There are no magical weight loss promises, but actual nutritional advice, and a call to the hard task of changing your diets. The focus is on low glycemic index foods and their effectiveness with weight loss. We explain the benefits of low glycemic index foods and present a list you may wish to incorporate into your diet.
For many, losing weight has implications beyond the mere physical appearance - it is often a health issue. For the very reason that so many have weight issues, information on how to healthily manage it crowds the internet.
Superfoods are a great tool for anyone aiming to lose weight, or simply lead a healthier lifestyle. Unfortunately, it is not as simple as my previous sentence would lead you to believe.
It is important to know that changing your diet by simply adding some superfoods to it is not going to affect your weight or health significantly. Weed out the bad calories in your diet by swapping them with good ones. Reduce the calorie intake of trans-fats, and sugar. Replace it with mineral, vitamin, protein, and fat rich superfoods - it is a great start to a healthier and a thinner lifestyle. Also, it is essential to be adequately physically active - too much inactivity affects your metabolism negatively, making weight loss harder, even with proper nutrition.
Superfood is a very loose term - it was coined to describe nutrient rich food with positive health implications. Sometimes, the term is used solely as an advertising tool, not as an indicator of actual production value. Be sure to get your superfoods advice from a respectable, and trustworthy source.
In this article, I focus on low glycemic index (GI) foods. The glycemic index is a measurement system made in the 1980’s, by David Jenkins from The University of Toronto. It was the first system to quantify how quickly food is digested and rises in blood sugar.
The glycemic index is reserved for carbohydrates and sugars. Protein and fat do not cause a rise in blood sugar, although some can raise insulin levels, but those spikes are not detrimental to healthy individuals, and will not prevent weight loss.
Feel free to indulge yourself in meat, fish, and dairy. Just be mindful of the total calorie intake and the variation in your diet.
The following superfoods have a low GI and insulin response. These foods provide a slow release of energy and delay the sensation of hunger. A great way to reduce your calorie intake. Introduce these foods into your diet, be patient and harvest the results.
With the exception of corn and root vegetables. You may also see that carrots have a high GI - but carrots are usually consumed in a serving lower than the 50g used to evaluate GI, so don’t worry about eating carrots moderately.
What is great about introducing superfoods into your diet is that it is not a temporary way to lose weight, but a change in lifestyle - a healthy change that will make you lose weight, maintain it and be more healthy. Do not be hard on yourself if you fail at first, and go back to your old habits. Changing your diet is a hard thing, and is best done with time. Your effort will surely be worth it.