GI Diet

The GI Diet in short for the Glycemic Index diet has become increasingly popular in recent years, partly because it has been championed by doctors and dietitians around the world and partly because it claims to overcome issues that arise in other diets, i.e. feelings of hunger, possible damage to health, complexity of instructions. For this reason, people have been proven less likely to give up on the GI regimen before its completion.

The fact that a GI dieter will have an even blood sugar level means that he or she won’t suffer any deficit in energy and concentration.

Another advantage is that the suggested foods are readily available and not obscure, so whole families can eat them together. Dishes such as marinated fish, hummus, spaghetti Bolognese, fruit salad and green salad will appeal to most tastes.

But there are controversies surrounding the diet.

One of the cons is that foods that score low on the glycemic index are always prized by the GI diet. From this perspective, chocolate is preferable to vegetables. However, vegetables of course have far more nutritional benefits so should be eaten more often. Some people have made the mistake of thinking that they can eat as much chocolate as they like, when in fact they can’t. Others have wrongly avoided high GI foods such as rice and melons when in fact these items have other benefits. Thus there is a danger that a GI dieter might lose weight but not improve their general health. The concept of insulin and how it works inside the human body is not simple to understand, and has been blamed for causing misunderstandings about the practicalities of dieting.

Another problem is that the glycemic index was designed for individual foods and isn’t so reliable when applied to those foods combined in the form of a meal. This poses an extra headache.

Some dieters may find it difficult to avoid white carbohydrates and sugar, although if they are serious about losing weight then they will have to make certain sacrifices anyway.

A further problem is the veracity of sources giving GI ratings. For example, a cursory web search for carrots will yield a large range of values, from 16-92 to 31 to 65. “Which is correct?” asks the concerned dieter. “Which do I trust?” The advice here is to buy a properly-researched book on the topic, preferably by a food expert or dietitian.

Of most concern is that there is a body of evidence to suggest that there is not much of a pay-off for those who follow the GI diet. Weight control is not always controlled as a result of it. The International Food Information Council has examined the current research and concluded that the glycemic index has little or no use in offering dietary advice to the general public. This clearly contradicts the founding principle of the diet, that taking control of blood sugar will control insulin levels and appetite, and therefore regulate fat storage and food intake.

However, it has been found that integrating the GI diet with the Hoodia Diet does control weight. Hoodia is known as one of the wonder foods and is extremely high in anti-oxidant properties and has been enjoyed for its health benefits by natives in the African desert for centuries. The Hoodia plant helps regulate the metabolic process and enables the body to burn calories and fat much faster than on a typical American diet. It is recommended that GI dieters integrate Hoodia supplements into their diet. Hoodia supplements are offered at the Hoodia Diet Plan [http://hoodiadietplan.org] weight loss portal.

The choice, of course, lies ultimately with the consumer. They have to study the information available and reach their own conclusions.

David Millers reviews diet programs and recommends that the GI diet be used in alliance with the [http://hoodiadietplan.org] plan

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