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Doctor insights on: The Best Low Carb Thing At Tgi Fridays

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Carbs (Definition)

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


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What would be the most common low carb foods and is low carb the best way to go on a diet?

What would be the most common low carb foods and is low carb the best way to go on a diet?

Veggies and nuts: Veggies except porato and cirn, nuts, wild fish, beans, seeds are all low carb. Don't obsess on avoiding any healthy non-processed foods. Avoid fried foods, sweetened food, or any food that barely resembles the natural ingredients from which it originally started. Eat whole grains, fruits, and other healthy carbs. ...Read more

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What are the best foods for afternoon sleepiness at work?

What are the best foods for afternoon sleepiness at work?

Sleep disorder?: Many folks do get drowsy after eating a large meal, especially turkey at thanksgiving (seratonin). High carbohydrate intake could result in blood sugar changes that can cause drowsiness. A nightime sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea, could decrease quality sleep, and cause daytime drowsiness. Try high protein approach, avoid sugars, and see if you feel better. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best way to avoid constipation on high carb diet?

What is the best way to avoid constipation on high carb diet?

Yes: Drink plenty of water, at least one ounce per pound of body wt. Also incl plenty of fresh fruits and veggies and fiber from cereals. ...Read more

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Please help, what is the best diet during the day for breakfast, lunch and dinner?!

Please help, what is the best diet during the day  for breakfast, lunch and dinner?!

The no sugar diet: Stop drinking all those sugar calories in sodas, juices and alcohol. Don't eat any foods with high fructose corn syrup. Eat lots of whole fresh fruits, vegetables. Don't eat candy, cake or ice cream. Enjoy cooking and eating whole fresh foods. Go to a local farmer's market and buy organic! ...Read more

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What benefit would you get eating low and high glycemic food at the same time and in equal amounts? None?

What benefit would you get eating low and high glycemic food at the same time and in equal amounts?  None?

Probably none: You do not change the gycemic index of the high glycemic index food by mixing it with low ones. So the less you eat of high glycemic food the better it is. ...Read more

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What is the best time of day to check my BP at home?

Random: Any time you check - you would want your BP to be within normal range. Rest for 10 - 15min prior to checking. Check random times of the day - keep a log and bring it to your doctor's appt. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce my fat intake while on a low carb diet?

What is the best way to reduce my fat intake while on a low carb diet?

Think about energy: Both fat and carbs function as energy source. If you reduce both your body will start to resent it and you will feel fatigued, not able to perform any physical activity. Instead, increase the exericise, and , with a low carb intake your body will be forced to use more fat for energy. Be careful, because you will feel more sore after any physical activity with extreme low carb diets. ...Read more

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What would experts say? Could a 2 week water fast significantly lower your cholesterol the day of the test?

Oh, My!!: Oh, my gosh! please don't do that. It may drop your cholesterol value but it will certainly throw other test results off. Intrinsically not healthy. ...Read more

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On low carb diet, what is the minimum carb, protein, fat and fiber that I need each day?

On low carb diet, what is the minimum carb, protein, fat and fiber that I need each day?

To many variables!: It depends if you exercise a bit. You can be more liberal with carbs. Obviously if calories don't come from carbs, they come from protein and fat. Most people on a low carb diet consume 100-120g per day of proteinm 40-60g of carbs (after induction). Aside from fats in meat and dairy, go with nuts, monosaturated oils (olive, peanut, canola). Vegetables are low caloric density, so eat plenty! ...Read more

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Assuming the food i eat is high in total fat but very low in saturated fat & i manage to burn all calories i eat.Is high fat food OK in this scenario?

Assuming the food i eat is high in total fat but very low in saturated fat & i manage to burn all calories i eat.Is high fat food OK in this scenario?

Unknown: I don't think we really know the answer to this excellent question but my impression is that, if you're using all the calories you eat, the fat content is not harmful. I base this on lipid profile results of Dr. Adkins (of the Adkins' diet) who eat a low carb, high fat diet, lose weight, and have no demonstrable harm. Some fats (monounsaturated) in moderation, appear to actually be beneficial. ...Read more

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I'm a vegetarian and i go to the gym. Plan on going on an all egg diet for protein and less fat, is that okay? (ldl vs hdl, food vs blood cholesterol)

I'm a vegetarian and i go to the gym. Plan on going on an all egg diet for protein and less fat, is that okay? (ldl vs hdl, food vs blood cholesterol)

Not okay!: An all egg diet for less fat makes no sense at all! eggs are the highest source of cholesterol of any food.While eating up to 2 eggs a day doesn't raise cholesterol, an all egg diet is likely to be unhealthy & unbalanced.It's ok to use eggs as your main source of protein but i'd eat lots of veggies & some fruits-otherwise you'll become deficient in crucial phytonutrients.Eat foods of all colors! ...Read more

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Good morning to all doctors in the house please what is the treatment for low sperm count, thanks?

Good morning to all doctors in the house please what is the treatment for low sperm count, thanks?

Low Sperm Count: The first step is make sure lifestyle, nutrition, medications and other factors that might interfere with normal reproductive health are optimized. Rarely, low sperm count is due to hormonal problems that can interfere with normal sperm production. If testosterone is low and FSH are low, then hormonal stimulation with letrozole, Clomid (clomiphene) or injectable HCG may help. See a fertility trained urologist. ...Read more

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Soccer match at 5:15pm what's a good meal plan for the whole day leading up to the game? And should I drink protein shake before the game?

Soccer match at 5:15pm what's a good meal plan for the whole day leading up to the game? And should I drink protein shake before the game?

Game-Day nutrition: The night before the soccer game is the best time to eat a large meal balanced with carbohydrates and protein. Hydrate well the night before, too. On game date eat substantial yet light meals again with complex carbs/protein, but no sooner than 4 hours before your game. Avoid high fat foods like burgers/chips/dairy. A small snack (banana/protein drink) and dilute sports drink 2 hours before. ...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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I have Hi Total cholesterol ~225 and Tri-Gelsrides was 575 also low HDL 26 at the same time i have boarder line osteoporosis ,prephiralneuriitis?

I have Hi Total cholesterol ~225 and  Tri-Gelsrides was 575 also low HDL 26   at the same time i have boarder line osteoporosis ,prephiralneuriitis?

? why osteoporosis: While your blood lipids/cholesterol are not ideal the real question is why does a young male have osteoporosis and peripheral neuritis? A search for the underlying cause of these conditions is mandatory: adrenal gland problems, diabetes, liver/kidney disease, thyroid/other glandular problems, etc. The high triglycerides contribute to low HDL. Drug therapy not particularly helpful: focus is diet! ...Read more