Written on April 1, 2009 – 6:00 am | by Jeff Ainslie
The term Glycemic Index has been around since 1980. Many diet books have been written since then offering special Glycemic Index Diets. So what is the Glycemic Index, and is it something that the average person should be worried about? We go through the science and list foods that are either high glycemic or low glycemic.
In our email section, Chris left us a message at our support group over at Fat2Fit Support. He wanted to know if you really burn more calories when you workout in the cold. We discovered a shocking answer that we were not suspecting. Science can sometimes be surprising. Our second email came from Brenda and dealt with the struggles that most people go through after Gastric Bypass surgery. We offer some advice about how to get her metabolism fixed. Our last email came from Robyn, who needed some help figuring out just how many calories she should be eating.
In our Web Report section, Jeff found a simple yet very good list of the 9 best foods that you should be eating to be healthy and boost your body’s immunity. Russ found a series of studies that show that being overweight actually affects you mentally. Losing some extra body fat just might make you smarter and improve the speed of your brain.
Links Mentioned in the show:
Fat 2 Fit Radio T-Shirts and Apparel
Burning extra calories in the cold
Previous Fat2Fit Radio show on Gastric Bypass Surgery
How to calculate how many calories you should be eating
The 9 best foods for your body’s immunity
Obesity and mental ability study #1
Obesity and mental ability study #2
Obesity and mental ability study #3
Michi’s Ladder of Best Foods
Glycemic Index article #1
Glycemic Index article #2
Recipe of The Week:
Chicken Kabobs in Saffron Cream
People like to blame their weight or fitness level on things outside of their control, such as unhealthy selections of foods, or they can’t exercise because they have a broken leg. The homework this week is to come up with a list of 5 things that you are in control of, or could be in control of if you really wanted to, that will affect your weight and fitness level. What truly do you have control of in your life? or what should you take control of to help you with your goals?
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