The Glycemic Index was discovered in 1981 and is the basis for many recently popular diets, including the South Beach Diet as well as others. The Glycemic Index determines how long certain carbohydrates take to break down and digest in the system.
One of the greatest challenges with adult onset diabetes is changing a lifetime of poor eating habits that put you at high risk for the disease. Each day you probably try “the diet,” which is nothing like your usual eating pattern. You are “good” all day, but nightfall brings temptation. Once again you lose control… and tell yourself you’ll start again tomorrow. Here are two simple tools that will change the way you think about food – and change the way you feel about yourself.