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Doctor insights on: Muscle Tone And Low Carb Diets

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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I am on a low carb diet, every other day I do 40 minutes on a cross trainer and 30 minutes on a bike... Will i loose much weight this way? Or will it tone?

I am on a low carb diet, every other day I do 40 minutes on a cross trainer and 30 minutes on a bike... Will i loose much weight this way? Or will it tone?

No way to tell: It depends upon your total caloric expenditure versus your intake. It takes 3, 500 calories to gain or lose a pound. Calculate your intake minus expenditure -- if the number is negative, divide 3500 by that number and the result is the number of days it will take to lose a pound. Focused exercise will, in general, help to tone you up, but there are many other variables. ...Read more

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Can low carb diet use your muscle or fat for energy?

Can low carb diet use your muscle or fat for energy?

All the same: Your body uses mostly carbohydrate for energy, and then some fat is broken down to replenish lost calories if you're losing weight. Muscle is only broken down in starvation, cancer, severe disease or long-term illness. ...Read more

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Is in all meat low carb diet good fire just v one month to loose weight and put on muscle?

Is in all meat low carb diet good fire just v one month to loose weight and put on muscle?

Even if on a low: carbohydrate primarily meat diet - there are a number of vegetables that can be added in safely. The new Adkin's Diet is an example. Be aware that if you go back to higher carbs that you are likely to regain weight. ...Read more

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I lift weights 5/week cardio 3/week. high fat high protein low carb diet, will soy supplement significantly affect my muscle growth (testosterone)?

I lift weights 5/week cardio 3/week. high fat high protein low carb diet,  will soy supplement significantly affect my muscle growth (testosterone)?

Soy supplementation: Soy has high phytoestrogens which mimic estrogen qualities. However there is contradictory evidence whether eating lots of soy will decrease testosterone levels. If you are trying to build mass then maybe use another protein source. ...Read more

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How can low-carb diets be harmful to your body?

How can low-carb diets be harmful to your body?

Yes: when on low carbs, your body might not have enough glucose to run the metabolism of your brain, your heart, your kidneys, other organs. It might rely on the breakdown of fats for energy- called ketoacidosis. It is not the best way to get energy and it can lead to problems in organs mentioned, esp the kidney if you dont have enough fluids to flush out the ketones. ...Read more

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Low carb diets work for me but are they healthy ?

Low carb diets work for me but are they healthy ?

Proper Calories: A proper diet is a low calorie high protein diet. We now know scientifically that the majority of our calories should come from protein sources with only 25% recommended from carbohydrates. ...Read more

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How can the low carb diet feel?

How can the low carb diet feel?

It can cause some: people to feel weary. The problem with a very low carb diet is that when you start eating more normal amounts of carbs you can regain weight quickly. Take care. ...Read more

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Is the low carb diet a good diet?

Is the low carb diet a good diet?

Absoultely: It is the best diet to lose body fat and reverse metabolic syndrome. Most of our chronic degenerative diseases are caused by sugar and carbohydrate overload. ...Read more

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Howmany grams of fat in a low carb diet .?

Howmany grams of fat in a low carb diet .?

Depends on...: The number of grams of fat one should eat depends on the total number of calories he wants to eat each day, and the percent of calories he wants to be from carbs, fat, and protein. The site http://www.Freedieting.Com/tools/nutrient_calculator.Htm has a calculator. One can enter the total calories, such as 1500, and then the %, such as 20%carb, 40%fat, 40%protein, and get the results in grams/day. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


Carbs (Definition)

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