GI News—December 2008

32 chews: why slowing down could help you slim down Squelch hunger pangs with low GI low-energy-dense foods Prof Trim on alcohol and weight Celebrate with dealcoholised wines and beers Johanna’s sensational Spiced Pears with Zabaglione Sauce This issue of GI News is packed with tips to help you keep the pounds at bay over […]

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Food for Thought

Slow down and you could slim downWhen Uncle Percy came to dinner, we always found it hard to keep a straight face with the inevitable lecture on chewing each mouthful 32 times! We later discovered he was a huge fan of The Great Masticator, Horace Fletcher, who believed that ‘prolonged chewing precluded overeating, led to […]

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News Briefs

How tight is right and how to get there With the explosive development of new classes of blood glucose-lowering medications offering an increased number of treatment choices, the question for physicians and for people with diabetes is how tight is right and how to get there. In an editorial in Archives of Internal Medicine, Dr […]

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Food of the Month with Catherine Saxelby

Chocolate – pleasurable indulgence or antioxidant-rich super food? Catherine Saxelby Chocolate is the world’s favourite flavour for ice cream, cakes, sweet sauces and milk shakes and those who say they don’t like it are few and far between. Each new study on the alleged benefits of chocolate’s antioxidants is greeted with glee (and headlines), and […]

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Low GI Recipes of the Month

Our chef Kate Hemphill develops deliciously simple recipes for GI News that showcase seasonal ingredients and make it easy for you to whip up healthy, low GI meals and snacks. For more of Kate’s fabulous fare, check out her website: www.lovetocook.co.uk. For now, prepare and share good food with family and friends. Kate Hemphill Cardamom […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: Sea salt is healthier Nicole Senior Fact: All salt contains sodium harmful to your healthNot to be too dramatic, but the saying “pure, white and deadly” is quite fitting for this ubiquitous food ingredient. If it’s good luck you want, you’re better off throwing a pinch of salt over your shoulder than into your […]

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Healthy Kids with Susie Burrell

Lifestyle lesson number 4: Christmas is just one day!Christmas and the school holidays can be a challenge for families with too many high calorie, high fat foods in the home along with all those hours to be filled as structured activities go on hold, friends go away for the holidays and screens (TV, computer, movie) […]

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Move It & Lose It with Prof Trim

Why alcohol is not totally innocent in the lard production department Of the three biochemical means of metabolising alcohol, none result in its direct conversion to fat. However, research from several centres shows that our inhibitions go down when we have a drink. Hence those fattening salted peanuts look more appealing, and the means of […]

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Curly Questions

Any tips for enjoying a low GI Christmas dinner without piling on the pounds? The roast turkey is non negotiable!Putting on weight over the Christmas period is a problem for many of us – all that eating with family and friends. But, it’s more likely to be all the trimmings and treats that pile on […]

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Your Success Stories

‘How I Lost 80 Pounds (36 kg) with Smart Carb Eating.’ – Richard Price ‘I became a type 2 diabetic about 15 years ago, and have learned how to control my weight and blood glucose with diet and exercise. I lost 80 pounds (36 kg) and am a member of the National Weight Loss Registry […]

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