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A 18-year-old male asked:

was trying to eat lowfat-vegan but wasnt losing weight maybe cause of the refinedsugar. what would be a good limit because i can't give it up entirely?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
TotalCarbs<50Cal/Day: For successful weight loss, weigh daily, 1st thing after up & commode, nude, chart wt. daily & review what was eaten previous day. Study: http://goo.gl/DKvdSI, http://goo.gl/mpd4Y6, http://goo.gl/e2lDwm, DietDoctor.com, http://goo.gl/JH8XBX, especially: http://goo.gl/02iz6i, NuSI.org, http://goo.gl/9Zz6GD, http://goo.gl/ynq0BZ, http://goo.gl/XIpLFY, http://goo.gl/LG8tKl, http://goo.gl/uDGIwD, etc
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
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(a) Carbohydrate means sugar, all forms, (b) all are absorbed only as simple sugars & (c) food industry has well over 50 different words for simple sugars beyond sucrose (a glucose+fructose linked into a single molecule). To say you cannot give up sugar=saying cannot give up carrying fat you do not want (& the recurring associated cravings). Ketosis means "burning fat" & is required to ↓body fat!
Dec 15, 2014

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