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Old 07-03-2007, 04:30 PM   #1
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Glycemic Index

Hey All. In the last 16 months or so, i lost a lot of weight. I've lost all the weight i want, and I'm now at a point where i'm just trying to maintain where i'm at. I've been trying to stay eating healthy. Due to that, I'm trying to find a good resource (a good book, a good website, anything) to identifing the glycemic index of foods. I've found a few sites, but they dont seem to be great, or i'm using it wrong. I'd idealy like to be able to quickly look up a food like 'squash' and find it's glycemic index. Anyone have any tips or tricks i can use to identify the GI of foods?

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Old 07-03-2007, 07:26 PM   #2
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Congrats on your weight loss! It is not an easy thing to achieve and it sounds like you have done it the right way.

I have used various GI lists myself for a long while.

The best one IMO is by "Michel Montignac : the Glycemic Index pioneer"
The Glycemix Indexes Table

Good luck!
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Old 07-03-2007, 07:39 PM   #3
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Thanks! What are your thoughts on Squash? i'm told they're high GI, but when i'm looking i see them all over the place on the scale...
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I have always been very carfeful with squash. I am not sure about "pear squash" as I am not familiar with it: that is the one that is just below 50 on the list - and considered acceptable. The listing that you see in the lowest category is actually only the squash seeds.

Any root vegetable tends to be high on the GI scale and I restrict the quantities. I rarely eat anything that is 60 and over on the scale, and when I do it's only a taste, not a full serving.
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