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So... GI... a w.o.e or just a fad???

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Old 04-02-2006, 11:40 AM   #1
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Red face So... GI... a w.o.e or just a fad???

Hi all,

I'm in a dilemma - and I would like to get your opinion on something... is the GI diet a w.o.e or just a fad?

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Old 04-02-2006, 02:46 PM   #2
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Depends on who you ask--some think it's phooey, and some will swear by it. You just have to try and find out what works for you since we are all so different I've never paid much attention to it, but it seems that 9 times out of 10, those who eliminate (or at least limit) refined carb intake not only lose some weight, but also feel much better.
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Old 04-04-2006, 05:34 AM   #3
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i don't think its a fad. the cabbage soup diet is a fad.

low GI encourages you to eat food that is basically less processed so encompasses many of the popular plans out there. pretty much imagine what you would have eaten, i guess, 50 years ago before all these low fat, high sugar products were on the market. over processed bread, snack foods, etc.

the concept is to intake low GI foods which keep you feeling fuller for longer. it slows the increase in blood glucose and insulin levels which (according to the diet) are what induced the hunger and binging roller coaster.

ie, instead of white *processed* bread, opt for whole grain. alot of the diet is common sense. eat what is not processed. it is not low carb, low fat or high protein.

i think it is a good base for beginning to learn more about food and how you can eat to live, not live to eat.
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Old 04-22-2006, 04:58 AM   #4
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Hi, I'm new! I just started the GI diet today to give my body a break from Atkins. It makes sense when you read the book....but I'm not overly optimistic yet.
I'll keep you posted
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I really think that knowledge is power in the world of nutrition.
I agree with the others that there are some aspects of GI that are common knowledge and widely used. It's certainly always better for you to eat whole natural foods that release energy slowly and consistantly.
There's a thread by Charles that has something to do with this idea. I'll see if I can find it.
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Old 04-22-2006, 09:12 AM   #6
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here it is ...... Interesting idea....
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