A lecture by Dr Robert Buist.
We look at some of the factors involved in successful weight loss. These include the misguided use of sugar and refined carbohydrates to replace fats in processed foods and the need for low GI carbohydrates to help control insulin release and circumvent insulin resistance.
We cover the different factors effecting GI, including type of carbohydrate, degree of processing, amount of fibre present and give an example of a very low GI meal.
Ketogenic diets are examined and we distinguish between different dietary fats, the role of stress and calorie restriction in weight loss. The importance of lean muscle mass is also emphasised during a weight loss program together with certain micronutrients and whey protein.