Sunday, September 13, 2009

Glycemic Load of Crap

Weight loss is complicated
Weight loss with PCOS is even MORE complicated.

So apparently the fruits that I have been eating (bananas, grapes, apples, pineapple) have a higher glycemic index than I really should be eating. I am supposed to eat low carb due to my PCOS so my insulin isn't triggered badly or something like that. I have been doing my best, but now it seems that it isn't just the glycemic index of foods, but the daily total glycemic load. So your glycemic load should be about 80 (some sort of measurement). Bananas glycemic load is 12. I've been eating 3 a day - so almost half of my days carbs are on 3 bananas. A little spaghetti is 27 glycemic load. my bowl of grape nuts with all that fiber - 25 glycemic load. So just in eating these things I go over the load.

Oh has made me a little down because I enjoy carbs so much! But this is birthday week! So I am just going to enjoy those carbs and then worry about it after I turn 35.

1 comment:

  1. I hear you with this glycemic stuff. It's enough to eat bananas instead of potato chips and candy, and then it turns out they are not the best fruit choice? AArrgghh!

    I don't know if you're interested, but the Healthy Inspiration Porgram I go to at my gym has a three day only "quick start" plan that is basically eating as much animal protein (beef, chicken, fish, shellfish) as you are hungry for, plus eggs each morning with either cantaloupe or oranges, and lots of salad greens and salad vegs (no carrots), and broccoli or green beans. I'd be glad to send you a copy of the actual food plan for the 3 days if you want. I don't generally like to do that kind of thing, but because it really is an ample amount of food and only 3 days, I've done it once and it helped me break through a plateau. You're on the right track!