When I was first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, the doctors pounded into my brain to count carbohydrates, but they didn’t really focus on other dietary restrictions. So I thought as long as I keep my carb count low, I was in good shape.
I did, however, notice a difference in the way my body reacted to some foods, but I just thought that everyone reacted differently to food. This, to an extent, is true, but had I known that there were good carbs and bad carbs and that some could suppress my hunger for longer, I would have saved myself a lot of headache trying to figure it all out.
New research has revealed that high glycemic foods are more likely to cause a response in the brain that triggers hunger and cravings for food. This recent study also showed that low glycemic foods were able to stabilized blood sugar levels for a longer amount of time before blood sugar levels began to drop.
With these new findings, people who are living with diabetes will be better able to control blood sugar levels with the types of carbohydrates and calories they choose to consume while at the same time successfully controlling their dieting and weight loss efforts. You don’t have to be a prisoner to your food cravings any longer. You can set yourself free by choosing lower glycemic food choices that will satisfy your hunger longer and stabilize your blood sugar levels. Now you just have to convince yourself that chocolate cake doesn’t taste as good a lower glycemic alternative.