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Doctor insights on: Isopure Zero Carb

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Can Isopure zero carb affect my health since i take it for helping me to lose weight ? Thanks in advance

Can Isopure zero carb affect my health since i take it for helping me to lose weight ? Thanks in advance

Supplement only.: It's not harmful as long as you use it as a supplement only. Don't use that as a meal replacement, like for breakfast or lunch. Have your three real meals every day, and have one of those in between, say in the mid-afternoon. And if you're doing that to lose weight, you really should be exercising regularly as well. ...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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I have been eating close to zero carbs. My fasting score is still coming in at 110 . Is this normal?

I have been eating close to zero carbs. My fasting score is still coming in at 110 . Is this normal?

Glucose intolerance: A blood sugar level of 110 mg/dl is called glucose intolerance. Other terms to describe this include "pre-diabetes" ot "at risk for diabetes." generally medications are not needed at this point, but a low simple carb diet and regular cardiovascular and resistance exercises is all that is needed. See your doctor to monitor your progress. ...Read more

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Which would help me lose weight faster: zero carb diet vs. 500 calorie diet?

Which would help me lose weight faster: zero carb diet vs. 500 calorie diet?

The fastest way : is eat less, exercise more and visit your doctor for physical exam routinely. Nothing crazy, just change your life style. it will take some time to achieve your goal. Oh well... old news. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dont like taste of H2O plain. Use flav,carb. no caff, zero calories, no sodium. It is sweetend withAspartame. Is this bad?

Dont like taste of H2O plain. Use flav,carb. no caff, zero calories, no sodium. It is sweetend withAspartame. Is this bad?

Aspartame: Artificial sweeteners are the subject of much controversy currently, and some countries are moving to have it banned from food. I avoid it. Stevia is a natural sweetener that I would encourage you to explore instead. ...Read more

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Is diet sprite with zero calories, zero carbs, and zero sugar bad for you?

Is diet sprite with zero calories, zero carbs, and zero sugar bad for you?

Agree w Dr. Annis: She provide a lot of excellent information about how artificial sweeteners can impact blood sugar and weight. An additional impact of carbonic acid is that it can contribute to tooth decay. ...Read more

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I have diabetes, I have zero personal control over my intake of carbs. I crave carb filled foods always. This didn't used to be true. Any ideas?

I have diabetes, I have zero personal control over my intake of carbs. I crave carb filled foods always. This didn't used to be true. Any ideas?

Insulin resistance: Insulin resistance prevents Insulin from doing the job of letting glucose into cells. This (theoretically) triggers carb cravings. Agents which treat Insulin resistance can theoretically help. ...Read more

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What negative health complication could arise when doing protein shake diet, high protein, zero carb and zero fat, for a short period (10 days)?

What negative health complication could arise when doing protein shake diet, high protein, zero carb and zero fat, for a short period (10 days)?

Putting a lot of: stress on your kidneys. Good fats help maintain skin, brain health, digestion, and absorption of vital nutrients from food, vegetables, fruits, and enzymes. So not having that for 10 days seems rather severe.Also, there is thought that a no fat diet tends to make people have less satiety and feel hungry more. What type of protein, vegetable or meat? It's not a balanced approach.Low carb is better. ...Read more

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Are there any health risks of a zero carbohydrate diet?

Are there any health risks of a zero carbohydrate diet?

Plenty: A no carb diet is the extreme of a low carb diet. Carbs provide energy for daily activities including exercise. Fruits and vegetables are carbs and have an abundance of antioxidants. The bottom line is that most things taken o the extreme are not good. The body, at least for the long term, is about balance. ...Read more

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Which types of food are classified as high carb?

Which types of food are classified as high carb?

Carbs: What i believe you are asking is what carbs are high on the glycemic index. Low-glycemic index foods (less than 55) produce a gradual rise in blood sugar levels that's easy on the body. Foods with high-glycemic index numbers (more than 70) make blood sugar levels as well as Insulin levels spike fast. You can determine what foods are high or low at: www.Glycemicindex.Com. ...Read more

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How bad are carbs?

How bad are carbs?

Depends: Carbs" Carbohydtates" are part of nutrition releasing most immediate energy. If not burned by activity - will deposit as fatt cells in our body. Depends which carbs... natural as fruit, vegetable are great. But avoid " Man made" carbs as bakery goods , sweets, juices, sodas... most are processed and have no nutritional value except excess calories converting to abdominal fat. Balance is tje key. ...Read more

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What are white carbs?

What are white carbs?

Carbs! White?: Sugar and starch. Sugar and flour. Potato. But colored starches are not special carbs! all carbs are highly glycemic unless they have a good amount of fiber-beans, lentlis, etc. Avoid starch and sugars, whenever possible. ...Read more

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What are healthy carbs?

Non processed: The best carbs are those that are not too processed. Anything instant or made with "white" flour has already been broken down and you are getting "sugar" . Avoid high fructose corn syrup as well. Whole grain or wheat or carbs that need to be cooked alot are the best. Remember though, amounts ingested count as well. ...Read more

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Why are simple carbs bad?

Why are simple carbs bad?

Carbs: They tend to raise your blood glucose rapidly, they are things with a high lucemic index. If your body is flooded with lots of glucose at once, extra is stored in my favorite cell and your the fat cell. ...Read more

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Is the slow carb diet healthy?

Is the slow carb diet healthy?

Not unhealthy: mostly, balanced diet of unprocessed foods. WHole grains would fit with this. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet might be entertaining. ...Read more

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Any easy ways to cut out carbs?

Inventory intake: Begin by educating yourself about what carbs you currently eat. Find a list (typically breads, crackers, chips, cereal, rice, potatoes, starchy vegetables and fruits) and see where you can reduce them. It is not necessary to eliminate all carbs, but reducing them can contribute to weight loss and lower blood sugar. ...Read more

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Are low carb high fat diets safe?

Are low carb high fat diets safe?

Safe but not healthy: Low carb is good especially low refined carbs but high fat is not good especially animal fats. Beware of foods that come from animals that walk on 4 legs (or that are mistreated!) eat lots of fruit vegetables grains high quality protein. If you are diabetic watch out for the fruit. There are a lot of very good websites that can advise you on healthy diets. And don't forget to be active! ...Read more

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Difference between carbs and fats?

Sugar and fat: Carbohydrates are a type of sugar while fats are made of fatty acids. They are chemically different, and treated differently by the body. Fatty acids are essential to the human diet while carbohydrates are not. Simple carbs are worse than complicated carbs. Too many fatty acids, even the healthy kinds like omega-3 is not advisable. ...Read more

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What are the rich source of carbs?

Misinformed?: Carbs are the enemy. Carbs are sugar. Why do you want a 'rich' source of carbs? ...Read more