Anita Mostert | The Dietician

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Carbohydrates and
Weight Loss

Are you thinking of cutting back on carbs to lose weight?

You may have heard that carbohydrates are bad for you and should be avoided, especially if you want to lose weight.

Carb-restricted diets are usually calorie-restricted diets, which may help with weight loss in the short term because you are cutting out carb-rich snacks such as sweets, desserts and cold drinks. Regardless of your health goals, everyone can benefit from restricting these foods!

Following a low-carb diet for a long time will result in missing out on the many health benefits of whole grains, legumes, fruit, and certain vegetables. These foods provide vitamins, minerals, fibre, and antioxidants and can help to prevent chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and bowel cancer. 

Choosing a sustainable diet pattern is what’s most important. 

Lifelong changes in diet and exercise are needed to reach and maintain a healthy weight and body!

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