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A 32-year-old female asked:

I see an emphasis on low carb eating, even from bariatric docs here. are fruit, yogurt, high fiber cereal not recommended for weight loss?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Not so...: Too low or too high on anything is often not recommended...Thus use a sensible approach to your weight loss with balanced, healthy diet and exercises. You must come up with a plan that works for you day in/out without feeling it as a huge burden or else you won't likely succeed. You definately should include fruits, veggies, yogurts, cereals as part of your healthy diet....
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 23 years experience
Food: Fruit and yogurt are fine. High fiber cereals are fine as well as long as you don't consume excessive amounts. You also want to eat vegetables and protein (beef, pork, poultry, eggs, beans, etc).
Dr. Stephen Archer
- Select Specialities - 31 years experience
The issue with carbohydrates is when they are highly processes. Whole foods are much better in terms of weight loss than processed foods. Oats are a carbohydrate but because they are not processed like breakfast cereal for instance, they are digested more slowly and do not cause the same effects on metabolism that lead to weight gain.
Oct 14, 2013
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
They're fine: The low carb thing has been blown out of proportion. You mentioned very healthy food choices which shouldn't be avoided. http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/carbs/low-vs-high-carbohydrate-diet-which-is-better.html#b
Last updated Jan 2, 2015

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