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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. Mark Pack
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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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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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I can't lose weight despite i managed to lower high carbohydrate foods.

That's a start: If you can distribute your food including slow carbs like quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat groats soaked for 8 hours, rinsed and cooked for 15 minutes with vegetables, berries, beans, and fish into 6 small equal meals followed by 10 minutes of movement like walking after each meal, stress reduction, and a good night sleep weight loss happens. ...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

Carbs (Definition)

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