Glycemic Index versus Glycemic Load

In my earlier three-part series on Midlife Spare Tire & The Glycemic Index (GI) I explained how: Carbohydrate foods are fuel for both your body and your brain.  For optimal health, you must keep your blood sugar stable.   You can do this by understanding the glycemic index and making smart food choices.  Fast burning […]

Midlife Spare Tire & The Glycemic Index Part III – 10 Tips on How to Use the Glycemic Index (GI) for Optimum Health + Some Great Resources

In Part I & Part II you learned that the Glycemic Index (GI) measures the quality of your body’s primary source of fuel – the carbohydrates in your food. This measurement system is based on how quickly carbohydrates in your foods (things like cereals, muffins, vegetables, potatoes, drinks, etc.) are digested and absorbed into your […]

Midlife Spare Tire & The Glycemic Index Part II – Understanding the Glycemic Index & How It Affects You

In part I of Midlife Spare Tire & The Glycemic Index, you learned that consuming High Glycemic Index (GI) foods over time causes many internal and external adverse effects, in particular insulin insensitivity which can lead to diabetes, cardiovascular disease and the most puzzling physical manifestation, your spare tire around your middle that won’t deflate. […]