How to Switch to a Low GI Diet

Slow and steady wins the race. That is the way to switch to a low GI diet from your current way of eating.

The good news is that the glycemic way is quite simple and does not require you to remember the index rankings for various foods.

Once you understand which kinds of foods are low, medium and high; all you have to do is slowly start eating more of the lower GI ranked foods and reduce the higher GI ranked foods. This is not to say that you should not eat higher GI foods, rather less of it.

Control Portions with Plate Control

Another important aspect is portion control. Again, start slowly and eat a little bit less every week. Before you know it, you would have reduced your overall food consumption by quite a bit. Over time, this should become a normal way of eating.

One of the best way to help with portion control is with the plate! Yes, the plate or the coffee mug or the cereal or soup bowl. You will be surprised to learn that the size of these have increased so much over the last 50 years, just like the super-sized fast foods. Not long ago, the small size fast foods of today was equivalent to the large of yester years.

If you are serious about losing weight, put away all your large crockery, and get smaller sized replacements. You will find that you will eat less becuase you are filling up a smaller plate. Also, you will be more aware of going for seconds, unlike with a bigger plate.

Some suggestions in making the switch to low GI diet are:

  • Use cereal that are low in sugar content and less refined, such as oats, barley and bran
  • Breads should be made of stone ground whole grains or sourdough
  • Increase consumption of fruits and vegetables
  • Eat salads with an acidic dressings such as vinaigrette or containing lemon juice
  • Find and use brown or basmati rice instead of regular white rice
  • Cook pasta for the minimum recommended time instead of over-cooking it

If you are ready to switch to a low glycemic index diet and way of life, this Stop Failing Diets eBook guide to a sensible weight loss with the glycemic index is easy to read and is a starting resource for your glycemic index approach. If you prefer more details, hand holding and follow-up, then this diet solution may be better.




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