This is what I've come up with, and plan on sticking to:
Old Fashioned Oatmeal
you are psycho? is that a good discussion point?
you left out quinoa, the ancient indian god of carbs. And I find most fruits in general to also be good, primarily non-citrus. So bananas, pears grapes, berries as well. outside of that, hmm I like whole grain bread but thats cause I need something to make sandwiches on so it doesn't really count. Maybe buckwheat?
I like Ezekiel bread and cereal and Avant Research's SuperCarb. All are low glycemic and tasty.
I finally bought some of the ezekiel cereal to keep at work since seeing you + rodja mention it a few times, and it is pretty good. need to buy a box for at home
It's good stuff, no doubt. I like putting Liquid Sucralose and cinnamon on it.
People tend to eat way to much bread even if it's considered "good."
I know the 4 sources I listed are the best however. Banana's are wayy to high GI.
All-Bran. There are healthier fiber choices, but I refuse to remove it from my diet.
what about quinoa? or bulgar ?
There are tonnes of good carb sources.
Here are some I can think off the top of my head
Long Grain Brown Rice
Old Fashioned Oats
Fresh or Frozen (w/o syrup) berries
Whole Grain Bread
All Bran w/ Extra Fiber
Uncle Sam Cereal
Whole Wheat Pasta
As for GI. In reality who gives a .....! unless you are eating sugar by itself, then the GI won't mean squat. As the other foods ingested with the meal will throw that number out the window.
I think there's a lot more to it than glycemic index.
If GI, eating clean, or any of the other nutrition fads out there that authors write about trying to come up with new stuff to fill a magazine were true, I'd be fat. Unless you have some kind of physiological problem going on (thyroid, diabetes, etc.), your body is just not going to break any laws of thermodynamics.
What those types of foods DO for people, is help with satiety, mood, etc. But the overall net effect isn't going to be affected if the diet is kept in check and the necessary adjustments are made...no matter what bodytype you have.
I know I'm probably blaspheming here, but way too many of my overweight clients have gotten super lean by eating things that were not consider clean, or low GI, and blah blah blah. They ate the food they wanted to, hit their numbers every day, I made their adjustments depending on what all happened that week, and we rinsed and repeated. For instance, it's not that you can't have pizza. It's that there might not be enough roon in your daily numbers to have very much of it. But if you can control yourself to limit the portion size to hit your numbers, then hell, eat pizza! After all, the BEST diet is the one that you can stick to. Period. All diets pretty much say the same thing in a different way (they each have their own spinoff and have some random studies to back up their theory). When it comes right down to it, they all are saying the same thing. Eat less and exercise more. The approach you use matters much less than just hitting that "cals in versus cals out". Only when you start to get to single digits (for men, or 12-14% for women), does any of the other crap really matter. And even then, it only *might* make a difference.
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When I diet those are the only 4 carb sources I eat and it has worked out well for me. I do want to pick up some quinoa just to try out.
A great carb source are the famous amos Oatmeal Raisin Cookies I am currently feasting upon.
whole grain pita bread is gold.
Wasa Crispbread is the shizznit. Despite being a decent carb source, I can't eat it.....because I won't stop.
Bob's Red Mill Old Country Style Muesli
SuperCarb- the perfect carb source.
-Bulk with it
-Cut with it
-Carb load with it
-Bake with it.