Gi Diet Review
Every few years we're having new "celebrity slimming frenzy". This time the diet which grabs the
media's attention is The GI Plan Diet.
The GI Plan is based on one of the hottest diet trends currently around ï¿½ the
Glycaemic Index or GI Diet.
It works very similar to other diets that offer to eat carbs with a low GI as they slowly
release sugar into the blood, providing you with a steady supply of energy so you donï¿½t feel hungry. On the other hand, you
should avoid carbs with a high glycemic index, GI, as they cause an immediate but short-lived rise in blood sugar.
The main drawback is that it is leaving you quickly lacking in energy and reaching for another snack.
What is the main concept of the diet?
At first it was presented by
professor of nutrition Dr. David Jenkins. The main concept which the
diet is built on is how fast different carbohydrates break down to be
digested and affect sugar levels in blood. It turns out that many sugar
food increases blood sugar levels less than starchy food.
What is GI or Glycemic Index?
The Results of the research are
used as basis for creation of Glycemic Index,
GI , in which food is
ranked by his effect on blood sugar levels. GI is ranged 0 to 100 and
glucose is at the top with value of 100. Food with GI value 55 or less
are placed in the lowest category, GI 56 to 69 medium category and 70
to 100 is high category.
What is the theory behind the diet?
According to the theory food
with low GI value is decomposed and releases sugar to blood slowly and
provide steady supply of energy to the human body. Thus feeling of
hunger is satisfied for longer period of time contrary to food with
high GI value which are decomposed and digested faster and leaving the
body with a feeling of hunger. There is nothing wrong with hunger but
result of looking for a snack.
The GI Plan Diet is about eating a plenty of food with Low GI value.
The next part of the GI Plan
diet is to combine the original glycemic index with a ranking based on
the calorie content of each food.
It's interesting to find out that in Glycemic Index Chocolate has a LOW GI value in
contrary with "Healthy" rice cakes and brain flakes
have High GI value.
GI Plan diet recommends cutting
the fat amounts and a specially saturated one. That means that the same
chocolate is still limited as milk or crisps too.
It's a little bit confusing, isn't it? In fact, protein and fat affect carbohydrate absorption in
the body. Although chocolate with high content of fat is marked as low
GI. Low-fat jacked potatoes have higher GI than high fat crisps. Milk
is packed with protein and fat and has low GI. Nevertheless, GI Plans
advice to avoid consumption of fats - skimmed milk is
preferred over whole milk.
What are the guidelines of the diet?
The guideline of The Gi Plan Diet is - the more low GI foods in male, lower the overall GI
However, the calculations aren't always so simple. It becomes too difficult to
calculate when the meal contains high and low GI value food. In fact
the limitation of the GI diet plan is to identify exact GI value of the
When you fololw the diet you have to cut saturated fats from your meals,
means less chips and chocolate.
You have to avoid cookies and biscuits with high GI index, soft drinks and
lollies. Instead you may have some other low GI snaks as: Hummus with
bread or low fat yoghurt, or smoothie made from fruits, low fat milk or
yoghurt, or best - you may have fruit salad.
How the diet is structured?
The GI Plan Diet just like other diets has 3 phases:
The First phase
- Lasts 2 weeks. During this period women has to consume food
in 17 points worth and men 22 points. Carbs and calories in the food
are summed to provide total of pints in the food. The dieter is free to
consume any food as long as number of the points is untouched.
The second phase On this phase pounds are shaded off and it last longer than
2 weeks. Food consumed is raised to 20 points for women and 25 for men.
The third phase - It starts once the dieter reaches weight loss goal. The aim
of this phase is to maintain the weight achieved.
What is the expected weight loss rate in the diet?
During this diet regimen it's expected to achieve weight loss rate of about 2 pound
per week. The first 2 weeks may provide more significant weight loss.
This behavior is known as normal response of the body during diet regimen and usually lasts until
starvation mode appears.
GI Diet Plan Sample Day
Typical Day's Diet on the GI Plan:
Bowl of porridge made from traditional oats and skimmed milk and sweetened with a little honey. Plus a pear.
1 pot low-fat fruit yoghurt and a banana.
Bowl of lentil soup plus an open tuna sandwich made with 2 slices of wholegrain bread, a thin scrape of low-fat spread and tuna in brine. Plus a handful of cherries.
Small pack of low-fat crisps
What are Pro's?
GI plan diet basically is healthy dietand easy to follow diet which
teaches you how to differ varios carbohidrates and preffer those which
are healthier with Lower GI index.
When you follow the diet plan you probably will achive even blood sugar level.
The diet doesn't require consuming of special high cost ingredients and
foods may sourced easily and can be eaten by whole family.
What are Con's?
It's little bit confuzing whole thing with GI index calculations and this
could be the main reason to cause the diet misinterpretation.
White rice is labeled as high GI and so watermelon too, when chips or
chocolate hava low GI - this might cause to people to assume that
eating chips and chocolate is allowed without any restrictions.
It's hard to understand how insulin and its levels in the blood may
affect metabolism and this might cause some confuze in order to
understand whole theory which the diet is based up.
Diet is developed by a registered dietitian and a life coach, and is well presented in
the book that is easy to read and understand.
The diet plan is nothing but truly simple and easy to follow scheme that make sure you get desired results.
If you are aware of the importance of well balanced diet for healthy long lasting weight loss, you are going to love
to following this diet. Since it is so balanced and based on a healthy aproach, without cutting out major groups of
food or severely restricting what you eat, it will ensure you successfully stay in your diet regimen until you achieve
your weightloss goals.
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