Nutritional Therapist BA, PGCE, BSC Hons Nutritional Therapist, BANT, CNHC
I was introduced to the concept of Low GL eating when studying for a degree in Nutritional Therapy about 6 years ago. I can't confess to ever having a weight problem but being slim has always been very important to me and like many have gone about it in all the wrong ways prior to my new found knowledge. Years of low fat, low calorie eating had left me feeling lacking in energy, tired, prone to low moods, but worst of all with a low and sluggish metabolism. Adopting a low GL eating plan has increased my metabolic rate which means I can eat a lot more food than I used to, increased my energy and kept my mood and weight stable and improved my sleep patterns. Because my weight is so stable I find that an increase in a few pounds at Christmas or on holiday disappears easily with a week of returning to the low GL eating plan. Eating low GL works extremely well in relation to weight loss and maintenance but also as a Nutritional Therapist I advise all my clients to eat in this way as a preventative measure for heart disease, diabetes and other degenerative diseases and as a way of modulating the inflammation associated with arthritis, skin conditions etc.