Ask an expert

21 Feb 2013

Low GI Diet
Doc, I went to a dietician and again they have put me on a low GI diet. It is too much carbs and too much food, I cannot believe that one can loose weight with so much food and carbs. I need to lose between 6-7kg. Please assist
Answer 556 views

01 Jan 0001

Dear Gemini

Many people think that to lose weight they need to 'suffer' and that 'carbs are fatal for weightloss'. However the success of the low-fat, low-GI diet for weightloss and improving blood glucose and insulin levels has been repeatedly proven in international studies. If you are of the opinion that you need to 'starve' and 'avoid carbs' then I cannot really help. It is up to every individual to decide which diet he or she wishes to use both for everyday use and for slimming and for the treatment of every type of condition that is influenced by food intake. As Dietitians, we can only provide advice. The decision is up to you. You could give the advice you have received from your dietitian and which you have paid for a chance for 4 weeks. If you have a problem with the recommendations your dietitian had made, please phone her and discuss the problem.
Best regards
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.