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Doctor insights on: Alcohol Carb Count

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What will happen if i cut out alcohol and carbs from my diet?

What will happen if i cut out alcohol and carbs from my diet?

You will lose muscle: Without carbohydrates fat can not be utilized. In order to burn fat for energy your body will turn protein into carbohydrates. Muscle will be lost, the brain must have carbohydrates to function. Fats will not power the brain, carbs are esseintial for the system to work with out alcohol you will think clearer, drive safer, and probably live longer, tho not as well. ...Read more

Carbs (Definition)

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


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Im dieting (eating less, less carbs). I wake up starving, feeling sick, weak, hot, sweaty. Alcohol makes it worse. Is this normal or hypoglycaemia?

Im dieting (eating less, less carbs). I wake up starving, feeling sick, weak, hot, sweaty. Alcohol makes it worse. Is this normal or hypoglycaemia?

"Overdose": Dieting is OK but only if you diet carefully. Look online to many articles about good diet control. Go without alcohol till things are OK. What makes you think of hypoglycemia? Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Over last 2 months, no sugar, alcohol, coffee, limited carbs, diary, small portions. Increased exercise to 30 minutes per day. No weight loss yet. Why?

Over last 2 months, no sugar, alcohol, coffee, limited carbs, diary, small portions.  Increased exercise to 30 minutes per day. No weight loss yet. Why?

Depends: Could be a thyroid or other medical condition, so see a doctor to get this evaluated. Also depends on your net total daily calorie intake. If calorie intake is less than calories burned on a daily basis, over time you should lose weight. Some people who exercise, end up eating more calories, evening out the net total calories per day, so no weight loss . I recommend myfitnesspal.Com website or app. ...Read more

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Whenever i eat carbs or drink alcohol my heart races and skips. What is my problem? I'm 22 and have had EKG and a stress test done. Bp is normal.

Whenever i eat carbs or drink alcohol my heart races and skips. What is my problem? I'm 22 and have had EKG and a stress test done. Bp is normal.

Drinking too much??: I don't know the issue with carbs, except that if you have reactive hypoglycemia and are taking in too much simple sugar, you can get periods of low blood sugar which can cause a racing heart. Alcohol is a different story, which is itself toxic to the heart in high doses, and can cause cardiac arrhythmias, especially svt and atrial fibrillation. Talk to your doctor about your drinking. ...Read more

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I'm on a homely diet (low fat/oil, moderate carb/protein) frm April. No Red meat/alcohol/fast food/fried fd. I'v probs with acid Reflux. Bit High SGPT/SGOT/Bilirubin,PANC-OK. HB-14. I'v lost 14.5 lbs since April mid. Is the WGT loss OK or due to CA ?

I'm on a homely diet (low fat/oil, moderate carb/protein) frm April. No Red meat/alcohol/fast food/fried fd. I'v probs with acid Reflux. Bit High SGPT/SGOT/Bilirubin,PANC-OK. HB-14. I'v lost 14.5 lbs since April mid. Is the WGT loss OK or due to CA ?

Weight loss: Hi GpC, you have made some great changes, and weight loss is to be expected. Losing 1-2lbs/week is considered healthy weight loss. If you become weak, tired, or have other symptoms suggestive of malignant weight loss, go see your doctor. Otherwise, keep it up. You are doing great! ...Read more

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Could Phenethyl alcohol be natural?

Could Phenethyl alcohol be natural?

Yes and No: Phenethyl alcohol is found in certain plants, so it is natural in that setting. Like many compounds, scientists may have the ability to create it in a lab (it would not be natural in that setting). Likewise, this or similar compounds in a plant in your yard would be natural, but having a bottle of the compound sitting on your table would be unnatural. It all depends on the details. ...Read more

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Why exactly is alcohol bad for you?

Why exactly is alcohol bad for you?

Chronic Heavy Drinking: can lead to: Anemia, Cancer, Heart disease, poor circulation, liver disease, neuropathy, Dementia, Depression, Seizures, Gout, High Blood Pressure, Hig Blood Sugar, Impaired Immune system, pancreatitis, gastritis, among others. Need I say more? ...Read more

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What is the lethal dosage of alcohol?

What is the lethal dosage of alcohol?

Blood level: Around 300 mg/dL, an inexperienced drinker may well die. It's unpredictable. That's perhaps chugging a pint of whiskey for me. Please be careful with that stuff. Best wishes. ...Read more