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is cutting carbs a good way to lose weight?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Absolutely, Always: Ancel keys promoted theory that sat fat drive artery disease; still being promoted by the aha. Actual research has never supported that this is true, despite billions of taxpayers $ being spent to promote. Hf/lc healthy, not lf/hc. Study: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, science for smart people, big fat fiasco, dietdoctor, fatheadmovie, lustig, taubes, attia, nusi.Org. Enig, westman, yudkin, etc.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Is cutting carbs the only way to lose weight?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No: There are many ways to lose weight, counting calories, weight watchers, increasing exercise. However, it is very difficult to lose weight if you eat a large amount of carbohydrates. A balanced diet with fresh foods and a variety of foods is the best, most satisfying way to lose weight.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is decreasing fats (carbohydrates) and playing volleyball twice a week enough to lose weight?

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Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Adu answered
Sports Medicine 14 years experience
It's a start: Decreasing your caloric intake and increasing your activity level are both necessary to losing weight. You simply have to determine how many calories you're taking in with your meals, and proceed to burn more than that in the form of exercise.
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A 38-year-old female asked:

I seriously need to lose weight. Is Atkins a good choice? I tend to eat a lot of carbs so i believe that adds to my weight.

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Better choices: We are all genetically unique so there is no single diet perfect for everyone. But most people will lose weight by minimizing high-glycemic foods like grains, sugar & potatoes (see http://www.Glycemicindex.Com/) & avoiding fried/fatty foods. Emphasize vegetables & fruits, beans, organically raised eggs & meats & wild seafood. Dairy, nuts seeds & whole grains can be eaten in moderation.See comment:.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Provided original answer
The Atkins diet may help in the short term but I believe it is unhealthy in the long run. I advise a "sustainable diet" you can follow for years. The key to losing weight is to eat less, but not all calories are created equal. Sugars & simple carbs from grains esp cause weight gain. I like Dr. Furhman's diet: www.drfuhrman.com/library/foodpyramid.aspx Dr. Weil has useful info: www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-weil-md/carbohydrates-weight-loss_b_1937312.html- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Exercise is also important. You may also be interested in my blog post analyzing various diets: http://drrandybaker.com/2013/01/20/diet-and-health/ Good luck!
Mar 1, 2013
A 38-year-old member asked:

Please suggest what foods can I eat if i'm trying to stick to low carbs, low fat in order to lose weight?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Several.: Lean meat, fish, poultry. Virtually most vegetables, which are calorically non-dense! berries. All non-sugar beverages- fruit juices need be avoided! avoid baked goods! low carb, high fiber tortillas (ole, mission, other brands).
A 32-year-old member asked:

How can eating lots of fat and no carbs help you lose weight?

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Dr. Jeannine Weiss
Pediatric Dentistry 28 years experience
Depends on the fats: A body's metabolism varies person: person and a diet heavy in poly unsat. Oils vis saturated oils differs that fat though oils can become fats. Initially your body is looking for simpler fuels to utilize, and without carbs it is forced to use alternate fuels ie proteins and fats. Fat has a lot more energy release- and once your body is forced to use this fuel, long term- not good.

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