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