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How Does Excess Carbohydrate Intake Contribute To Obesity
Junk : Not all carbohydrates are the same - but many in western diets are "junk". They have been stripped of their fiber and nutrients. Eating a high carbohydrate diet tends to lead to the problems of obesity and its ills: diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc. A well-balanced diet is half your plate of veggies and fruit, then complex carbs and some protein. And don't forget the "good" fats. ...Read more
The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more
It is easy: Cut out most of the sweets which means avoiding sugar and sugary foods and sugary drinks. You can eat whole grains cereals and whole wheat bread in moderation. Use more proteins in your diet which should include eggs, fish, nuts and tofu along with low fat milk and yogurt.Veggies and fruits are great to have with each meal. ...Read more
effec onblood sugar: It does by effect on blood sugar when you consume carbs it gives a spurt of glucose in your blood and your blood sugar goes up, that causes the pancreas to release Insulin to bring the sugar down to normal and it can cause blood sugar to go below normal as a reaction to Insulin release and causes hypoglycemia and that can make you hungry and affect your mood, than you eat carbs again&causes wt gain. ...Read more
Fresh: Fresh fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, and whole grains will boost carbohydrate intake without adding salt. ...Read more
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
Does a high level of daily physical activity require carbohydrate intake? What about just eating protein?
Must have carbs: Carbohydrates are essential for energy. There are arguments over how many and exactly what type, but generally speaking, a moderate amount of complex carbohydrates should be a part of at least a couple of your meals each day. Those that try to exercise without carbs in their diet often have shortened or poor workouts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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