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Carbs (Definition)

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


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Yet another question about weight loss and toning up? Are peanuts and almonds a good low carb snack?

Yet another question about weight loss and toning up?  Are peanuts and almonds a good low carb snack?

Yes, but calories: These are good low carbohydrate snacks, and are okay in moderation. Both have high fat content. Each almond has about ten calories. ...Read more

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Are low carb high fat diets safe?

Are low carb high fat diets safe?

Safe but not healthy: Low carb is good especially low refined carbs but high fat is not good especially animal fats. Beware of foods that come from animals that walk on 4 legs (or that are mistreated!) eat lots of fruit vegetables grains high quality protein. If you are diabetic watch out for the fruit. There are a lot of very good websites that can advise you on healthy diets. And don't forget to be active! ...Read more

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Can you please tell me what exactly is considered "low carb"?

Low carb: There is probably too much emphasis on 'low carb' the emphasis should likely be on low processed sugar food product. Carbohydates as a generic term are not necessarily bad. If you eat natural foods rather than processed foods you are likely better off. ...Read more

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How about low-carb diets?

How about low-carb diets?

Low-carb diets: Low carb diets can clearly help you lose weight. Carbohydrates are broken down into simple sugars. They then enter your cells with help from Insulin and this gives you energy. Thus, you cannot decrease carbs too much. Although you can lose on a low carb diet, any diet that decreases calories can help you lose weight. Increasing your activity level is the most important factor to sustain it. ...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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What are some examples of low carb diets?

What are some examples of low carb diets?

Low carb diet: Two things -- 1: Go to a library near you and get help from the staff to find carb diet. 2: Have your doctor refer you to a dietician who will help you with food, drink, and exercise. ...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 dont 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

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Is brendan brazier thrive diet low carb but also low sugar?

Is brendan brazier thrive diet low carb but also low sugar?

Diet: It appears to be a vegetarian diet. As such it depends on which plants you consume within that diet. Why don't you study the Mediterranean diet, the only one proven to make a health difference and not designed to enrich anyone. ...Read more

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How low carb do es yr diet need to b for ketosis..carb percentage?

How low carb do es yr diet need to b for ketosis..carb percentage?

Ketogenic diet: In general, the daily intake of net carbs required to enter ketosis could vary from 20 to 100 grams per day. Most people experience fat loss and health benefits of the Ketogenic diet at 20-30 grams of net carbs per day. ...Read more

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Is there any link between low-carb/Keto diets and long-QT rhythms?

Long QT: Prolongation of the QT interval occurs in certain congenital disorders and may be caused by certain medications like quinidine or by metabolic derangements like low calcium or low potassium(actually a QU prolongation). I am not aware of carbohydrates or acidosis causing QT prolongation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i wana lose 10 lbs what is better low carb or low fat?

Can you tell me if i wana lose 10 lbs what is better low carb or low fat?

Conflicting data: There are people who would give you advice for each tactic. My best advice is to use a diet that is balanced and avoids processed food, with a lower total calorie intake than what you typically take in while at the same time, increase your energy utilization. Exercise more, park in the farthest corner of the parking lot, use the stairs. And eat less fat and fewer carbohydrates. ...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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What would be the most common low carb foods and is low carb the best way to go on a diet?

What would be the most common low carb foods and is low carb the best way to go on a diet?

Veggies and nuts: Veggies except porato and cirn, nuts, wild fish, beans, seeds are all low carb. Don't obsess on avoiding any healthy non-processed foods. Avoid fried foods, sweetened food, or any food that barely resembles the natural ingredients from which it originally started. Eat whole grains, fruits, and other healthy carbs. ...Read more

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Help docs? Why is it conventional belief that any deviation on a low-carb results in all weight regained?

Help docs? Why is it conventional belief that any deviation on a low-carb results in all weight regained?

Bogus: Well, that's simply not true. It is true that weight regain is a problem when one stops any form of diet but there's nothing special about stopping a low carb diet and if one stays on the low carb diet with occasional deviations, the weight loss can be maintained. ...Read more

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Will eating low carb everyday(less than 30g)a day put me into ketosis? If not how can I get into ketosis? Im 5'3 217lbs

Possibly: Ketosis and ketoacidosis are different things. If your body senses it is not getting enough carbohydrates, it will start using fat to feed some tissues. This process increases the production of ketone bodies, which are acids. We all make ketones when we starve. A healthy diet needs about 50% of total calories to come from carbohydrates. In diabetics, ketones can be very dangerous. ...Read more