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Doctor insights on: What Is A Low Low Carb Diet And Exercise Plan If You Have Pcos

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Is a low carb diet good to follow if you have hypothyroidism?

Is a low carb diet good to follow if you have hypothyroidism?

Generally safe: If you hypothyroidism adequately controlled and you follow on low carbohydrate sensible diet and it would not be a contraindication. However i rapid weight loss or a fad diet would not be appropriate. ...Read more

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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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Can you please explain why a low carbohydrate diet is better than a low fat diet?

Can you please explain why a low carbohydrate diet is better than a low fat diet?

Balanced is best: Carbohydrates are simple and complex, simple carbs are generally bad because they are calories rich without fiber or micro-nutrients, they cause a sudden rise in blood sugar, weight gain, increased cholesterol levels mainly triglycerides and increase inflammation. This can lead overtime to diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and stroke. Simple carbs are found in soft drinks, juices, table sugar +. ...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?

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 to do if i'm on a strict low protein diet and am absolutely starving!?

What to do if i'm on a strict low protein diet and am absolutely starving!?

Starving: Who has put you on a strict low protein diet and why? It would be helpful for you to make an appointment with a registered dietitian. ...Read more

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I have PCOS. High testosterone. Insulin-resistant. What foods to eat and avoid. Is there a diet plan for PCOS? What exercises could I do for this?

I have PCOS. High testosterone. Insulin-resistant. What foods to eat and avoid. Is there a diet plan for PCOS? What exercises could I do for this?

Dietician: Metformin has been effective in managing the insulin resistance seen in PCOS. As for diet, avoiding sweets and reducing starches like bread, pasta, potatoes,rice helps. A registered dietitian, in one visit, can give you an appropriate diet. Discuss exercises with your physician. Regular aerobic exercises like walking, swimming,cycling,jogging are beneficial. ...Read more

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What is a good pre-workout snack while you are on a low calorie diet?

What is a good pre-workout snack while you are on a low calorie diet?

A bit o'carbs: Choose something like a granola bar to provide your body with some carbs for the workout. Grain cereals like grape nuts, a whole grain bagel or a banana are other good choices. Not a large amount though right before your workout because it will be sloshing around in your stomach and also it will draw too much blood to your gut rather than to your muscles for the workout. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the healthy cereals if you're on a low sugar diet?

Doctors, what are the healthy cereals if you're on a low sugar diet?

High fiber: Look for a cereal with less than 10g of sugar per serving and more than 6 grams of fiber- like fiber one cereal. It will decrease the sugar into the blood due to the fiber. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high cholesterol low carb diet question?

What to do if I have high cholesterol low carb diet question?

Need more info: How high is your cholesterol? More important than total cholesterol are the number and size of LDL and HDL particles. Also important is the triglyceride level and triglyceride to HDL ratio. Another helpful number is the LP(a) value. To obtain the above values, you need to get an NMR lipid test or a VAP test. Ask your doctor to order one of those test. The normal lipid panel is of limited value. ...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?

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 can I do if my current diet is packed with fruit and veg -- but this means i'm on a high carb diet ?

What can I do if my current diet is packed with fruit and veg -- but this means i'm on a high carb diet ?

Complex carbohydrate: Carbs vs carbs. This site will provide you with information about simple vs complex carbohydrates. http://www.weightlossforall.com/complex-carbs.htm. ...Read more

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What food choices if i go on a high protein, low fat diet actually work?

What food choices if i go on a high protein, low fat diet actually work?

Low fat is unhealthy: Eating low fat is unhealthy. There are many bad fats in our food supply such as hydrogenated and many of the plant based oils. You should always avoid those and foods fried at high temperatures ( hi temp alters fats). Keep in mind, though, that your brain is mostly fat and you have to have fats and cholesterol to make hormones and cells. ...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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Can it be no problem to have weetabix on a low carb diet?

Sure: You won't die! it's totally okay. It isn't low carb but why do you want to be on a low carb diet anyway? (to lose weight? Weetabix is 117 calories for 2 biscuits, 3.9 g of protein, 0 g of cholesterol, saturated fat, or transfat and is considered an "a" food. There are 23 g of carbs - i think that's fine! ...Read more

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Is there a certain diet plan and exercise plan i need to be on with pcos and insulin resistance?

Is there a certain diet plan and exercise plan i need to be on with pcos and insulin resistance?

Go low carb/glycemic: The mediterranean diet, dash diet, and low glycemic diets can all be helpful with weight loss, improving your cholesterol levels, and improving Insulin resistance and really you don't want a diet because that's short term - you want to change your eating habits permanently so look for one of these plans that you can stick with. ...Read more

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What should I eat if i'm on a low carbohydrate diet?

What should I eat if i'm on a low carbohydrate diet?

See details: Veggies and more veggies, fresh fish, poultry, occasional fresh fruit, unsalted nuts. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more