Today's e-mail is all about the Glycemic Index GI). The glycemic index is a scale that measures how fast food makes your blood sugar go up. Food with a high GI rating will makes our blood sugar go up above where it needs to be, while a food with a low GI will cause a normal blood sugar response.
So why do you care? You probably know that your body likes things to remain the same (homeostasis). When things change, the body can overreact to fix the problem.
When your blood sugar levels drop down, you get tired and hungry. When your blood sugar gets too high, your body sends out a signal to release more insulin. The insulin brings your blood sugar level back down, but at a price. That price is (insert evil music), fat storage.
Also, when you have a large spike in blood sugar the body can overreact a release too much insulin. Too much insulin can cause you to have low blood sugar. So then you get stuck in a vicious cycle of being overweight, tired, and hungry all the time. Sound familiar?
So where do the foods you eat lie on the Glycemic Index? Check the chart above that shows some common foods.
I used the Glycemic Index that was a part of a 30 day system I did recently and I was blown away with the results. I will tell you all about it on Friday.