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Glycemic Index
The Glycemic Index is a method of ranking carbohydrate-based foods based on the rise in blood sugar they produce after consumption.  The higher the rise in your blood sugar the higher the rise in your insulin levels.  This is a critical factor for diabetics and, through recent studies, lower blood sugar has been tied to an increase in satiety after eating and increased “good cholesterol”.  This has spawned several diet and nutrition programs aimed at controlling your weight through maintaining your blood sugar levels by consuming foods that are relatively low on the Glycemic Index.
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» Medifast
Published 03/4/2006 | Glycemic Index , Prepared Meals | Rating:
Medifast plays nutritionist, chef and personal shopper for those individuals desperate to lose weight but lacking the time to do it. With the help of the home delivery meal service, you stand to lose up to 20 pounds in just four weeks. The best part: you won’t have to shop, cook or count calories or carbs. In layman’s terms, Medifast is a high-protein, fortified meal replacement program, similar to Slim-Fast, served right to your front door.
» Diabetes Diet
Published 03/4/2006 | Other , Glycemic Index | Rating:
Proper nutrition is crucial for individuals suffering from diabetes. It’s a factor which can actually help manage the disease while also preventing the dangerous complications that often arise in diabetics. It’s important to keep blood sugar levels stable. This can be accomplished by eating the same amount of food at the same times every day.
» G.I. Diet
Published 03/4/2006 | Glycemic Index | Rating:
With the decline of the low-carb diet came the birth of the G.I. Diet. Perhaps the hottest diet to hit the weight loss circuit in 2005, the G.I. Diet measures foods based on their Glycemic Index -- the speed at which foods are broken down to form glucose. Saturated fat and processed foods are replaced by complex carbohydrates. The diet is a balance of protein, carbs and healthy fats.
» Diet to Your Door
Published 03/4/2006 | Glycemic Index , Prepared Meals | Rating:

Dr. Caroline Cederquist is making house calls in the form of Diet To Your Door. This weight-loss program, features on VH1 Celebrity Fit Club, is just what the doctor ordered for effective weight loss and optimum health. A weight-loss physician, Dr. Cederquist uses her knowledge to create a balanced meal plan and relies on a team of award-winning chefs, dietitians and experts in food technology to create the menus. In turn, you receive ready-to-eat meals that just need to be heated up… delivered right to your door. It’s like having a weight loss physician and a personal chef wrapped into one.

» The Anne Collins Diet
Published 03/2/2006 | Low Carb , Low Calorie , Glycemic Index | Rating:
One diet with nine different plans. That's what is offered by nutritionist and weight-loss expert Anne Collins. Among the programs you can choose from are the Low GI Diet, Low Carb Diet, Balanced Diet,14-Day Low Calorie Diet Booster, Cholesterol Lowering Diet, Vegetarian Quick-Start Diet, 10 Minute-Meals Diet, Diet For Life and the Vegetarian Diet For Life. You don't have to choose just one because you'll have access to all nine. Of course, there is a price - you'll have to fork out $19.97 for a one-year membership.


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