Horizon Documentary - High Fats or High Carbohydrates?

A couple of clients have commented to me about the Horizon documentary shown this week, supposedly assessing the merits of either a high fat or high carbohydrate diet. These two approaches are hot topics at the moment in the dieting world. Nutritionally however, we have to ask what sort of fats and what sort of carbohydrates should be included in the diet.

Nutritionhelp recommends a removing of refined carbohydrates and all sugars – those that can have an almost immediate impact on blood glucose levels, and advises using quality oils for cooking and dressings. This approach frequently sees improved weight, balanced blood sugar and increased energy. Sporting clients have told me they are beating their own personal bests in physical activity.

For the majority of clients this approach is fine. Some clients may need to avoid some whole, unrefined grains (such as wheat or the other gluten grains) and occasionally a client may not be able to tolerate any grains for a while. On the other hand, some clients come to us who are unable to tolerate any type of fats or oils in the diet. While these are extreme and infrequent situations, it highlights how individual we all are, and how important tailor made nutritional recommendations can be. At the currently reduced price of £47, Nutritionhelp is offering the comprehensive nutritional report, based on Erica White’s way of working, together with a 30 minute contact time (phone call, face to face appointment or skype with Emma Cockrell) to help apply your recommendations to your own personal situation and challenges. This really is good value, so if you are left wondering as a result of the TV documentary what sort of diet you should be following, this is a great time to purchase a Nutritionhelp report to gain your own diet plan for health.

If you are interested in reading Dr John Briffa’s comments on the Horizon documentary, you can read it at the following link: http://www.drbriffa.com/2014/01/30/my-take-on-the-horizon-documentary-sugar-v-fat/


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