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Anyone read Dr Briffa's latest post?

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Ria, May 9, 2014.

  1. Ria

    Ria Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  2. cold ethyl

    cold ethyl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am overweight. I got that way by eating large amounts of carbs . As soon as I was diagnosed last week. I looked up the recommended diet put forward by Diabetes Uk. It didn't take me long to realise that if I ate their recommended amounts of carbs I'd continue to be not only diabetic , but one on the road to a worsening condition as my current large amounts were already whole grain and probably not much more than midway on the recommended number of portions. So I for one won't be following that plan anytime soon. Before the advent of newer meds, my great granny had to control not only the sugar in her diet, but severely restrict her carb intake too. Why should I be any different?
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  3. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru
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    That's a good article.

    It really does boggle the mind that people working in a supposedly helpful, caring, charitable organisation should be handing out such ridiculous high carb advice.

    I mean, would you advise an alcoholic with cirrhosis of the liver to drink 4-7 portions of spirits a day?
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