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Doctor insights on: 1500 Calorie Low Carb Meal Plan

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Can a whey protein shake replace a meal when on a low carb, low calorie, high protein diet?

Can a whey protein shake replace a meal when on a low carb, low calorie, high protein diet?

Maybe: Their are diet plans that substitute high protein shakes for a meal. The carbohydrate content of the shake can vary. ...Read more

Calorie (Definition)

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


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Do you need to count calories on a low carb diet?

Do you need to count calories on a low carb diet?

Somewhat: If you are not worried about muscle mass, you do not have to count calorie as much. It would be good to keep track of calories as a reference. Most people do well with taking 1500 to 1800 kcal per day especially when they are trying to loose weight. ...Read more

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What would be a good way to up my calories on a low carb diet?

What would be a good way to up my calories on a low carb diet?

Nuts: Nuts have no carbohydrates and are energy dense, you get about 200 calories in one ounce of nuts.
Meat chicken and fish also are protein and fat without carbohydrates. They don't have as many calories as nuts and seeds. ...Read more

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If I eat high protein low carb meals for months, can there be any permanent damage?

If I eat high protein low carb meals for months, can there be any permanent damage?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Weight management: Safest and best advice is to find a certified physician supervised weight management program. There's no easy fix, so don't waste your time unless you're ready to lose weight and get healthy! ...Read more

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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.?

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

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Are calorie restrictions or low carb diets effective?

Are calorie restrictions or low carb diets effective?

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

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On a 2000 calories a day low carb diet how many grams of carbs should I aim for?

On a 2000 calories a day low carb diet how many grams of carbs should I aim for?

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

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On an Atkins diet, so do you have any meal plans like a low carb breakfast/lunch/dinner?

On an Atkins diet, so do you have any meal plans like a low carb breakfast/lunch/dinner?

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

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Does Atkins diet affect health as it based on low carb but practised calories based foods?

Does Atkins diet affect health as it based on low carb but practised calories based foods?

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

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Do diets which put you into ketosis work better than lower calorie? Would you see better results on low carb diets?

Do diets which put you into ketosis work better than lower calorie? Would you see better results on low carb diets?

Yes: Low-carb (high protein) diets that do not eliminate or severely restrict carbohydrates will give better results than the simple lower calorie diet. At the end of the day, however - calories in must be less than calories out for weight loss to occur! ...Read more

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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?

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

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What would be the easiest way to lose this last 5 pounds? Low carb. More cardio, im eating now about 1400 calories a day.

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

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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.

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.

Metformin: Sometimes patients may report weakness in such cases but generally it is tolerated well. Your body is adjusting to lower glucose level. Monitor blood sugar levels as suggested by your physician and follow up. ...Read more

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Male 57, with heavy diet 8 hr fasting sugar=117; with low carb light meal 4 hr fasting I got 70 mg/dl also felt dizzy. Is this impaired. Do I need med?

4h, not fasting: Fasting sugar is after 8-10 h fast. Fasting sugar 117 is too high (n<100), but not diabetic. Often associated with overweight or obesity. Talk to md re: approaches. Dietician may be very helpful for you. ...Read more

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Is a low carb diet better than a low calorie diet?

Similar: Usually carbs are higher in calories. If goal is to lose weight you must have low calorie diet, hoping most of your calories are coming from Proteins. Hypogycemic low calorie Carbohydrates can be integrated to your diet. Avoid Starches in general, count your calories. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What foods can help add calories on a low carb, high protein diet?

What foods can help add calories on a low carb, high protein diet?

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

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Reoccurring dizzy spells after meals for past several days, low carb diet for several weeks.

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

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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?

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?

Probably, slowly: Depending upon how restrictive is your diet, and how much fat you have lost, you can certainly expect some gain when resuming a more balanced diet. How soon you gain lost fat, would depend on different factors like your absorption or other GI health issues. ...Read more

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What is more effective and safe in weight loss, calorie restriction or low carb diet?

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

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Need advice on what is the the difference between a low carb diet, a low fat diet, and a low calorie diet?

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

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Can gastritis cause difficulty in weight loss? Been eating low carb, counting calories, lots of exercise, no weight loss! Lots of gas, bloating, cramps

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

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How many calories in a strict low carbohydrate diet?

Depends on fat &: Protein. The amount of calories in a diet depends on the total content of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. A person can consume any number of calories with a low carbohydrate diet depending on the intake of fat and protein. ...Read more

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Is it okay to switch from a low carbohydrate diet to a low calorie diet?

Yes!!!: There are some people's metabolism that responds better to a particular "low" diet... If low carb is not helping- try low cal! Good luck! ...Read more

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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?

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?

No.: Since the test measures the presence (for a positive test) of the hormone hCG, no foods or diet changes will affect the test result--either positive or negative. HCG is produced by specific cells in the developing placenta. ...Read more

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What could I do to make an effective low-carb diet plan?

Reduce calories: To less than you burn off so that you can lose weight. Don't increase or restrict any dietary component (protein fat or carbohydrate) too severely. Eat a healthy and well-balanced diet, coupled with exercise. Talk to a good dietitian for advice. ...Read more

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Please describe a good exercise plan for someone following a low carb/fat diet?

Daily exercise: Try to do a little each day. If possible 30-60 minutes 5-7 days a week. Walking is good exercise. Some people prefer going to a gym. Swimming is excellent this time of year. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Low carb high fat diets. Are they healthy?

Low carb high fat diets. Are they healthy?

Low-carb, high fat: Diet is not healthy under most circumstances. Check out www. Drmcdougall. Com and www. Nutritionfacts. Org for information on a healthy diet. They cite lots of research on the benefits of a low-fat, plant-based diet. ...Read more

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What's the best vegetables to eat doing low carb?

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

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Is it possible to succeed with low carb high fat diets?

Anything is possible: Low carb, high fat diets are good at short term weight loss but, as is true with all diets, don't fare well over the long term. Some people are outliers - you could be one of them. ...Read more

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What would be the most common low carb but high in fibre food?

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

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What to eat on a low carb/low sugar diet?

What to eat on a low carb/low sugar diet?

Lots: Lots of organic non-starchy vegetables. Adequate amounts of grass fed organic meats. Lots of water. Healthy fats such as coconut oil. ...Read more

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How can low-carb diets be harmful to your body?

How can low-carb diets be harmful to your body?

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

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Low carb diets work for me but are they healthy?

Proper Calories: A proper diet is a low calorie high protein diet. We now know scientifically that the majority of our calories should come from protein sources with only 25% recommended from carbohydrates. ...Read more

Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more