GI

WHAT IS GI AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?

WHAT IS GI AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?

GI (glycaemic index) is a measure of how much carbohydrate-containing foods increase our blood glucose levels after consumption, as they are broken down into their constituent sugar molecules.

Pure glucose is the base measurement at 100.

The lower the GI, the lower the rise in blood glucose.

 

CALORIE COUNTING – ONLY PART OF THE ANSWER

CALORIE COUNTING – ONLY PART OF THE ANSWER

There’s no getting away from the fact that the number of calories we consume plays a key role in whether we gain or lose weight.

In fact, for many years we were led to believe that it was the only variable that mattered. More recently, there’s been a backlash with many arguing that in fact we shouldn’t track calories at all.

The answer lies somewhere in the middle. If we consume more calories than we burn, we will inevitably gain weight.

But blindly chasing a calorie deficit is also a flawed strategy in the long-term, and here’s why.