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What's the glycemic index?

FormulaZone makes it easy to follow a low glycemic diet. This makes it right for diabetics and pre-diabetics.

Glycemic Index Chart

The Glycemic Index (GI) is the measure of the amount and the rate of an increase in blood sugar after eating a carbohydrate. The higher the GI, the larger the rise in blood sugar, and the more insulin is released. Unfortunately the more insulin in your system, the more fat you'll retain. Eating 40-30-30 reduces your glycemic load.

How Do I Use the Glycemic Index?

High glycemic foods (like candy bars) will give you fast, abundant energy which, unfortunately fades quickly, and is replaced by sleepiness. But when you eat low glycemic carbohydrates like an apple, an orange, pear, or strawberries, you are less hungry between meals and more mentally clear. You feel great, you lose fat, you have more energy, and your mood will be stable. Who doesn't want to feel that way?

A low glycemic diet is not a low calorie diet. It is possible to eat fewer calories and not be hungry. We regularly hear from members who prepare recipes and complain they can't eat it all. And if you use our Family Style Planner, not only will portions automatically adjust for every member of your family, they won't even know they're eating healthy. A low glycemic diet can be delicious, too.

Customizing the recipes while watching the glycemic index.

Every one of the more than 3,100 Zone Diet recipes shows the GI of the meal. You can even search for recipes based on their GI numbers, or build and save your own recipes. And if you wonder about the GI of a food you've picked up at the store, simply use the Nutrition Label Analyzer and you'll know for sure.

The Ingredient Substitution Finder make it easy to customize individual dishes for even the most picky eaters, and the Interactive Menu Planner unleashes the real power of the FormulaZone.

We built this site to help people follow the low glycemic 40-30-30 Zone Diet without the calculations and complications. Choosing your membership is just as easy. Start FormulaZone now, and you could be eating low glycemic at your very next meal.


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