Participants in the Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge and the Fall River Parent Academy who attended the third presentation in the weekly series, "How to Lose Weight Without Going Hungry" on January 30, 2016 heard Dr. Weed talk about the role of grains in a healthy diet. Based on the approach to reducing obesity by reducing dietary carbohydrates and increasing fat, Dr. Weed describes how grains are not an ideal part of a healthy diet. He then introduced Katie-Beth Wright who has been recently following a low-carb high-fat diet to give participants a better understanding of how they can replace grains in their diet. Click here for a 53-minute video of the presentation, here for his PowerPoint slides, and here for Dr, Weed's 48-minute introductory video.  Click here for for his previous presentation that included a portion of a 20-minute video, Fed Up on the Southcoast, that outlines the health problems association with diets that are high in carbohydrates.  For more information, contact Dr. Weed at 508-837-9029. . 

(Top row) Participants talk with one another about their efforts to reduce dietary carbohydrates before Dr. Weed begins the 45-minute session in the Kuss Middle School Community Room. (Row two) Low-carb beginner Katie-Beth Wright shares some cooking tips about low-carb food choices with some of the participants before Dr. Weed begins his presentation. (Row three) Dr. Weed explains why grains are not an ideal food for human and some of the problems that develop when we eat them. (Bottom row) Katie-Beth Wright describes some alternative snack foods that do not include grains and sugars but provide lots of healthy fats.

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