So, it's day 4 officially -- for some of you day 5 if you went to the pre-challenge party or otherwise spent the weekend indulging. I did. My last act was to go into Cold Stone Creamery and get me a ginormous order of Oreo Overload. For others it's been a bit longer.
What was your "last act"? How are you feeling now? When did you start?
Post thoughts and meal summaries / links to share etc to comments.
Quick follow up for those of you out there that are seeking some understanding of all of this vs plain compliance -- Lorne S. was kind enough to provide this link and quick commentary about glycemic index and glycemic load:
"The GI describes the ability of specific carbohydrate-rich foods to increase the concentration of glucose in the blood. The GI of a food is calculated as the incremental area under the blood glucose response curve for the food relative to the incremental area under the blood glucose response curve for a reference food (glucose or white bread is recommended), which is set to be 100. The glycemic load (GL) describes the overall glycemic effect of a specified amount of a food item. It is calculated as the product of the GI and the carbohydrate amount (in grams) of the food item divided by 100." Hare-Bruun H et al, Should glycemic index and glycemic load be considered in dietary recommendations? Nutrition Reviews 66(10):569-590, 2008.
By these definitions you can clearly see why using the GL vs GI may be more beneficial for your guy's use in this Zone/Paleo thing. I also included a link to the website, I mentioned to you last night, that nicely lists the GI's and GL's for many food stuffs. He also describes how the GI and GL are used with respect to a foods relative values. http://www.mendosa.com/gilists.htm