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Do Athletes Need To Worry About Their Carb Intake
I don't understand weight loss!! Do I only need to worry about my total calories intake or should I also watch out how many g of carb and fat I take??
Ask doctor: Everyone should be mindful of what they put in their bodies for nourishment. A teen should "worry" about what they are eating when their weight is not healthy. Talking to your pediatrician should provide guidance on healthy weight for your body. In terms of carbs, try to select healthy (whole grains, dark versus white products) rather than refined and overly processed ones (corn syrup, etc)n. ...Read more
4years ago my fasting glucose was 7.0 up to 7.9 mmol.I lowered carb intake .its now 6.0 to 6.8.am I diabetic?i hav all the symptoms.do I need meds?
I'm on a 1200 C diet. What should be my carb intake in a day? Currently my carb intake is between 60-70 g.
Don't fear carbs.: Well, 70 grams would equal 280 calories. A typical diet would have more, around 60% of calories. That being said, you have to make healthful carbohydrate choices - foods with fiber and complex carbohydrates. Fruits and vegetables, and whole grain breads for example. You need carbs for energy, and your brain can only use carbs as fuel, not proteins nor fats, so carbs are needed. ...Read more
It is metabolized: Carbohyderates are starches of varing length and complexcity. As one of the main nutrients for the human body they are broken down into glucose which provides the ready and quick fuel for our bodies to function. Excessive use causes Insulin to rise excessively and thta leads to increased food sytorage in the form of fat...So avoid excessive use of refined carbohydrates, .Insttread use proteins mix. ...Read more
I am about to start a low carb lifestyle. What should my maximum daily carb intake be? I'm 32 years old 5'5 283.2 trying to get to 160-200 lbs
Diet to lose weight: You should have your calories be limited to 1500 to 1800 per day maximum and of these calories, 25% should come from carbs. The carbs you choose to ingest should be more the complex carbs such as who grains and green veggies versus white rice, bread potatoes. If you combine that with some good daily moderate exercise you will find success. ...Read more
I want to cut carbs. But i don't want to lose weight. How can I reduce my carb intake without losing so much weight?
Im 5 ft and weigh 111 lbs I exercise and have low carb intake but still can't loose that extra 10 lbs is there anything that helps?
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