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Weight Loss & Glycemic Load

Weight Loss: Glycemic Load Had No Significant Effect

This seems to contradict a lot that’s been said about GI, namely which many, including John Berardi, have pointed out in previous studies, such as in his (JB) Lean Eatin’ article, http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=460051 and probably elsewhere.

What are your guys’ thoughts on this article?

Well, it’s a step in that direction, but with only 34 participants it’s possible that one or two outliers could have a large impact. I don’t know if there were any.

Although they say there wasn’t any real significant difference, they did have what appears to be a difference between the two at the 6 month mark. If other studies found that, and this one seemed to lean that way, I’d be suspicious about the results.

I can certainly see how eating 30% below maintenance for a period of time would simply force you to metabolize fat stores, over time, whether you ate sugar or not.

Heh, finally, I don’t know if fat people can be trusted to cheat on their diets within their particular dietary guidelines… at least with respect to the low GI group! I could imagine non-compliance being skewed.

One interesting theory would be if you’re eating a few high GI foods and are still in a calorie deficit, then you’ll still lose weight.

When you spike your insulin, you have a chance of having some of that energy being stored as fat. But that wouldn’t matter much because if you are in a calorie deficit, then your body will still burn it off at the end of the day because it knows that it’s not getting enough calories.

[quote]RRoehrig35 wrote:
Weight Loss: Glycemic Load Had No Significant Effect

This seems to contradict a lot that’s been said about GI, namely which many, including John Berardi, have pointed out in previous studies, such as in his (JB) Lean Eatin’ article,
http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=460051 and probably elsewhere.

What are your guys’ thoughts on this article?[/quote]