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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
52 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.

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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 39 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 42-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 38 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.
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.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How can the low carb diet feel?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It can cause some: people to feel weary. The problem with a very low carb diet is that when you start eating more normal amounts of carbs you can regain weight quickly. Take care.
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A 32-year-old male asked:

What are the complications of a Low Carb Diet?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Few, mostly good ∆es: though some people have problems with constipation during 1st month, if they rapidly convert. Including lots of healthy saturated fats of natural origin (eg. butter, high fat meats, coconut, palm, olive oils) typically prevents this complication & adds additional benefits: ↓.appetite, ↓ triglycerides, improved lipoproteins (LDL↓ & Large-HDL↑). Study NuSI.org & my many answers on these topics.

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