Low Glycemic Index (GI) How to Change Your Eating Habits
With obesity levels rising every day, it’s no wonder that more and more people
are opting to go on a diet and lead healthier lives. The thing is there’s just
so much information out there that it’s hard to know where to start!
Perhaps one of the things that you’ve heard about is to start eating foods that
are termed ‘low glycemic’. However, it’s not just a matter of changing your food
choices tomorrow. If you are serious about losing weight and modifying your
eating habits, then you have to realize that you need to change your whole
Why Change is Difficult
Humans are creatures of habit. Although we like to think of ourselves as
‘adventurous’ and ‘daring’, the reality of it is that most of don’t embrace
change easily. This holds true for eating habits. For one, when someone mentions
that you need to change your diet, one tends to take this as an insult to one’s
lifestyle choices (rather than a suggestion to be healthy because they love
So what is the first step?
Realize, understand and accept that diet changes are GOOD for you! Think about
it. Is eating an apple rather than a bag of potato chips better for your
neighbor? No. It’s better for YOU. Once you realize that modifying your diet is
good for you. Go for the changes needed.
The type of change though depends on your personal style. For instance, some
people like to change slowly, taking baby steps at the start. Others, however,
prefer going ‘cold turkey’ and prefer to make drastic changes overnight.
Figure out what type of change you need and just go for it.
If you prefer small diet changes at the start, then a good way to do this is to
slowly switch the items you buy at the supermarket. For instance, if you’re
always eating ready-to-eat TV dinners then don’t buy them anymore next time and
just opt for FRESS FOOD you have to cook. If you always have potato chips at
home, stock up of fruit instead the next time you go out.
Now, if you prefer drastic diet changes, then this may mean dumping anything and
everything bad and high in fat at home right now, grabbing a list of food items
that are low glycemic, and marching to the store this minute! This style is
better for you IF you don’t want to be tempted at all by any unhealthy foods
lingering in your cupboard, refrigerator or freezer.
Diet Changes are Never Easy
I wish that I can tell you that eating healthier is as easy as changing what you
buy. I won’t lie, it’s not. Every day is a CHOICE you have to take to eat
healthier. But then again, if you love yourself and want to live a long, happy
and active life, then maybe the changes you need to make are not so hard to do