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Is brendan brazier thrive diet low carb but also low sugar?

Is brendan brazier thrive diet low carb but also low sugar?

Diet: It appears to be a vegetarian diet. As such it depends on which plants you consume within that diet. Why don't you study the Mediterranean diet, the only one proven to make a health difference and not designed to enrich anyone. ...Read more

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Low Salt Diet (Definition)

Your body needs salt, which contains sodium, to work properly. Sodium helps your body control your blood pressure, blood volume, muscles and nerves, and more. But, too much sodium in you diet can be bad for you. For most people, dietary sodium comes from salt that is in or added to their food. If you have high blood pressure or heart failure, your doctor may advise you to limit how much salt ...Read more


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Nosebleed on Atkins diet?(low carb) what might be causing this?

Nosebleed on Atkins diet?(low carb) what might be causing this?

High BP capillaries,: dry mucus membranes &/or mechanical irritation in Kisslebach's area: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiesselbach's_plexus, are the most common reasons for nose bleeds, very unlikely related to Atkin's food choices which are high protein, support liver function & production of clotting proteins. Different issue: Atkins may be too high protein & not enough fat of natural origin for optimal health. ...Read more

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Has there been evidence of success on Atkins diet and low carb foods?

Has there been evidence of success on Atkins diet and low carb foods?

Quite if........: If you are an "apple" build, with torso weight and high waisted-very good. If low waisted, with more weight on arms and legs-not as good. Low calorie/low fat may be better in that case. But apples have cholesterol and BP issues and the is no scientific question that low carb trumps low fat in this case! i have lost 40 lbs and have maintained this 17 yrs, on a personal note. Chol/hdl= 2.5, best! ...Read more

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I'm a female 19 5'5 and weigh 110lbs. To maintain weight with no/little excercise what diet works. Moderate diet, zone diet, low fat/carb diet ? Help!

I'm a female 19 5'5 and weigh 110lbs. To maintain weight with no/little excercise what diet works. Moderate diet, zone diet, low fat/carb diet ? Help!

Diet: Diet is a key in weight control but when you are so close to ideal body weight you need some exercise to maintain metabolic rate and muscle mass. Otherwise your body will simply slow metabolic rate and you will not feel or perform well and may not lose weight. More lean muscle burns more calories and makes it easier to keep weight off. If you don't build muscle you may add fat when gaining. ...Read more

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I eat diet low in carbs for frequent hypoglycemia & HypoKpp. Past 3 days I have EXTREME hunger, doesn't get better with food and blood spike 120-140?

I eat diet low in carbs for  frequent hypoglycemia & HypoKpp. Past 3 days I have EXTREME hunger, doesn't get better with food and blood spike 120-140?

You need to be: followed by your doctor. Extreme hunger can mean too low fat intake in diet. Please ask your doc about adding things like coconut oil and/or good quality marine fish oil to your diet. It will help provide a feeling of satiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight on 1500 calorie diet with burger included with eating the bun . i can exercise and don’t like keto diet or low carb one ?

Can you lose weight on 1500 calorie diet with burger included with eating the bun . i can exercise and don’t like keto diet or low carb one ?

Maybe: If calorie-counting skills are good and willpower is even greater, then a person can lose weight no matter what type of food he eats. That is because he will stop eating when he hits the maximum daily number of calories he allows himself. It is that simple. It really is that simple, which means any person can lose weight eating any type of food. But, most people do not have that much willpower. ...Read more

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Could a high protein diet and low carb diet help me lose weight?

Not necessarily: Any diet that reduces calories lower than what you are burning up wiii cause you to lose weight. ...Read more

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I want to lose about 3 or 4 kilos, but I also want to build muscle. Would a high protein diet and low carbs be good for me?

I want to lose about 3 or 4 kilos, but I also want to build muscle. Would a high protein diet and low carbs be good for me?

Balanced diet best.: You don't actually need a LOT of protein in your diet to build muscle. What you need is a BALANCED diet, including fat and carbs. There is no need to eat large amounts of protein because most of it will be wasted. Follow a balanced diet sheet for your age, sex, and BMI. The most important (and hardest) thing to do is be CONSISTENT with your workouts and healthy diet. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am having bloated stomach, sometimes bloody. My diet is low carb, high protien, low fat. I exercise twice a day. Also constipated.

I am having bloated stomach, sometimes bloody. My diet is low carb, high protien, low fat. I exercise twice a day. Also constipated.

Chronic : Chronic constipation is a common malady. Diet of high protein can aggravate this problem, and bloating may come from excess bowel contents. Increase oral liquid intake and fiber intake with more fruits and vegetables may help. Some people take extra fiber supplements such as metamucil or citrucel , 1 up 3 times a day. You do not say your age, and whether there would be an indication for evaluation such as colonoscopy. It would be a good idea to review your concerns with your doctor at your next visit. ...Read more

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For 2 months i've been following an strict program that includes a low diet carbs,fats,basically healthier and i have been doing exercises everyday of cardio,stretching,lifting,all of this to become taller can you give me your advice,please!

For 2 months i've been following an strict program that includes a low diet carbs,fats,basically healthier and i  have been doing exercises everyday of cardio,stretching,lifting,all of this to become taller can you give me your advice,please!

Height : A good lifestyle and diet will not make you taller, but will allow the maximum potential you have for growth and good health to express itself. Please remember that being neat and clean, treating others the way you would like to be treated are most attrative qualities and can attract quality people. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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44 diagnosed a year ago with type 2 , changed diet to very low carbs, A1c at 6.6, but concerned that it is not low enough. Metaformin 1000mg. ?

44 diagnosed a year ago with type 2 , changed diet to very low carbs,  A1c at 6.6, but concerned that it is not low enough.   Metaformin 1000mg. 
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Consult doctor: Your A1c is at a good level and more rigorous control may not bring more benefit. It is not a good idea to be managing your medication yourself. Please consult your doctor who has more information about your health. ...Read more

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I have been doing a paleo lifestyle for the past 2 months with good success. What are the risks of a diet like this? (low carb, high protein, organic)

I have been doing a paleo lifestyle for the past 2 months with good success. What are the risks of a diet like this? (low carb, high protein, organic)

HIgh protein Diet: None as long as there is some balance. You do need fats and some carbs and lots of good fluids. This is a very sound and scientifically sound way to eat. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between the Atkins diet and a low carb diet?

I want to know what is the difference between the Atkins diet and a low carb diet?

Very little!: By definition atkins is low carb, and the first diet to stress a low carb lifestyle, so to some extent, they are the same. But variations have sprung up, ie. Paleolithic diet. But it too is low carb. ...Read more

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Is the Atkins diet healthy/safe low-carb diet?

Is the Atkins diet healthy/safe low-carb diet?

Maybe : It does result in weight loss however recent evidence suggest increased cardiac disease in patients on an atkins diet. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight on low calorie diet instead of low carb? i don’t like low carb bec you can’t have oatmeal and yogurt and bananas i need that

Can you lose weight on low calorie diet instead of low carb? i don’t like low carb bec you can’t have oatmeal and yogurt and bananas i need that

Calorie-count skills: If calorie-counting skills are good and willpower is even greater, then a person can lose weight no matter what type of food he eats. That is because he will stop eating when he hits the maximum daily number of calories he allows himself. It is that simple. It really is that simple, which means any person can lose weight eating any type of food. But, most people do not have that much willpower. ...Read more

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How about low-carb diets?

How about low-carb diets?

Low-carb diets: Low carb diets can clearly help you lose weight. Carbohydrates are broken down into simple sugars. They then enter your cells with help from Insulin and this gives you energy. Thus, you cannot decrease carbs too much. Although you can lose on a low carb diet, any diet that decreases calories can help you lose weight. Increasing your activity level is the most important factor to sustain it. ...Read more

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How can low-carb diets be harmful to your body?

Yes: when on low carbs, your body might not have enough glucose to run the metabolism of your brain, your heart, your kidneys, other organs. It might rely on the breakdown of fats for energy- called ketoacidosis. It is not the best way to get energy and it can lead to problems in organs mentioned, esp the kidney if you dont have enough fluids to flush out the ketones. ...Read more

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Low carb diets work for me but are they healthy ?

Low carb diets work for me but are they healthy ?

Proper Calories: A proper diet is a low calorie high protein diet. We now know scientifically that the majority of our calories should come from protein sources with only 25% recommended from carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Examples of low carb diet please?

Examples of low carb diet please?

Meat and fiber: A low carb diet basically focuses on meat (hopefully lean protein like chicken or pork) with high fiber, low starch vegetables like leafy greens. Avoid grains and avoid root vegetables, as these are high in starch. Of course, avoid sugary snacks, as well. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of the Low Carb Diet?

What are the benefits of the Low Carb Diet?

LCHF foods have best: track record for long term human health. LFHC, started by Ancel Keys based on cherry-picked observational data & made official *.gov policy by George McGovern, et. al., drives Artery Disease, Diabetes, Cancer & Obesity, etc.; verified by public response, clinical research & many clinical trials. LCHF foods improve lipoproteins, blood glucose, BP & other physiologic responses + most feel better. ...Read more

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What are helpful recommendations for going on a low carb diet?

See details: No bread, pasta, sweets, desserts, sodas of any kind, junk food, etc. No snacking between meals. Control portion size. ...Read more

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Are calorie restrictions or low carb diets effective?

Are calorie restrictions or low carb diets effective?

Yes: By eating more fresh fruits and especially vegetables which are lower in carbohydrates compared to processed foods such as high calories such as cakes, you could lose weight by taking in less calories and feeling fuller. Calorie restriction or portion control is another way to lose weight. However, the smaller size of what youre eating may not be as satisfying as having more fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How can the low carb diet feel?

How can the low carb diet feel?

It can cause some: people to feel weary. The problem with a very low carb diet is that when you start eating more normal amounts of carbs you can regain weight quickly. Take care. ...Read more

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Is the low carb diet a good diet?

Is the low carb diet a good diet?

Absoultely: It is the best diet to lose body fat and reverse metabolic syndrome. Most of our chronic degenerative diseases are caused by sugar and carbohydrate overload. ...Read more

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Is the Low Carb Diet good for you?

Is the Low Carb Diet good for you?

Absolutely:LCHFfoods: =healthy, LFHC are not. Why? Carbs digested & absorbed as simple sugars, ?ing blood sugar? ? Diabetes & cancer. Water based creatures cannot store much water binding, low-energy sugars; thus convert them (in liver) into triglyceride fats for more energy-dense, less water-binding storage: driving triglycerides, lipoproteins (VLDL, LDL) ? & Large-HDL ? driving artery Ds, obesity & ? blood pressure ...Read more

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Howmany grams of fat in a low carb diet .?

Howmany grams of fat in a low carb diet .?

Depends on...: The number of grams of fat one should eat depends on the total number of calories he wants to eat each day, and the percent of calories he wants to be from carbs, fat, and protein. The site http://www.Freedieting.Com/tools/nutrient_calculator.Htm has a calculator. One can enter the total calories, such as 1500, and then the %, such as 20%carb, 40%fat, 40%protein, and get the results in grams/day. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Any good way to stick with my low-carb diet?

Any good way to stick with my low-carb diet?

Low carb: There is probably too much emphasis on ;low carb; the emphasis should likely be on low processed sugar food product. Carbohydates as a generic term are not necessarily bad. If you eat natural foods rather than processed foods you are likely better off. ...Read more

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What are the complications of a Low Carb Diet?

What are the complications of a Low Carb Diet?

Few, mostly good ∆es: though some people have problems with problems with constipation during a 1st month, if rapidly convert. including lots of healthy saturated fats, of natural origin (e.g. lard, high fat meats, coconut, palm, olive oils), typically prevents this complication & adds additional benefits: ?.appetite, ? triglycerides, improve lipoproteins (LDL? & Large-HDL?) . Suggest study my many answers on topics. ...Read more

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What are ways to keep a successful low carb diet?

Mediterranean diet: Low carbs can be part of a successful and palatable diet. One example is the mediterranean diet (easy to research on internet). This reduces carbs by >50% and replaces them with a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, beans, and lean protein (especially fish). It has been successful in reducing CAD event rates in populations as well as weight control. Many parts of the world use it. ...Read more

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Are low carb high fat diets safe?

Are low carb high fat diets safe?

Safe but not healthy: Low carb is good especially low refined carbs but high fat is not good especially animal fats. Beware of foods that come from animals that walk on 4 legs (or that are mistreated!) eat lots of fruit vegetables grains high quality protein. If you are diabetic watch out for the fruit. There are a lot of very good websites that can advise you on healthy diets. And don't forget to be active! ...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


Low Heeled Shoes (Definition)

Pregnancy changes your posture and places strain on your back, often causing backaches. Some things that may help reduce backaches include wearing low-heeled shoes. Avoiding high heels in pregnancy also decreases risk ...Read more