This style of eating without caloric restriction may be healthy for some individuals who can tolerate high amounts of carbohydrates in their diets. As with any nutritious diet, the carbohydrates should come primarily from fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Often, however, people attempt to replace fats with highly refined, sugar-containing foods. Instead of eating two eggs, greens, and whole-wheat toast with butter for breakfast, we might go for a white flour bagel with jam. The bagel breakfast may be lower in calories and provide for quick energy, but it lacks the nutrient value and sustaining power of the egg breakfast.
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