Glycemic Load Versus Glycemic Index – What is the Difference?

As mentioned in a previous post titled, “What is the Glycemic Index”, the glycemic index tells us how fast the carbohydrates within a particular food enter into the blood as sugar. Foods that rank high on the Glycemic Index have a tendency to short circuit weight loss efforts by triggering excess insulin to enter the … Read more

Carbohydrates – A Quick Guide

First, allow me to give you a simple method of determining if what you are eating is a carbohydrate or not. Simply ask one question…

Did it have a mother?

If the answer is “yes” then it is probably a protein. If the answer is “no” then it is probably a carbohydrate. By this definition then meat, eggs, milk (for our argument we will say it “came from” a mother) are all proteins. Lettuce, apples, oranges, grains carrots, etc. all do NOT have a mother and therefore are considered a carbohydrate.

What is the Glycemic Index?

As you already know, not all carbohydrates are created equal. In fact, some carbohydrates can help you to lose fat while others will make it very easy for you to pack on the pounds. It does not take a rocket scientist to know that there is a difference between a head of lettuce and a hamburger bun. Both are carbohydrates but they are clearly in different classes. The Glycimic Index (GI) is a method of ranking carbohydrates by looking at how each food impacts the blood sugar…

Understanding Insulin in Order to Understand Fat Loss

In this blog post I want to give you the “Readers Digest Condensed Story” on insulin because the more you understand about this amazing hormone the easier it will be for you to shed the unwanted pounds of fatty flesh. You must become an expert in insulin if you really want to make progress with losing the fat and keeping it off!

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