Losing Weight With The Glycemic Index Diet Plan

If you have diabetes or you need to lose weight the Glycemic Index Diet Plan might be just the solution you’re looking for. This diet is based on a diet plan that was developed in the 1980’s as a way for diabetics to better control their blood glucose levels and subsequently manager their diabetes. It was discovered that the diet plan had a wonderful side effect; efficient weight loss.

Since that time the Low GI Diet, as it is often referred to, has become quite popular with non-diabetics as well. Individuals who use the diet claim they are able to lose weight as well as retain more muscle. Many people report the diet helps them to shave off weight in critical areas as well, including the stomach.Under the Glycemic Index Diet Plan, foods are divided into three categories based on how they rank on the glycemic index.

The glycemic index ranks foods according to how quickly the body is able to digest them. Foods that are processed more quickly by the body rank higher on the Index. Foods that take longer to be digested by the body rank lower on the scale. The idea is to base your diet on foods that rank in the low to medium range by eating foods that rank high on the Index sparingly. Some of the low foods which are allowable on the Glycemic Index Diet Plan include broccoli, tomatoes, cauliflower and other fruits as well as whole grains. Legumes are also allowable. Some foods rank in the middle range, including bananas and apricots.

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Moving Without Stress – Don’t Count On It!!

As you can see by the dates, it has been close to two months since my last postings, but I’ve been experiencing new adventures in the form of what my husband refers to as,

Our Last Darn Move!!…

With just under two weeks notice we were transferred from the most beautiful Northern part of Montana to an equally beautiful Northern part of Idaho. This meant boxing up in the bitter cold of December, moving to a new area, finding out that our new home would not be ready for 18 days, moving everything into storage units, living in cheap motels, only three days of clothes with us, every meal eaten out, purse with all my ID’s & cards stolen, Christmas with family (more driving, but fun time) New Years in the Motel, then Yeah on January 4th at 5pm we get the keys, on the coldest day in years for this area plus the record-breaking wind, throw the mattress on the floor and sleep like babies!!!

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Diabetes and Flying With Medicine

My husband recently surprised me with a trip to Hawaii, now please don’t think that this is common for us to just pick-up and fly somewhere. This would be our first trip “in 31 yrs” that did not include visits to family and would be without our boys! We were really excited!

I immedietly thought of all the new rules for flying and as a Type 2 Diabetic, I would need to take shots in-flight. I needed to find out what to do about my insulin, byetta, oral medications and 2 kinds of needles.

I decided to call not only the airlines we would be flying on but a few others, just in case we had to make any changes. All the airlines were great about explaining what all I would need for my trip so I’m passing them on…

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Diabetes, Colas & Osteoporosis

In the past I’ve been called a Pepsi-Cola addict, so it was a blow to my day when I started reading about the new findings of Cola drinks and it’s affect on Osteoporosis. It was bad enough when as a new diabetic I had to make the switch from the regular full bodied taste of Pepsi-Cola to that of Diet Pepsi with it’s unique after-taste, but now we women take another hit with the findings about colas and osteoporosis.

There is a new study out recommending women cut back on diet cola drinks. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, stated in a recent study that women drinking cola were found to have lower bone mineral density, they have come out with a report that diet cola in linked to osteoporosis in women.

These findings were based on colas and found that women who consumed 4+ servings of cola in a week were more likely to have low-bone mineral density, according to Dr. Sahar Kamel

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