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Doctor insights on: Carb And Calorie Count For A Large Nectarine

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How many grams of carbs a day is considered a low carb diet?

How many grams of carbs a day is considered a low carb diet?

40-60g/day.: More if you exercise a good amount. Some low glycemic carbs can increase the daily amount. You can "google" "low-glycemic foods, and multiply the carbs by the glycemic index. Whatever you do, weight should come off, if your choice is appropriate! ...Read more

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Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more


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On a 2000 calories a day low carb diet how many grams of carbs should I aim for ?

On a 2000 calories a day low carb diet how many grams of carbs should I aim for ?

Depends on type : A low carb diet might have 5-10% of calories as carbs. I am not big of counting calories but the biggest problem I have with your question is not all carbs are created equal- mimimize sugars/starches/simple carbs but complex carbs in veggies, beans, nuts and low-glycemic fruits do not need to be avoided. See http://lowcarbdiets.About.Com/od/lowcarb101/a/gettingstarted.Htm. ...Read more

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

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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Should fruit and vegetables be counted in a calorie reduced diet?

Should fruit and vegetables be counted in a calorie reduced diet?

Agree w Dr. F.: I suspect the question arose because weight watchers changed its plan last year to make most fruits and veggies 0 points. Their aim was to get you eating more of these foods, which will fill you up, and tend to be much less calorie dense than less healthy choices. You still need to reduce total calorie intake to lose weight, and zero points does not mean zero calories. ...Read more

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What foods can help add calories on a low carb, high protein diet?

What foods can help add calories on a low carb, high protein diet?

See below: Meat, eggs fish , cheese at times , poultry..To start. You can find information at www.Weighstation.Net see newsletters and dietitian..Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Healthy and beneficial foods for a hypoglycemic. Eat a lot of carbs but i'm gaining weight :(?

Healthy and beneficial foods for a hypoglycemic. Eat a lot of carbs but i'm gaining weight :(?

Hypoglycemia only: Exists if you have diabetes and are on an incorrect dose of medication. Otherwise, there is no such thing in the absence of end-stage cancer, kidney or liver disease, or prior stomach or GI surgery. The diagnosis of hypoglycemia is made frequently and incorrectly in many people. It is not really hypoglycemia, and not dangerous but a normal body reaction if you're obese. Eat less/lose weight. ...Read more

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What is a good amount of calories, sugar, fiber, and carbs for granola? I like eating it as a snack for fiber.

What is a good amount of calories, sugar, fiber, and carbs for granola? I like eating it as a snack for fiber.

Watch for sugar/fats: While granola has a reputation as a health food, most types are loaded with sugar and fat! look for granolas with the least sugar you can find- no more than 10 grams per 1/4 cup. Ideally less than 100 calories & at least 3 gr. Of fiber per 1/4 cup is best. Avoid those with high fructose corn syrup or agave nectar! try making your own: http://foodtrainers.Blogspot.Com/2011/02/oh-no-no-granola.Html. ...Read more

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Are potatoes good for a low calorie diet?

Are potatoes good for a low calorie diet?

It's all relative.: For very low calorie diets, potatoes are relatively high calorie [1 cup of diced potato is 55 calories] compared to 1 serving of turnips or even better deal cooked radishes/daikon. But potatoes are a good deal compared to 1/2 cup of white rice [120 calories], 1 cup of noodles, bread or bagels. So it depends on how low you're trying to go. ...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

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How many carbs does 30% lean hamburger meat have per serving and what is considered a serving?

How many carbs does 30% lean hamburger meat have per serving and what is considered a serving?

Hamburger: A serving of hamburger is about the size of a deck of cards. I believe that the 30% refers to the amount of fat with the rest being predominately protein with essentially no carbohydrates. ...Read more

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On a 1300 weight loss diet how many carbs, proteins and and fats should be eaten per day?

On a 1300 weight loss diet how many carbs, proteins and and fats should be eaten per day?

It depends: If you follow a zone diet which is what i recommend, then 130 grams of carbs (complex grains, fruits and veggies), 98 grams of lean protein, 42 grams of fat (plant and fish based preferred). ...Read more

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What is a sensible amount of carbs to consume on a low to moderate carbohydrate diet?

What is a sensible amount of carbs to consume on a low to moderate carbohydrate diet?

These guidelines for: These guidelines for a healthy adult who has no medical condition like obesity, diabetes etc and consumes 2000 cals daily 45 to65% of total calories should come from carbs.So for a 2000 cals diet, you will need 225to325 grms of carbs in your daily diet but if you have medical condition than you need to be in low carb diet. ...Read more

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How many carbs a day should you intake a day for a 1500 calorie diet?

Carb?: Carbs come in may forms (sugar, rice, potato, beans...). Carbs also give you energy so you want complex carbs that take a while to be used by your system (oatmeal is great for this as well as red garnet yams). Start out with 30% carbs and remember they come in many forms. Try finding a book called the 'nutrition almanac' by dunne i believe;excellent source of what is in your food vit, protein, carbs. ...Read more

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Is sugar found in fruits- such as dates-bad for weight loss? How much should I have? (on a daily calorie diet of 1, 352) also dates have carbs! >_<

YES,choose low glyc.: All sugars are carbs (though not all carbs are sugars). Minimizing sugar is crucial for weight loss. Some fruits have much more sugar than others. Glycemic index measures how much a food raises blood sugar. Dates actually raise blood sugar more than pure sugar! low-glycemic fruits like berries, cherries ; apples can be eaten in moderation; avoid high-glycemic fruits. See http://abt.Cm/1qoyvhx. ...Read more

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Carbs (Definition)

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