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Carbs (Definition)

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


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Will eating low carb everyday(less than 30g)a day put me into ketosis? If not how can I get into ketosis? Im 5'3 217lbs

Will eating low carb everyday(less than 30g)a day put me into ketosis? If not how can I get into ketosis? Im 5'3 217lbs

Possibly: Ketosis and ketoacidosis are different things. If your body senses it is not getting enough carbohydrates, it will start using fat to feed some tissues. This process increases the production of ketone bodies, which are acids. We all make ketones when we starve. A healthy diet needs about 50% of total calories to come from carbohydrates. In diabetics, ketones can be very dangerous. ...Read more

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I've been eating low carb of and on for half a year. Lost about 35 lbs or more. I am 17 could that have potentially stunted growth?

I've been eating low carb of and on for half a year. Lost about 35 lbs or more. I am 17 could that have potentially stunted growth?

Stunted growth: Please contact your pediatrician and ask for a copy of your growth charts. If your growth appears to have stopped you need to see a pediatric endocrinologist as soon as possible. ...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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Which is more effective for losing weight? High fat/low carb or just clean eating?

Which is more effective for losing weight? High fat/low carb or just clean eating?

Weight loss: Insulin is the master fat storage hormone. If you turn the "insulin thermostat knob" up you could weigh 500 lbs and if you turn it all the way down you could weigh what you did in highschool. If you limit your' insulin spikes you will effortlessly lose weight without hunger. So what causes insulin to be released? Fat? none. Protein? some. Healthy carbs? some. Refined carbs and sugar? a bunch. ...Read more

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I started with low carb diet about a week ago and I eating dark chocolate good in low carb diet?

Love chocolate: There is alot of data that indicates that dark chocolate is good for you but let's get real : it's not low carb! A 1.5 oz candy bar (Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate) has 21 grams of sugar in it! (sugar is a carbohydrate). ...Read more

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A1c has dropped from 7.0 to 6.4. I take no meds. Low carb eating. Am I still considered diabetic?

A1c has dropped from 7.0 to 6.4.  I take no meds. Low carb eating. Am I still considered diabetic?

Yes: Your good control of your diet has brought your A1c to the pre-diabetic range, but you should not consider yourself to be free of diabetes. Please keep doing what you are doing and maintain your A1c at a low level. ...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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How can you resist eating pasta on low-carb diet?

Will-power: You don't have to totally eliminate carbs from your diet, in fact, it's impossible and unhealthy. Make sure to check on which pastas have a low glycemic index. Check w/ your registered dietitian. ...Read more