Gylcemic Index. This is a measurement of how quickly blood sugar levels rise after eating a particular type of food. When blood sugar levels rise, insulin is produced. Sadly, insulin allows us to store fat.
Not all fruits are created equal; however, during Phases 1 & 2 they are. While in these weight loss phases, all fruits must be avoided for the purpose of resetting your pancreas (so that it does not produce excess insulin). Don't sweat it...eventually, fruit will be introduced back into your diet, at a time when the body can better process those sugars. If fruit is on your mind while on Phases 1 & 2 of Ideal Protein, why not take this time to start educating yourself on the Glycemic Index of fruits (as well as veggies)?
That bowl of fruit up top looks good, right? Well, summer is just about here and there's watermelon everywhere you look, but it's smart to avoid it. Check this out:
Once your eyes are opened to the Glycemic Index, you will find yourself reaching for berries and cherries. Not only are their antioxidant levels high, their Glycemic Index numbers are low. Perfect for getting to and keeping that beach-ready body.