#3 has changed my life. My whole family has always been large despite the fact we don’t eat junk food, dessert, etc. I was a vegetarian for many years and my weight kept creeping up despite my vigorous workout regimen and my low-fat, low-calorie diet. (I even went vegan for about a year…no weight loss.) Since my dad has started to take medicine for Diabetes, I started researching diets to prevent Diabetes. I switched to Low-Glycemic-Index and I’ve lost so much weight effortlessly! Now all my exercising actually WORKS! I found that having too much insulin in your body (which happens if your blood sugar spikes) can make you store and keep fat on your body; exercising has far less effect when you’re in this cycle. I was eating a lot of brown rice with stir-fry (I cook everything I eat) and when I switched to barley, I lost 10 pounds in the first month. I would recommend Low-Glycemic-Index to anyone who has “tried everything” with no results. I replace at least 1 meal per day with a really disgusting kale smoothie with flax, chia, lemon, and some other vegetables (whatever’s decent/on sale).