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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

These Vegetables Are The Worst For Losing Weight

We all know that vegetables are good for you, and eating lots of veggies will help you not only stay healthy but maintain a normal weight. But if you are trying to lose weight, some vegetables are not going to be your friends.

The glycemic index

You have no doubt seen tv commercials, such as the Marie Osmond Nutrisystem commercial, where they talk about the "glycemic index." But no one in these commercials explains how it works and how you can work with it to lose weight on normal food -- no reason to spend a fortune on weight loss products and systems. Just know what foods make you lose weight and what foods do not.

First, the glycemic index (GI) is a number that tells you how fast a food is turning carbohydrates into glucose. The smaller the number, the less impact the food has on your sugar, and the less it will contribute to weight gain. For example, 55 or less = Low (good), 56- 69 = Medium, and 70 or higher = High (bad).

Take vegetables, for example. Starchy vegetables like potatoes, corn, squash and artichokes have a higher GI than less starchy vegetables like lettuce, spinach, celery, cucumbers, broccoli, spinach and asparagus.

Fiber is also important when choosing vegetables during dieting. Why? They fill you up so you are less hungry, which is important when dieting. The highest fiber vegetables per calorie include broccoli (5 grams per cup) as well as Brussels sprouts, eggplant, cauliflower and asparagus.

Read the package label

If you're more into frozen vegetables, you can read the package to find out which ones will be better for you. A package of frozen corn, for example, has 21 grams of carbohydrates, compared to just 12 for a package of frozen peas.

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