What is GI? How can it affect my training?
GI stands for Glycaemic Index. “GI is a numerical way of describing how much the carbohydrates in individual foods affect blood glucose levels (Brand Miller).” In other words, it’s a way of measuring which foods give you energy faster and for how long. In the gym, and when you’re exercising, you can make these foods work for you by eating the right things at the right times. In my experience, eating low GI foods has helped me sustain energy for longer throughout the day. Being aware of the energy content of your food is also a fantastic way to manage weight loss, avoid cravings, and control afternoon energy slumps! For more information on the Glycaemic Index, go to: www.alfitness.com.au – Artile on low GI foods perfect for weight loss. Or refer to: The Low GI Diet, 12 Week Action Plan (Hodder, 2006). Prof. Jennie Brand-Miller, Kaye Foster-Powell, & Joanna McMillan-Price.