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Changing your Glycemic Index Habits

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 lifestyle.

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 you!).

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 after all.

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