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How to Lose Weight for Good!

Updated on February 10, 2010

I feel as if everyone now knows about foods and their glycemic index values. But in case you don't here we go! All foods are either high, medium or low glycemic index. Foods which are high in value tend to be the refined carbohydrates such as potatoes, white rice, white bread and the like. These high glycemic index foods breakdown in the body very quickly, making you hungry quickly! As they rapidly move into the bloodstream, they also change to sugar and therefore stimulate insulin to deal with the sugar. Too much insulin in the body is said to make you hungry in record time and also to encourage the carbs to lie around the body as fat. Too much insulin running around the body of course can lead to diabetes too!

So in short avoid foods which are high in glycemic index value, swap them for brown rice, sweet potatoes, brown bread. Or mix high and low foods, or make the carbohydrate portion equal to the protein in the meal, rather than more than the protein (ie plate of white rice and just a little meat or fish). Mix sweet potatoes with ordinary ones, sprinkle seeds (sun flower, linseed etc) on sweet yoghurts, salads, soups. To make them more substantial, in the case of soups and salads and to lessen the effect of the sugar on the bloodstream, in the case of something sweet like yoghurt, so that less insulin is released.

Along with regular exercise this is I believe a great way of losing weight and keeping it off. Of course the obvious cakes, biscuits etc are out except for a treat once a month or something. That's what I do treats once a month only if I really need them though and or if it's reduced in price. I refuse to spend a lot on food with no nutritional value in it, that helps me keep off sweet, nutrition void foods. Some things I crave but never feel the need to actually eat them! That's the case with Crunchy Nut Cornflakes, fantastic yummy cereal but full of sugar and I don't think the nuts help, not enough of them for a start. I had some at Christmas for the first time in years. They tasted as good as I remember, oh they are quite expensive too which helps me to not buy them! When you give up foods you really like, it's amazing how easy it is to do, you forget how much you loved them. The thought of giving up anything you love is worse than actually doing it! Well says me, I've of course never been addicted to chemicals, nicotine or similar thank God!

Give it a go I think it works but you have to do regular exercise, vigorous aerobic exercise as well as weights too for it to work.


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      Oremie B 6 years ago

      Thanks for this, I'm glad you found me too! Keep it up and don't worry if you mess up now and then as long as you go right back to it as you say you do!

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      Primpo 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York

      I'm so glad I found you..!!! working out hard in the gym and changing diet too... lots of water and more protien than carbs, and i love dark breads. I try not to eat pasta and bread past 5pm ,, sometimes i screw up but go right back on it again.. i will be checking out your blogs...

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      Oremie B 7 years ago from North London

      You can search/download lists of foods and their glycemic index value. I hope it works for you, give it a go!Oremie B