Glycemic Index

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Nonfood Factors

Exercise as you normally would. Experts recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity most days of the week.

Is This Diet Vegetarian-Friendly?

Yes. Choosing lower-glycemic-index foods will fit in with the whole grains, legumes, and most fruits and vegetables that vegetarians choose.

Eating Out

If you are going out for a treat, you can still have some of your favorite higher-glycemic-index foods. Eat smaller portions to satisfy your cravings without going off your diet. Or you can substitute your treat foods with lower-glycemic-index foods, fat, or protein, which will modify the effect of the glycemic load in your system.

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