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A 24-year-old female asked:

can a person live without carbohydrates?

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Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
Yes: The human body can form glucose from other metabolites by the process of gluconeogenesis from fats and proteins. This is possible for a short period of time when there is famine, war, shortages etc. For the long term, a balanced diet is always better.

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How can I avoid eating carbs and fat?

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What are some high carb breakfast/lunches?

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Cereal.: I'll tackle breakfast...breakfast cereals can be a great source of energy building carbohydrates. Just make sure to have a cereal with a good amount of fiber per serving to make sure the carbohydrates are supplied throughout the morning, giving you sustained energy.
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A 40-year-old male asked:

Could I still be pre-diabetic or have IFG if morning gluc numbers are ALWAYS normal (<90) after low carb dinner the night before? Is data relevant?

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Yes, could still be: Hi. Prediabetes can be determined 3 ways: fasting serum glucose, serum glucose 2 hours after a 75 gram glucose challenge, and A1c. It is possible to have normal fasting glucose, yet meet diagnostic criteria for prediabetes by either of the other two means. Eat healthily and exercise regularly. Good luck!
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What are the health benefits of eating lots of unrefined carbohydrates?

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