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Does my diet cause more thirst? Trying to lose weight by eating only a few carbs

Does my diet cause more thirst? Trying to lose weight by eating only a few carbs

Diet & thirst: Anything that dries your mouth will cause you to be thirsty. Water has no nutrient value & does not affect wt. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Should I do a low carb diet to lose weight?

Should I do a low carb diet to lose weight?

Low glycemic index: The healthiest diet is a diet with a low glycemic index. This means you will avoid simple carbohydrates like processed flour & sugar & foods containing these. Most vegetables, some fruits, proteins are low glycemic index. There are many books, websites, etc. With good info on this. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight on a very low carb diet?

Can you lose weight on a very low carb diet?

Low carb diet: Yes, you can loose weight on a low carb diet. We all need carbs so do not eliminate them completely. Your body will go into ketosis and burn fat for fuel rather than sugar so good fat in your diet is good, e.g., coconut oil and olive oil. Please check w/your doc first, especially if you are diabetic. Peace and good health. Cravings will stop w/in a week for the most part. ...Read more

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Can going on a low carb diet help me lose weight?

Yes and no: Dr. Atkins says "yes". I would say "temporarily". A better way is balanced diet. Check out this website and open a free account: http://caloriecount.about.com/?utm_medium=redirect&utm_source=direct&utm_campaign=caloriecountcom ...Read more

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How come i lose weight about 10 - 50x faster on a low carb diet?

How come i lose weight about 10 - 50x faster on a low carb diet?

No: But if you do not minimize carbohydrates you will probably not lose much weight in the first place. ...Read more

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Which would help me lose weight faster: zero carb diet vs. 500 calorie diet?

Which would help me lose weight faster: zero carb diet vs. 500 calorie diet?

The fastest way : is eat less, exercise more and visit your doctor for physical exam routinely. Nothing crazy, just change your life style. it will take some time to achieve your goal. Oh well... old news. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long will you have to stay on a low carb diet before you start to lose weight?

How long will you have to stay on a low carb diet before you start to lose weight?

3500 kcal Worth: 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 long will you have to stay on a low carb diet before you begin to lose weight?

How long will you have to stay on a low carb diet before you begin to lose weight?

Weight loss: There is no one plan fits all. In general eat less and exercise more. Many structured plans can work ie weight watchers, 17 day diet, low carb. All have been successful for many. Low carb diet should see benefit within a week as long as you are still not exceeding consumptions of other calories. ...Read more

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By percentage, what should my ratio of carbs, protein, and fat be in my diet to lose weight while exercising 5 times a week?

By percentage, what should my ratio of carbs, protein, and fat be in my diet to lose weight while exercising 5 times a week?

Fortet Percentages: Keep it simple, forget percentages, that's no way to live, what you do on a "diet" needs to be done forever, best way is to identify causes of your wt gain in first place, here is list of top 5 causes: sugary drinks fast food fried foods skipping meals, bad snacks large portions these are in order of most important, cut out 2 of these & wt loss is easy!, note high carbs & fat top the list! ...Read more

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I really want to lose weight but i'm not sure what kind of diet I should go on. Like low carb, low calories...Etc. Any advice?

I really want to lose weight but i'm not sure what kind of diet I should go on. Like low carb, low calories...Etc. Any advice?

Weight management: Safest and best advice is to find a certified physician supervised weight management program. There's no easy fix, so don't waste your time unless you're ready to lose weight and get healthy! ...Read more

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Hi docs, would going on a low carb diet help me lose weight?

Hi docs, would going on a low carb diet help me lose weight?

Yes: In the short run, any diet will help you lose weight. Atkins doesn't have good record for long term success though. ...Read more

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Is no carb diet, to lose weight, healthy in the long run?

Is no carb diet, to lose weight, healthy in the long run?

No: your body needs carbohydrates for metabolism to run efficiently. Without carbs in your diet, your body is breaking down protein and fat to run your body. It not healthy. Your body is also making wastes ketone bodies that have to be excreted in the urine to prevent your body from excess ketones, its another unhealthy state. ...Read more

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Do I have to have a no carb diet in order to lose weight because my body gets energy from fat?

Do I have to have a no carb diet in order to lose weight because my body gets energy from fat?

Absolutely, Always: Fat storage is driven by carbs, not fat in food. Ability to burn sugar for energy is limited. Fate sugar inside cells: 1. Krebs cycle-limited, 2. Store as glycogen-limited, 3. Bind to proteins-very limited & not healthy, 4. Convert to triglyceride fats & export for storage. Continued carb intake drives cells to quit taking in sugars (despite insulin+amylin), called Insulin resistance >> diabetes! ...Read more

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If i'm on a low carb diet for a week then i go back to carbs can I lose weight ?

If i'm on a low carb diet for a week then i go back to carbs can I lose weight ?

Not for long!: You might lose a couple pounds the week you are on the diet but will almost certainly gain it back as soon as you go back. Research proves short-term diets don't work! the best way to permanently lose weight is to make permanent dietary changes you can follow for years. My favorite diet for both weight loss & optimal health: http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx. ...Read more

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If i eat a low carb diet and drink 2 gallons of water a day will i lose weight fast?

If i eat a low carb diet and drink 2 gallons of water a day will i lose weight fast?

Calories, exercise: If you also do aerobic exercise at least 3-5 times a week, weights to build muscle, and restrict your intake of calories by about 300kcal less a day, you will lose about a pound a week which is safest. The main thing is to learn new habits by changing the old over time. Smaller portions with white smaller plates actually has been studied to help. Drink water or water-based soup or salad first. ...Read more

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How many carbs must woman eat on a low carb diet or how do I work it out? I must lose weight and is insullin ressistant.

Carbs: There is no specific requirement for carbohydrate intake, I assume your intention is to shed body fat . Restrict carbohydrate intake as much as possible By limiting intake of starch such as grains and roots (potatoes). ...Read more

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What is a good carb intake to lose weight and keep blood sugar from dropping too low? This happened with a fad diet I tried. I am not a diabetic.

What is a good carb intake to lose weight and keep blood sugar from dropping too low? This happened with a fad diet I tried. I am not a diabetic.

QUALITY NOT QUANTITY: The more complex carbs are better in this regard. White flour carbs are very quickly absorbed and can cause a sudden surge in Insulin levels, which will invariably drop you like a bad marriage within a few hours. More complex carbs will get absorbed slower, hence preventing or decreasing Insulin spikes. As a rule of thumb, never eat carbs by themselves, no more than 20-30 grams per meal. ...Read more

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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


Carbs (Definition)

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