Posted by: Wilma | 2013/01/16

weight loss

I have hypoglycemia and want to know if Tim Noakes''s advise will benifit me.

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Dear Wilma
While the Noake's regimen of eating only proteins and fats will benefit patients with hypoglycaemia because high-protein and high-fat foods are all low GI, you will not be eating a balanced diet and may eventually find that you develop other complications associated with Atkins-type diets, such as deficiencies, lack of energy due to lack of fuel, increased blood fats, gout, constipation, and even a calcium deficiency. My advice would be to use a low-fat, low-glycaemic index (GI) diet that contains foods from all the food groups, including low-GI carbohydrates spread over the day in 6 smaller meals. Click on 'Diet & Nutrition' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI. A low-fat, low-Gi diet combined with regular exercise will lead to weightloss. If you find it difficult to adjust to a low-fat, low-GI diet please consult a registered dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), to help you apply this diet.
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