are these Low Glycemic Foods? If I eat these foods will I
Jayson Hunter Registered Dietitian, CSCS
let discuss what low glycemic is before we decide if it will
help you with your weight loss. Low glycemic foods are foods
that when consumed do not dramatically elevate your blood
sugar levels. Eating foods that are high glycemic will dramatically
increase your blood sugar levels. Your body starts to promote
the fat storage of these sugars when you eat high glycemic
foods because your insulin level increases.
women want to know or ask what foods to eat so they can be
skinny they are essentially looking for foods that aren’t
going to promote the storage of fat. To become low glycemic
a food needs to have a mixture of nutrients, be lower in overall
sugars and contain a fair amount of fiber with each serving.
a piece of white bread is a high glycemic food because it
consists of processed and refined flour. A piece of whole-grain
bread would be a lower glycemic food because it contains a
good amount of fiber and other nutrients that would slow down
the absorption of your food.
choose foods that are either a good source of fiber or contain
some protein and fat so that it is a lower glycemic food choice.
Though you also need to look at the big picture and look at
what else you are eating for that meal since it is all digested
at the same time.
deciding on a meal you want a balance of a lean protein source,
1-2 servings of vegetable and/or fruit and 1 serving of a
higher fiber whole-grain carbohydrate food choice. When eating
balanced like this your total glycemic level will be lower,
which means your blood sugar levels don’t rise as high
and your body promotes fat usage for energy instead of fat
you eat a lean protein source at your feeding opportunities
you are also releasing a hormone called glucagon that is the
opposite of insulin and counteracts the effect of insulin
by promoting the release of fat to be used as energy instead
of storing it.
answer to women who want to know what foods to eat to be skinny
I would say plenty of foods can as long as you eat them at
the right time and in the correct portions. The best way to
be skinny is to eat a lean protein source at every feeding
opportunity and a vegetable that is a good source of fiber.
Stay away from the high sugar soft drinks or fast foods items
that are high in fat.
skinny is your goal or you can’t lose the weight to
fit into that dress then you also have to make sure you incorporate
exercise into your program. Nutrition alone may work, but
your progress will be much slower. Incorporating the eating
principles above along with an exercise program will have
you looking stunning in that amazing dress fast!
Hunter RD, CSCS is the author of the Carb Rotation Diet. To
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