1 November 2008

GI News—November 2008


  • GI values for over 2,480 foods in the 2008 International tables of glycemic index
  • Prof Trim: ‘The real issue is not if you are fat, but where the fat’s gone.’
  • ‘It’s not how much fat you eat, it’s the type that counts,’ says Nicole Senior
  • ‘The GI can be a great friend and tool to anyone battling weight and carb cravings.’ – Stephanie's success story
  • Kate's delicious low GI, dollar-saving Carrot, Ginger & Cannellini Bean Soup
‘Any changes aimed at reducing weight without a complete lifestyle “makeover” package are doomed to failure in the long term,’ says Prof Trim in Food for Thought. ‘It’s the whole kit and caboodle you need – good sleep, low stress, non-smoking, good diet and plenty of exercise.’ In News Briefs, we cover the key findings from the 2008 International tables of glycemic index and Fiona Atkinson summarises the average GI values of more than 60 common carb-containing foods in the Latest GI Values to help you put the lower GI choices into your shopping trolley and on your plate.

Good eating, good health and good reading.

GI News Editor: Philippa Sandall
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Andrea Lakeland said...

So what do you do if there are ongoing problems with stress which I haven't been able to resolve and sleep problems too which are beyond my control (due to children) ?

GI Group said...

Hi Andrea, children and sleep is a toughie! When they sleep more, so do you. But it can seem a long haul. As for stress, see your doctor. Relaxation techniques and meditation can help too.

Anonymous said...

can you suggest a book in which i can adjust my eating habits to the gi way of life? i do most of my own cooking and need to lose about 90lbs but i work 1900-0700 3xweek.

GI Group said...

Hi there,
If you do your own cooking you probably have lots of favourite recipes and cookbooks. Switching to low GI eating is very much a this instead of that approach so perhaps the book for you is Low GI Eating Made Easy. It has a chapter on making the switch to low GI eating along with ideas for breakfasts, lunches and dinners for 7 days. It also has the top 100 low GI foods and ideas for using them plus the GI tables. It was published back in 2005, so you may also want to check out the latest Shopper's Guide to GI Values which has all the most recent foods that have been GI tested. If you would rather have a 12-week eating plan, then the Low GI Diet by Jennie Brand-Miller is for you. Good luck.