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30 May 2011

Carbs and weight loss

There is a lot of confusion about what to eat or not eat when trying to lose weight. Registered dietician Karen Protheroe gives some perspective.

There is a lot of confusion about what to eat or not eat when trying to lose weight. We are all very aware of the "no carbohydrate diets" which result in rapid weight loss and an even more rapid weight gain when you eventually fail to continue with this very difficult diet. ( “Diet” is low in carbohydrates, it is not an eating plan that can become a way of life.) 

Secondly, if you overindulge on carbohydrates today, your carbohydrate stores get filled up and your body automatically signals to you to eat less carbohydrate tomorrow. Again the same does not apply to fat intake, as your body’s ability to store fat is endless.

 
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