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Should i stick to a low carb diet if i want to be very healthy?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Depends: It is very healthy to limit simple or processed carbs in your diet. However the complex carbs found in certain vegetables like kale and spinach (not the starchy ones like potatoes), and in beans are a healthy source of fiber for your diet and should be consumed regularly.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: The low fat dogma of the last 40 years has made our country fat, and sick. Low carb diets have outperformed low fat diets in every study. It is our natural diet. Carbs are only available in nature in late summer /early fall: to fatten up for winter when food is scare and hard to find (animals). Humans are a top level predator. We are top of the food chain. We are designed to eat other animals!

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Any good way to stick with my low-carb diet?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Low carb: There is probably too much emphasis on ;low carb; the emphasis should likely be on low processed sugar food product. Carbohydates as a generic term are not necessarily bad. If you eat natural foods rather than processed foods you are likely better off.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are some helpful tips to stick to a low-carb diet?

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Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Know what you eat: Study your food, read about calorie content and protein/carb/fat content. Over time you will know your likes and will learn about balance in what you are used to. You are much more likely to be successful at eating what you choose, informed therein.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What can I do to stick to a low carb diet?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Low carb: Read labels. Avoid starchy foods and soda pops.

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