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Coping With Less Carbs

By Dr Michael McCoy

In the war against wobbly thighs and bulging bellies, is the new enemy pasta rather than pastry? And if you are aiming to achieve better glucose management - regardless of whether you need to lose weight - does the same apply (if it was even correct in the first place)?

The last few years have seen an explosion of new diet gurus extolling the sins of carbohydrates and the virtues of proteins. Once we had to count our calories, with a focus on fats. Now we are told that it's those insulin-stimulating carbohydrates padding our bellies and thighs, making us crave more and more of them. They're addictive, those nasty carbohydrates.

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