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Doctor insights on: Lean Cuisine Low Carb Frozen Dinners

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Could I still be pre-diabetic or have IFG if morning gluc numbers are ALWAYS normal (<90) after low carb dinner the night before? Is data relevant?

Could I still be pre-diabetic or have IFG if  morning gluc numbers are ALWAYS normal (<90) after low carb dinner the night before?  Is data relevant?

Yes, could still be: Hi. Prediabetes can be determined 3 ways: fasting serum glucose, serum glucose 2 hours after a 75 gram glucose challenge, and A1c. It is possible to have normal fasting glucose, yet meet diagnostic criteria for prediabetes by either of the other two means. Eat healthily and exercise regularly. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does a perdect low carb diet consint of? Breakfast lunch dinner!

What does a perdect low carb diet consint of? Breakfast lunch dinner!

High protein: Breakfast: eggs, egg white, low fat cheese, high protein, low carb shakes, bars, high protein cereal lunch: lunch meats, low carb wraps, salads with chicken, beef, turkey, eggs, fish dinner; fish, beef, chicken, turkey. ...Read more

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I ate a choc. covered rice crispy treat that had 34 carbs 3 hrs after a low carb dinner and my BG was 97. 3 hrs later it was 169. Is this normal?

I ate a choc. covered rice crispy treat that had 34 carbs 3 hrs after a low carb dinner and my BG was 97.  3 hrs later it was 169.  Is this normal?

Yes.: BG goes up and down depending on a LARGE number of factors. One of those factors is what you eat. Measuring BG for curiosity has its place , but generally fasting, pre meal and 2 hour after a meal BG are the most interesting to us docs. Please talk to your doc so they can help you understand the results. ...Read more

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1.5 hrs after low carb/high protein dinner my gluc level was 57 (checked 3 times). Few minutes later consistently 81. I felt fine. Error in machine?

Test: Error possible but most lab testing devices are going to have a range of values even with a standardized sample. If you felt fine since all the values were fine, be happy. If you have a standard to test against you could try that to check the machine. ...Read more

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On an Atkins diet, so do you have any meal plans like a low carb breakfast/lunch/dinner?

On an Atkins diet, so do you have any meal plans like a low carb breakfast/lunch/dinner?

This is covered well: In all the atkins books. You can follow my tips for dinners on low carb diets. Howwever, I am not providing info on breakfast and lunch. There are almost an infinite vairiety of meals. My general recommendation is to go to a search engine and type in "atkins breakfast menus, " and do the same for lunch and dinner! best wishes-go low carb! ...Read more

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Are low carb diets healthier than diets with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and lean proteins?

Are low carb diets healthier than diets with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and lean proteins?

Not necessarily: There is no single diet that is best for everyone. I believe it is wise to minimize sugars and simple starches, but i believe a diet with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and low-fat proteins is healthier than a strict low carb diet (which is relatively high in fat and protein). See http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/01/20/diet-and-health/ for my essay on the pros and cons of various diets. ...Read more

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I have PCOS but normal weight.At one point in my life my BMI was low(19/20).only then my periods became more regular.Low carb help lean pcos as well?

I have PCOS but normal weight.At one point in my life my BMI was low(19/20).only then my periods became more regular.Low carb help lean pcos as well?

PCOS: Yes, I recommend low carb diet and preferably Gluten free when you eat carbs.(WHOLEAPPROACH.COM/GUTBLISS.COM/PALEODIET) Also frequent evaluation of labs especially thyroid and diabetes screening. I have had good results with Metformin and Topamax (topiramate) if weight becomes an issue. ...Read more

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Will low carb diet help pcos patients if they are lean? I'm lean,but when I was low carb dieting and lost even 15pounds, my period got more regular.

Will low carb diet help pcos patients if they are lean? I'm lean,but when I was low carb dieting and lost even 15pounds, my period got more regular.

Yes: With PCOS, you have insulin resistance. that means you have to make more insulin to control your blood sugar. The higher per levels of insulin then effect the ovaries. By lowering your carbohydrate intake, you will keep your insulin level down and you are more likely to ovulate on your own. ...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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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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Anyone know what is a list of low carb foods?

See below: Typically rice, pasta, bread, and wheat will be high in carbs. Low carb foods would include fish, chicken, beef, and most fruits and vegetables. ...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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Is it possible to succeed with low carb high fat diets?

Is it possible to succeed with low carb high fat diets?

Anything is possible: Low carb, high fat diets are good at short term weight loss but, as is true with all diets, don't fare well over the long term. Some people are outliers - you could be one of them. ...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

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What would be the most common low carb but high in fibre food?

Vegetables: Most vegetables are low in carbohydrates and high in fiber. Fruits are higher in carbohydrates and lower in fiber than vegetables. Meat has no fiber, fowl and fish have no fiber. Whole grains and beans may contain a good amount of fiber but are high in calories compared to vegetables. Make half your plate fresh vegetables and youre off to a good start. ...Read more

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