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What Is This Glycemic Business?


Today I want to speak to you about the glycemic index, glycemic load and does it matter.

What I need you to do is watch the video first, so please, be my guess and have a watch.



Alright so from the video you should now know what the GI and GL is, but for a recap here it is.

The GI is a measure of how fast carbohydrates impact blood sugar.

Low GI foods are foods with a GI less than 55.

Intermediate GI foods are foods with a GI between 55 and 70.

High GI foods are foods with a GI greater than 70.

The GL is a ranking system for carbohydrate-rich food that measures the amount of carbohydrates in a serving of food.

Foods with a GL under 10 are considered low GL foods

Between 10 and 20 moderate GL foods.

Above 20 high GL foods that tend to cause blood sugar spikes.

Does it really matter?

YES – for people that have a history, or have diabetes and elite level/olympic athletes.

NO – for the every day person like you and me.

Like I said,  old mate Nutella has a glycemic index of 33 which means it is a low GI food… crazy huh!

The GI is good in theory, but doesn’t take into account the fact that you eat most carbohydrate foods with other things, except if you’re really boring and don’t know how to party.

Take note of the GI of the foods you eat but don’t listen to some bro scientist that tells you that you must eat low GI or you’re going to die, quite frankly that is not going to happen.

Like I said, dieting can be tough, and we want to help. Enter your details in the box below for a two week free pass and one of our trainers will help you get your nutrition and diet on track aswell as getting you started in the gym.

Jack ‘no GI necessary’ Zuvelek