrianR. on 20 Oct 17 03:51 PM
Homework
Just doing some homework, then I'll go jogging
by lily thefox 34 on 19 Oct 17 05:40 PM
fitness tips
Brilliant, I have a stack of podcasts on CD a friend burns for me that I have yet to listen to. Now to invest in some portable tech, I still have a flip phone. All good ideas. I have trouble finding ...
by davisrick1 on 19 Oct 17 01:42 PM
Calories from fat.
Well .. the labels never had calories from protein or carbs either.. just grams .. but the rationale given on the fda site seems odd to me: "Calories are now in larger and bolder type and Calories ...
by rhills on 19 Oct 17 12:36 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