A strict diet can be difficult to follow, even with a lot of willpower. If it is too restrictive, a diet can prevent us from sharing convivial meals, and impact our morale.
This can make it difficult to stick to a diet over the long term, and the yo-yo effect can happen!
The solution of a low GI diet is quite simple: it is not based on restriction and avoids frustration.
When you adopt a low GI diet, you don't suffer from deprivation or low morale: it is therefore easy to integrate into your daily life!
A low GI diet allows you to lose the extra kilos, and will also preserve your entire body. When you eat high GI foods (>70)
- Carbohydrates are absorbed very quickly by the body
- The level of glucose in the blood rises sharply
- To regulate this rise, the pancreas releases insulin
- Insulin first converts the glucose into energy reserves for the body (in the form of glycogen in the muscles and liver)
- In a second step, the excess glucose is converted into triglycerides (fats).
A high GI diet therefore encourages the transformation of sugar into fat, and weight gain.
On the other hand, a low GI diet does not cause a blood sugar peak. This limits the storage of sugar in fat, and we avoid gaining weight.
By eating a low GI diet, you can control your weight without depriving yourself: unlike some restrictive diets that forbid any sweet or fatUnlike some restrictive diets that forbid all sweet or fatty foods, a low GI diet allows for a wide variety of pleasures!
You just need to understand the foods and their nature.
A low GI diet is easily integrated into a healthy and balanced lifestyle: no minimized quantities or extreme deprivation, simply a new way of selecting and enjoying ingredients.
In addition, a low GI lifestyle does not restrict quantities and therefore avoids any cravings.
Here are our tips for adopting a low GI diet:
1. Start by looking at carbohydrates and their GI
As a reminder, our body draws its energy from three sources: lipids, proteins and finally carbohydrates. It is the carbohydrates that impact blood sugar levels through glucose.
Carbohydrates are found in :
- Cereal products,
- Dairy products,
- fruits and some vegetables,
- And of course, sweet products: pastries, sweets, chocolate...
But not all carbohydrates are equal. The impact on the body depends on the GI (the speed of absorption of carbohydrates in the body):
- If the GI is high, the blood sugar (glucose level in the blood) will increase rapidly. The conversion of sugar into fat will be high. Risk of weight gain.
- If the GI is low, blood sugar will rise gradually and slowly. The conversion of sugar to fat will be limited. Maintain your figure.
The aim is therefore to favour low GI carbohydrates (<50). xtagstartz/span>