Ask Patrick: Weight Loss

  • 24 Feb 2016
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Weight Loss

Question: I stopped dieting on your GL diet before Christmas - I lost a few extra pounds due to stopping some medication at the same time - this means I am just 1lb under weight. I added extra GL in and have kept the weight the same this week. I still have 5GL that I could add in. Is the best way by adding more GL in or should I add in some extra meat,fish? How would someone put a few extra lbs back on? This is also important to remember if someone loses extra weight from a cough or being physically sick. Because I am 1lb underweight (minus that) is it ok to continue exercising? I don't need to lose anymore weight but I really enjoyed doing some aerobics in the evening and some interval training. The fatburners are good to give strength exercises. Should I keep doing these kind of exercises? It would be good to continue because I am a lot fitter.

Answer: Muscle is heavier than fat so keep doing the exercises. Just eat more in the same proportions eg a bigger ‘plate’ with one quarter protein, one quarter carbs and one half vegetables. Also, snack on seeds/nuts with fruit.

Question: Hi. Love your recipes but those in the Food GLorious Food book don't give GLs per portion! Where can I find these (esp Polenta Citrus Cake and Strawberry & Banana Cheesecake!) Thanks

Answer: Many foods just don't have a GI score, from which you can calculate the GL. You can guess using similar foods which do have a GI/GL score. We didn’t do the calculations for these recipes. If you have a recipe where the ingredients do have known GL scores (as in the inventory of foods in my GL counter) you can calculate the recipe’s GL score at http://gl.patrickholford.com/. I’ve done this roughly for the Polenta Citrus Cake. It comes out at about 8GLs per portion – good for maintenance, too much for weight loss.

Question: I would like to purchase the PH Get-up-and-Go Shake in SA. Dischem at Pavilion doesnt stock it. Please help, desperate!!!!

Answer: They do normally stock it. It was probably just out ......

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