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Doctor insights on: High Protein Low Carb Pretzels

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If I eat high protein low carb meals for months, can there be any permanent damage?

If I eat high protein low carb meals for months, can there be any permanent damage?

Depends : It depends where the protein is coming from. If from meats, then yes - heart disease, high cholesterol, kidney disease, liver disease, high blood pressure, etc. If from beans, legumes, veggies, soy, then far far less likely. And absolutely no increased cholesterol since that's only in animal products - meat, dairy, fish, eggs, animal fats/oils. ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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How to eat on a high protein & low carb diet?

How to eat on a high protein & low carb diet?

Vegetables: Eat 4 oz meat with each meal and 4-8 oz of organic vegetables. Also 1 tablespoon of coconut or olive oil with each meal. ...Read more

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Can high protein low carb diets have an ill effect on neurofibromatosis ?

Can high protein low carb diets have an ill effect on neurofibromatosis ?

Probably okay: I don't know of any contraindications to high protein, low carb diet in nf type 1 or 2. However, still trust the advice of your neurologist, and of course be sure you don't have any other health conditions that could contraindicate this diet (liver disease, e.g.). Enjoy your healthy lifestyle, and good luck! ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many grams of protein and carbs on a high protein low carb diet?

Can you let me know how many grams of protein and carbs on a high protein low carb diet?

Depends: It depends upon how many calories you're supposed to be consuming, which depends upon height/weight/activity/etc. See a good registered dietitian. ...Read more

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If I have to find, in the stores, high protein / low carb snacks, are there other things besides the usual turkey jerky or buffalo jerky?

If I have to find, in the stores, high protein / low carb snacks, are there other things besides the usual turkey jerky or buffalo jerky?

Others include...: Low-carb snacks include celery with peanut butter, hard boiled eggs, nuts, cheese, lettuce wraps with lunch meat, etc... More ideas are at: http://lowcarbdiets.About.Com/od/whattoeat/a/snacks.Htm. ...Read more

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I am wondering what healthy food can I eat while drinking beer on a high protein low carb diet?

I am wondering what healthy food can I eat while drinking beer on a high protein low carb diet?

Avoid simple sugars: Avoid soft drinks, table sugar, bread, pasta, starches, ice cream, anything with high fructose corn syrup. Eat vegetables, salads, beans, whole fruits with low sugar contents, chicken, fish and lean meat. Keep in mind that a can of beer has about 13 grams of sugar and drinking a few can take the low out of your low carb diet. ...Read more

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I lift weights 5/week cardio 3/week. high fat high protein low carb diet, will soy supplement significantly affect my muscle growth (testosterone)?

I lift weights 5/week cardio 3/week. high fat high protein low carb diet,  will soy supplement significantly affect my muscle growth (testosterone)?

Soy supplementation: Soy has high phytoestrogens which mimic estrogen qualities. However there is contradictory evidence whether eating lots of soy will decrease testosterone levels. If you are trying to build mass then maybe use another protein source. ...Read more

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Questions about high protein low carbohydrate diet--is there a basic one online?

Questions about high protein low carbohydrate diet--is there a basic one online?

Don't do it: Please see: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/370822-high-protein-dangers/ you're much better off with a balanced diet but moderate portions. ...Read more

Carbs (Definition)

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