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Do low carb diets work?

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  • Most beneficial to decrease triglycerides and increase HDL
  • Works best with veg protein
  • Ideally carbs should be between 50-55% both above and below this there is an increase in mortality (PURE study)
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How is increased dietary fibre and whole grain beneficial?

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  • Protects against CVD, type 2 diabetes and colorectal/breast cancer
  • Risk reduction is greatest with intake of fibre between 25-29g a day
3
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Do intermittent fasting diets work?

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No - they encourage binge eating on the day off

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Are vegetarian diets beneficial?

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  • Not necessarily, you can have a balanced diet eating meat or eating no meat
  • Vegetarians can still eat a large amount of unhealthy foods
  • Red meat does have adverse effects including increased risk of CHD, type 2 diabetes and cancer
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Are liquid meal replacement diets good?

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  • Depends on the drink, and whether it has the nutrients we need to consume in a whole day
  • Easier to stick to, as no conscious effort has to be made to choose food
  • Only a short term measure, need support when going off the drinks
6
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What apps are available to support weight loss?

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  • Change4life (recipes/food scanner)
  • Food facts
  • One you (couch to 5k, active 10 walking tracker, easy meals)
  • Sugar me down
  • Our path