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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


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What happens to your body if you are consantly dieting on a low calorie and low carb diet, can you gain body fat easier in the long run?

What happens to your body if you are consantly dieting on a low calorie and low carb diet, can you gain body fat easier in the long run?

Probably, slowly: Depending upon how restrictive is your diet, and how much fat you have lost, you can certainly expect some gain when resuming a more balanced diet. How soon you gain lost fat, would depend on different factors like your absorption or other GI health issues. ...Read more

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Safe to take fat blocker pills while on a low carb diet?

Safe to take fat blocker pills while on a low carb diet?

Not question of safe: When on a diet rich in fats and you take pills to block fat absorption, you are likely to have problems controlling your bowel movements. You may find yourself in situations with the need for immediate access to a toilet and possibly even situations where you don't always make it in time. Limit fats and increase proteins and don't take such medications. Low glycemic index better than low carb. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get used to a low carb diet?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get used to a low carb diet?

It is a matter of yo: Your will power has a lot to do with it. But you can do it if you go slowly in the beginning and then gradually increase your efforts. Within 3 months, a behavior change can get well established and success is achieved by then but you have to persist with your efforts. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take me to lose 25 pounds from a low-carb diet?

Can someone tell me how long will it take me to lose 25 pounds from a low-carb diet?

Diet: Low carb or not you still have to burn more calories than you ingest. If you burn 500cal a day more than you ingest, you should lose a pound a week. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a low carb diet vs a high carb diet. Which one would be more beneficial to someone looking to reduce their body fat?

What's the difference between a low carb diet vs a high carb diet. Which one would be more beneficial to someone looking to reduce their body fat?

Low carb: Has been shown to be effective in wt loss. Simple carbs, often from processed foods, are just long chains of sugars, absorbed rapidly, causing spikes in blood sugar and insulin.You may look into the " glycemic index". ...Read more

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Want to eat a high (good) fat low carb diet but it makes my acid reflux act up terribly. Take daily Prevacid (lansoprazole) now. Any advice?

Want to eat a high (good) fat low carb diet but it makes my acid reflux act up terribly. Take daily Prevacid (lansoprazole) now. Any advice?

Avoiding triggers: Daily or uncontrolled heartburn despite a PPI (like Prevacid) is a warning sign to stop whatever is triggering it. Fats commonly trigger acid reflux &heartburn, & are thought to do so by relaxing the lower esophageal sphincter. Although Gaviscon is a good add-on med, & lifestyle measures (raise head of bed, avoid eating late, avoid caffeine etc) can lower symptoms, it's best to avoid known triggers. ...Read more

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Do excess carbs/sugars get converted into saturated fat in our bodies? And if so, then would a high fat/low carb diet be healthier than a high carb/low fat diet?

Do excess carbs/sugars get converted into saturated fat in our bodies? And if so, then would a high fat/low carb diet be healthier than a high carb/low fat diet?

Yes and No: Yes, you are right in that excess of carbs/sugars get converted into fat. So do eat carbs, but in moderation. Eating fat doe snot do any good, so I would say no to your second question. What you need to do is choose a balanced diet which has ample amounts of plant based foods which are free of both fats and avoid too much sugar. In addition, get a good amount of proteins by eating fish, nuts & egg. ...Read more

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Do I continue eating every thre hours long as im awake during a low carb diet?

No: There is absolutely no medical reason to eat every three hours -- day or night -- unless you are a newborn. Your body is designed for you to eat 3 meals a day at your age. After all, you make it through the night without waking up every three hours to eat.......... ...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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If I start a low carb diet after being off for 3 to 4 weeks, will my body have to go through that same "low energy" for those first two weeks again?

No: There is really no good reason to have low energy on a 'low carb' diet if your getting enough calories. I f you are on a protein sparing modified fast diet like optifast or medifast (very low calorie diets)you may experience some fatigue. Be sure you get enough good quality protein, adequate rest and some reasonable exercise. Low refined/white carb/sugar diets are healthy. ...Read more

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Howmany grams of fat in a low carb diet.?

Howmany grams of fat in a low carb diet.?

Depends on...: The number of grams of fat one should eat depends on the total number of calories he wants to eat each day, and the percent of calories he wants to be from carbs, fat, and protein. The site http://www. Freedieting. Com/tools/nutrient_calculator. Htm has a calculator. One can enter the total calories, such as 1500, and then the %, such as 20%carb, 40%fat, 40%protein, and get the results in grams/day. ...Read more

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Why's it the fact that you can eat fats on a low carb diet?

3 choices: When it comes to food, you only have fat, carbohydrate and protein. You can't eliminate any of the 3 altogether. If you increase or decrease one of the 3, the other 2 have to change as well. Too much or too little of any of the three can cause problems. Try eating a well-balanced diet with fewer calories and more exercise. Stay away from exotic info from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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I am an endomorph, I follow a low carb diet & do a lot of cardio, would I still get to 10% bodyfat if I take a day off & eat junk food 1 day per week?

I am an endomorph, I follow a low carb diet & do a lot of cardio, would I still get to 10% bodyfat if I take a day off & eat junk food 1 day per week?

Mind change: "body type" / "endomorph" talk is mostly subscience. You'll get yourself lean when, and only when, you lose your taste for high-calorie, unnutritious food. Your athletic peers will reinforce this. It's great that you're doing a lot of cardio, but save the big empty-calorie tickets for when you're out with friends and even then, impress them by eating a salad. Ask your physician for guidance. ...Read more

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I am diabetic and on a low carb diet, what vitamins should I take and what vitamins are good to take for constipation.

I am diabetic and on a low carb diet, what vitamins should I take and what vitamins are good to take for constipation.

You are not going: To get a high degree of consensus from medical professionals on this question. Many of us believe that if you eat according to dietary guidelines, with lots of vegetables, fruits and whole grains, you should be fine. Some have advised chromium for diabetes, but evidence of benefit is weak. You do need some fiber from whole grains even with a low carb diet to avoid constipation/get all you need:) ...Read more

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I am 490 pounds and I am going to go on a low carb diet. How low should I start my carbs on my diet & what's my daily recommended intake for fat loss?

Expert: At that weight I would recommend you consult a bariatric physician and good nutritionist. The information you will get on line is going to be varied, confusing and not personal. You need personal, direct and specific counsel.

I applaud your decision and wish you the best! Keep at it! ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce my fat intake while on a low carb diet?

What is the best way to reduce my fat intake while on a low carb diet?

Think about energy: Both fat and carbs function as energy source. If you reduce both your body will start to resent it and you will feel fatigued, not able to perform any physical activity. Instead, increase the exericise, and, with a low carb intake your body will be forced to use more fat for energy. Be careful, because you will feel more sore after any physical activity with extreme low carb diets. ...Read more

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What to if I am switching from a low carb diet to a low fat diet diet. Do you think I will gain weight?

See below: Low fat is really low calorie...Good luck not my choice. I doubt it will help you. ..See your md for evaluation for help in weight loss. Help is available at www. Weighstation. Net. ...Read more

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I'm 5'8 140 lbs and have a goal weight of 125 lbs. Can I lose more weight with a low fat diet or a low carb diet?

I'm 5'8 140 lbs and have a goal weight of 125 lbs. Can I lose more weight with a low fat diet or a low carb diet?

Low Carb: Low carb dies have proven to shed more body fat than low carb in every well designed study so far. ...Read more

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Doing a low carb diet, I will use all type of fat to fuel my intense weight training. When should I eat my meat, chicken, etc. Before starting to lift?

Doing a low carb diet, I will use all type of fat to fuel my intense weight training. When should I eat my meat, chicken, etc. Before starting to lift?

Please do not: Eat anything for 1 to 2 hours prior to and after lifting. Your energy (Chinese call it "qi") will be needed for lifting rather than being needed for digestion when lifting. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference between a low carb diet, a low fat diet, and a low calorie diet?

Food is Energy/nutri: Our food is a source of energy in the form of calories.3 key nutrients our body needs are carbs, proteins and fat. We need to eat a balanced diet with about a third of each nutrient. Once you understand these concepts you will find answers to your questions. Healthy food should have ample proteins which come from eggs, low fat milk, tofu and fish. Add to it fruits & veggies. Yu're eating healthy! ...Read more

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Is a low carb diet for insulin resistance/losing weight okay? I'm focusing on protein, healthy fats and, if any, its healthy carbs (I don't eat bread).

Is a low carb diet for insulin resistance/losing weight okay? I'm focusing on protein, healthy fats and, if any, its healthy carbs (I don't eat bread).

YES: I recommend the paleo diet. If you do have carbs Stacy gluten free WholeApproach. Com. Also vitamins to boost ATP production ubiquinol/ribose/carnitine. I recommend rejuvenation-science. Com. Check them out. Gluten free and vegan ...Read more

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Does low carb diet have a bad effect on kidney in long term?

Diet and kidney: Unless you have stage 3, or higher, of chronic kidney disease, you should have no problem with protein ingestion. At your age, I would presume that you do have normal kidney function, so protein intake should not be an issue for you. ...Read more

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Does low carb diet have a bad effect on my kidney in long term?

No: But theoretically when you eat lots of protein instead of just carbs you are making your kidneys work a little harder.

I do not think there are any studies in humans which say you will have any consequences. In animals it is true that less protein and calories makes them live longer. But this is very controversial. ...Read more

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I have been doing a very low carb diet for about a week now. Important breaking out all over my body now. Why?

I have been doing a very low carb diet for about a week now. Important breaking out all over my body now. Why?

Need more details: A low- carb diet is generally high in meat & low in fruits & vegetables & that may not be a healthy diet for you; animal foods tend to be high in toxins (esp. If not organic) and unhealthy fats & a low carb diet tends to be low in beneficial phytonutrients. See http://drrandybaker. Com/2013/01/20/diet-and-health/ for an essay I recently wrote on the pros and cons of low-carb vs. Low-fat diets. ...Read more

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What are some food ideas for low fat / low carb diet?

What are some food ideas for low fat / low carb diet?

Make up your mind: Your diet can either be low fat or low carb. The only diet that is both is water. ...Read more

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Low carb diet takes away acid reflux is it because of eliminating sugars? Does sugars cause acid reflux?

Low carb diet takes away acid reflux is it because of eliminating sugars? Does sugars cause acid reflux?

Not really: Reflux results from ring of muscle at lower end of esophagus relaxing & allowing acidic food to reflux up esophagus. Fried/greasy food, spicy food, acidic food, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, carbonated drinks, meds like calcium channel blockers/nsaids etc can all exacerbate reflux. Being overweight, lying down right after eating can too. ...Read more

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On low carb diet, what is the minimum carb, protein, fat and fiber that I need each day?

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

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Could someone take metformin while on a very low-carb diet?

Could someone take metformin while on a very low-carb diet?

See your doctor: May result in hypoglycemia (excessively low blood sugar). Notify your doctor. He/she will likely want you to monitor your blood sugars more regularly and make adjustments as needed. ...Read more

Carbs (Definition)

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


Low Carb Diet (Definition)

A low-carb diet emphasis dietary protein and fats, but limits carbohydrates like grains, ...Read more