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Muscle Tone And Low Carb Diets
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
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
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 am 5ft7 and weigh 75kg, is this my natural weight? I already follow a low carb diet & I am about 12-15% bodyfat.
Creatinine and carbs: A person's creatinine is a reflection of their muscle mass. It is also dependent on the person's sex, age and race. Staying on a low carb, or a high carb diet will have no effect on a person's serum creatinine. If your creatinine is elevated, see a nephrologist to obtain optimal care. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: Low carb diets are rich in proteins. Odor producing bacteria in your mouth love proteins , so they multiply... Sometimes rinse with diluted peroxide (1:1) may help. If not - find a dentist who can do "full mouth detox" we do it exclusively in our breath center in calabasas, ca. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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