Friday, September 12, 2008

GI Diet

GI Diet: The Basics
By: Allrecipes Staff

The Glycemic Index Diet groups foods based on how easily they're converted to energy by the body.

Foods that take longer to break down help you feel fuller longer and help you avoid cravings and overeating. Dieters are encouraged to limit over-processed and nutrient-lacking foods that leave you hungry for the next snack.

How to Eat to Lose:
Foods are assigned to "green," "yellow," and "red" groups giving you an eating traffic light.
You can eat as much of the green foods--such as fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and low-fat dairy products--as you like.
The red group includes high-starch potatoes, breads, and convenience foods like processed cereals, snacks and cookies.
Many recipes designed for diabetics are suitable for people watching their glycemic index.

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