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Protein Powder (Definition)

Any of a large group of nitrogenous compounds of high molecular weight that are essential constituents of all living organisms. They consist of one or more chains of Amino Acids linked by peptide bonds and are folded into a specific three-dimensional shape maintained ...Read more


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What would be the most common low protein and low carb foods?

What would be the most common low protein and low carb foods?

Most vegetables!: They are not macronutrient dense! broccoli, cauliflower, greens, brussle sprouts, cabbage, lettuce. Does not apply to onions, nuts, fruits, carrots. ...Read more

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I was advised by a professional to include animal protein in larger than moderate amounts (low carb). Is that safe after a decade of veganism? Thanks

Safe, yes: This may be recommended because you have a deficiency of some sort. However, like anything we do to our bodies, try to give it time to adjust by making the transition slowly instead of overnight. Hydrate well also. ...Read more

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I have been doing a paleo lifestyle for the past 2 months with good success. What are the risks of a diet like this? (low carb, high protein, organic)

I have been doing a paleo lifestyle for the past 2 months with good success. What are the risks of a diet like this? (low carb, high protein, organic)

HIgh protein Diet: None as long as there is some balance. You do need fats and some carbs and lots of good fluids. This is a very sound and scientifically sound way to eat. ...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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I am starting p90x. Should i add a low carb protein shake to the mix?

I am starting p90x. Should i add a low carb protein shake to the mix?

What are your goals?: Low carb protein shake can be a convenient way to get some post workout nutrition, but shouldn't replace real food all the time. Stick with whey protein rather than soy sources. If your goal is to gain weight, then add more protein to your diet including supplementing with protein shakes. If trying to lose weight, then be careful with how much you are supplementing your diet. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of having a low carb protein shake over a normal protein shake?

Taste?: Most shakes have a few carbs, but i mean a few. If taking a protein shake, i want the protein with as few carbs as possible. I'll get the carbs from berries or vegetables which taste great and have many other nutrients! ...Read more

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If I eat high protein low carb meals for months, can there be any permanent damage?

If I eat high protein low carb meals for months, can there be any permanent damage?

Depends : It depends where the protein is coming from. If from meats, then yes - heart disease, high cholesterol, kidney disease, liver disease, high blood pressure, etc. If from beans, legumes, veggies, soy, then far far less likely. And absolutely no increased cholesterol since that's only in animal products - meat, dairy, fish, eggs, animal fats/oils. ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


Carbs (Definition)

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