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I was asked to comment a piece of research for the Daily Mail indicating that the inclusion of pasta within the diet can contribute to a lower BMI. 


My main points where


1. A  moderate amount of whole grain carbohydrates are part of a healthy diet. However an excess of white refined carbohydrates can lead to weight gain. 


2. Portion size is vital - only a quarter of your plate should be filled with carbohydrates at each meal. Many of us over fill our plates.


3. Try cooking your pasta al dente, this can reduce blood sugar spikes and crashes which can help to keep the weight off


4. Don't shy away from the gluten free carbs like buckwheat, quinoa, amaranth and millet which generally cause less bloating than wheat

Thank you, Lily x


Lily Soutter Bsc (Hons) Nutrition, Dip ION, mBANT, CNHC

Lily is a Nutritionist and weight loss expert providing one-to-one nutrition consultations for health optimisation. She has obtained a Food and Human Nutrition degree from Newcastle University and a Nutritional Therapy diploma from The Institute of Optimum Nutrition. Lily has an extensive knowledge of the science of food and health, which enables her to regularly write for The Daily Mail, The Independent, The Mirror, Women's Health, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping and Cosmopolitan.

For one-to-one nutrition consultations:

07929 392166   lily@lilysoutternutrition.com

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