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Doctor insights on: Diarrhea After Stopping A Low Carb Diet

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Could my ultra-low carb diet have caused my prolonged diarrhea?

Could my ultra-low carb diet have caused my prolonged diarrhea?

Get checked: You've been asking a lot of questions on this site about prolonged diarrhea. I think it's time to see a doctor face-to-face! Good luck.

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


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Can a low carb diet cause daily diarrhea and urgency to defecate?

Can a low carb diet cause daily diarrhea and urgency to defecate?

Multiple etiologies!: Consult Ur Family MD or Gastroenterologist. It could be your diet. You may want to restrict fat or food additives in your diet, or U could have some simple condition like Irritable bowel syndrome to serious conditions like Tropical Sprue or chronic pancreatitis.etc. U may want to try more Fiber in the diet (25-30gm/day). Try "Optifber or Benefiber"

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Can the low carb diet work?

Can the low carb diet work?

Sure, but...: Those no carb diets all work by the same mechanism every diet on earth works by: less calories in. The key is that if you eat enough calories to gain weight but do it from fats and protein alone, it'll make you sick, so most people end up eating substantially less. Try it and see (myfitnesspal is a great app for this). Every 3500 cal missed (or so), another pound will fall off.

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How do I go about starting a low carb diet?

Go slow: I am not a big fan of fad diets as studies have shown that maintaining such a diet becomes harder to achieve chronically. For any weight loss plans, I recommend approaching is slow. A short diet plan may reduce weight initially, maintaing it will requires complete lifestyle changes. I would strongly encourage a good balance diet with increases in exercise to achieve wt loss goals.

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What approaches work best to go on a low-carb diet?

By starting one: The best way is to start such a diet in the first place. No bread, pasta, desserts, sodas of any kind, junk food, fast food and snacking. Control portion size.

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Which specific foods should I avoid on a low carb diet?

Which specific foods should I avoid on a low carb diet?

Avoid simple sugar: Avoid simple sugars and processed foods. Eat healthy carbs with other nutrients or high in fiber like whole grains, oatmeal, greek yogurt etc.

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Please suggest what foods could I eat on a low carb diet?

Please suggest what foods could I eat on a low carb diet?

Avoid simple sugars: Avoid soft drinks, table sugar, bread, pasta, starches, ice cream, anything with high fructose corn syrup. Eat vegetables, salads, beans, whole fruits with low sugar contents, chicken, fish and lean meat. Get in the habit to look at the label and see how much carbohydrates is in (high fructose corn is in ketchup, salad dressings, bread, coated french fries...).

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Can it be no problem to have weetabix on a low carb diet?

Can it be no problem to have weetabix on a low carb diet?

Sure: You won't die! It's totally okay. It isn't low carb but why do you want to be on a low carb diet anyway? (to lose weight? Weetabix is 117 calories for 2 biscuits, 3.9 g of protein, 0 g of cholesterol, saturated fat, or transfat and is considered an "a" food. There are 23 g of carbs - I think that's fine!

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What exactly does it really mean to go on a low carb diet?

What exactly does it really mean to go on a low carb diet?

That you eat less: Those no carb diets all work by the same mechanism every diet on earth works by: less calories in. The key is that if you eat enough calories to gain weight but do it from fats and protein alone, it;ll make you sick, so most people end up eating substantially less. Try it and see (myfitnesspal is a great app for this). Every 3500 cal missed (or so), another pound will fall off.

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Is a low carb diet healthy?

Is a low carb diet healthy?

Absolutely, & Hi Fat: Foods are healthy, opposite what Ancel Keys http://goo. Gl/DKvdSI, Sen. McGovern's committee http://goo. Gl/oMgBct & the medical industry http://goo. Gl/Blh6rW have long promoted. Low fat diet never been supported by human clinical trials; was/is driven by $ (? ed $ to produce &? ed $ for processing & sales). Cholesterol made by all animal cells. Lipoproteins=key artery disease. Http://goo. Gl/k8x9LF

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What are the side-effects of the Low Carb Diet?

What are the side-effects of the Low Carb Diet?

Side effects: Any time you are concerned about a Low Carb Diet, please have your doctor refer you to a Dietitian!

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How can you resist eating pasta on low-carb diet?

Will-power: You don't have to totally eliminate carbs from your diet, in fact, it's impossible and unhealthy. Make sure to check on which pastas have a low glycemic index. Check w/ your registered dietitian.

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What should I eat on a low carb diet such as atkins?

Read his book!: But the internet is a great resource. You can "google" low carb version of........." and get recipes. Avoid hidden carbs, not counting fiber, and keep carb intake to between 40-60g/day.

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


Carbs (Definition)

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