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Are pickles on the Atkins diet list of unlimited foods to eat?

Are pickles on the Atkins diet list of unlimited foods to eat?

Check web-site: I don't have info on the atkins diet, since i don't find it of any use. Check w/a registered dietitian and get support from weight watchers or other quality programs. Eat less and exercise more. It's the only way. ...Read more

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Do any fast food chains sell gluten-free food?

Do any fast food chains sell gluten-free food?

Yes, there is: Even if fast food chains do not offer it specifically, there is plenty that you can find. Non-breaded meat; salads (no croutons); french fries; milk shakes, to mention a few. ...Read more

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Food labeling question. How many grams of sugar is 1 packet?

Food labeling question.  How many grams of sugar is 1 packet?

15 to 16: A packet of sugar weighs 4 g. Since sugar contains roughly 4 calories per gram, 1 sugar packet contains 15 to 16 calories. This is the equivalent of 1 tsp. Of sugar. ...Read more

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Is eating 50 calories of fruits and vegetables easier to burn then 50 calories of junk food?

Is eating 50 calories of fruits and vegetables easier to burn then 50 calories of junk food?

Yes: Absolutely! consider the consequences of your actions before you strap on the feed bag. While it’s okay to indulge at times, you can’t easily out-exercise a big mac. ...Read more

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What are healthy single serving recipes (dessert, lunch, supper, snacks) ? Any links?

A wise young woman!: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_recipes_for_one_serving there are other sites too. You'll do well since you seem to want to do well. Also, don't be afraid of left-overs - they can even be better and can save work & time. You have a fine life ahead of you - enjoy it! ...Read more

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The nutrition facts on a food has carbs and then sugar. Do they mean the simple sugars aka monosacharides; glucose, fructose, and galactose?

The nutrition facts on a food has carbs and then sugar. Do they mean the simple sugars aka monosacharides; glucose, fructose, and galactose?

Food Labels: Total carbohydrates include all sugars and fiber. Sugar includes simple sugars and sugar alcohol. Here are three websites about reading food labels: http://www.Fda.Gov/food/ingredientspackaginglabeling/labelingnutrition/ucm274593.Htm http://www.Diabetes.Org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/taking-a-closer-look-at-labels.Html#sugar_alcohols http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/gettinghealthy/nutrition. ...Read more

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Ketonic diet for insulin resist 35f? allow for stable blood sugars, feeling better and weight loss? No carbs = no sugar spikes/crash & fat burn? Good?

Ketonic diet for insulin resist 35f? allow for stable blood sugars, feeling better and weight loss? No carbs = no sugar spikes/crash & fat burn? Good?

May: Be helpful short term. Will suggest modified ketotic diet . Which is adding just a small amount of high complex carbs. This reduces pro inflammatory markers and long term sustainability ...Read more

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Do spikes in blood sugar inflame the brain? Source: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/alzheimers-dementia/alzheimers-and-dementia-prevention.htm

Do spikes in blood sugar inflame the brain?  Source: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/alzheimers-dementia/alzheimers-and-dementia-prevention.htm

Glycemic spikes: Spikes in blood sugar have been shown to release substances which cause inflammatory changes in our body and these promote harm to our cells and tiny blood vessels. The solution is to minimize intake of concentrated sweets,reduce starch intake and eat veggies,nuts and fruits to combat inflammation in our body. Talk to your physician about taking antioxidant supplements. ...Read more

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Are sugar-free cookies and other sweet snacks okay to eat during the induction phase of the Atkins diet?

Are sugar-free cookies and other sweet snacks okay to eat during the induction phase of the Atkins diet?

Possibly: Here is the rule you wanna abide by: eat no more than 20 grams a day of net carbs, 12 to 15 grams of them as foundation vegetables. This means you can eat approximately six loosely packed cups of salad and two cups of cooked vegetables per day. Remember, carb counts of various vegetables vary, so be sure to check them. So you can dedicate 5 extra grams of carbs to anything! ...Read more

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Are sugar alcohol sweeteners like erythritol and xylitol good?

Sugar alcohols: The funny thing about sugar alcohols is that they reconstitute into actual sugar once digested. So a product can be marketed as "sugar-free" if it contains sugar alcohols, but after absorption there's sugar again. It's a marketing ploy. So yes, sugar alcohols can have bad effects on your body just like sugar. ...Read more

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Are all sugar substitutes sugar free ? Can you share some sources?

Are all sugar substitutes sugar free ? Can you share some sources?

See below: Stevia is usually sugar-free... You have to learn to read the labels. Be careful because multi-dextran is a sugar, products, ending with the letters OSE are usually sugars. If you have any further questions don't hesitate to contact me. You can get a lot more [email protected] by reading our newsletters. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Help! harder to find 100% stone ground whole bread. Labels are deceptive using "wheat flour" any suggestions?

Help! harder to find 100% stone ground whole bread. Labels are deceptive using "wheat flour"  any suggestions?

Whole breads: Have you tried health food stores or organic stores? There should be some in your area, i hope. Also, worst case scenario - try on-line retailers such as amazon or other food stores. As far as labels, you gotta believe what they say. Otherwise, your only choice is to take it to the lab and get it tested yourself. ...Read more

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Are fake sugar products bad in diet soft drinks?

Are fake sugar products bad in diet soft drinks?

Good question: The research (vs. The hype and the internet rumors) are a muddled mess right now. So far as i can tell: there is no current good evidence sweeteners cause cancer, but there are a handful of people who do not tolerate these fake sugars. There is some concern the 'sweet' taste nevertheless triggers things to make them no less bad for health in general. ...Read more

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Studies say artificial sweetener cause people to crave more sweet & food carbs & result in wgt gain,higher sugar.True 4 natural sweetener stevia also?

Not so with Stevia: No. A study I found (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195666310000826) showed that with Stevia, there was no craving. Also, there was no increase in insulin levels, unlike with aspartame, which is important regarding the issue of insulin resistance. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Foods to avoid on a low-sodium, low-salt diet?

Foods to avoid on a low-sodium, low-salt diet?

Processed foods: Processed foods (canned, prepared) foods are notoriously high in salt content restaurant food as well. They pack on the salt, to make it more flavorful. Fortunately, most grocery food stores have nutrition labels, so please look at the salt content closely. Alot of restaurants are being urged to note salt contents on their menus. ...Read more

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What foods are staples in a dairy free and gluten free diet?

What foods are staples in a dairy free and gluten free diet?

Lots: There are many foods u can eat when avoiding dairy and gluten. Meats and vegetables and nuts and fruits and quinoa and beans are a good start! ...Read more

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What food should I eat to cut out sugar?

What food should I eat to cut out sugar?

Sugar reduction: Hi Paula, I imagine this is for weight loss. First off its just about impossible alto "cut out" all sugar, because all carbohydrates break down to sugar and a carbo FREE diet will make you feel very weak and tired. Try REDUCING carbohydrates and of course anything with actual sugar. You should try eating , more protein, like fish, chicken, turkey EXERCISE. A visit to a dietician will help too. ...Read more