And we’re all familiar with the advice – get moving, lose weight, reduce fat in your diet. But one expert is suggesting that the solution could be a diet low in carbohydrates and high in fat. Professor Grant Schofield, from the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand says that’s the conclusion of research last year in several countries including Tonga, Tokelau, Kiribati and Vanuatu. He found people in Vanuatu were healthier than in Kiribati and the difference was diet – a traditional diet.
What you see is contrary to what the regular health advice is, which is like you’re too fat, you need to exercise more and eat less and you particularly need to get your fat down. We’ve gone for the opposite approach which is just reduce the sugar and refined and processed carbohydrates, but make sure you do get some fat and protein and those sorts of traditional foods. And you see quite a good deal of success. So we’re not the first to do this. When the actual science has been done and proper randomised controlled trials that you see that these diets are actually highly effective in helping people lose weight and sort their diabetes out.
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