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Is it too much strain on my liver to drink 80 proof whiskey on a low carb diet?

Is it too much strain on my liver to drink 80 proof whiskey on a low carb diet?

Yes: Alcohol is a strain in the liver on any diet. You should not take more than one drink a day, see this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/faqs.htm. ...Read more

Carbs (Definition)

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


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What's the best vegetables to eat doing low carb?

Several: Green leafy lettuces, asparagus, cucumber, radishes, tomatoes, beet greens, chard greens, celery, fennel, are he lowest veggies in carbs. If you want a good free web site go to fit day.Com and it will tell you the content of each food depending on weight. ...Read more

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Are low carb high fat diets bad? You can lose lots of weight, but is a long term approach not good for your health?

Are low carb high fat diets bad?  You can lose lots of weight, but is a long term approach not good for your health?

Not necessarily: This depends upon the fats eaten. Make sure they are good fats and the low CHO portion should be low in simple carbohydrates. Search simple carbohydrates and unhealthy fats, and avoid them. ...Read more

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What is meant by low carb high fat?

What is meant by low carb high fat?

Food Components: Generally, the components of all food (which can be burned to release calories) are composed of carbohydrate, fat &/or protein molecules. The rest is water, indigestable + trace vitamines & minerals. Carb refers to carbohydrates, meaning sugar molecules, both simple &/or complex. Fat refers to all fat (aka oil, lipid, hydrocarbon) molecules. Use google images to see the molecular patterns of atoms. ...Read more

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Is taking high protein140g/day low carb <150g diet safe?140pd male doing strenuous workouts for health&vanity.

Is taking high protein140g/day low carb <150g diet safe?140pd male doing strenuous workouts for health&vanity.

Unsafe, unwise: I believe most extreme diets are unhealthy and unwise and this is a good example. I advise limiting protein to about 70 grams a day. Higher amounts puts stress on the kidneys, can cause osteoporosis and may reduce longevity- esp. if the main source is animal protein. I believe it's not wise to limit all carbs- but it is wise to limit sugars and starches. See http://tinyurl.com/hqxta7c and comment. ...Read more

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What would be the most common low carb lunches i can easily bring to work?

Healthy lunch: A good lunch is lean proteins such as fish, turkey or chicken, prepared with little fat, with vegetables. Or in a salad. Another good choice is a black bean or quinoa salad with added vegetables. Spinach and salads are healthful when high-fat additions such as cheese and oil are limited. Almond butter on apple slices is low-carb, as is lean cheese with apple or pear. ...Read more

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Why is it conventional belief that any occurrence of deviation on a low-carb results in all weight regained? I need some advice.

Why is it conventional belief that any occurrence of deviation on a low-carb results in all weight regained? I need some advice.

Bogus: That's not conventional wisdom and completely bogus. No one (and I mean NO ONE) sticks to any diet 100% of the time. No one. ...Read more

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Low carb high fat diets. Are they healthy?

Low carb high fat diets. Are they healthy?

Low-carb, high fat: Diet is not healthy under most circumstances. Check out www.Drmcdougall.Com and www.Nutritionfacts.Org for information on a healthy diet. They cite lots of research on the benefits of a low-fat, plant-based diet. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me what exactly is considered "low carb"?

Low carb: There is probably too much emphasis on 'low carb' the emphasis should likely be on low processed sugar food product. Carbohydates as a generic term are not necessarily bad. If you eat natural foods rather than processed foods you are likely better off. ...Read more