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Do You Subtract Soluble And Insoluble Fiber When Getting Net Carbs
Is fiber from grains better than fiber from vegetables? Do I need grains at all if I eat lots of vegetables?
Are calories important to count when it comes to vegetables? I eat 1, 500 calories per day but they seem to run out on vegetable snacks
Yes...: Counting calories is an essential component if trying to lose weight or are struggling with weight maintenance. Though weight management can be affected by many factors, calories-in vs. Calories-out are a crucial component. Calories from veges, though generally lower than those from meats and processed carbs should be counted. With experience you will be able to "eyeball" the correct amounts. ...Read more
Why am i constipated even though i eat daily fiber and 2.5 liters of water each day. I also have a equal diet plan. Protein, carbs, veggies and fruit.
Constipation: The population is fixated on there bowels. Generally speaking a bowel movement up to every four days is normal if not painful. There are other causes for constipation because it sounds like you have a healthy diet. Hypothyroidism electrolyte imbalances such as low potassium and high calcium. Pain medication including opioid analgesics. May be idiopathic and medication may be beneficial.Would see m. ...Read more
I have started eating about 30 grams or more of fiber a day. Wheat bread, cereals, and vegetables. But my stools are loose. What can I do more to bulk?
I would like to know the foods, vegetables, fruits, and fluid that contain fermentable carbohydrates.
Simple sugars: short chains of sugar molecules,that are easy to break down. Once these sugars reach your large intestine, bacteria rapidly ferment them. So any simple sugar or processed sugars in your diet, containing syrup, fructose, table sugar etc. Most vegetables are low in sugar. The sugar in fruits is usually bound to fiber, and released slowly. Processed foods with added sugars are to be avoided. ...Read more
Are there some fruits that have a high enough fiber content, so that the fruit sugar carbs don't get quickly digested (trying to avoid a sugar high)?
Glycemic index: Berries, cherries, apples and pears are all "low glycemic index" forms of fruit. They are also nutrient dense and must still be balanced out with heart healthy protein foods such as nuts. Combining a starch with a higher protein food can slow the uptake of simple sugars and reduce the glycemic load. If you are a diabetic be very careful with portion size. Even low glycemic foods can inc glucose. ...Read more
Are nuts considered a fat to watch out while on Accutane or just sugar and saturated fats? I eat 2tbsps +- p day of nuts + some saturated fat not much
Nuts are healthy: Nuts are a healthy part of your diet but only if you avoid the typical highly salted peanuts common to the states. Recent study of mediterranean diet found benefit from those who ate lots of nuts, say 30g/d: 15g/d of walnuts, 7.5g/d of almonds & 7.5g/d of hazelnuts. Some other studies found benefit from cashews & pistachios, too. But remember, everything in moderation. Chat w/ur nutrititionist. ...Read more
I want to loose weight by cutting out red meats and only consume minimal carbs, eating more fruit/veg and more water. Would that help?
Patience also needed: 23 year old male wants to loose weight by cutting out red meats and only consume minimal carbs, eating more fruit/veg and more water. Would that help? Sure but other protein sources fish/chicken/legumes are needed for good health, as is exercise, aerobics/ swimming. Patience also needed. Weight gained over many months/ years need time to melt away. Stay encouraged. ...Read more
Heard youre supposed to eat good foods like avocado, olive oil, etc. but those are high in calories? is it better to watch cal intake or eat healthfat
Healthy fats in mod.: Avocado is an extremely healthy food- see http://tinyurl.com/3afn8ap Olive oil is healthier than most other oils but its benefits are exaggerated- see http://tinyurl.com/kj8rim One should not avoid a healthy food just because it is a good source of healthy fats. The question of a low-fat vs. low carb diet is complex but one should choose healthy fats & healthy carbs. See http://tinyurl.com/nq4sx63 ...Read more
How many servings of vegetables, fruits, and whole grain products do I need to get enough fiber each day?
Depends on your ...: Age, gender, and activity level. Dietary guidelines for americans recommends that you make half your plate fruits and vegetables and half your daily grains whole grains. Go to http://www.Choosemyplate.Gov/dietary-guidelines.Html to find recommendations for you. ...Read more
Want to lose sum weight, what contains more fat sugar, starches or carbohydrates which should I cut off or consume less of? Wnt mostly to lose belly fat
Eat less ; exerc: The key to losing weight is not a temporary diet but permanent changes. Sugars ; simple carbs from grains esp. Cause weight gain. It's also wise to avoid fried foods. I like dr. Furhman's diet: http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht dr. Weil has useful info: http://huff.To/19ygs8y- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Exercise is also important! it's also best to choose organic foods:http://bit.Ly/19x. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many fruits can I eat in a day so that sugar from fruits do not contribute to high sugar intake? Non-diabetic male,healthy diet,added sugar -35gms
Glycemic Index: chart would be helpful. You can search the net for one. The fructose and thus insulin evoking aspect to fruits vary from fruit to fruit with berries being the lowest on the list and fruit juices and watermelon being much higher. Peace and good health. Same process for vegetables. ...Read more
To many variables!: It depends if you exercise a bit. You can be more liberal with carbs. Obviously if calories don't come from carbs, they come from protein and fat. Most people on a low carb diet consume 100-120g per day of proteinm 40-60g of carbs (after induction). Aside from fats in meat and dairy, go with nuts, monosaturated oils (olive, peanut, canola). Vegetables are low caloric density, so eat plenty! ...Read more
If diabetes under good control A1c 5.1 &don’t consume added sugar at all, how much natural sugar from fruit and vegetable you should consume every day?
All the vegetables.: I recommend as many green vegetables as a patient desires, but caution patients to limit fruit intake to 2-3 servings daily. This is especially important if the patient is overweight. If you are physically active, you may be able to handle a higher fruit intake. I always advise against fruit juice. Remember, "the fruit you eat is always better than the fruit you drink". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diets emphasize cutting calories and eating balance but i only intake between 900 to 1000 a day. Should i intake more or/& just change food choices?
Need more info: What is your height and weight? How much physical activity do you engage in? In any case it is good to eat a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables and fruit, whole grains, nuts; low in saturated fats, no tobacco, no more than one drink a day and exercise about 30 minutes each day and maintain a healthy weight. ...Read more
Are too much carbohydrates bad for you? White bread, pasta, potatoes. Do i need to keep them in my diet to maintain a healthy weight or to lose weight
YES!: The key to losing weight is to eat less, but not all calories are created equal. Sugars & simple carbs from grains esp cause weight gain. I like dr. Furhman's diet: www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/foodpyramid.Aspx dr. Weil has useful info: www.Huffingtonpost.Com/andrew-weil-md/carbohydrates-weight-loss_b_1937312.Html- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Exercise is also important. See comment:. ...Read more
What is the min and max amount of carb, saturated fat, sugar and protein one should consume if they are trying to lose weight?
Good question!: Asking about the best macronutrient distribution for weight loss is great. There is a range: carbohydrate (mostly complex, not simple sugar) should be 45-65% of calories, fat 20-35%, protein 10-35%. High protein diets are popular now, but all work within these parameters and the proper total calorie intake. I personally recommend carb 50%, fat 20%, protein 30%. Remember your daily exercise, too! ...Read more
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