UP THE LOW GI
LENTILS are low on the glycaemic index (GI), which measures how quickly the carbs in a food raise blood-sugar levels. “The science on how the GI of foods affects how they’re processed in the body as part of a meal can be complicated and it varies among people,” says Govindji. But low-GI foods, like lentils, are generally digested and absorbed more gradually, meaning they stay in the digestive tract for longer, keeping you full. Knock up a protein-packed lentil and grilled halloumi salad.