It has been alleged in the press recently that certain Hollywood stars have
been eating high fat, high protein diets (Dr Atkins diet - aka 'The Atkins
Diet') in a bid to lose weight.
While this initially fills us with the confidence that we can eat what we
like and still control our weight, it may not in fact mean that we can eat
trays of cakes and endless burgers.
High fat diets have little nutritional values - little or no vitamins, low
in carbohydrates and high in saturated fats (the bad guy during weight loss).
This means the body will struggle to cope with the demands of your daily
activities and may mean you become over tired and stressed - remember the
gaunt look of some Movie and TV actresses in your favourite magazines!
One way to watch your weight without resorting to extreme dieting is to
fill your dinner plate with lots of vegetables and carbohydrates (bread,
pasta etc). This way you will only be able to fit small amounts of fats
or protein on your plate at any one time.
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