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Can going on a low carb diet help me lose weight?

Can going on a low carb diet help me lose weight?

Yes and no: Dr. Atkins says "yes". I would say "temporarily". A better way is balanced diet. Check out this website and open a free account: http://caloriecount.about.com/?utm_medium=redirect&utm_source=direct&utm_campaign=caloriecountcom ...Read more

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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How to switch to a low carb diet without suffering from carb crash?

How to switch to a low carb diet without suffering from carb crash?

Fat and protein: Enough good fats and protein will prevent crashing. Pour olive oil 1 tbsp on your food after cooking. Cook with coconut oil. Eat 3-4 oz of protein with every meal. Eat lots of colorful vegetables. ...Read more

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Do you need to count calories on a low carb diet?

Do you need to count calories on a low carb diet?

Somewhat: If you are not worried about muscle mass, you do not have to count calorie as much. It would be good to keep track of calories as a reference. Most people do well with taking 1500 to 1800 kcal per day especially when they are trying to loose weight. ...Read more

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Should I do a low carb diet to lose weight?

Should I do a low carb diet to lose weight?

Low glycemic index: The healthiest diet is a diet with a low glycemic index. This means you will avoid simple carbohydrates like processed flour & sugar & foods containing these. Most vegetables, some fruits, proteins are low glycemic index. There are many books, websites, etc. With good info on this. ...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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Can a low carb diet help lose Wright?

Can a low carb diet help lose Wright?

Yes but: Rest of diet, protein and fat must be balanced properly. Also types of carbs used very important too. Best to consult a dietician. ...Read more

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How long will you have to stay on a low carb diet before you start to lose weight?

How long will you have to stay on a low carb diet before you start to lose weight?

3500 kcal Worth: Those no carb diets all work by the same mechanism every diet on earth works by: less calories in. The key is that if you eat enough calories to gain weight but do it from fats and protein alone, it'll make you sick, so most people end up eating substantially less. Try it and see (myfitnesspal is a great app for this). Every 3500 cal missed (or so), another pound will fall off. ...Read more

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Why do people go on low carbs and low fat diets as compared to low calorie diets to shed the weight off?

Why do people go on low carbs and low fat diets as compared to low calorie diets to shed the weight off?

Because........: Low fat diets are by definition low calorie, since fat as 9 kcal per gram, compared with 4 for protein and carbs. Low carb diets benefits people who put weight on the middle by improving weight, controlling lipids, etc. Apples-low carb! pears-low fat! ...Read more

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How to eat on a high protein & low carb diet?

Vegetables: Eat 4 oz meat with each meal and 4-8 oz of organic vegetables. Also 1 tablespoon of coconut or olive oil with each meal. ...Read more

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How long will you have to stay on a low carb diet before you begin to lose weight?

How long will you have to stay on a low carb diet before you begin to lose weight?

Weight loss: There is no one plan fits all. In general eat less and exercise more. Many structured plans can work ie weight watchers, 17 day diet, low carb. All have been successful for many. Low carb diet should see benefit within a week as long as you are still not exceeding consumptions of other calories. ...Read more

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Can the low carb diet work?

Can the low carb diet work?

Sure, but...: Those no carb diets all work by the same mechanism every diet on earth works by: less calories in. The key is that if you eat enough calories to gain weight but do it from fats and protein alone, it'll make you sick, so most people end up eating substantially less. Try it and see (myfitnesspal is a great app for this). Every 3500 cal missed (or so), another pound will fall off. ...Read more

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What will eating a low calorie, high protein diet do to the body?

What will eating a low calorie, high protein diet do to the body?

Depends on the exten: of the change from an average diet. normally we need about 10x weight in pounds to maintain weight. 10-20% below that, you'll lose weight. If you don't do muscle stimulation (weight lifting) it will be mainly loss of muscle. 50% less than required calories could cause metabolic serious problems. Protein causes a bit more kidney work. W. normal kidneys, doesn't matter. ...Read more

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Could a high protein diet and low carb diet help me lose weight?

Could a high protein diet and low carb diet help me lose weight?

Not necessarily: Any diet that reduces calories lower than what you are burning up wiii cause you to lose weight. ...Read more

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What do I do to get on a low fat, low carb, high fiber diet and loss weight fast?

It depends: If you would like to do a low fat, low carb, high fiber diet, i'm assuming you'll be taking high protein as well. Then, make sure you take at least 60-70 grams or lean protein per day, less than 50 grams of carbs (fiber does not count), and keep the fat below 20 grams, all from fish or plant based. Three meals and two snacks daily. Another option if you don't want to do high protein is ornish diet. ...Read more

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What to if I am switching from a low carb diet to a low fat diet diet. Do you think i will gain weight?

See below: Low fat is really low calorie...Good luck not my choice.I doubt it will help you ...See your md for evaluation for help in weight loss.Help is available at www.Weighstation.Net. ...Read more

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What is the best fruit to eat on a low carb diet can you eat crackers with unsalted top on a low carb low colostrol diet ?

What is the best fruit to eat  on a low carb diet can you eat crackers with unsalted top on a low carb low colostrol diet   ?

Crackers are: carbs and its best to avoid them. Ezekiel bread is made from sprouted grains and is a good substitute for carbs. It's in the frozen food section at the market and comes in a variety of types. A bit expensive but dense so it goes a longer way than regular bread. Best fruit is what is low on the glycemic index. Search for a chart on the net. Berries are best. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can I start a low fat diet?

How can I start a low fat diet?

Be aware of fat: Eat less fried and fatty foods. Increase your consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, eat lean meats and low fat diary products. Instead of whole milk, chose skim milk and low fat cheeses. Read labels and choose products that are less than 30% of the calories as fat, especially saturated fats. ...Read more

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