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Doctor insights on: A Low Carb Diet For Joint Pain

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Can the low carb diet work?

Can the low carb diet work?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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How do I go about starting a low carb diet?

Go slow: I am not a big fan of fad diets as studies have shown that maintaining such a diet becomes harder to achieve chronically. For any weight loss plans, I recommend approaching is slow. A short diet plan may reduce weight initially, maintaing it will requires complete lifestyle changes. I would strongly encourage a good balance diet with increases in exercise to achieve wt loss goals. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to go on a low-carb diet?

By starting one: The best way is to start such a diet in the first place. No bread, pasta, desserts, sodas of any kind, junk food, fast food and snacking. Control portion size. ...Read more

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Which specific foods should I avoid on a low carb diet?

Which specific foods should I avoid on a low carb diet?

Avoid simple sugar: Avoid simple sugars and processed foods. Eat healthy carbs with other nutrients or high in fiber like whole grains, oatmeal, greek yogurt etc. ...Read more

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

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

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...). ...Read more

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Can it be no problem to have weetabix on a low carb diet?

Can it be no problem to have weetabix on a low carb diet?

Sure: You won't die! It's totally okay. It isn't low carb but why do you want to be on a low carb diet anyway? (to lose weight? Weetabix is 117 calories for 2 biscuits, 3.9 g of protein, 0 g of cholesterol, saturated fat, or transfat and is considered an "a" food. There are 23 g of carbs - I think that's fine! ...Read more

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What exactly does it really mean to go on a low carb diet?

What exactly does it really mean to go on a low carb diet?

That you eat less: 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. ...Read more

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Is a low carb diet healthy?

Is a low carb diet healthy?

Absolutely, & Hi Fat: Foods are healthy, opposite what Ancel Keys http://goo. Gl/DKvdSI, Sen. McGovern's committee http://goo. Gl/oMgBct & the medical industry http://goo. Gl/Blh6rW have long promoted. Low fat diet never been supported by human clinical trials; was/is driven by $ (↓ed $ to produce & ↑ed $ for processing & sales). Cholesterol made by all animal cells. Lipoproteins=key artery disease. Http://goo. Gl/k8x9LF ...Read more

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How can you resist eating pasta on low-carb diet?

Will-power: You don't have to totally eliminate carbs from your diet, in fact, it's impossible and unhealthy. Make sure to check on which pastas have a low glycemic index. Check w/ your registered dietitian. ...Read more

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What should I eat on a low carb diet such as atkins?

Read his book!: But the internet is a great resource. You can "google" low carb version of........." and get recipes. Avoid hidden carbs, not counting fiber, and keep carb intake to between 40-60g/day. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat lots of fiber on low carb diet?

Yes: Lots of fiber means fruits and vegetables. These are "good carbs" that are less caloric, less "glycemic" and less of a metabolic stress than sweets + starches. Atkins originally didn't allow much carb of any kind, but most doctors now recommend keeping the good carbs and focusing on limiting sugar, sugary drinks, sweets, commercial baked goods and starches. ...Read more

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

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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Does low carb diet affect bun and carbon dioxide levels?

Does low carb diet affect bun and carbon dioxide levels?

Always &Other Issues: Bun=blood urea nitrogen, a breakdown product of proteins being cleared. So rates of protein breakdown, combined with the amount of h20 it is in, determine the BUN (a concentration within extracellular water). Co2 (aka carbonic acid, in water) is primarily determined by rate of breathing (blowing off co2) & is the primary brain driver for breathing rate (along with exercise & anxiety). ...Read more

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What vitamins or supplements are recommended when on a low-carb diet?

What vitamins or supplements are recommended when on a low-carb diet?

Multi vitamin, omega3: You should take any once a day vitamin with minerals including zinc, magnesium and calcium, omega 3 I grm once or twicw a day, fiber supplement (llax seed0may be used. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce my fat intake while on a low carb diet?

What is the best way to reduce my fat intake while on a low carb diet?

Think about energy: Both fat and carbs function as energy source. If you reduce both your body will start to resent it and you will feel fatigued, not able to perform any physical activity. Instead, increase the exericise, and, with a low carb intake your body will be forced to use more fat for energy. Be careful, because you will feel more sore after any physical activity with extreme low carb diets. ...Read more

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I'm on a low carb diet x 1 mo and having excessiive sweating upon excerise.

I'm on a low carb diet x 1 mo and having excessiive sweating upon excerise.

Questions for you: It is getting warmer out. What's your weight? How much exercise? How little are you eating? Is the diet working? It is possible you need a little more fuel for vigorous workouts and of course keep hydrated. ...Read more

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Which diet is best for wieght loss low carb diet vs balanced diet vs low fat diet plz tell thanx?

Which diet is best for wieght loss low carb diet vs balanced diet vs low fat diet plz tell thanx?

Low fat is: Not a good diet. You will always be hungry. Eat good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil--good for brain, joints, etc. Lower carb works well for lots of folks but see doc to be sure it's ok for you. Remember to eat protein or you will get tired. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Carbs (Definition)

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