Our expert says:
In theory you do probably use up more energy digesting these foods than high-fat foods, so you can use them in weight reduction diets. However, such a diet would be deficient in calcium to name but one nutrient. To include calcium in your diet you need 2-3 portions of fat-free milk, yoghurt or cottage cheese in addition to the above mentioned foods. Then there is the problem of not having any unprocessed carbs (such as oats, high-fibre bran, brown rice, durum pasta, seed bread) which supply you with energy and not many calories and ensure that you ingest sufficient fibre and B vitamins. I still think it is a better idea to eat a balanced low-fat, high-fibre diet which includes foods from all the food groups.
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