When it comes to managing your blood sugar levels, there is no better tool than glycaemic index (my opinion at least!). The glycaemic index (GI) is a ranking of carbohydrates on a scale from 0 to 100 according to the extent to which they raise blood sugar levels after eating. Foods with a high GI are those which are rapidly digested and absorbed and result in marked fluctuations in blood sugar levels. Low-GI foods, by virtue of their slow digestion and absorption, produce gradual rises in blood sugar and insulin levels, and have proven benefits for health. Low GI diets have been shown to improve both glucose and lipid levels in people with diabetes (type 1 and type 2). One important factor to note though is that even if you eat a low GI diet, it does not mean you can over eat. Below is a table I put together which outlines the different food groups that contain carbohydrates in them, and outlines the high vs low GI options within the food group. Australian USANA RESET Nation Challenge winner Pooja De Silva has changed her life and is now using her incredible journey to inspire others. Pooja said during the challenge she exercised “hard and smart” with her personal trainer – Scott Lawrence. Australian RESET Nation Challenge winner Mahesh Jayasuriya remembers being overweight for almost a decade. After losing almost 33kgs during the challenge Mahesh said he is “so happy and proud” of his results. New Zealand USANA RESET Nation Challenge winner Jude Franklin’s journey began back in 2014 when she injured her back in a car accident. Former USANA RESET Challenge winner, and USANA Silver Director, Vicente Gutierrez knew he needed some serious motivation in order to make a change in his life.
Nutrimeal™—These super convenient meal-replacement shakes are the perfect way to have breakfast, lunch, or dinner on the go.
Protein Snacks—If you ever have a craving for a sweet treat, reach for one of USANA’s Protein Snacks.
Berry Nutty™ Nutrition Bars—For a healthy snack, turn to USANA’s minimally processed whole foods bar. The USANA HealthPak™—These packs contain the USANA® Essentials™, Active Calcium™, and AO Booster™, which provide vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to give you optimal nutrition during your weight-loss journey.
Low-Glycemic Meals—After your initial USANA Reset 5-Day Jumpstart Phase, you’ll need to supplement USANA foods with your own healthy meals. One of the possible factors leading to the rise of obesity is the emergence of processed foods with high glycemic index taken by modern people.
Glycemic index measures how quickly blood sugar levels rise after eating a particular type of food within 2 hours.
In this stage, you can take low to moderately low glycemic foods as your dinner and snack after breakfast and lunch, but breakfast and lunch still remain to be USANA Nutrimeal.
During the weight management program, reduction in food intake may probably result in a shortage of dietary fiber. In this stage, you can eat low to medium glycemic foods for your snack after breakfast, lunch, and snack after lunch, and dinner, but resume USANA Nutrimeal as breakfast. When carrying out USANA RESET program, don’t forget to take comprehensive and balanced nutrients to energize your body. Cricket is Pasindu Sunilchandra’s passion but his ballooning weight was hindering his dream of playing top class cricket. Then, an injury stopped Pasindu’s cricketing altogether and, being unable to drive whilst injured, he couldn’t work either.
Standing at 182 cm tall and tipping the scales at 107 kg convinced him that joining the worldwide challenge could help.
While the 5-Day Jumpstart was a challenge for Pasindu, he soon got into the program and the rapid weight-loss was motivating. Continuing his personal challenge with a single-minded strength that he- and others around him- never knew he had, Pasindu dropped an incredible 30 kg over the total weight-loss challenge. Now, Pasindu is enjoying eating healthier foods and has found a passion in encouraging others to follow in his get-healthy footsteps.
Congratulations to all of our wonderful RESET Challenge weight-loss winners in Australia and New Zealand And if you haven’t met them already, get to know our three top winners from our region! Another incentive for Maria was the incredible trip to Sanoviv plus, she wanted to realize her lifelong goal – to try kite surfing: ‘I needed strength and fitness to do this, so I set my goal.
For Maria, it was great to know that people around the world were setting themselves similar goals. Although the RESET Program takes care of your calorie intake and encourages a balanced diet, exercise is a significant contributor to any weight-loss journey. So it was with a great deal of delight that Maria realized that she had won the USANA RESET Challenge for New Zealand.
Maria is delighted to report that she is the product of the product that is the RESET Program. In 2013, super busy chef, 35-year-old Ann Perera and her husband about to celebrate their ten year wedding anniversary and their two wonderful little girls; they decided to commemorate the decade with a commitment ring. With better health was her main motivation, she determinedly gave the 2014 USANA RESET Challenge a go. With the family enjoying the healthier meals Ann was cooking, the whole of the Perera clan’s health began to improve. Ann lost 28 kg and is now a size 6-8 with a body fat of just 17.6 percent – she feels so proud.
TweetLast week I wrote about the Mediterranean Diet and how you can incorporate some of it’s heart healthy benefits into your diet plan by eating more fresh fruits, nuts, fish and poultry.
The glycemic index is a chart of values that tells you how fast a particular food is digested, turned into sugar and raises the blood sugar levels. Foods with high glycemic index values are quickly turned into sugar and find their way into the blood stream.

When sugars are quickly moved into the bloodstream and raise the blood sugar quickly this is hard for the body to handle. As your blood sugar rises you experience a lot of physical and mental symptoms that may be mild. Eating foods with a low glycemic index prevents these problems by raising the blood sugar levels slowly and only moderately. When choosing foods based on their glycemic index, it is important to note that high GI foods can be enjoyed in moderation as long as you do not have any existing blood sugar problems.
Grains, legumes, sugar, flour and highly refined products have a higher GI and should be enjoyed in moderation. A food with a GI value over 60 is usually considered to be a high GI food and should be eaten in moderation. It can take a little while to get used to the glycemic index and learn to estimate the GI of a particular  food.
Our Protein Clusters are a good source of protein, which helps maintain muscle and bone health, whilst also containing the fibre rich supergrain BARLEYmax™. People with Diabetes are often educated on glycaemic index, although really, it is a useful tool for everyone to use and understand. The Goodness Superfoods products all have a low glycaemic index, and for this reason can be very beneficial at helping people with diabetes or pre-diabetes manage their blood sugar levels. The total load of carbohydrates going into your system also plays a part, and therefore what is being said, is that for the same amount of carbohydrates in a food, if you choose the lower GI version, you will have a slower rise in your blood sugar levels, feel fuller for longer and be able to concentrate for longer too (hence less snacking and more supportive of weight loss).
Use this list as a starting point to get you on track to a lower GI diet and see the difference you feel! Throughout her journey so far Pooja has lost an amazing 26kgs totaling up to 32.13% body fat. He was scared of getting sick and not being able to see his kids grow up so he decided to reset his life… Mahesh said over the years he tried many times to reduce his weight in various ways but none of them worked out in a positive way. This injury not only made it difficult to exercise but to even walk and over the next year Jude gained weight and was struggling to get through each day.
I now feel so much more confident in myself, my health has improved and my skin is now clear and radiant. It takes a series of steps that will be different for everyone—maybe you want to start walking a mile a day, maybe you want to give up soda, or maybe you want to eat six servings of fruits and veggies every day.
They’re also low glycemic, so you won’t have to worry about these tasty shakes spiking your blood sugar.
Eating low glycemic usually means loading up your plate with lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, and lean protein. Especially during the summer time, you may want a slim and healthy body shape to take part in all kinds of outdoor activities. Research shows that low glycemic index diet reduces blood sugar and insulin fluctuations, promote fat metabolism and prevents fat from breaking down into nonestesterified fatty acids. To keep up the momentum after you complete the Jumpstart Phase, this phase helps you gradually incorporate low fat diet and regular exercise in your daily life, so as to continue to make healthy habits a way of life. It helps provided satiety and curbs the craving for snacks during the weight management program. It consolidates the healthy regimen you built in the Transform Phase, avoids rebounding weight loss and keeps your goal weight in the long run.
Since unused calories may turn into fat and store in the body, those fat may further accumulate over time and lead to obesity and weight rebound.
USANA quality nutritional supplements can replenish your body cells with nutrients needed and ease the practice of your USANA RESET Program. And, he had transformed from a gym-avoider to gym-regular and from wearing XXL shirts to L in three months. I love the taste of all Nutrimeal shakes and snacks – they helped to keep me healthy and strong and I didn’t feel tired. Big thanks to USANA for giving me the opportunity to participate in the USANA RESET Challenge.
The GI is a numerical value that indicates how quickly and how far a particular food will raise the blood glucose levels. Knowing the effect your foods have on your blood sugar can help you make healthy choices and prevent disease. The body has time to use the sugar and keep the levels at a healthy level, preventing insulin resistance, heart disease, and type-2 diabetes. You want to choose the majority of your meal from low GI sources such as vegetables and fruits served alongside your lean meat. Eat a small portion along with a variety of low GI foods to help reduce their effects on your blood sugar.
If you have problems regulating your blood sugars, you should choose foods with a GI value below 40. I really appreciate this one because it is what I need to continue on my quest for good health. By keeping your insulin levels slightly lower, you also program your body to not store fat quite as rapidly as if you constantly had high levels of insulin circulating your blood- now thats a bonus if you are trying to manage your weight! You don’t need to count numbers or do any sort of mental arithmetic to make sure you are eating a healthy, low GI diet.
However, I continued to challenge myself, week after week with perseverance, strict discipline, unshaken mindset, a firmer commitment and total dedication,” she said. Once Jude had recovered from her injury, which meant she could now do moderate exercise, Jude was constantly tired and couldn’t get out of bed in the morning so she decided it was time to make a change. From January 5 to March 29, 2015, the USANA RESET™ Nation Challenge will push you to be your best—whether that means losing weight, exercising more, or getting your business in line with your goals. No matter what your path is to becoming healthier, everyone could use a jumpstart and a reason to stick with their resolutions.
However, many people might have adopted the wrong method to slim, like immoderate diet, excessive exercises and weight management plan with unbalanced nutrition. You will find it easy, rapid and efficient to achieve your ideal weight and to practice your healthy lifestyle.

Containing good carbohyrates, quality protein and healthy fats, USANA Nutrimeal provides you with macronutrients. In addition, body water decreases after doing exercise and it may possibly lead to constipation programs. Fruits and vegetables are low glycemic food with high degree of fiber, thus serving as a good choice for refreshments and dinner. Therefore, regular exercise can promote metabolism, consume excessive fat and increase muscle mass. And, she admits that there were some days that she couldn’t fit exercise into her already-busy schedule. I have a fitness background, a Diploma in Fitness Training and a Bachelor in Sport and Recreation with a major in Exercise Science. When we went along to take a look at the rings in a jeweller, I was amazed to find that there were no rings big enough to fit my finger! I am very keen on completing a personal training and nutrition course and combine all that I have learnt together with my chef skills to help the community.
The glycemic index is a helpful tool that will help you select the right foods to keep your blood sugar levels stable and healthy.
A low glycemic diet is also associated with improved cholesterol levels and a decrease in certain cancer risks. If you have one food with a high GI, try to balance it by serving only a small amount and having a lot of other foods with low GI values less than 40. Prior to the RESET challenge, Pooja had followed countless diets, which had given her “no real results”, so she decided to take part in the RESET Nation Challenge to improve her health and wellbeing.
They always wanted to play with me, but it was difficult for me and I tired out very quickly,” he said. The USANA RESET Nation Challenge has several winning categories: male, female, partners, total weight loss, and essays.
These can indeed lead to a lot of health problems and you might even gain rather than lose weight. In contrast, high glycemic foods are quickly absortbed and converted into sugar, increasing blood sugar and insulin and producing hunger quickly. To improve the gastrointestinal problems during the program, you can drink more water and absorb more dietary fiber, in order to promote intestinal movement. USANA Foods and shakes are scientifically balanced in carbohydrates, proteins and good fats that the body needs plus essentials micronutrients. Entering my weekly weight on the RESET Challenge website and seeing my statistics changing was also great because I could see my improvement over a period of weeks,’ says Maria. She believes that if she had been able to exercise daily, her goal weight could have been reached even faster.
Bur in the past, I had the knowledge but not the fitness, energy, stamina or the silhouette I have now. The diet consisting of foods low of the GI scale will also help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
I feel lot more active and energised and I am able to do some of the things that I couldn’t do before. The top three participants in each category earn a trip to Sanoviv Medical Institute in Baja California, Mexico. You can’t do both.” During those 12 weeks, Vicente had many challenges in addition to losing weight. USANA RESET Weight Management program is composed of three simple steps (Jumpstart, Transform, Maintain), helping you shape your body healthy and establish a good lifestyle progressively. As a result, the water in the food is not overly absorbed and normal bowel movement can be maintained. With high fiber content, this mixture allows you to increase satiety and promote bowel movement. Today, I have my fitness career back thanks to the RESET Challenge!’ And we know, Maria’s going to run with it! Pooja said she has now “embarked on a significant life changing journey, enjoying a healthier and an active lifestyle” and her goal is to maintain and enjoy her new lifestyle and promote and raise her business to the next level by sharing her success story. For this exclusive trip, the winners will enjoy every luxury—an ocean view, a beautiful, relaxing atmosphere, and delicious, fresh meals that also happen to be super healthy. First, it was important to him that he spend time with his two-year-old daughter and support his wife, who was pregnant. It also promotes the growth of healthy gut bacteria, effective food digestion and nutrients absorption.
On top of all this pampering, these weight-loss superstars will also learn more about how proper nutrition works on a cellular level. My self-confidence has increased and now I am living a happy, healthy life.” Mahesh said he would definitely recommend the challenge to other people. This meant a huge increase in my fitness.” Jude said she is “ecstatic” with her weight loss results. August 2014 um 13:15sehr gutSchreibe einen Kommentar Antworten abbrechenDeine E-Mail-Adresse wird nicht veroffentlicht. All Rights Reserved.Powered by Xbyte visit our other site Tierkommunikation Designed by Pit Mayen.
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