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What Is The Difference Between A Low Fat Diet And A Low Cholesterol Diet
Many: Low calorie diets are usually between 1000 and 1200 calories females, allow for some fats (mostly the "good" fats). They should be balanced with complex carbs (not refined) and good quality protein. The "low fat diets" only work if you don't substitute sugar and simple carb calories for the fat you don't eat. Low fat diets did not work in the 1980's because sugar/carbs were consumed instead of fat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Diets: Fad diets are marketing ploys to promote a concept that has more to do with making money than with a well-balanced diet that promotes long-term compliance conducive with a healthy lifestyle. Many of these diets are also low calorie diets. A low calorie diet is a diet that provides extremely low calories in order to produce significant weight loss. They can be unbalanced and cause problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need advice on what is the the difference between a low carb diet, a low fat diet, and a low calorie diet?
Food is Energy/nutri: Our food is a source of energy in the form of calories.3 key nutrients our body needs are carbs, proteins and fat. We need to eat a balanced diet with about a third of each nutrient. Once you understand these concepts you will find answers to your questions.Healthy food should have ample proteins which come from eggs, low fat milk, tofu and fish. Add to it fruits & veggies..Yu're eating healthy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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What's the difference between a low carb diet vs a high carb diet. Which one would be more beneficial to someone looking to reduce their body fat ?
A Shaggy Fish Story: These are all pretty low in sodium but I listed them from highest to lowest (in mg per average serving):: halibut(110), whitefish(101), mackerel(101), SALMON(87), catfish(84), mullet(77), rainbow trout(28). If you ever feel like slumming try the high flyers: tuna(622), haddock(619), flounder(542), or pike(467).Shrimp's so-So(126) Ah! But fake crab meat tops them at 715mg. And lobster? Oy!! 826!! ...Read more
Low carb diet : There is a much simpler approach to healthy limitation of carbohydrates than counting carb grams. It is simply the elimination of two classes of carbohydrates: sweets and starches. Sweets are sweet things sweetened with sugar. Artificial sweeteners are not ideal but much better than sugar (i would always recommend avoiding aspartame and saccharin). Starches include any grains, potatoes and rice. ...Read more
Low carbs is theBEST: Low carbs is the beeest! basically, your choices for each meal includes protein, fat, carbs, and veggies. It is always best to focus on protein and veggies. Avoid fats (fried foods, grease, etc. Avoid sugars and white carbs (white rice, bread, white pasta). Some brown carbs are ok since they seem to lead to a slower rise in sugar levels (keeps hunger from surging). Sooo, low carbs is the beeest! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High protein & carb: Check out http://www.muscleandfitness.com/nutrition/gain-mass/7-protein-packed-and-carb-rich-foods & http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/good-highprotein-highcarb-meal-10992.html. More importantly, check out DASH, Mediterranean & vegetarian diets as these are only ones w/published peer-reviewed data of health benefits. Best yet, no one stands to gain anything (or get rich) besides you. ...Read more
Fiber diet: Fiber in your diet makes more stool, the stool is made with color from bile which contains cholesterol from the liver. When the bile is excreted to digest your food, fiber, and fat, it moves along with the stool and is excreted in larger content in a big bulky high fiber stool. And thus- lowering your blood cholesterol levels. ...Read more
How big of a help is the addition of protein to a higher carb meal in terms of keeping blood sugar level lower (for one meal/event, not long term)?
Very helpful: The glycemic index measures how much a food raises blood sugar compared to eating sugar. But the glycemic indexes of a meal are the average, so if you eat 8 ounces of baked potato with a glycemic index of 90 and also have 8 ounces of chicken or fish, with a glycemic index close to zero, the average for that combo is 45. Protein has a strong effect in modifying the rise in blood sugar from carbs. ...Read more
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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