3 Reasons I Choose Low-Glycemic over Low Carb

Do you feel guilty, like you should be eating a low carb diet, but have no desire to do so? Maybe low glycemic foods are the answer! 

As someone with PCOS, I read so many things on how eating a low carb diet was the best way! There was just one problem! I wasn't willing to give up all of my grains - and now I know I never had to! 

Here are the top 3 reasons for why a low glycemic diet worked for me, instead of going low carb! 

  1. Carbohydrates do not just come from grains! They are in veggies, too! Load up on broccoli, asparagus, spinach, cabbage, bok choy, and so on! You are allowed to have large amounts of these good for you vegetables without worrying about a sugar crash! 
  2. There are grains that are low glycemic and gluten free, but you have to watch your portions more. These are foods like - brown, black, and red rice; quinoa, oatmeal, and other gluten free grains. Also, legumes (wide variety of beans) and dark berries are a good source of carbs that are lower on the glycemic index! 
  3. I can still enjoy fruits like melons, grapes, and pineapples! These definitely have to be limited, but I would much rather indulge a little on some sweet fruits like these verses candy and ice cream! 

I know our bodies are different, so I am not saying that you shouldn't eat a low carb diet, but maybe it's something that just has to happen short term until insulin sensitivity improves. I found for me that just changing to foods that have a low glycemic index was enough to reverse my insulin resistance!