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Diets Low Carbs
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
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
Extremes: I believe it is better for most to eat nearly everything in moderation instead of going on an extreme diet. I don't see how getting ketosis, which may reduce your appetite, can be good for the body. As for the high fat, too much saturated fat is likely harmful because it promotes inflammation. If you must, try unsaturated fat. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: There is no single diet that is best for everyone. I believe it is wise to minimize sugars and simple starches, but i believe a diet with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and low-fat proteins is healthier than a strict low carb diet (which is relatively high in fat and protein). See http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/01/20/diet-and-health/ for my essay on the pros and cons of various diets. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let's talk: If your only finding on chemical profile is a consistently high indirect bilirubin and you feel fine, you almost certainly have gilbert's and this is a non-problem that you should not try to address. If consistently high indirect, dubin-johnson is likely, same advice. If you have high bilirubin from an identified or unidentified illness, get with your physician before you try this diet. ...Read more
Depends: With a low glycemic diet you still eat carbs but they are mostly complex ones like whole grains. A low carb diet usually restricts all carbohydrates including low glycemic carbs. All carbs have the same number of calories per gram, but high glycemic carbs will cause blood sugar to spike and Insulin to go up, and you might feel hungry right after eating. The best diet is one you can stick with. ...Read more
Not well.: That would not be the best approach for most people. Balanced diet to include at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day; at least 5 servings of veggies and 4 servings of fruit per day , healthy but limited fat intake, reduced junk carbs and appropriate sources of protein is optimum. Calories burned must exceed calories in. ...Read more
Beans/poultry/fish: The best proteins are plant sources such as beans/legumes/lentils/soy/tempeh, seeds and nuts. Followed by fish, eggs/ poultry (the white part and no skin), then wild game, lamb/veal/seafood, followed by beef and pork. Eat frequently-every 3 hours with a good fat such as olive oil, avocados or nuts to help with feeling full. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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
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'm 5'8 140 lbs and have a goal weight of 125 lbs. Can i lose more weight with a low fat diet or a low carb diet?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer