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Examples of low carb diet please?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Meat and fiber: A low carb diet basically focuses on meat (hopefully lean protein like chicken or pork) with high fiber, low starch vegetables like leafy greens. Avoid grains and avoid root vegetables, as these are high in starch. Of course, avoid sugary snacks, as well.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Please, can you describe the primary aspects of a low carb diet?

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Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Balanced diet: For weight control and health, cut out sweets + sugary beverages, and limit starches. Starches are white foods (white rice, bread, pasta, potatoes) that are very caloric without much nutritional value, + too easy to overeat. Healthier carbs are vegetables, fruits + whole grains + most doctors recommend you make those the center of ur diet along with lowfat dairy, nuts, fish, and some lean meat.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Please suggest what foods could i eat on a low carb diet?

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Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Avoid simple sugars: Avoid soft drinks, table sugar, bread, pasta, starches, ice cream, anything with high fructose corn syrup. Eat vegetables, salads, beans, whole fruits with low sugar contents, chicken, fish and lean meat. Get in the habit to look at the label and see how much carbohydrates is in ( high fructose corn is in ketchup, salad dressings, bread, coated french fries...).
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A 36-year-old male asked:

Please share an interesting fact about low carb diet.

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Saturated: Saturated fats actually help boost your metabolism when combined with a low carb diet.
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A 36-year-old male asked:

Please share a myth about low carb diet.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Myth: "Low carb diets lead to decreased fiber intake." A healthy low carbohydrate diet will still include healthy vegetables (with fiber). Fruit may also be included if not on induction phase of extremely low carb diet.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can the low carb diet work?

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Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 17 years experience
Sure, but...: Those no carb diets all work by the same mechanism every diet on earth works by: less calories in. The key is that if you eat enough calories to gain weight but do it from fats and protein alone, it'll make you sick, so most people end up eating substantially less. Try it and see (myfitnesspal is a great app for this). Every 3500 cal missed (or so), another pound will fall off.
Last updated Apr 7, 2014

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