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Is the low carb diet a good diet?

Is the low carb diet a good diet?

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 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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Need advice on what is the the difference between a low carb diet, a low fat diet, and a low calorie diet?

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 more

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What is the best resource for a low-fat, low-sugar, low carbohydrate, high protein vegan diet?

What is the best resource for a low-fat, low-sugar, low carbohydrate, high protein vegan diet?

Very limited: Food is a combo of protein, carb, fat. Low sugar-easy. Low fat-easy, low carb-easy, high protein and vegan with all the other restrictions-really hard. Most vegan sources of protein e.G beans, tofu, tempeh, seitan, nuts, seeds, have fair amounts of the other nutrients as well. The more restricted a diet, the greater the chances for imbalance (old insight-hippocrates wrote it). ...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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Is the Low Carb Diet good for you?

Is the Low Carb Diet good for you?

Absolutely:LCHFfoods: =healthy, LFHC are not. Why? Carbs digested & absorbed as simple sugars, ?ing blood sugar? ? Diabetes & cancer. Water based creatures cannot store much water binding, low-energy sugars; thus convert them (in liver) into triglyceride fats for more energy-dense, less water-binding storage: driving triglycerides, lipoproteins (VLDL, LDL) ? & Large-HDL ? driving artery Ds, obesity & ? blood pressure ...Read more

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Please tell me what amount of carbs is considered to be low carbs, in a low carb diet?

Please tell me what amount of carbs is considered to be low carbs, in a low carb diet?

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

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What are the differences between a low fat diet and a low calorie diet?

What are the differences between a low fat diet and a low calorie 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 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 is healthier between a low GI diet or a low carbohydrate diet?

What is healthier between a low GI diet or a low carbohydrate diet?

Similiar : Low glycemic and low carbohydrate diets are similar. Low glycemic diets try to keep people from eating simple carbs and direct them to complex carbohydrates . Simple carbs are readily converted in to sugers and raise blood sugers ...Read more

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What is the best fishes to eat on a low sodum an low carb diet other than salmon?

What is the best fishes to eat on a low sodum an low carb diet   other than salmon?

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

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What would the low glycemic index diet and what foods are in it be?

What would the low glycemic index diet and what foods are in it be?

Low sugar: Low glycemic index means foods that are low in simple sugars. Meats chicken, fish and nuts have no sugar at all- they are protein and fat. They have the lowest glycemic index. Then include most vegetables, and to a less degree fruits. Fruits are low in processed sugar. High in glycemic index are processed foods such as white flour, and grains striped of their fiber. Candy- pure sugar is high. ...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 is the best diet to eliminate low blood sugar?

What is the best diet to eliminate low blood sugar?

First the cause: If you have low blood sugar, the cause has to be established before treatment can really be instituted for prevention. Certain foods may exacerbate hypoglycemia depending on which you have. Metabolic disorders, Insulin resistance/diabetes, possible Insulin tumor, etc.You need to establish a diagnosis of hypoglycemia with lab tests. Blood sugars have to be less than 65 mg/dl to be considered low. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the normal daily intake of carbs in a low carb diet?

Could you tell me what is the normal daily intake of carbs in a low carb diet?

Variable: If you're really interested in a low carb diet, read books by dr. Dean ornish who has done the most research on the subject: http://www.Amazon.Com/ornishs-program-reversing-heart-disease/dp/0804110387 there are also youtube videos - search "dean ornish". ...Read more

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What food is high in carbs and potassium, but low on sodium and calories?

What food is high in carbs and potassium, but low on sodium and calories?

Most grains.: Most grains are high in carbs and low in sodium, unless added. All are high in potassium. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat lots of fiber on low carb diet?

Yes: Lots of fiber means fruits and vegetables. These are "good carbs" that are less caloric, less "glycemic" and less of a metabolic stress than sweets + starches. Atkins originally didnt allow much carb of any kind, but most doctors now recommend keeping the good carbs and focusing on limiting sugar, sugary drinks, sweets, commercial baked goods and starches. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a fad diet and a low calorie diet?

What is the difference between a fad diet and a low calorie diet?

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 more

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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