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Low Carb Energy Drinks
How low is low: Read the label and know the total carbs in it. Low carb does not mean zero carb. ...Read more
First there is no medical or health benefit from 'energy drinks'. These drinks are usually high in caffeine and/or sugars. I would read the labels and if there are any carbs in the drink recommend that you not ingest it.
But, in general I would recommend avoiding these unnecessary and non-nutritional drinks all together. ...Read more
Today ate large egg salad sandwich cocoa out drink energy drink sugar free double cheese burger and non sweet tea. Is this too much carbs?
Yes: And not only carbs, but a huge amount of fat in a double cheeseburger, including cholesterol and triglycerides. ...Read more
Today ate large egg salad sandwich cocoa out drink energy drink sugar free double cheese burger and non sweet tea. Sound like too much carbs?
Absolutely: Way too many carbs and calories. Is this really a serious question? ...Read more
Why on nightshift do I become extremely dizzy faint shakey feel sick even tho I eat healthy including carbs for energy drink lots water I can't cope?
Jet Lag: You're probably suffering from severe chronobiological desynchronization--better known as jet lag. You're sleep-wake cycles are completely screwed up. The best treatment is to take melatonin before your new "bedtime." you may require 10-20 mg. As you become used to your new hours, you may be able to progressively reduce the dose. Let me know how you do. ...Read more
Good oils: Coconut oil is excellent. It is high in medium chain fats that enter easily into cells to be burned for energy. Add one tablespoon to each meal. ...Read more
Holiday: Take a 24 hour holiday from your low carbs - not to say you should binge. Just ease up on the low carb aspect for a day. This helps prevent cravings and will help your energy level. ...Read more
If I start a low carb diet after being off for 3 to 4 weeks, will my body have to go through that same "low energy" for those first two weeks again?
No: There is really no good reason to have low energy on a 'low carb' diet if your getting enough calories. I f you are on a protein sparing modified fast diet like optifast or medifast (very low calorie diets)you may experience some fatigue. Be sure you get enough good quality protein, adequate rest and some reasonable exercise. Low refined/white carb/sugar diets are healthy. ...Read more
I've lost weight/had a very slight energy increase on a protein/vege/healthyfats diet. I'm grain free, glutenfree & low carb. Should I keep this diet?
It's up to you: If you feel better, yes. If it's too hard to follow, no. ...Read more
What is the minimum amount of energy needed for your body to function? I consume 800Cal/day (low carb diet, but eat a bit of everything) and burn 300Cal/day through excercise-am I doing more harm than good?
Women should consume: At least 1, 200 cals/day, and men 1, 800 cals/day, even when trying to lose weight, to avoid a metabolism slowdown. A very-low-calorie diet can cause serious health issues because it does not provide all of the essential nutrients for good health. It may lead to a weak immune system, irritability, and increased risk of other health problems. Maintain body balance and enjoy good health. Best regards. ...Read more
I'm on a low carb diet no bread no potatoes no ceriels no juice no rice no juice I feel weak no energy what can I eat go gain energy?
Balance your diet: Your diet is out of balance which is probably why you are not feeling your, best. While protein is known to be the energy food, if not eaten in balance, with carbs your weight loss and health will suffer. It will also make your eating plan more difficult to stay with. Try adding some whole grains and fruit into your diet in moderation and see if things get better. Don't drink too much caffeine. ...Read more
Anything: That doesn't contain a lot of simple sugars. Avoid sugared soft drinks, fruit juices, etc. Talk w/a good registered dietitian. ...Read more
Calories, exercise: If you also do aerobic exercise at least 3-5 times a week, weights to build muscle, and restrict your intake of calories by about 300kcal less a day, you will lose about a pound a week which is safest. The main thing is to learn new habits by changing the old over time. Smaller portions with white smaller plates actually has been studied to help. Drink water or water-based soup or salad first. ...Read more
Avoid simple sugars: Avoid soft drinks, table sugar, bread, pasta, starches, ice cream, anything with high fructose corn syrup. Eat vegetables, salads, beans, whole fruits with low sugar contents, chicken, fish and lean meat. Keep in mind that a can of beer has about 13 grams of sugar and drinking a few can take the low out of your low carb diet. ...Read more
No data: Nobody has actually done any studies of either in any kind of controlled setting, to my knowledge. Sports physicians and trainers have about as many views on these topics as there are sports physicians and trainers. There is really no evidence that either of these alternatives is helpful in improving workouts or their results. ...Read more
Has caffeine & sugar: Read labels. Your "energy" drink likely contains a fair amount of caffeine & loads of sugar calories. Have you noticed how you "crash" after the caffeine and sugar wear off a few hours after drinking the product? Instead, eat healthy, get plenty of sleep, and exercise--you'll not only feel better and well rested but your daily performance and outlook will improve. ...Read more
Yes, how much: And how often > first you are 18 you should not be drinking, you are under age, most of the time will not stop with one drink, in tragic vehicular accident most common cause is due to dwi. Now it is unto you, hope you will not drink. ...Read more
Possibly deadly: It depends on your age and cardiac health. These drinks are no longer allowed to be consumed by people under 18 and likely a risk for older persons with health issues. They are potent stimulants some people had issues with their heart racing skipping etc someone with bad coronary disease would be a risk for heart attack although I do not know if any heart attacks are associated at this time ...Read more
Hyper: Prednisone already makes many people feel "bouncy". Throw in a stimulant and you may not feel well at all. You may also get indigestion or stomach pain. Prednisone is an anti inflammatory medication and energy drinks often contain lots of caffeine. The combination may be too much for your stomach, too. ...Read more
Do you sleep nights?: In general, it's not a good idea. Large amounts of caffeine impair sleep, cause anxiety, even tremor and can precipitate panic attacks. If you work 3rd shift, it is far better for you to get natural sleep, eat a proper diet and not use stimulants. If you have shift work sleep disorder, there are better medications for it than large amounts of caffeine. ...Read more
Don't know: But I am not a fan of people using excessive amounts of caffeine as a stimulant (the vitamins etc in some of them is total bs). Usually stimulant drugs reduce erections, so I don't understand your reaction, but there are always individual differences in what kinds of side effects. When you are on energy drinks are you thinking more about sex, or sexual things? I would stop the energy drinks. ...Read more
I understand your desire to lose weight.
Energy drinks cannot give you Nutrition for adequate physical, intellectual, emotional and social functioning.
•Respect yourself for your accomplishments
•Do not brood on your weight or physical appearance
•Set realistic goals to decrease weight/ month
•Have Balanced Diet of 1500 calories/day
•See Therapist for self-esteem, coping skills for stress. ...Read more
Energy drinks: It takes a lot more coffee to kill you, but unfortunately, there is a small but slowly growing number of deaths occuring from engergy drink ingestion--usually by those who drink several a day. ...Read more
No relation: One should not impact the other in any significant way. ...Read more
Yes: Some of the chemical components of monster energy drinks could trigger fatal disorders in ill people. ...Read more