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GI Diet: The Basics

The Glycemic Index Diet groups foods based on how easily they're converted to energy by the body.

Foods that take longer to break down help you feel fuller longer and help you avoid cravings and overeating. Dieters are encouraged to limit over-processed and nutrient-lacking foods that leave you hungry for the next snack.

How to Eat to Lose:

Foods are assigned to "green," "yellow," and "red" groups giving you an eating traffic light.

  • You can eat as much of the green foods--such as fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and low-fat dairy products--as you like.
  • The red group includes high-starch potatoes, breads, and convenience foods like processed cereals, snacks and cookies.

Many recipes designed for diabetics are suitable for people watching their glycemic index.

Jan. 9, 2010 3:18 am
we had to switch to another telephone carrier for 3G coverage. Iphone to a Droid. IS THERE AN DINNER SPINNER app for the Droid???
Feb. 8, 2010 12:07 pm
Gmama1 - you can download the Digital recipe side kick for your Droid.
Jun. 17, 2010 1:36 am
what about rice? it it green or red food?
Jun. 23, 2010 5:25 pm
Im just guessing but as a rule I think its ok to have wheat rice not white. I am new to the site and trying to figure out how to get back to my post or comments.
Jul. 19, 2010 3:41 pm
I talked to a nutrionist at and she said that converted rice is a low glycemic food.
Jan. 2, 2011 3:33 pm
i dont get what the what the colors mean what is in each group
Apr. 24, 2011 6:37 pm
I absolutely love the GI Diet and cookbook. It was easy to follow, and I lost weight while feeling full and energetic - even through mt workouts. I couldn't recommend this more highly.
Jul. 20, 2012 12:45 am
I followed the G.I diet and lost weight slowly and naturally by just cutting out unnecessary white sugar and chemical sweeteners. Its worth purchasing the book or borrowing from your local library to gain a better understanding. It really works....and I lost 20 lbs slowly but healthily
Jun. 12, 2013 5:12 pm
what is the name of the book your talking about Please
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