Good question... I dunno what is the answer. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I find an good answer. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably could give you help..
This is very helpful! I knew that there is a reason the LGI is important but didn't get a chance to research it (have been followingNutrisystemguidelines though). It's always good to know the science behind changes .....
With me just getting started (Day 2) Its ran it's course of thought "I bet I could have this and it wouldn't effect NS" But reading this made me rethink this. You're right it's not a calorie thing. I would imagine that after the first week my cravings at night (when I use to eat all of my meals) will subside..
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And all science aside, I just plain FEEL better when I stick to low GI food! Good enough reason for me.
Thanks for the article, that is so helpful. I used to think that 500 calories was 500 calories regardless of the food, and I would always get 100-calorie packs at the store...learning more about LGI foods/NS will definitely make a huge difference in how I approach food...
Thanks Pam! Very useful and informative post.
Wondering if there are other places to learn more about the LowGI diet. Like others here, I definitely feel better when I follow the plan. I'd like to better understand why...
Wow, what great info!.
I went grocery shopping Saturday and found myself in the "snack" aisle. Just for fun, I checked out the Nutritional Information for Twinkies, and it's nothing but calories and sugar, nothing else! Talk about empty calories!.
I also looked up Snack Wells Devil Food Cakes and the same: nothing but calories and sugar!..
Ditto. There are some subs I've tried and I felt HORRIBLE. Especially when it comes to the breakfast items because they set me up for the whole day. I haven't found anything that comes close to some of my favs likeNutrisystemgranola...
Thanks for making this information available. I do have a question though - why doesNutrisystemuse sugar and/or corn syrup in some of it's products instead of Splenda? Seems to me cutting out sugar would further improve the GI of their foods...
Thank you! You never cease to amaze me Pam!..
I googled and there are lots of articles on it. Here's one from the doctors at Webmd if you're interested... they seem sort of luke warm about it... but it does have information/knowledge....
Forgot to add, I do feel fuller longer on the lowGI diet myself!.
I'm likingNutrisystema lot!..
I just copied and pasted that to a couple of people. Thanks! Best explanation I've read yet...
TheNutrisystemLGI plan is why not only am I losing weight, but I should also be able to cut down (if not cut out) my diabetes meds soon. When I followed WW I would lose weight but my blood sugars stayed elevated. With that plan I was spending my points on lots of high carb high sugar products and not really changing the way I was eating - even though I told myself I was..
I loveNutrisystem- it truly is making me healthier as well as thinner!..
Love your blog! Sounds like you're off to a great start. Keep up the good work!.
Some people are sensitive to Splenda (and other substitutes) and sugar/corn syrup is not universally bad. I think the biggest part of the key is balance and moderation...
Yes those cravings will go away after a couple weeks, I use to be the same way. Now once I eat dinner and dessert, I don't usually crave anything else the rest of the night and if I do I eat some 5 cal jello, does the trick, fills the craving without adding too many cals. Good luck!!!..
Hang in there - for the first three days I was starving and thought maybe Nutrisystem wasn't for me. But these days (I've been on it over 3 weeks) I'm almost never hungry. Especially at night, after the dessert. It will get better and you'll be glad to stuck wtih it..