Exclusion of carbohydrates
ISTANBULDiet and Nutrition Doctor Ahmet Ak from Bağcılar Research Hospital also underlines the importance of breaking insulin resistance in maintaining long-term through controlled and balanced nutrition.”
However, he disagrees with Karatay on exclusion of carbohydrates from the daily diet altogether. “The dietary balance we suggest includes 55 percent or 60 percent carbohydrates,” he said, with which his colleague Betül Sanrı agrees. “A balanced nutrition necessitates 15 percent or 20 percent protein and 25 percent or 30 percent fat consumption,” he said.
But according to him, we should bear in mind that weight control could only be successful with a multidisciplinary approach that combines different branches of medical science like diet and nutrition and psychiatry, “so that we can make the patient internalize this new way of nourishment as his or her new way of life.” Because otherwise, he says, rapid gaining back of the lost weight becomes inevitable.