Do You Know Your Glycemic Index?

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2012-02-18 10:24:13 -0600
Started 2010-09-21 15:04:08 -0500

I found this great little quiz to test our understanding of the Glycemic Index. I did pretty well on it, but learned some interesting things I didn't know. Check it out and share your score.

I had 8/11 correct.

28 replies

TsalagiLenape 2012-02-18 10:24:13 -0600 Report

Omgosh I surprise myself…I got 9 out of 11 right! Wow! This was great. Just so ya'll know I was looking all over the internet for info on the glycemic index and wasnt happy with the results. Then I thought hmmm go to my favorite website aka HERE. I found exactly what I was looking for. Hugs

imsuzie2 2010-09-28 16:49:07 -0500 Report

Every time I try to take the test, from your link or when I got my newsletter, I got error messages. Damn! I am interested in how I would do.

GabbyPA 2010-09-30 09:56:34 -0500 Report

I wonder if you need a reader downloaded? Like Java or something like that. Does your error message say you cannot read it? It is like a slide show, so that could be a reason. Other than that, I don't know and you might want to contact dLife and ask them what could be the trouble.

Ahsoup 2010-09-28 10:00:21 -0500 Report

Don't want to brag, but did very well. 10 out of 11 Have been using and eating by the GI for years. I swear by it and using the principles in the Fiber 35 Diet plan. I found it works for me. May not be suitable for everyone, but I have to stick with what is good for my numbers.

GabbyPA 2010-09-28 10:22:31 -0500 Report

That is great. I found out about it from another member here, but she is not on much now. So it is good to know someone who uses it so I can ask my questions about it.

ccfromdc 2010-09-23 23:49:09 -0500 Report

I scored a 6 - not surprising since I've long questioned the methods behind the GI / GL hype. Seems that the proponents of this approach have cleaned up their act enough to warrant a second look.

As for pasta - I'll occasionally prepare a dish with 1 oz of whole wheat pasta - surprising how filling such a small portion can be when combined with vegetables and a quality protein of your choice. I have to laugh whenever I think of how I USED to eat pasta - a minimum 2-3 cup serving flavored with a half stick of butter and a liberal sprinkling of oregano and garlic salt and spanked with Tabasco! Of course that was before I could afford meatballs - LOL :-)

GabbyPA 2010-09-24 07:35:58 -0500 Report

I think, like with everything, we have to look at the science and then test it out for ourselves. I don't eat by the GI, but I would like to use it more. I have a great little book called the GI diet and it has the foods color coded red, yellow and green as to what is "safe" to eat. I do know not all carbs are created equal, and this book helps out a good bit.

mas14years 2010-09-23 23:16:22 -0500 Report

Hey thanks, I got 9 out of 11 so I was a wizard. I missed the pasta one and sourdough bread. I like to take little tests like that you always learn something.

locarbarbie 2010-09-23 22:40:47 -0500 Report

Well I scored only 6 out of 11! I thought I was more knowledgeble on this topic than I was. Great eye opener. In fact the dietician in my diabetic ed class and my physician both told us to choose whole wheat bread. I actuallly stood in the bread aisle of my grocery store today for about 15 minutes debating the best choices. I really love dark rye/pumpernickle and had it in my cart but put it back for the whole wheat bread cuz I thought I was being a "good girl". Onlly to find out NOW that the pumpernickle or sour dough would have been the better choice. And I do read labels but I guess I tend to look more at the carbs and fiber.I have also avoided pasta like the plague since being diagnosed in August. I am making spaghetti and meatballs tomorrow…can't wait to test my BS after to see if I can tolerate. Thanks Gabby for the great info!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-09-23 12:30:02 -0500 Report

Did better than I thought I would, 7 right. Was surprised about the pasta not being an evil food.

GabbyPA 2010-09-23 12:51:50 -0500 Report

Yes, me too. But like everything...we all react differently to it. I will stick to my dreamfields pasta for now and my new found friend Quinoia

Kelly&Halo 2010-09-24 11:12:43 -0500 Report

I love quinoa. I use it as a substitute for any recipe that calls for white rice.

GabbyPA 2010-09-24 21:17:43 -0500 Report

I just discovered it the other day and have been playing around with it. It is great as a breakfast as well. I did it the other day with cinnamon and chopped walnuts in it. That was yummy warm and even better the next day.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-09-23 17:54:53 -0500 Report

I have been afraid to try some of the different grains because I am allergic to grass and wild rice. Also some other corn millet plant my Aunt gave me years ago when I was about 11. Maybe some day I'll be brave enough to test a new one out.

tina81 2010-09-22 06:01:12 -0500 Report

I got 6 out of 11 I guess I am going have to work harder then. I have been Type 1 Diabetic since 1994/95. ugggh. I hate not Knowing enough it makes me feel weak. I am gonna work harder. Can dka attacks affect your brain?? I have had over 10 attacks and wound up in ICU for weeks at a time with each attack. I was wondering about it. Thanks.

GabbyPA 2010-09-22 07:10:16 -0500 Report

High sugars do affect the smallest of blood vessels and a lot of those are in our brain. I know when I am high, I get "stupid" and slow. When I have better control I can think much more clearly.

GabbyPA 2010-09-21 15:25:25 -0500 Report

It is a complicated thing to learn, but very handy. If we keep those foods in our pantries, we will tend to do better even in moments of weakness because the food works with us instead of against us.