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GI Janes

by | 26th, November 2003

‘IF you have pounds, prepare to shed them now – there’s a new diet in town.

‘And it was then that I discovered the GI Diet’

Other fad diets – the high-protein, low-carb Atkins diet, the high-sex McCutcheon diet and the chop-your-left-ear-off Van Gogh diet – may come and go.

But – like the American soldiers in Iraq – the GI Diet is here to stay. At least until next week.

The Mail explains that nutritionists believe a food’s glycaemic index (GI) rating could hold the key for dieters who eat healthily but still pile on the pounds.

Foods are rated on a scale of 1-100 according to how quickly they break down from carbohydrate to sugar in the bloodstream.

The slower the release of glucose, the fuller we feel for longer.

Among the foods with a high GI rating are white rice, baked potatoes and Cornflakes, while fish fingers, peanuts and sausages have low ratings.

Says the study jointly sponsored by Bird’s Eye, KP and Wall’s.’

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