Low GI diet vs. low carb diet?

Low GI diet vs. low carb diet? Topic: Low GI diet vs. low carb diet?
September 17, 2019 / By Loretta
Question: What's the difference between the two? I don't have diabetes. I don't want to lose 100lbs. I don't want recommendations for healthy living. I simply want to know the difference between low carb and low GI diets since I couldn't find much differences on various websites. I'm not on a diet, I'm just hungry for information.
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Katelyn Katelyn | 9 days ago
The low GI diet has been clinically proven to lead to healthy weight loss and control. It is based on the knowledge that different carbs affect the blood sugar levels differently. Low carb is based on old, completely out of date assumptions that all carbs affect blood sugar equally. So it's like DOS versus Windows Vista. DOS wasn't bad if you didn't have anything else, but why would you go back? Ok, it's like the stone age versus the iron age. :)
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Katelyn Originally Answered: Is bread a carb. Does low carb mean no carb or should you have a certain amount in your diet.?
Bread is definitely high in carbohydrate. Carbohydrates are high in energy (i.e. calories), but in most cases you should have a reasonable amount of carbohydrate in your diet. Whole wheat carbs are great, as they release energy slowly, so your body will receive energy over time and you will not get hungry as quick. Whole wheat is better than processed carbs (such as white bread) because processed carbs are simpler carbs, like sugars, so they are absorbed by the body much quicker, and you will get hungry again sooner. Your body needs energy just to exist. It needs even more if you exercise. You need 1500-2500 calories per day just to exist (though it varies on your body composition). Carbohydrates are definitely important to give you energy. Low carb does not mean no carb. However, virtually all foods have some carbohydrate in them. If you are at a healthy weight and moderately active, you should be fine eating carbs at every meal.

Heidi Heidi
The low carb diet is not as unhealthy as some would want you to believe. My dad lost over 100 lbs on it, before that he was on high blood pressure and cholestrol medicine and he was diabetic. His cholestrol and bp dropped enough that he no longer takes the meds and is no longer diabetic. So don't believe the critics, also there was a recent study done, that praised the Low carb diet, just came out last week.
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Dotty Dotty
create emergency packs filled with healthy foods such as nuts fruits or sliced vegetables to help you avoid unhealthy temptations
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Catriona Catriona
keeping good posture will not only strengthen your core but will also add a small extra calorie burn because you re working slightly harder to maintain the position
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Catriona Originally Answered: low carb diet or vegetable/fruit diet work the fastest?
Did you want to lose weight for a few months, or do you prefer to keep weight off permanently? Gina Kolata showed that the most popular diets are the least effective over the long term for the vast majority of people. That included diets called low carb (like Atkins), Weight Watchers, and physician supervised calorie restricted diets. The fastest way to lose weight is a physician supervised fast where the only thing consumed is water. I do this diet every six months or so for about 5 days at a time. This cleanses the body and allows your digestive system to rest and allow other systems more time to focus on clean up. You will lose water weight and muscle weight, but these masses come back once you resume your normal diet. You can expect to lose as much as 5 pounds per week of fat weight each week. Sadly, when you resume your normal diet, your weight will come back if you eat the Standard American diet. The best combination is eat a "whole plant based diet" as described by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. This is a permanent dietary change and it is endorsed by most reputable and independent nutrition researchers, including Professor T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Dr. John McDougall, and Dr. Neal Barnard. I lost 90 pounds permanently by eating a balanced diet including leafy greens, whole grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits. The only supplements I take are a teaspoon of ground flax seeds for Omega-3s, vitamin D, and vitamin B12. I avoid animal based products because of the high levels of cholesterol, animal proteins, and fats. My vascular system has improved significantly. My health has never been better and I feel fantastic and mentally alert. I'd use a water fast as described by "Fasting and Eating for Health" by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. You can expect some "allergy like" reactions the first two or three days when fasting. Make sure to consult with a physician to make sure you don't have medical conditions or take medications which would contraindicate a fast. A water fast lasting more than three days must be supervised by a medical professional with training in the area of fasting. You can find retreats offering medically supervised fasts held periodically throughout the US and around the world. I lost an average of about 2 pounds a week of fat tissue by just eating a "whole plant based diet" as described by the authors I listed before. Of course the bathroom scale will show water weight loss and muscle weight loss as well. You might take up a light resistance training program because muscle is more calorie dense than fat tissue. I lost 90 pounds by just using diet. I maintain that weight loss by eating this same healthy diet. It's optimal for health for most people. Some people may need to eat animal proteins because of genetic problems or specific diseases, but most people would improve their health by going pure vegetarian.

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