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The Glycemic Index Diet

Does It Allow for Dietary Restrictions or Preferences?

Yes. People who are on vegetarian, gluten-free, and other dietary restrictions can follow this plan. You can choose foods you like, but you may need to make substitutions -- such as using whole wheat pasta instead of white.

What Else You Should Know

Your diet needs to be healthy, and that involves more than the glycemic index. Be wary of diets that recommend extreme approaches, like eating a lot of meat or other foods that are high in saturated fat.

Cost: How much you spend depends on where you shop for groceries and the foods you buy. If you join a plan, you will have to pay the cost of packaged food.

Support: Usually you'll do this program on your own. You can get food and menu ideas in books like The Glucose Revolution or Sugar Busters!

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WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD on December 16, 2013

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