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 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 within 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.