But what about your guilty cravings? What’s the highest GI foods that you know you should avoid – but secretly crave. Badly?!
Here’s a handful of choices for me personally:
White Bagel – GI of 95.
Ah, I’m a carb a holic. I admit it. And an Einstein bagel (or a dozen of them) we’re once a regular habit for me. It’s not sourdough. It’s not dark rye. Just a sesame or poppy bagel. Nice.
Regular Spaghetti – GI of 58.
Sure, you’ve switched to whole wheat pasta and learned to like it. You cook it al dente and it makes the absorbtion and conversion into glucose slower. But every once in awhile I crave regular pasta. Thick pasta. Soft. I’m guilty.
Baked Russet Potato – GI of 111, GL of 33.
You remember these. So simple, yet delicious. I see them on the counter at Sprouts or Whole Foods, pre-cooked and ready for about $2 and salivate every time but usually maintain my discipline.
But they’re missed and my carb cravings sometimes, rarely, get the better of me. Just stating the truth.
CoCo Pops Cereal – GI of 77.
Yes I know, of course they’re crap and full of sugar. The GI in this case is less about hidden sugar from carbs being converted into glucose — it’s largely direct sugar. But since I was a kid these we’re one of my favorites and I still miss them, especially during football season / weekends when I’d enjoy a bowl.
Sometimes it’s just good to dream.
What are your secret cravings? Come on, I know I’m not the only one!