Choosing a low GI diet is not difficult September 08 2014
Unlike many other diets a low GI diet is not a restrictive diet, does not cut out major food groups and is a healthy way of eating and is suitable for the whole family. The key is to eat healthy, limit portion sizes, and have a variety of foods. Women are recommended to have about 2,000 calories a day. Yu don’t need any more than that until the last three months of your pregnancy, when you will need an extra 200 calories a day.
Some simple and important choices:
- Choose rolled oats or muesli in place of processed cereals
- Choose dense wholegrain bread in place of white or wholemeal
- Choose more pasta, noodles, barley, quinoa, pearl cous cous over rice
- Include legumes in your meals regularly
- Snack on fruit, yogurt in place of processed foods