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Doctor insights on: How Does Excess Carbohydrate Intake Contribute To Obesity

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Should teens worry about xs carbohydrate intake?

Should teens worry about xs carbohydrate intake?

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

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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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Which foods would boost carbohydrate intake without adding too much salt?

Which foods would boost carbohydrate intake without adding too much salt?

Fresh: Fresh fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, and whole grains will boost carbohydrate intake without adding salt. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about the adverse effects of a high carbohydrate intake?

Can you please tell me about the adverse effects of a high carbohydrate intake?

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

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How do I reduce my carbohydrate intake?

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

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How can carbohydrate intake affect mood and appetite?

How can carbohydrate intake affect mood and appetite?

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

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Is there an easy way to reduce your carbohydrate intake?

Reduce cravings: Reduce your carbohydrate (sugar) cravings by eating a healthy diet rich in protein and fruits/vegetables and a regular exercise program. Hydrate well. ...Read more

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What should my carbohydrate intake be while dieting?

What should my carbohydrate intake be while dieting?

Zero sugar: Complex carbohydrates are in fruit and vegetables and that is the source that you should choose. No sugar or sweeteners. No need to calorie count with purely god-made food. ...Read more

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What is the recommended sodium and carbohydrate intake per day?

What is the recommended sodium and carbohydrate intake per day?

You have it all: Nutrient unit of measure daily values total fat grams (g) 65 saturated fatty acids grams (g) 20 cholesterol milligrams (mg) 300 sodium milligrams (mg) 2400 potassium milligrams (mg) 3500 total carbohydrate grams (g) 300 fiber grams (g) 25 protein grams (g) 50. ...Read more

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Does a high level of daily physical activity require carbohydrate intake? What about just eating protein?

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 more

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Is carbohydrate intake and acne related?

Is carbohydrate intake and acne related?

No: I was surprised too but the scientific, controlled studies of acne and diet show little or no effect. Your acne isn't your fault and isn't related to your personal choices. All acne can be managed by your physician or a consultant and it's fairly easy. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some great suggestions on learning how to eat healthy, such as carbohydrate intake and more?

As listed below: You should consume plant based foods in preference to animal based foods. This would include cereals, grains, veggies, salads and fruits with each meal. Also take a good share of proteins which require eating eggs, tofu, fish, nuts and low fat milk and no fat yogurt.. Avoid animal fats and meats as much as possible. ...Read more

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Can excessive masturbation lead to obesity? Hypothesis: excessive masturbation leads to increased calorie intake, but spends less calories than sex.

Can excessive masturbation lead to obesity? Hypothesis: excessive masturbation leads to increased calorie intake, but spends less calories than sex.

You are correct, but: This is true of any and all activities in life: if increased calorie intake is higher that the calories used up, then a person can gain weight. However, sexual activities don't cause normal, healthy people to eat more food. That means masturbation is unlikely to alter a person's weight. ...Read more

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What is a safe amount of carbohydrates to intake daily if you are trying to lower your blood glucose?

What is a safe amount of carbohydrates to intake daily if you are trying to lower your blood glucose?

Depends: It depends on age, health, sex, activity levels, & diabetes. You're a female in your 20s, so most nutritionists would say that you can have 45-60 grams of carb per meal. You can aim lower if you're trying to lose weight, but then you might have to watch for ketosis (ketones in your urine). And eat healthy carbs (veggies) and avoid processed foods. If diabetic, use your fingersticks to guide you ...Read more

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What is the recommended daily dietary intake of protein, fats and carbohydrates in grams for an adult?

What is the recommended daily dietary intake of protein, fats and carbohydrates in grams for an adult?

Look it in two ways: 250 grams of carbohydrates. 60 grams of protein per day. 65 fat grams per day. You have to keep in mind the body wieght those numbers could be high or low. Fat is 20 to 35 percent of daily calories protein is 10 to 35 percent of daily calories carbohydrates is 45 to 65 percent of your daily calorie intake. ...Read more

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Is there a standard % of carbohydrates that need to be or should be complex vs simple for dailey intake?

See below: Generally (unless you are dieting), carbs represent approximately 30% - 50% of your caloric intake. Complex carbs must be broken down to simple carbs to facilitate absorption (i.e. Simple carbs are easier to absorb). ...Read more

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Can someone give me information on carbohydrate intake for diabetes?

Broad topic: This is a broad topic that requires intensive patient education. Here are some basic principles. 1: less is better 2: spread whatever carbs you eat throughout the day. Your body may be able to handle small loads of carbs without making your sugars too high hope this helps you get started. ...Read more

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How can limiting ones intake of saturated fats help fight against obesity and being overweight?

How can  limiting ones intake of saturated fats help fight against obesity and being overweight?

If calories are less: Limiting one's intake of saturated fats helps fight against obesity only if the person is not eating non-saturated fats instead. Fats are fats, so saturated fats have the same number of calories as non-saturated fats. Substituting one fat for another fat won't change obesity. One would have to substitute with protein or whole-grain carbohydrates, to get fewer calories and loose some body fat. ...Read more

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What can my calorie, carbohydrate, protein intake be?

What can my calorie, carbohydrate, protein intake be?

Too many variables!: Sex, weight, activity level! are you an apple or pear in terms of body shape. What are your goals? Sorry, need more info! ...Read more

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In the past three decades, have carbohydrates in this country comprised a larger % of our caloric intake?

Yes thats true: The worst carb are the sugar rich sodas which have been promoted by the soda industry and the fruit juices.The creals fortified with sugars are another cause.There is incresed consumption of processed food.This is all at home when people eat out thats a different story, there sky is the limit in calorie and carb intake especially for children. The result is obesity, diabetese, hypertension, heart dis. ...Read more

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