Today I wanted to write about my butt. But I think I will save that for next week….
You’ve probably heard of the glycemic index.
Basically foods (carbohydrates) with a high glycemic index are digested quickly and cause significant and rapid changes in your blood sugar level. On the other hand, carbs with low glycemic index are more slowly digested and absorbed and change your sugar levels much more slowly.
Another ranking system is the satiety index.
The satiety index simply ranks the ability of food to satisfy hunger. In other words foods with a high satiety index keep you feeling fuller longer.
Today I found a gem of an article on Lifehacker with a very handy infographic combining both indices.
The aim is to choose foods with a low glycemic index and a high satiety index. This is especially useful if you love snacking like I do! Choosing the right snack can be the difference between having 5 snacks for the day versus one or two!