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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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On a 2000 calories a day low carb diet how many grams of carbs should I aim for ?

On a 2000 calories a day low carb diet how many grams of carbs should I aim for ?

Depends on type : A low carb diet might have 5-10% of calories as carbs. I am not big of counting calories but the biggest problem I have with your question is not all carbs are created equal- mimimize sugars/starches/simple carbs but complex carbs in veggies, beans, nuts and low-glycemic fruits do not need to be avoided. See http://lowcarbdiets.About.Com/od/lowcarb101/a/gettingstarted.Htm. ...Read more

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I am 490 pounds and I am going to go on a low carb diet. How low should I start my carbs on my diet & what's my daily recommended intake for fat loss?

I am 490 pounds and I am going to go on a low carb diet. How low should I start my carbs on my diet & what's my daily recommended intake for fat loss?

Expert: At that weight i would recommend you consult a bariatric physician and good nutritionist. The information you will get on line is going to be varied, confusing and not personal. You need personal, direct and specific counsel. I applaud your decision and wish you the best! keep at it! ...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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What are ways to keep a successful low carb diet?

What are ways to keep a successful low carb diet?

Mediterranean diet: Low carbs can be part of a successful and palatable diet. One example is the mediterranean diet (easy to research on internet). This reduces carbs by >50% and replaces them with a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, beans, and lean protein (especially fish). It has been successful in reducing CAD event rates in populations as well as weight control. Many parts of the world use it. ...Read more

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What specific foods are considered a low carb diet?

What specific foods are considered a low carb diet?

Green veggies,: Barley, oats, bran, quinoa, bulfar, oatmelas, chicken, fish, well cooked meats. Consult a nutitionist ...Read more

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Any suggestions on what foods to eat on a low carb diet?

Any suggestions on what foods to eat on a low carb diet?

Veggies: Veggies are low in carbohydrates- eat to your hearts content. You can have meat, chicken, fish, turkey, milk, dairy and cheese. Eggs are carb free. Nuts are carb free so enjoy. Fruits have some carbs- you can have in moderation. ...Read more

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Carbs (Definition)

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


Low Carb Diet (Definition)

A low-carb diet emphasis dietary protein and fats, but limits carbohydrates like grains, ...Read more