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What is the Glycemic Index Diet?

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The glycemic index was designed to help people with diabetes control their blood sugar levels. And what works to control blood sugar, the theory goes, should help you drop extra weight.

Here's the basic idea: Some foods -- like white bread, cookies, and white potatoes -- make your blood sugar rise quickly. On the glycemic index diet, you eat carbs that produce a steadier rise in blood sugar; and the fiber in those foods helps you feel full longer. You're not as hungry, and you feel more satisfied.

From: The Glycemic Index Diet WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 21, 2018
Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 21, 2018

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