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My long list of symptoms indicates malnourishment, despite protein/complex carbohydrate-rich diet and supplements. Specialists are stumped. Help!

My long list of symptoms indicates malnourishment, despite protein/complex carbohydrate-rich diet and supplements. Specialists are stumped. Help!

Keep a journal: I would like to see a food journal of what you are eating, portion, and amounts of food eaten. I would have a dietician do an analysisof the amounts eaten first, if it seems that your intake is adequate, the next step is to look for evidence of malabsorption or processing problems. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Carb Diet (Checklist)

Know the diet works
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Read labels. Fiber, while a carb, is not digested.
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Eat your vegetables!
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There are plenty of low-carb recipes online. Try something new.
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What is the best resource for a low-fat, low-sugar, low carbohydrate, high protein vegan diet?

What is the best resource for a low-fat, low-sugar, low carbohydrate, high protein vegan diet?

Very limited: Food is a combo of protein, carb, fat. Low sugar-easy. Low fat-easy, low carb-easy, high protein and vegan with all the other restrictions-really hard. Most vegan sources of protein e.G beans, tofu, tempeh, seitan, nuts, seeds, have fair amounts of the other nutrients as well. The more restricted a diet, the greater the chances for imbalance (old insight-hippocrates wrote it). ...Read more

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I'm using carbohydrate powder for bodybuilding and gain weight. Does it make the problem to my liver? How would be the best use of this?

I'm using carbohydrate powder for bodybuilding and gain weight. Does it make the problem to my liver? How would be the best use of this?

Switch to whey : Too many carbohydrates can overload your liver and will get converted to fat. (true with any excess calories actually.) whey protein in appropriate amounts will help build muscle and will help you gain lean muscle mass and weight. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Carb Diet (Checklist)

Get enough protein (60 grams a day for women, 80 grams for men)
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Eat enough non-starchy vegetables to fill up your stomach
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Don't go too low in fat. Get healthy fats in fish, nuts, and veggies.
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Don't "mix and match" parts of different diet types
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If i reduce carbohydrates from my daily diet to a minimum, this will help me reduce my belly? What's the best method to reduce belly fat?

If i reduce carbohydrates from my daily diet to a minimum, this will help me reduce my belly? What's the best method to reduce belly fat?

Losing Fat: To really lose fat you need more than just low carb diet. You need low calorie diet, with the majority of the calories being proteins. And, you need to burn fat and not protein with the exercise you do. This is usually a cardiovascular exercise where the heart rate does not go above 130 BPM for at the very least twenty minutes per session. ...Read more

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Please list the top ten foods with high protein and carbohydrates?

Please list the top ten foods with high protein and carbohydrates?

Depends: If you eat dairy products you can try greek yogurt or cottage cheese (otherwise soy/almond/coconut yogurt). Non dairy sources include chia seeds, beans, lentils, quinoa, eggs, artichokes, broccoli, avocado, asparagus, tofu, peas, spinach, beet greens, peanuts, pistachios, sesame seeds, garbanzo beans. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Carb Diet (Checklist)

Learn to identify portion size
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Read product labels
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Eat a max of 15g of carbs for a snack one time a day
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Eat fresh foods as much as possible - packaged add carbs
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Whats the best way to curb cravings for sugary foods and carbohydrates?

Whats the best way to curb cravings for sugary foods and carbohydrates?

Protein/Fiber: Try increasing your protein intake. Protein helps to balance out sugar highs and lows when eating it with a balanced diet. Fiber also slows sugar absorption from the intestine. ...Read more

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