to your questions
These are common questions from practice. We work daily with people who start/follow a new diet. Our diets sometimes differ from current dietary standards, so questions are logical and more than welcome.
If you have a question that you don't see here, please don't hesitate to contact us!
On our nutritional advice page we have explained the process with images and short text.
A person then automatically wants more, this can be done by consuming sugar again. However, the effect is short-term and will never be as strong as it was in the beginning. The demand for more sugar then increases!
However, there is a major disadvantage of the glycemic index, namely: it shows what one single product on an empty stomach has on the blood sugar level. In most cases, you eat a combination of products, making the glycemic index inaccurate. For example, yogurt with nuts and honey for breakfast, spaghetti with minced meat or fries with mayonnaise. Fats and fibers affect the rate at which a product is digested and absorbed.
The glycemic index is often used in people with diabetes, an overview of products can be found on the website of the Diabetes Fonds: Glycemische index.
Therefore, ask your doctor to measure the Apo-B (a measure of the number of LDL particles) in your blood instead of the LDL cholesterol. Why the total cholesterol in your blood is still being measured is completely unclear to us, it says absolutely nothing about your risk of cardiovascular disease and determining it is a complete waste of money.
If you have type 2 diabetes, this lifestyle may prevent you from having to switch to insulin injections instead of just oral tablets in the future.
Irritable bowel syndrome
Do you not yet have a diagnosis but have complaints that last longer than 6 months and are daily or weekly? Then you may have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Complaints such as bloating, abdominal pain, cramps, flatulence, constipation or diarrhoea. IBS is about twice as common in women than in men.
If the complaints do not diminish after the dietary advice, we always advise you to contact your doctor.
FODMaPs are small carbohydrates that are poorly or not absorbed in the small intestine and end up in the large intestine. There are many bacteria in the large intestine. These bacteria then ferment (=eat) the FODMaPs quickly and in very large quantities. This releases gas, causing symptoms such as bloating and flatulence. Symptoms such as diarrhea or disturbed bowel movements arise because more fluid is drawn into the small and large intestines. By limiting products with a lot of FODMaPs in the diet, fewer of these molecules reach the large intestine. Not everyone is equally sensitive source.