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09 Mar 2004

the carbohydrate debate
hi doc
maybe you can give me some guidance on this 1. im very aware of which carbs are which and which are good and bad for you.my question is this...
if carbs are made up of starch and sugars,and seeing as most foods contain at least some carbs,when eating these at night,is it more advisable to go for a less starch dense carb such as pasta and bread and opt for fruit which is more sugar based,if youre trying to lose weight and still need something satisfying??
i often find myself replacing a second helping of food with more veggies and fruit which is probably good,but how much more beneficial is it for me seeing as its all about moderation no matter what you eat.
also,when im at work,i get so hungry.i do start my day with breakfast but i find myself picking at sucking sweets rather than something nutritional because i know i still want to take lunch and theres only so much fruit one can consume!!what are my other options?
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Reader
If you find that you are often hungry on your diet, then it either contains too little carbohydrate or the carbs you are eating have a high glycaemic index. You may find that if you eat at least one food with a low GI at each meal this problem will disappear. Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The right approach' and read the articles on the GI. The lower the GI of the foods you eat, the more satisfied you will feel. It is fine to replace foods with vegetables and fruit - also use them as snacks during the day - baby tomatoes, carrot or celery sticks, cucumber wedges, gherkins, and sugarless chewing gum can all help to stave off those hunger pangs. You can certainly eat pasta or wholewheat bread at supper and also include a fruit afterwards.
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DietDoc
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