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Alcohol Carb Count
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
In last 15 wks, From 218 lbs, I became 204 lbs.The only thing I'v changed is stoppd eating outside & hvng homely food. Low fat, Med Protein,Sufficient Carb & High Fibre. No Fast food/Fried/Spicy food,alcohol. Is this WT loss good or due to Disease?
Im dieting (eating less, less carbs). I wake up starving, feeling sick, weak, hot, sweaty. Alcohol makes it worse. Is this normal or hypoglycaemia?
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
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
Sudden intolerance to alcohol, increase in headaches, joint pain, frequent urination, occasional vomiting after high sugar/carb intake?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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