Our expert says:
I must say that I am puzzled why you and your hubby have gained about 7 kg in 2 months from eating cooked oats for breakfast. I think that you may either be eating too large a portion (1/2 cup of cooked oats is regarded as standard), or that your total energy intake per day is too high. Because your hubby is diabetic it is essential that he should have an individual diet prescription worked out for him by a clinical dietitian. I would recommend that both of you consult a dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), so that she can determine how much you two are eating. The booklet Eating for Sustained Energy is an excellent guide, BUT you need to control your portion sizes and fat intake even if you are eating low-GI foods. Please see the dietitian so that she can guide both of you on how to use a low-fat, low-GI diet because you can't continue to gain 3,5 kg per month!
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