Our expert says:
As you may have noticed, I am not in favour of a zero-carb, high-protein diet because as you have experienced this type of diet does cause weightloss, BUT slimmers tend to pick up all the weight they have lost in record time plus additional weight. So what you actually need is a diet with a reduced energy content that includes carbs, protein and even some fats. Good results are obtained with moderately energy-reduced, low-fat, low-glycaemic index (GI) diets. The latter allow the intake of carbs provided they are low-GI, low-fat and also in most cases have a high dietary fibre content. The diet you suggest already leans towards a low-GI diet. Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI. I would also recommend that you consult a clinical dietitian, to assist you with a low-fat, low-GI diet. 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.
Also consider adding regular exercise for 30 min a day to your regimen.
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