Our expert says:
I don't know why Readers have this obsession that bread is banned when one wants to slim. Bread and esp, bread with a high dietary fibre content like wholewheat bread, is a carbohydrate which only provides 16 kJ per gram, whereas fat provides 37 kJ per gram (quite a difference!). So if you eat carbs without adding masses of fat then your diet will contain less energy and then you will loose weight. The idea of giving Readers choices (e.g. substituting fish or meat, etc) is so that you don't get bored eating the same food every day for every meal. If you are constantly hungry after eating quite a well balanced diet that should produce weightloss, you may have a problem with your sugar and insulin levels. In this case try having a slice of low-glycaemic index (GI) bread with your breakfast, and lunch. You can buy low-GI bread at most supermarkets. If you like Corn Thins then by all means use them instead of Provitas, but if you do have low blood sugar then the Provitas may keep you satisfied longer. If this problem persists please consult a consult a clinical 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). The dietitian will have to work out an individual diet prescription for you that provides sufficient energy to prevent hunger, but still ensures weightloss.
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