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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

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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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Low carb high fat diets. Are they healthy?

Low carb high fat diets. Are they healthy?

Low-carb, high fat: Diet is not healthy under most circumstances. Check out www.Drmcdougall.Com and www.Nutritionfacts.Org for information on a healthy diet. They cite lots of research on the benefits of a low-fat, plant-based diet. ...Read more

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High fiber, high protein, and low carbs diets?

High fiber, high protein,  and low carbs diets?

Diet Science: Add: low calorie and add moderate daily exercise and you have the perfect, scientifically proven best way to naturally lose weight and live healthy. ...Read more

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Benefits and dangers of low carb high fat ketogenic diets?

Benefits and dangers of low carb high fat ketogenic diets?

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

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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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Are low carb diets healthier than diets with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and lean proteins?

Are low carb diets healthier than diets with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and lean proteins?

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 more

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Low fat low carb ketogenic diet for person with high bilirubin?

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

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Are "low glycemic" diets equally as effective as "low carb" diets?

Are "low glycemic" diets equally as effective as "low carb" diets?

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

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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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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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Can a high carb low fat diet work for weight loss?

Can a high carb low fat diet work for weight loss?

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

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

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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What are some low carbs, high protein foods?

What are some low carbs, high protein foods?

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 more

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How many calories in a strict low carbohydrate diet?

Depends on fat & : Protein. The amount of calories in a diet depends on the total content of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. A person can consume any number of calories with a low carbohydrate diet depending on the intake of fat and protein. ...Read more

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What are some food ideas for low fat / low carb diet?

What are some food ideas for low fat / low carb diet?

Make up your mind: Your diet can either be low fat or low carb. The only diet that is both is water. ...Read more

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Is a low carb diet better than a low calorie diet?

Similar: Usually carbs are higher in calories. If goal is to lose weight you must have low calorie diet, hoping most of your calories are coming from Proteins. Hypogycemic low calorie Carbohydrates can be integrated to your diet.Avoid Starches in general , count your calories. ...Read more

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Why is a low carbohydrate diet healthier than a low fat diet?

Why is a low carbohydrate diet healthier than a low fat diet?

See below: The common carbohydrates are the simple ones that make up so much of the american diet and sugar is actually dangerous for many (yudkin j. Sweet and dangerous, published in 1973) if you stick to "god made food" you don't have to worry about content. ...Read more

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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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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?

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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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?

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

Carbs (Definition)

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