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Old 11-11-2003, 01:00 AM   #1  
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Question what is low????

I have read the book and notice they don't tell you what number is considered "low" on the glycemic index...They just say to eat low on the index
Foods range from 0 which is good, and they consider certain food at a 27 also low.

Anyone have any more info?

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Old 11-11-2003, 09:07 AM   #2  
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Well, the GI ranges from 0 to a hundred with 100 being white bread. I don't obsess over this but try to choose foods from the bottom two thirds of the scale. If you follow the allowed foods for the Phases you will be OK.
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Is there, anywhere, a simple guide to use other than the phase list?
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try
http://www.lowglycemicdiet.com/
http://www.mendosa.com/

check out these sites for info on glycemic index
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I found something in a low carb book that states a 50 or below is considered low (which I think is still too high for phaze 1) 50-70 is high and over that is really high!!!!

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This is an old thread, but if anybody wants a nice pocket guide, go buy the SBD Good Fat/Good Carbs Guide at the bookstore. $6ish dollars and a very handy resource! I am a bit confused over if Phase 1 is included, though. It's sort of vague, but I haven't read it cover to cover and the answer may be under my nose.
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The glycemic index (GI) is a numerical system of measuring how fast a carbohydrate triggers a rise in circulating blood sugar—the higher the number, the greater the blood sugar response. So a low GI food will cause a small rise, while a high GI food will trigger a dramatic spike. A list of carbohydrates with their glycemic values is shown below. A GI of 70 or more is high, a GI of 56 to 69 inclusive is medium, and a GI of 55 or less is low.

I have been confused about the GI thing also...I looked up the above website, and copied the statement from the Mendosa website. Hopefully this helps.
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