“Do Yukon gold potatoes raise ones glucose levels, are they ok to eat when dieting?” asked Karen.
That is a great question. To answer it, I need to share with you my purpose in the work I do. My goal is to help people, using my hypnosis program and my entire weight loss system(s), to connect to the inner wisdom of their own body.
It would be very easy for me to give you an intellectual yes or no answer to your question. But here’s the problem with that . . . If you asked 10 “experts,” you’d probably get 5 to tell you how healthy potatoes are (yukon gold or otherwise) and the other 5 to tell you to avoid them because they’ll raise your glucose levels.
That’s why there’s so much confusion when it comes to weight loss, and people tend to just throw their hands up and give up. But there is a solution and that is learning what works for you personally and following that wisdom.
In the long run, for permanent weight loss and health, I believe that we have to listen to our own body. My philosophy is this: avoid and eliminate all triggers. It’s possible that yukon gold potatoes are a trigger for you, in which case, I advise you to avoid them.
But most likely they are not. Because typically triggers are processed foods. So, for me, yukon gold potatoes (like most carbs) are a food that I would eat in moderation and balanced with healthy fat, lots of fresh veggies and high quality protein.
So if I had a meal with just protein and vegetables, then maybe dessert or a snack later, might be a couple slices of potato with cheddar cheese, for example.
I find that it’s all about balance and eliminating triggers. And listening to your body!
I don’t like the word “dieting” either. Subconsciously, dieting leads to deprivation, because it makes you think of everything you can’t have. The minute you go on a diet, you are waiting for it to end.
Instead, I like to think of healthy eating as a wonderful, empowering life style that you are choosing, because you are excited about all the benefits.
Food is medicine and the cleaner and healthier you eat, the more you can look forward to feeling better mentally, physically and emotionally. The lighter you feel, the happier you can feel.
So instead of the dreaded “diet,” it’s much more fun to look forward to feeling, lighter, healthier, happier, younger, free-er and more alive!
The key to success is always your mindset. Practicing self-hypnosis helps you to tap into the power of your mind so that you intuitively know what’s best for you and trust that. Ultimately, you have to learn to trust yourself because there is no “expert” out there who really knows your body.
And the reason we hear so much conflicting advice about what is healthy to eat is because there’s not one eating plan that works for everybody. Literally, one man’s meat is another man’s poison.
With desire, intention and focus, you can get the clarity you need so that knowing the foods that are best for you and making those choices that are healthiest for you, becomes second nature.
I hope that helps! Thanks for writing, Karen . . .
To Your Health and Happiness,
Rena Greenberg has had the privilege over the last 25+ years to work with over 100,000 people in 75 medical centers to help them lose weight without surgery.