The Glucose Revolution is low in calories and sugar. This is another low glycemic diet based on limiting foods high on the glycemic index.
Though originally designed for people with diabetes, the principles of Glucose Revolution are healthy for everyone and should help many lose weight.
Type - Glycaemic Index
Are special products required? - No
Is eating out possible? - Yes
Is the plan family friendly? - Yes
Do you have to buy a book? - Yes
Is the diet easy to maintain? - Yes
So how does it work?...
The basis of the Glucose Revolution is extensive research into the effects of different food on the immediate reaction of our bodies as measured by our blood sugar levels.
Some foods cause a rapid rise and then “crash” which leaves you feeling tired and hungry; those foods are said to be high on the glycemic index.
Foods that do not cause a huge spike and drop, but instead promote level blood sugar levels are said to be low GI foods.
The plan advocates eating low GI foods like complex carbohydrates in place of high GI foods like simple carbohydrates and sugars. For this reason it is said to be a low glycemic diet.
The Diet Plan...
The Glucose Revolution diet is a simple idea in that you select items off of the list of low GI foods while avoiding high GI foods.
Low GI foods like vegetables and complex carbohydrates contain lots of fiber which further help to regulate your blood sugar and keep you from feeling cravings or from feeling tired in the middle of the day.
These Low GI foods tend to also be lower in calories which will help you lose weight.
The specific regimen of this program involves making sure you get the required number of servings of each food group some time during the day: 5 servings of vegetables, 2 servings of fruit, 4 servings of whole grain bread and cereals, as well as some lean protein.
Fats and sugars should be avoided.
Is it good for you?...
The science behind the glycemic index is stronger than ever now that more sophisticated measuring and monitoring equipment is available, proving more reliably the glucose responses that are claimed in the program.
This diet holds to the classic and scientific interpretation of the glycemic index for a more balanced approach, rather than claiming an overly gimmicky interpretation of it.
Because Glucose Revolution advocates a balanced diet and plenty of fiber, as well as minimizing fat intake, it is very healthy, sensible, and should cause weight loss in people who can stick with it.
Memorizing GI numbers can be difficult for some people, but it is well worth it particularly for people with Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes.
• Bran cereal with skimmed or semi-skimmed milk
• Whole grain bread with low-sugar jam
• Chicken, turkey or ham sandwich on whole-grain or wholemeal bread
• Green salad
• Roast chicken with baked sweet potato and grilled green and red pepper strips
• Low fat ice cream with sliced fresh pears or canned pears in fruit juice
• Fresh fruit