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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

Carbs (Definition)

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


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Please explain functional hypoglycemia. My 1hr glucose readings are 150-170 even with low carb meals. They then drop to 70-90 within 15-30 mins. ?

Please explain functional hypoglycemia. My 1hr glucose readings are 150-170 even with low carb meals. They then drop to 70-90 within 15-30 mins. ?

Seems normal.: Some disagreement as to whether "functional hypoglycemia" exists. Some call this "postprandial syndrome." normal for bg to rise then drop after a meal. Your rise and drop seem perfectly normal and indicate a healthy pancreas. Your numbers are not likely the cause of any serious symptoms. At least none to be worried about. Loss of consciousness or seizures and bg <60 should prompt re-evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm not diagnosis dm but i've been checking my sugar 2hr pp is between 150 185 even when eating low carb meal. I'm 29, 130lbs, 5'6". Should I be concerned?

I'm not diagnosis dm but i've been checking my sugar 2hr pp is between 150 185 even when eating low carb meal. I'm 29, 130lbs, 5'6". Should I be concerned?

See your doctor: Point of care instruments for glucose measurement are not validated for diagnosing diabetes or performing glucose tolerance test. You should consult your doctor so see if you need to be tested for a1c, or by glucose tolerance test with the tests being performed by an accredited laboratory. ...Read more

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On an Atkins diet, so do you have any meal plans like a low carb breakfast/lunch/dinner?

On an Atkins diet, so do you have any meal plans like a low carb breakfast/lunch/dinner?

This is covered well: In all the atkins books. You can follow my tips for dinners on low carb diets. Howwever, I am not providing info on breakfast and lunch. There are almost an infinite vairiety of meals. My general recommendation is to go to a search engine and type in "atkins breakfast menus, " and do the same for lunch and dinner! best wishes-go low carb! ...Read more

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Male 57, with heavy diet 8 hr fasting sugar=117; with low carb light meal 4 hr fasting i got 70 mg/dl also felt dizzy. Is this impaired. Do i need med?

4h, not fasting: Fasting sugar is after 8-10 h fast. Fasting sugar 117 is too high (n<100), but not diabetic. Often associated with overweight or obesity. Talk to md re: approaches. Dietician may be very helpful for you. ...Read more

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Reoccurring dizzy spells after meals for past several days, low carb diet for several weeks.

Not sure: Is it possible you have some other reason for dizziness. It is not commonly a side effect of eating protein and fat. Anyhow recurrent symptoms are always more significant than a one time thing. I would suggest you see your doctor. Maybe he can check if you somehow are getting hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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What is meant by low carb high fat?

What is meant by low carb high fat?

Food Components: Generally, the components of all food (which can be burned to release calories) are composed of carbohydrate, fat &/or protein molecules. The rest is water, indigestable + trace vitamines & minerals. Carb refers to carbohydrates, meaning sugar molecules, both simple &/or complex. Fat refers to all fat (aka oil, lipid, hydrocarbon) molecules. Use google images to see the molecular patterns of atoms. ...Read more

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