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How many carbohydrates do I need to consume per day to lose weight?

How many carbohydrates do I need to consume per day to lose weight?

It varies: There is no magic number of carbohydrates per day needed to lose weight. Instead focus on eating small frequent meals with a mixture of nutrients at each meal. Your carb choices should be healthy carbs--whole grains especially-- and as a general rule should make up about one quarter to one third of your plate. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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What do you suggest if my nutritionist says I need to eat 240 g of carbohydrates per day to lose weight and control my glucose.?

What do you suggest if my nutritionist says I need to eat 240 g of carbohydrates per day to lose weight and control my glucose.?

To Lose Weight: To lose weight and to have energy to function in daily life, Balanced Diet needs to have protein, carbohydrates, less Fat, Minerals, Vitamins and Anti-oxidants starting at 1500 Cal/day 240 g of carbohydrates will give 960 calories/day. ,Discuss with your Physician status of blood Glucose, and to decrease daily caloric intake Include Exercise and Stress Management for Weight loss ...Read more

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How many gram of carbohydrate should I take per day to lose weight and ant the same time prevent hypoglucemia?

How many gram of carbohydrate should I take per day to lose weight and ant the same time prevent hypoglucemia?

Individuals vary: I am glad to see that you want to make sure that your plan to lose weight is done safely. The composition of a diet varies by individual, their current health, activity level, goals and tastes. Further, diet is not the only contributing factor to hypoglycemia. You should see a bariatric physician to make sure that your desired weight management plan will be safe and effective. ...Read more

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I'm trying to lose weight (about 30 pounds). What is considered the ideal amount of carbohydrates for me to consume daily?

I'm trying to lose weight (about 30 pounds). What is considered the ideal amount of carbohydrates for me to consume daily?

Your choice: Only for breakfast like waffles, pancakes, bread, rice and others you like. !200 calories per breakfast. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat carbohydrates if I am trying to lose weight?

Is it ok to eat carbohydrates if I am trying to lose weight?

Yes, in moderation: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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Am 14, 345lbs, and 6'1. If I do not eat any carbohydrates and minimal amounts of sugar, will i lose weight?

Losing weight: You are on the right foot. But, you will need to limit the number of calories you eat, always eat breakfast, and do something like walking fast enough to get your heart rate up to about 130 for at least 20 minutes per day. ...Read more

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If you eat a low calorie diet but majority consists of carbohydrates, would you still lose weight?

If you eat a low calorie diet but majority consists of carbohydrates, would you still lose weight?

Yes, if low enough: Helpful weight loss foods are natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (without salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits contain natural sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, regardless of where it comes from. ...Read more

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I usually eat proteins like chicken breast , fish etc more than carbohydrates like rice , and some vegetables for lunch . Can i lose weight ?

I usually eat proteins like chicken breast , fish etc more than carbohydrates like rice , and some vegetables for lunch . Can i lose weight ?

Calories in n out: That's a good start but ... You basically need to burn more calories than you take in. Increase your exercise, choose healthier, less-caloric foods and drinks. The nice thing is that if u build more muscle you will even burn more calories while you sleep! and don't focus too much on weight. Focus more on pants-size, etc. Muscle weighs more than fat but that's ok--its good wt. ...Read more

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Carbs (Definition)

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