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Carbs In Potatoes Vs Rice
I'm very sensitive to carbs(rice, potatoes) & i'm celiac. How can I increase my daily carbs without being sick? I know carb-free isn't good longterm.
Can you tell me is corn good or bad on a diet when you quit eating all carbs like potato, rice, pasta, gluten bread?
If you are aiming: For extremely low carbohydrates - think of corn as a starch. Corn should be eaten right after it is picked because the sugars in corn rapidly become starches. A large ear of sweet corn has > 24 grams of carbs. A program like atkin's induction phase may allow for only 20 net grams of carbs per day. ...Read more
Does non sugary carbs (bread, potato, rice) turn into the same kind of substance that table sugar turns into, once digested into blood stream?
Im on a low carb diet no bread no potatoes no ceriels no juice no rice no juice I feel weak no energy what can I eat go gain energy?
Balance your diet: Your diet is out of balance which is probably why you are not feeling your,best. While protein is known to be the energy food, if not eaten in balance,with carbs your weight loss and health will suffer. It will also make your eating plan more difficult to stay with. Try adding some whole grains and fruit into your diet in moderation and see if things get better. Don't drink too much caffeine. ...Read more
If I eat the same food almost every day (sweet potato) or rice :) can I develop and allergy to it?
No: Allergy to foods is determined through complex interaction between genetics and environment, ...Read more
Do I need to limit natural carbs like sweet potatoes on a plant based diet??? Or can I eat as much as I want?
Limit simple carbs: A plant-based diet is very healthy but I would limit processed simple carbs like white flour and white rice, as they tend to raise blood sugar. White potatoes and high-glycemic fruits like dates should also be limited but all of these are OK in moderation. Sweet potatoes actually raise blood sugar less than white potatoes! See http://www.mendosa.com/gilists.htm ...Read more
Would a non diabetic reach a bg level of 169 after 2 hrs after having a 34 carb treat? It was a choc covered rice crispy treat 4 hrs after dinner.
Within normal: The blood glucose level you described is within normal limits. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I ate a choc. covered rice crispy treat that had 34 carbs 3 hrs after a low carb dinner and my BG was 97. 3 hrs later it was 169. Is this normal?
Yes.: BG goes up and down depending on a LARGE number of factors. One of those factors is what you eat. Measuring BG for curiosity has its place , but generally fasting, pre meal and 2 hour after a meal BG are the most interesting to us docs. Please talk to your doc so they can help you understand the results. ...Read more
Why is it i never crave chocolate or sweet things but crave brown bread, pasta,rice or potatoes. is there any reason as most people crave sugary stuff?
Please clarify: Your post seems to be two sentences in one did you mean like so: "Can you give me suggestions? If i eat rice which is full of carbs for breakfast i feel sleepy." (?) Outside of suggesting that if what you want is not to be sleepy you eat something other than rice for breakfast i'm not sure what kind of suggestions you're after. please consider reposting with clearer wording? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i give my baby potato, dal and soyabean oil with rice? She have hb e/beta Thai and age 5 months 10 days. Pls advice.
Less calories: Losing weight means less calories in than you need in a day. You may lose some from the tummy area. A high starch high calorie diet can contribute to fat deposition. Eating whole grains over processed foods in portion controlled amounts would be helpful while taking in less calories than you need. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is teff ok for someone on low carb diet.what else should I avoid beside white flour product and potatoes.
For proper food combining, what would beans and potato be classified as? Protein and the latter starch/carb? Digestive probs.
Why does the media say eating "gluten free" can reduce glycemic spikes as gf still allows rice and buckwheat which is high carb?
The Media is Wrong: Good observation. "glycemic spikes" are due to carbohydrates not gluten. Gluten is found in wheat and many people who go "gluten-free" subsequently reduce their carb intake. Changes in glucose control attributed to lack of gluten are actually due to carb reduction. For people who have celiac disease, going gluten free is important. There is little evidence that it helps others. ...Read more
I am getting married in 4 months. I consider myself having a healthy diet now but eat a lot of pasta, potatoes and rice. Is this healthy?
Probably yes but...: Advocates of low-fat diets would say this is healthy while fan of low-carb diets would call it unhealthy. There is ongoing debate between these 2 camps- see http://drrandybaker.Com/ potatoes are in the "dirty dozen" foods with most pesticide residues so choose organic if possible. Dr. John mcdougall would heartily endorse your diet- see http://www.Drmcdougall.Com/video/starch_solution.Html. ...Read more
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