High and Low Glycemic Diets

December 19, 2013

Are you confused about low and high glycemic diets? Its simple, high glycemic foods are high in simple carbohydrates and cause a rapid increase in blood sugar. Low glycemic foods enter the system more slowly and contain more fiber and fat. A recent study compared the two diets. The weight loss was the same with both groups, but there was a key difference. Those on the high glycemic diet lost more muscle weight while low glycemic dieters lost more fat. The low glycemic group also had high levels of leptin which leads to a higher metabolic rate. The bottom line: If you want to lose weight -- eat a diet that is rich in low glycemic carbohydrates and fiber with minimal refined sugar. See your doctor for the diet plan that's right for you!

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