Low GI Diet Or Low Carb Diet – Which One Is Best?

Written by Lee Dobbins

These days, most everyone has heard of low carb diets such asrepparttar South Beach and Atkins diet butrepparttar 137627 GI or glycemic index diet is a fairly new name onrepparttar 137628 diet scene. While low carb diets restrictrepparttar 137629 quantity of carbohydrates,repparttar 137630 GI diet focuses onrepparttar 137631 quality of carbohydrates. It works by promotingrepparttar 137632 consumption of foods that are low onrepparttar 137633 glycemic index, foods which will have a gently effect on your blood sugar levels and keep you full longer.

A typical low carb diet, has a restrictive phase inrepparttar 137634 beginning where your carbohydrate intake is severely limited. You can eat allrepparttar 137635 meat you want and fats are also unlimited, althoughrepparttar 137636 South Beach Diet does encourage you to stick to low fat meats and healthy fats. Asrepparttar 137637 diet progresses, you can gradually add in more carbohydrates, typically those with a low glycemic index are also those that are lower in carbs.

Although a low GI diet might be new to you, it has actually been around sincerepparttar 137638 1970’s and is used in many European countries to help manage diabetes. Recently, however, this way of eating has gotten a lot of attention as a healthy way to control weight. This diet focuses on carbohydrates – “good carbs” have a low glycemic index and you should eat plenty of them (incidentally, these are alsorepparttar 137639 foods that we know to be good for us like fruits, vegetables and whole grains). “Bad carbs” have a high glycemic index and should be eaten in moderation and mixed withrepparttar 137640 low glycemic index carbs to lowerrepparttar 137641 overall GI of a meal. Since this diet focuses only on carbs it is very easy for vegetarians to adopt this way of eating.

In comparison, a low carb diet can be limiting in fruits and vegetables which are high in vitamins, minerals and enzymes as well as fiber. Many people associate low carb diets with a license to eat as much saturated fat as you want, but that choice is up torepparttar 137642 individual so we really can’t faultrepparttar 137643 diet for this misconception. A low GI diet is full of fruits, vegetables, fiber and low in fat but emphasisrepparttar 137644 good fats found in nuts. It encourages eating lean meats in moderation.

The "How To" Guide for Six Pack Abs

Written by Ryan Cote

First off I want to mention that, for most people, getting six pack abs is not an easy task. It requires serious dedication, but it is possible! If you're one ofrepparttar few lucky people that was blessed with low body fat and good muscle definition, than enjoy it! Otherwise, below is a general 2-step guide that, if followed religiously for 3 months, should produce results.

Step 1: Nutrition

This isrepparttar 137626 single most important part ofrepparttar 137627 puzzle, hands down. You can haverepparttar 137628 most impressive set of abs, but if they're covered with a layer of fat, you won't see them! Break up your day with 5 or 6 mini-meals because this jump starts your metabolism. And stop eatingrepparttar 137629 food that is preventing results: white bread, loads of pasta, soda, candy, fast food, hydronated oils, sugars and fructose corn syrup. Instead, replace them with foods that will help you reach your goal: olive oil, whole grain breads, fruits, vegetables, nuts, peanut butter, chicken, fish, protein and water. Be realistic- you'll slip here and there, but make a conscious effort to radically improve your eating habits because getting a six pack will be impossible if you don't.

Step 2: Exercise

You need to concern yourself with 3 different exercises: cardio, weightlifting and ab exercises. And aim to workout no less than 4 times a week.

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