Posts tagged "low-glycemic"
The FYI on GI (Glycemic Index)

The FYI on GI (Glycemic Index)

The bagel you had this morning with 40 grams of simple carbohydrates will rapidly spike your glucose response.  This will stimulate the rush of insulin to drive glucose into the cells. This reaction is particularly good after exercising when easy digestible carbohydrates (eaten along with protein) allow the muscle building amino acids to repair the...
Really making sense of food labels

Really making sense of food labels

The other day I was at the grocery store when a woman was defending her “all natural, low-glycemic index snacks” to her friend. She swore by this “super healthy” food as a part of her quest to lose some pounds. The food industry likes us to believe their marketing messages. Do we really know what...
To eat or not to eat before working out

To eat or not to eat before working out

Back in the ‘80s, I remember trainers used to advise their clients not to eat before working out if they wanted to burn fat and lose weight. The explanation was, particularly in the morning, cortisol levels are higher, and along with very low glycogen (carbohydrates) storage, a combination that facilitates fat mobilization. In other words,...