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Most women suffer from `carb guilt'.

ISLAMABAD -- Nearly half of women feel guilty about eating carbohydrates, even though carbs have an essential part in a healthy diet, according to a research finding.

Women are about twice as likely as men to suffer from `carb guilt', even though they were more likely to be a healthy weight, according to a survey of 3,000 people, Daily Mail reported.

One in ten women said they felt guilty all the time about the amount of carbohydrates they ate while about a quarter said they would avoid them in the week to allow themselves to indulge at the weekend.

Jane Ogden, a professor in health psychology at the University of Surrey who helped design the research, said that people were irrationally demonising carbohydrates.

"If they realize that carbohydrates have an essential part in their diets, not only for energy but also for building long-term sustainable healthy habits, then carbohydrates can resume their place as a central part of how they eat," she said.
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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Feb 8, 2014
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