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Carb Cycling Diet Plan For Women
I am looking for help. I am naturally skinny but wanted to put on weight. Whats an eexample diet plan i could use. I really don't understand carbs etc.
Skinny is good: If you are otherwise healthy, being skinny is not an illness and do not try to put on weight. Soon enough you will start gaining weight and miss this time when you could eat what you wanted and not gain weight. Eat a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, low fat milk products; low in saturated fates, no tobaco and no more than one drink a day, exercise 30 minutes a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im an endomorph & im on a high protein diet, 1.5g of protein per pound of bodyweight, 100-150g of good carbs & minimum fats, is this a gd diet plan?
Depends, Prob. Not: If your goal is to build body fat, then yes, otherwise no. Carbs block burning fat, so which are "good". Protein also stimulates Insulin release, Insulin promotes fat storage & high protein can drive higher kidney failure rates, so high questionable. Fats, of natural origin, best evidence of being healthy for humans. Study: "big fat lies", "science for smart people", dietdoctor, lustig, taubes... ...Read more
Why am i constipated even though i eat daily fiber and 2.5 liters of water each day. I also have a equal diet plan. Protein, carbs, veggies and fruit.
Constipation: The population is fixated on there bowels. Generally speaking a bowel movement up to every four days is normal if not painful. There are other causes for constipation because it sounds like you have a healthy diet. Hypothyroidism electrolyte imbalances such as low potassium and high calcium. Pain medication including opioid analgesics. May be idiopathic and medication may be beneficial.Would see m. ...Read more
Are triglycerides of 224 a major concern? Have been dieting, lost 30 lbs, am on low carb diet. What should I change?
No, however...: Congratulations on your diet and weight loss! That mild elevation of triglycerides is still a sign of excess weight, too many carbs, insulin resistance and/or is genetic, but isn't particularly hazardous in and of itself. Keep doing what you're doing and it will continue to lower. To reduce further exercise, take chromium picolinate or polynicotinate 200 mcg/day and esp. pantethine 600-900 mg/day. ...Read more
What happens to your body if you are consantly dieting on a low calorie and low carb diet, can you gain body fat easier in the long run?
Probably, slowly: Depending upon how restrictive is your diet, and how much fat you have lost, you can certainly expect some gain when resuming a more balanced diet. How soon you gain lost fat, would depend on different factors like your absorption or other GI health issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will low carb diet help pcos patients if they are lean? I'm lean,but when I was low carb dieting and lost even 15pounds, my period got more regular.
Yes: With PCOS, you have insulin resistance. that means you have to make more insulin to control your blood sugar. The higher per levels of insulin then effect the ovaries. By lowering your carbohydrate intake, you will keep your insulin level down and you are more likely to ovulate on your own. ...Read more
Not ok, essential!: Fiber aids in elimination and detoxification. Enzymes help with digestion and absorption of protein. Vitamins and minerals support vital metabolic functions and the manufacture of hormones and neurotransmitters. Antioxidants reduce inflammation. And, most importantly, complex carbs reduce after-meal spikes in blood sugar and triglycerides-the true dietary meaning of life. ...Read more
Sugar, processed: You should avoid processed foods, and simple sugars. You want complex carbohydrates that are high in fiber to make your meals more satifying. They are found in beans, legumes, fruits and vegetables and whole grains. Grains stripped of their fiber, like white rice, and bleached flour are not healthy choices. ...Read more
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