GI Diet

What They Say: â€œBy eating meals that have a low GI you will feel less hungry. This means that rather then controlling your cravings for food by will-power alone your are controlling them by satisfying your body. On the GI diet your desire to snack or over eat should be greatly reduced, therefore by eating fewer calories you can control your weight.” from the-gi-diet.org

My Experience: Believe it or not, this is the only diet I can highly recommend. I originally was recommended the diet by my endocrinologist when they discovered I suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). One of the side effects of this disease is Metabolic Syndrome and Insulin Resistance, both of which make it very difficult to lose weight. Though I was put on medication to control it, diet needs to be the main control for the condition.

The GI Diet is all about eating sensibly. There are good foods, bad foods and foods that are okay in moderation. Learning to eat the good foods will mean your body stays fuller longer, and you are less likely to want to binge during the day. The problem is that it DOES require making good food choices. And when you are faced with a choice of oatmeal or poptarts for breakfast, it does kind of require willpower and strength of character to stick to.  But if you can form the habit, the weight will come off (slowly, but surely) and your health and general wellness will improve, too.

ISMe Rating: 9/10 – loses a point for being difficult to stick to at times