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1500 Calorie Low Carb Meal Plan
A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more
Depends: It depends where the protein is coming from. If from meats, then yes - heart disease, high cholesterol, kidney disease, liver disease, high blood pressure, etc. If from beans, legumes, veggies, soy, then far far less likely. And absolutely no increased cholesterol since that's only in animal products - meat, dairy, fish, eggs, animal fats/oils. ...Read more
I'm not diagnosis dm but I've been checking my sugar 2hr pp is between 150 185 even when eating low carb meal. I'm 29, 130lbs, 5'6". Should I be concerned?
See your doctor: Point of care instruments for glucose measurement are not validated for diagnosing diabetes or performing glucose tolerance test. You should consult your doctor so see if you need to be tested for a1c, or by glucose tolerance test with the tests being performed by an accredited laboratory. ...Read more
I really want to lose weight but I'm not sure what kind of diet I should go on. Like low carb, low calories...Etc. Any advice?
Please explain functional hypoglycemia. My 1hr glucose readings are 150-170 even with low carb meals. They then drop to 70-90 within 15-30 mins.?
Seems normal.: Some disagreement as to whether "functional hypoglycemia" exists. Some call this "postprandial syndrome." normal for bg to rise then drop after a meal. Your rise and drop seem perfectly normal and indicate a healthy pancreas. Your numbers are not likely the cause of any serious symptoms. At least none to be worried about. Loss of consciousness or seizures and bg <60 should prompt re-evaluation. ...Read more
Yes: By eating more fresh fruits and especially vegetables which are lower in carbohydrates compared to processed foods such as high calories such as cakes, you could lose weight by taking in less calories and feeling fuller. Calorie restriction or portion control is another way to lose weight. However, the smaller size of what you're eating may not be as satisfying as having more fruits and vegetables. ...Read more
Depends on type: A low carb diet might have 5-10% of calories as carbs. I am not big of counting calories but the biggest problem I have with your question is not all carbs are created equal- mimimize sugars/starches/simple carbs but complex carbs in veggies, beans, nuts and low-glycemic fruits do not need to be avoided. See http://lowcarbdiets. About. Com/od/lowcarb101/a/gettingstarted. Htm. ...Read more
This is covered well:
In all the atkins books. You can follow my tips for dinners on low carb diets. Howwever, I am not providing info on breakfast and lunch. There are almost an infinite vairiety of meals. My general recommendation is to go to a search engine and type in "atkins breakfast menus, " and do the same for lunch and dinner!
best wishes-go low carb! ...Read more
Atkins and Fat: The atkins diet is primarily focused on protein and an absence of carbs. Of course, it is good to avoid carbs (especially those with rapid absorption like white bread, white pasta, and sugars). Some people believe that too many fats are allowed on the atkins diet. I have also found that people have a hard time staying on this diet for long. We focus on veggies, fruit, and protein. ...Read more
Do diets which put you into ketosis work better than lower calorie? Would you see better results on low carb diets?
What do you suggest if I used to follow a low carb diet, but now I want to maintain my weight, I don't know how many calories should I eat per day?
See below: Go to www. Caloriecount. Com. Open a free account (they'll ask you some basic question about your age, gender, weight, and activities) and they'll calculate your daily caloric requirement for you. IT's a great site. ...Read more
What would be the easiest way to lose this last 5 pounds? Low carb. More cardio, im eating now about 1400 calories a day.
Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise 90 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you don't feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more
Metformin causing lethargy when taken with low carb meal. No lethargy before starting MF. Either no lethargy or not as much if taken with normal meal.
Some ideas: Salad with meat, chicken or fish, vegetable stir fry with chicken or nuts, spinach omelet. ...Read more
On metformin BID for a week. Metformin + low carb or no carb meal = lethargy. Either no lethargy or not as much when not cutting carbs. Why?
Metformin: Metformin alone does not cause your blood sugar to drop below normal unless you deprive yourself of the necessary amount of daily calories. I recommend that you consult a dietician at your local hospital for advice about a proper diet so that you don't deprive yourself of the daily recommended amounts of calories and carbohydrates in your diet. ...Read more
See below: Meat, eggs fish, cheese at times, poultry. To start. You can find information at www. Weighstation. Net see newsletters and dietitian. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Not sure: Is it possible you have some other reason for dizziness. It is not commonly a side effect of eating protein and fat. Anyhow recurrent symptoms are always more significant than a one time thing. I would suggest you see your doctor. Maybe he can check if you somehow are getting hypoglycemia. ...Read more
What happens to your body if you are consantly dieting on a low calorie and low carb diet, can you gain body fat easier in the long run?
Calorie restriction: Caloric restriction works to be the best. If you can control it. But you get the best resluts by doing both; carb restriction cotributes further to your goal, especially limiting sweets and foods with high glycemic index which cause Insulin surge....The latter being a fat storage hormone which we want to keep low. ...Read more
Need advice on what is the the difference between a low carb diet, a low fat diet, and a low calorie diet?
Food is Energy/nutri: Our food is a source of energy in the form of calories.3 key nutrients our body needs are carbs, proteins and fat. We need to eat a balanced diet with about a third of each nutrient. Once you understand these concepts you will find answers to your questions. Healthy food should have ample proteins which come from eggs, low fat milk, tofu and fish. Add to it fruits & veggies. Yu're eating healthy! ...Read more
Can gastritis cause difficulty in weight loss? Been eating low carb, counting calories, lots of exercise, no weight loss! Lots of gas, bloating, cramps
Yes.: Gastritis can cause improper digestion with gas, bloating, and cramps. This indicates a problem with stomach acid, small intestine enzymes, gut bacteria or combination thereof. Carbohydrates may stay too long in stomach and/or proteins/fats may pass through too quickly resulting in fermentation or putrefaction. Use enzymes, betaine and acidophilus from professional sources for best results. ...Read more
Is it possible for a high protein, low carb, low fat of about 800-900 calories a day diet to give a false negative on a pregnancy test?
If I take my Ritalin right after eating a meal (a very starchy one)will it help my body burn the calories faster or make less absorption of the carbs?
Don't plan on it: A primary effect of Ritalin other than helping with ADD is appetite suppression, which fades after a period of tolerance builds up. The effect on your metabolism is minor and really doesn't effect how you burn off or absorb any particular nutrient. If you decide to believe it does it may effect how you eat and then some weight change. ...Read more
Several: Green leafy lettuces, asparagus, cucumber, radishes, tomatoes, beet greens, chard greens, celery, fennel, are he lowest veggies in carbs. If you want a good free web site go to fit day. Com and it will tell you the content of each food depending on weight. ...Read more
Vegetables: Most vegetables are low in carbohydrates and high in fiber. Fruits are higher in carbohydrates and lower in fiber than vegetables. Meat has no fiber, fowl and fish have no fiber. Whole grains and beans may contain a good amount of fiber but are high in calories compared to vegetables. Make half your plate fresh vegetables and you're off to a good start. ...Read more
Yes: When on low carbs, your body might not have enough glucose to run the metabolism of your brain, your heart, your kidneys, other organs. It might rely on the breakdown of fats for energy- called ketoacidosis. It is not the best way to get energy and it can lead to problems in organs mentioned, esp the kidney if you don't have enough fluids to flush out the ketones. ...Read more