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Is a low carb diet better than a low calorie diet?

Is a low carb diet better than a low calorie diet?

Similar: Usually carbs are higher in calories. If goal is to lose weight you must have low calorie diet, hoping most of your calories are coming from Proteins. Hypogycemic low calorie Carbohydrates can be integrated to your diet.Avoid Starches in general , count your calories. ...Read more

Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more


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What happens to your body if you are consantly dieting on a low calorie and low carb diet, can you gain body fat easier in the long run?

What happens to your body if you are consantly dieting on a low calorie and low carb diet, can you gain body fat easier in the long run?

Probably, slowly: Depending upon how restrictive is your diet, and how much fat you have lost, you can certainly expect some gain when resuming a more balanced diet. How soon you gain lost fat, would depend on different factors like your absorption or other GI health issues. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference between a low carb diet, a low fat diet, and a low calorie diet?

Need advice on what is the the difference between a low carb diet, a low fat diet, and a low calorie diet?

Food is Energy/nutri: Our food is a source of energy in the form of calories.3 key nutrients our body needs are carbs, proteins and fat. We need to eat a balanced diet with about a third of each nutrient. Once you understand these concepts you will find answers to your questions.Healthy food should have ample proteins which come from eggs, low fat milk, tofu and fish. Add to it fruits & veggies..Yu're eating healthy! ...Read more

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Is it okay to switch from a low carbohydrate diet to a low calorie diet?

Is it okay to switch from a low carbohydrate diet to a low calorie diet?

Yes!!!: There are some people's metabolism that responds better to a particular "low" diet... If low carb is not helping- try low cal! good luck! ...Read more

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Does Atkins diet affect health as it based on low carb but practised calories based foods?

Does Atkins diet affect health as it based on low carb but practised calories based foods?

Atkins and Fat: The atkins diet is primarily focused on protein and an absence of carbs. Of course, it is good to avoid carbs (especially those with rapid absorption like white bread, white pasta, and sugars). Some people believe that too many fats are allowed on the atkins diet. I have also found that people have a hard time staying on this diet for long. We focus on veggies, fruit, and protein. ...Read more

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What foods can help add calories on a low carb, high protein diet?

What foods can help add calories on a low carb, high protein diet?

See below: Meat, eggs fish , cheese at times , poultry..To start. You can find information at www.Weighstation.Net see newsletters and dietitian..Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I really want to lose weight but i'm not sure what kind of diet I should go on. Like low carb, low calories...Etc. Any advice?

Weight management: Safest and best advice is to find a certified physician supervised weight management program. There's no easy fix, so don't waste your time unless you're ready to lose weight and get healthy! ...Read more

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What would be the easiest way to lose this last 5 pounds? Low carb. More cardio, im eating now about 1400 calories a day.

What would be the easiest way to lose this last 5 pounds? Low carb. More cardio, im eating now about 1400 calories a day.

Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise 90 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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Do you need to count calories on a low carb diet?

Do you need to count calories on a low carb diet?

Somewhat: If you are not worried about muscle mass, you do not have to count calorie as much. It would be good to keep track of calories as a reference. Most people do well with taking 1500 to 1800 kcal per day especially when they are trying to loose weight. ...Read more

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What would be a good way to up my calories on a low carb diet?

What would be a good way to up my calories on a low carb diet?

Nuts: Nuts have no carbohydrates and are energy dense, you get about 200 calories in one ounce of nuts. Meat chicken and fish also are protein and fat without carbohydrates. They dont have as many calories as nuts and seeds. ...Read more

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Are calorie restrictions or low carb diets effective?

Yes: By eating more fresh fruits and especially vegetables which are lower in carbohydrates compared to processed foods such as high calories such as cakes, you could lose weight by taking in less calories and feeling fuller. Calorie restriction or portion control is another way to lose weight. However, the smaller size of what youre eating may not be as satisfying as having more fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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On a 2000 calories a day low carb diet how many grams of carbs should I aim for ?

On a 2000 calories a day low carb diet how many grams of carbs should I aim for ?

Depends on type : A low carb diet might have 5-10% of calories as carbs. I am not big of counting calories but the biggest problem I have with your question is not all carbs are created equal- mimimize sugars/starches/simple carbs but complex carbs in veggies, beans, nuts and low-glycemic fruits do not need to be avoided. See http://lowcarbdiets.About.Com/od/lowcarb101/a/gettingstarted.Htm. ...Read more

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Do diets which put you into ketosis work better than lower calorie? Would you see better results on low carb diets?

Do diets which put you into ketosis work better than lower calorie? Would you see better results on low carb diets?

Yes: Low-carb (high protein) diets that do not eliminate or severely restrict carbohydrates will give better results than the simple lower calorie diet. At the end of the day, however - calories in must be less than calories out for weight loss to occur! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i used to follow a low carb diet , but now i want to maintain my weight, i don't know how many calories should I eat per day?

What do you suggest if i used to follow a low carb diet , but now i want to maintain my weight, i don't know how many calories should I eat per day?

See below: Go to www.caloriecount.com. Open a free account (they'll ask you some basic question about your age, gender, weight, and activities) and they'll calculate your daily caloric requirement for you. IT's a great site. ...Read more

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What is more effective and safe in weight loss, calorie restriction or low carb diet?

Calorie restriction : Caloric restriction works to be the best..If you can control it. But you get the best resluts by doing both; carb restriction cotributes further to your goal, especially limiting sweets and foods with high glycemic index which cause Insulin surge....The latter being a fat storage hormone which we want to keep low. ...Read more

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Can gastritis cause difficulty in weight loss? Been eating low carb, counting calories, lots of exercise, no weight loss! lots of gas, bloating, cramps

Can gastritis cause difficulty in weight loss? Been eating low carb, counting calories, lots of exercise, no weight loss! lots of gas, bloating, cramps

Yes.: Gastritis can cause improper digestion with gas, bloating, and cramps. This indicates a problem with stomach acid, small intestine enzymes, gut bacteria or combination thereof. Carbohydrates may stay too long in stomach and/or proteins/fats may pass through too quickly resulting in fermentation or putrefaction. Use enzymes, betaine and acidophilus from professional sources for best results. ...Read more

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How many calories in a strict low carbohydrate diet?

Depends on fat & : Protein. The amount of calories in a diet depends on the total content of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. A person can consume any number of calories with a low carbohydrate diet depending on the intake of fat and protein. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a high protein, low carb, low fat of about 800-900 calories a day diet to give a false negative on a pregnancy test?

Is it possible for a high protein, low carb, low fat of about 800-900 calories a day diet to give a false negative on a pregnancy test?

No.: Since the test measures the presence (for a positive test) of the hormone hCG, no foods or diet changes will affect the test result--either positive or negative. HCG is produced by specific cells in the developing placenta. ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

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