Our expert says:
I am interested to hear that the high-protein, low-carb diet has triggered your fever blisters again. This is probably due to the fact that your body is being stressed and you are not having enough protective nutrients from fruit, vegetables and whole grains to fight the infection. Your suggestion to gradually re-introduce carbs into your diet is a good one. Just make sure that you use low-GI carbs as prescribed by your dietitian, otherwise you could find that eating highly processed, high-GI carbs could hamper your weight loss. Also add exercise if possible to your slimming programme - go for brisk walks or skip for 30 min a day - this not only promotes weight loss and stimulates your metabolism, but it will make you nice and firm and trim.
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