Our expert says:
There is no need to cut out bread when you go on a slimming diet and/or use a low-GI diet. If you use low-GI bread (buy at supermarkets), you will be less likely to get hungry, just don't add lashings of butter, margarine, mayonnaise, or other fatty spreads to the bread - just use a scraping of poly- or monounsaturated margarine on the bread. If you are struggling to apply the low-GI principles which can be difficult at first, then please consult a registered 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), to assess your condition and help you to get used to this type of diet. Also click on 'Diet’nFood' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI. Combine the diet with aerobic exercise such as brisk walking, cycling, skipping, Walk for Life, or joining a gym. You would need to exercise for at least 30 minutes a day to stimulate your metabolism.
In view of the fact that you say that you need to lose at least 20 kg (which is a lot of weight to lose), please see a dietitian ASAP.
Hang in there
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.