Monday, August 27, 2012

Low-Glycemic Lifestyle

A small new study suggests that a calorie is not a calorie when it comes to losing weight — and keeping it off.
Researchers found that people burned more calories on a low-glycemic diet (one that shuns refined carbohydrates and other processed foods) than when they followed a low-fat diet.
 When dieters were switched to a low-fat diet, they burned 300 fewer calories than they did on the low-glycemic one. That’s nearly the amount of calories burned during an hour of moderate exercise.
 To follow a healthful low-glycemic-index diet, eat minimally processed grains, vegetables, healthy fats, lean protein, legumes and fruit. Stay away from refined carbohydrates, potatoes and other starchy vegetables.

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