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Doctor insights on: Long Term Health Risk Of Low Carb Diets

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Does low carb diet have a bad effect on kidney in long term?

Does low carb diet have a bad effect on kidney in long term?

Diet and kidney: Unless you have stage 3, or higher, of chronic kidney disease, you should have no problem with protein ingestion. At your age, i would presume that you do have normal kidney function, so protein intake should not be an issue for you. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Does low carb diet have a bad effect on my kidney in long term?

Does low carb diet have a bad effect on  my kidney in long term?

No: But theoretically when you eat lots of protein instead of just carbs you are making your kidneys work a little harder. I do not think there are any studies in humans which say you will have any consequences. In animals it is true that less protein and calories makes them live longer. But this is very controversial. ...Read more

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Sweden has reviewed 16000 peer reviewed articles and concluded a low carb diet is safe and good for health. Do american doctors agree?

Sweden has reviewed 16000 peer reviewed articles and concluded a low carb diet is safe and good for health. Do american doctors agree?

Low Carbs: Yes. Even the U.S. Government has changed and advocates this approach to nutrition and dieting. The U.S. Recommendations, backed up by science, is that 65% of calories should come from protein sources, 25% from carbohydrate sources and 15% from fats. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get used to a low carb diet?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get used to a low carb diet?

It is a matter of yo: Your will power has a lot to do with it. But you can do it if you go slowly in the beginning and then gradually increase your efforts. Within 3 months, a behavior change can get well established and success is achieved by then but you have to persist with your efforts. ...Read more

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Do i continue eating every thre hours long as im awake during a low carb diet?

Do i continue eating every thre hours long as im awake during a low carb diet?

No: There is absolutely no medical reason to eat every three hours -- day or night -- unless you are a newborn. Your body is designed for you to eat 3 meals a day at your age. After all, you make it through the night without waking up every three hours to eat.......... ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take me to lose 25 pounds from a low-carb diet?

Can someone tell me how long will it take me to lose 25 pounds from a low-carb diet?

Diet: Low carb or not you still have to burn more calories than you ingest. If you burn 500cal a day more than you ingest, you should lose a pound a week. ...Read more

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How long will you have to stay on a low carb diet before you start to lose weight?

How long will you have to stay on a low carb diet before you start to lose weight?

3500 kcal Worth: Those no carb diets all work by the same mechanism every diet on earth works by: less calories in. The key is that if you eat enough calories to gain weight but do it from fats and protein alone, it'll make you sick, so most people end up eating substantially less. Try it and see (myfitnesspal is a great app for this). Every 3500 cal missed (or so), another pound will fall off. ...Read more

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How long will you have to stay on a low carb diet before you begin to lose weight?

How long will you have to stay on a low carb diet before you begin to lose weight?

Weight loss: There is no one plan fits all. In general eat less and exercise more. Many structured plans can work ie weight watchers, 17 day diet, low carb. All have been successful for many. Low carb diet should see benefit within a week as long as you are still not exceeding consumptions of other calories. ...Read more

Carbs (Definition)

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


Low Carb Diet (Definition)

A low-carb diet emphasis dietary protein and fats, but limits carbohydrates like grains, ...Read more