Low-glycemic diets are the best for weight loss, according to a new study. Eating plans such as low-fat and low-carb have been popular, but both have their own disadvantages while following lower glycemic indexes has less effect on the body. In fact, participants in the latest study show they burned 125 extra calories per day!
What is it about the low-glycemic diet that gets so much support? It helps in stabilizing blood sugar levels and metabolism while reducing inflammation, stress hormones, and other heart-health issues.
Low-carb is excellent for weight loss, but it produces higher levels of highest levels of cortisol (a stress hormone) and CRP — which is a sign of inflammation. Those can potentially lead to developing heart disease and diabetes.
Low-fat can also cause a drop in metabolism, which will result in regaining weight.
What foods are on the low-glycemic diet? Fiber-rich beans, lentils, non-starchy vegetables, whole grains, and fruit are good choices. Lean proteins, such as fish and skinless poultry are satisfying along with nuts, seeds, avocado, and vegetable oils. There are some surprising foods dieters can eat while following the low-glycemic index lifestyle. Sourdough bread, potato chips, apple juice, and Snickers bars are on the list. Of course, they need to be eaten in moderation.
Eating low-glycemic is proven to be more satisfying because dieters feel fuller longer. From examiner.