Some of my readers (family and friends-i've-actually-met) may wonder why i read diabetic blogs, being a non-diabetic: the answer is easy -- carbohydrates are not my buddies, any more than they are theirs! Thus i pick up good information as well as recipe ideas and frequently get a good laugh -- especially at http://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.com. The guys there have a history of verbal tangling with the "Low-Carb Anti's" in diabetic forums, and i'm often well entertained by stories of the battles. LCAs are LCAs, no matter what the forum!
Apparently, one of the main d-LCAs (ooh, sounds like a bad particle, doesn't it?) has just discovered the GLYCEMIC INDEX!!! Too bad it's "old science" and pretty much discredited as well. The great usefulness of this concept, to me, has been as a tool to show people that whole-wheat bread is more damaging to blood-glucose than table sugar. But in composing his post, Eddie included a terrific video from Barry Groves that i want to share, along with an anecdote....
A few years ago i picked up the Montignac book du jour about using the GI to lose weight. Pretty book -- lots of pictures. A few darned good recipes, too. I was excited to be able to use some cereals and pastas again, with his technique which would theoretically allow me to shed some pounds. Talk about eating your cake and having it too!
Ya know how with almost ANY new diet you dump some pounds, even if it's only from a heightened metabolism that comes with enthusiasm and excitement? Not this time. A couple of weeks of the Montignac Method, and i gained. The new Atkins he AIN'T.