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Low Carb Blueberry Dessert
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 you're off to a good start. ...Read more
CNS: Chicken Noodle Soup is the traditional food we eat when we're sick - it only has 7 g of carb per serving: that's only 2% of your daily recommended allowance. ...Read more
Controversial: My conclusion is that such a diet is likely to be less fattening, but more likely to result in more heart disease and hardening of arteries. The healthiest diet is one that limits whites like sugar, flour, rice, and pasta, includes unlimited vegetables, a lot of fruits and beans, some nuts and whole grains, 3 xs a week wild salmon, and uses almond milk; limits dairy, meats, and lots of oils. ...Read more
Dreamer,: The word you need to lose is "permanently". I do believe you can lose 9 lbs by may 2012. Sounds like there is a special occaision planned. Having a goal is extremely important. My experience women are usually very successful when they are externally motivated. Now, "permanently" is the big issue. It is natural for weight to fluctuate a bit, so don't get too focused on the number on a scale. ...Read more
Healthy lunch: A good lunch is lean proteins such as fish, turkey or chicken, prepared with little fat, with vegetables. Or in a salad. Another good choice is a black bean or quinoa salad with added vegetables. Spinach and salads are healthful when high-fat additions such as cheese and oil are limited. Almond butter on apple slices is low-carb, as is lean cheese with apple or pear. ...Read more
Ketosis: Without enough carbs in the body, the body is going to search for glucose to run the muscles and the organs. It gets its fuel supply from breaking down fat - called ketosis. Its not the best or most efficient way to run the body. You need plenty of hydration to clean the ketones out thru the urine. Should be done under dr supervision. ...Read more
I've been eating aton of vegetables and some fat. Low carb also. I lost inches but not weight why is that?
Calorie count: Please don't purposely eat fat --.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is taking high protein140g/day low carb <150g diet safe? 140pd male doing strenuous workouts for health&vanity.
Unsafe, unwise: I believe most extreme diets are unhealthy and unwise and this is a good example. I advise limiting protein to about 70 grams a day. Higher amounts puts stress on the kidneys, can cause osteoporosis and may reduce longevity- esp. If the main source is animal protein. I believe it's not wise to limit all carbs- but it is wise to limit sugars and starches. See http://tinyurl. Com/hqxta7c and comment. ...Read more
Are low carb high fat diets bad? You can lose lots of weight, but is a long term approach not good for your health?
Why is it conventional belief that any occurrence of deviation on a low-carb results in all weight regained? I need some advice.
Low-carb diets: Low carb diets can clearly help you lose weight. Carbohydrates are broken down into simple sugars. They then enter your cells with help from Insulin and this gives you energy. Thus, you cannot decrease carbs too much. Although you can lose on a low carb diet, any diet that decreases calories can help you lose weight. Increasing your activity level is the most important factor to sustain it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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