Glycemic Index and How It can Help You Fight Cellulite

Glycemic Index and How It can Help You Fight Cellulite - TheBlackPurple
“Burn more calories than you eat”. It’s the simple principle of weight loss, and it can be the guiding light in your fight against cellulite. But as simple as it is, it seems difficult or impossible for most people to follow. Unfortunately we live in a world of convenience and, when it comes to the foods we eat, that means processed foods from the grocery store and fast foods whenever we don’t have time for meals at home. Excess fats and sugars in processed and fast foods, and many of the snack foods we crave, are really what make it difficult to burn more calories than you consume. When you don’t, the excess energy that you fail to burn off is stored by your body in fat cells, including those that increase your cellulite.

The Glycemic Index (GI)

Carbohydrates (carbs) are an essential part of a healthy diet. They give your body the energy it needs to function. But your body converts the energy from some carbs (like sugar) faster than from others. When it does, your blood sugar levels increase and so does the chance that you won’t be able to burn off all the extra energy. If you were able to know which foods increased your blood sugar levels the most, you could avoid them and make healthier choices. Using a scale from 1 to 100, the Glycemic Index tells you how much a particular carbohydrate-rich food will raise your blood sugar levels; 1 being the least and 100 being the most.

White bread and glucose (sugar) have been given the highest GI of 100 and they are the standard by which all other foods are rated on the GI. While there are times where you may want to eat a high GI food, like if you’re feeling unusually sluggish and plan to exercise, choosing mostly low GI foods can offer a number of health benefits. • Lower risk of diabetes • High fibre content • Can reduce cholesterol levels Using the GI is just one more tool to help you eat healthier foods towards managing your weight and cellulite. The more tools you have at your disposal, the easier it is to reach your goals.


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