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Can you lose weight on a very low carb diet?

Can you lose weight on a very low carb diet?

Low carb diet: Yes, you can loose weight on a low carb diet. We all need carbs so do not eliminate them completely. Your body will go into ketosis and burn fat for fuel rather than sugar so good fat in your diet is good, e.g., coconut oil and olive oil. Please check w/your doc first, especially if you are diabetic. Peace and good health. Cravings will stop w/in a week for the most part. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Fisher
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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What do I do to get on a low fat, low carb, high fiber diet and loss weight fast?

What do I do to get on a low fat, low carb, high fiber diet and loss weight fast?

It depends: If you would like to do a low fat, low carb, high fiber diet, i'm assuming you'll be taking high protein as well. Then, make sure you take at least 60-70 grams or lean protein per day, less than 50 grams of carbs (fiber does not count), and keep the fat below 20 grams, all from fish or plant based. Three meals and two snacks daily. Another option if you don't want to do high protein is ornish diet. ...Read more

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Will you still lose weight on a very low calorie diet if you are not in ketosis?

Will you still lose weight on a very low calorie diet if you are not in ketosis?

Yes: The danger of low calorie diet that is not balanced can cause essential muscle loss - puts your gut and heart in danger, can cause electrolyte imbalance and danger of creating gall stones - so do with caution and inform your pcp about your goal so he or she can work with you. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight on low carb diet and exercise?

How can I lose weight on low carb diet and exercise?

See details: By burning up more calories than you take in. ...Read more

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What to if I am switching from a low carb diet to a low fat diet diet. Do you think i will gain weight?

What to if I am switching from a low carb diet to a low fat diet diet. Do you think i will gain weight?

See below: Low fat is really low calorie...Good luck not my choice.I doubt it will help you ...See your md for evaluation for help in weight loss.Help is available at www.Weighstation.Net. ...Read more

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Craving carb and sugar on 5 mg zyprexa. Do you always gain weight on this medicine if you exercise and eat healthier?

Craving carb and sugar on 5 mg zyprexa. Do 
you always gain weight on this medicine if you exercise and eat healthier?

Weight gain is very: common but does not happen to everyone taking Zyprexa. However lifestyle measures including exercise, sleep and dietary adjustments can reduce the amount of weight gain or even eliminate it in many individuals. If weight gain is problematic despite these measures then the prescriber may find an alternative medication with less risk. Best regards for good health. ...Read more

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Can going on a low carb diet help me lose weight?

Can going on a low carb diet help me lose weight?

Yes and no: Dr. Atkins says "yes". I would say "temporarily". A better way is balanced diet. Check out this website and open a free account: http://caloriecount.about.com/?utm_medium=redirect&utm_source=direct&utm_campaign=caloriecountcom ...Read more

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Should I do a low carb diet to lose weight?

Low glycemic index: The healthiest diet is a diet with a low glycemic index. This means you will avoid simple carbohydrates like processed flour & sugar & foods containing these. Most vegetables, some fruits, proteins are low glycemic index. There are many books, websites, etc. With good info on this. ...Read more

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If i want to lose weight can i follow low fat diet 1200 calorie?

If i want to lose weight can i follow low fat diet 1200 calorie?

Calorie restriction: Yes though be careful to take in essential fats,amino acids minerals and vitamins ...Read more

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If i eat a low carb diet and drink 2 gallons of water a day will i lose weight fast?

If i eat a low carb diet and drink 2 gallons of water a day will i lose weight fast?

Calories, exercise: If you also do aerobic exercise at least 3-5 times a week, weights to build muscle, and restrict your intake of calories by about 300kcal less a day, you will lose about a pound a week which is safest. The main thing is to learn new habits by changing the old over time. Smaller portions with white smaller plates actually has been studied to help. Drink water or water-based soup or salad first. ...Read more

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Can I keep and gain muscle on a low calorie diet?

Can  I keep and gain muscle on a low calorie diet?

Probably not: It wold depend on the amount of protein you consume and how much you work out to develop and keep the muscles. Low calorie diets may not supply the anount of carbs, protein and fat you will need to maintain. It would depend on your height and weight and age. I would be very careful, work with a reputable sports trainer, sports medicine doctor and reputable nutritionist. Danger! will robinson! ...Read more

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Need help when on a low carb diet should I be counting net carbs or total carbohydrates?

Low carb diet: Counting net carbs is the correct way to monitor carbohydrate intake, which includes total carbs minus fiber and minus sugar alcohols (if present). But better yet, i just recommend eliminating sweets and starches - simple and very, very effective. One should be realistic, though, and look carefully at those two words. Many people tend to sneak high glycemic carbs into the diet by incorrect choices. ...Read more

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If you eat a low calorie diet but majority consists of carbohydrates, would you still lose weight?

If you eat a low calorie diet but majority consists of carbohydrates, would you still lose weight?

Yes, if low enough: Helpful weight loss foods are natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (without salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits contain natural sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, regardless of where it comes from. ...Read more

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Can the ketogenic diet make you lose weight within a week?

Yes: This type of diet will result in some weight loss during the first week. Most of this will be water weight rather than body fat, however. Ketogenic diets can have adverse effects, so close physician supervision is recommended. ...Read more

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If i'm on a low carb diet for a week then i go back to carbs can I lose weight ?

If i'm on a low carb diet for a week then i go back to carbs can I lose weight ?

Not for long!: You might lose a couple pounds the week you are on the diet but will almost certainly gain it back as soon as you go back. Research proves short-term diets don't work! the best way to permanently lose weight is to make permanent dietary changes you can follow for years. My favorite diet for both weight loss & optimal health: http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx. ...Read more

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What is the best fruit to eat on a low carb diet can you eat crackers with unsalted top on a low carb low colostrol diet ?

What is the best fruit to eat  on a low carb diet can you eat crackers with unsalted top on a low carb low colostrol diet   ?

Crackers are: carbs and its best to avoid them. Ezekiel bread is made from sprouted grains and is a good substitute for carbs. It's in the frozen food section at the market and comes in a variety of types. A bit expensive but dense so it goes a longer way than regular bread. Best fruit is what is low on the glycemic index. Search for a chart on the net. Berries are best. Peace and good health. ...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


Carbs (Definition)

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