Here's how to prove It to
Check your blood sugar to find out how high and low GI foods
- Test your blood sugar right
before the meal.
- Eat a meal containing 2 or
3 servings of high glycemic index
- At 90 - 120 minutes after you start eating, test your blood sugar again and record the results. Determine your increase in blood sugar for the meal (subtract your pre-meal number from your 90-120 minute number).
- The following day
substitute equal amounts of low-GI foods for the higher GI foods in the same
meal as the day before.
- Check your blood sugar in
the same way - before the meal and between 90 - 120 minutes after you start
eating the Low GI meal and record the results. Determine your increase in blood
sugar for the meal (subtract your pre-meal number from your 90 - 120 minute
number after you start eating).
- Now compare the two
readings to see how the high and low GI foods affected your blood sugar.
High GI BreakfastOrange
juice, corn flakes with skim milk, english muffin with jelly
Low GI BreakfastOrange
juice, old fashioned oats with skim milk, 100% stone ground, whole wheat toast
FIFTY 50 Fruit Spread
High GI DinnerBroiled
chicken breast, instant mashed potatoes, steamed green beans, white roll
Low GI DinnerBroiled
chicken breast, baked sweet potato, steamed green beans, pumpernickel