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Glycemic Index - Definition
The glycemic index of a food is in essence how quickly the body absorbs the sugars found in food. Examples of foods with high glycemic indexes are white potatoes and white bread.
Glycemic Load - Definition
While the glycemic index simply says how quickly the sugars in a food get into your fat cells, the glycemic load takes into account how MUCH sugar is in a food to do this.
Usually I promote heavily the consumption of any low carb product, because they are by their nature low in sugar. However, you want to be sure you're eating nutritious things! I hesitate to recommend pork rinds for this reason.
WeightWatchers Smart Ones Frozen Dinners
In a move which says If You Canīt Beat Them, Join Them, Weight Watchers is now putting out frozen dinners which they claim are low carb. How good are they?
Chicken Vegetable Crockpot Recipe
A crockpot has got to be a low carb dieterīs best friend. You can make dishes VERY easily that are low carb and delicious, and have great leftovers for days.
Using a Low Carb Count Chart
One of the confusing things for newcomers to the low carb world is the carb count of foods. How do you know which foods are good and which are bad? This is where a carb count chart comes into use.
Weight Loss, Hair Loss and Low Carb
In ANY weight loss program that you follow, hair loss often occurs at the same time. This is a natural result and the hair will grow back in once you reach your target weight. Often the hair is even thicker than before!
Subway on Low Carb / Atkins
Subway has teamed up with Atkins to create a new low carb wrap menu. Talk about delicious! This is one pairing that is perfect for low carb dieters.
Mike's Light Lemonade
If youīre looking for an alcoholic drink thatīs low carb and tasty, why not give Mikeīs Light Lemonade a try? Itīs perfect for mixing, too!
Russell Stover Low Carb Chocolates
Russell Stover has a new line of low carb chocolates, including toffee, mint and pecan. The carb counts are amazingly low, and the treats are quite tasty!
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