glycemic index load versus insulin load

As time goes by I find more and more the truth being told about Type II Diabetes. Finally!

Optimising Nutrition

If you want to lose weight: Don’t eat.  If you have to eat, don’t eat carbs.  If you have to eat carbs, eat low GI-carbs.

Richard David Feinman

The glycemic index (GI) [1][2] measures the rise in blood sugar in healthy people in response to the ingestion of various foods.

Theory goes that it is better to eat low glycemic index carbohydrates that will not raise our blood sugar too much and will take longer to digest. [3]

Building on GI is the concept of glycemic load which is the GI of a food multiplied by the grams of carbohydrate eaten.

Watermelon has a very high GI value, however because watermelon only contains a small quantity of carbohydrates (it’s mostly water) the overall glycemic load is small.


A large glycemic load occurs when you eat a large quantity of a high glycemic index carbohydrate.

The limitation of the…

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At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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