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What Meats Are Complex Carbohydrates And Which Are Simple
What's the benefit of consuming complex carbohydrates (grains mostly) over simple carbohydrates (fruits, veggies)?
You got it backwards:
Fruits and veggies are NOT simple carbohydrates! Simple carbohydrates are sugars and foods that easily break down into sugars, such as white flour, white rice, potatoes and juices. These readily raise our blood sugar, which is unhealthy. Complex carbohydrates are found in whole grains, most vegetables and fruits and generally contain fiber. These raise blood sugar less.
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Are the carbohydrates found in meat, particularly chicken, considered simple or complex? Or a mix of both?
Meat: There are no carbohydrates found in meat unless they are added in the cooking. ...Read more
I want to put on weight, but I have always found it hard, I have tried protein milkshakes, high calorie diet, lots of meat and carbohydrates. Advice?
Need more info: How tall are you and what is your weight? If you are underweight but otherwise healthy, do not try to put on weight. You will gain weight as you grow older and will look back fondly at these days when you could eat anything and not gain weight. ...Read more
Am I harming my son by feeding him too many eggs and ham? My son is a 17 years old, well fit, physically active and healthy young man. I feed him 2 eggs, a carbohydrate (hash brown patties, bagels etc) and a processed meat (bacon, sausages etc). Now I f
Hello: Hello mother of a 17 year old. I find that it is sometimes hard for me to get my children to eat the foods that I prepare. I commend you that you make your son hot breakfasts in the morning- a lot of kids just get a box of cereal handed to them with milk. The one thing I didn't see listed was vegetables. The fiber, vitamins and enzymes from fresh vegetables is very important. The eggs and ham can contribute to cholesterol. I recommend that you look up the food pyramid on line (it has changed a lot in the last decade). Use this to help pla out balanced and nutritious food. Take care. ...Read more
How fast can I lose weight when avoiding carbs and eating veggies and meat, wholegrains and complex carbs?
At loss: It depends on your wt. The heavier you are the the easier it is to lose wt. ...Read more
I'm wondering if I do not take insulin, and eat only meat with no carbs, is my body utilizing the protein?
My weight has decreased by 15 pounds in the last 1.5 years, and I'm not on a specific diet. I have a small breakfast and a plate of food with soup for lunch and dinner, eat a moderate amount of vegetables, meat/protein and carbs. I've been trying to?
Weight: If you are consuming as many calories as you are burning, you should get a few labs checked to see if your issue is related to a metabolic issue like your thyroid. ...Read more
I was thinking about cutting my carbs in my diet and eating only meat, veggies and nuts/seeds. Do you guys think this is a good diet?
Not a good idea: You need some carbohydrates because your body runs on glucose which is broken down from complex carbohydrate scale. By only taking in non carbohydrates, your body will break down fat for energy and make ketone bodies. Ketones causes acidosis which is not a good fuel for the brain and the body. Some carbs are necessary to run the body. ...Read more
I want to loose weight by cutting out red meats and only consume minimal carbs, eating more fruit/veg and more water. Would that help?
Patience also needed: 23 year old male wants to loose weight by cutting out red meats and only consume minimal carbs, eating more fruit/veg and more water. Would that help? Sure but other protein sources fish/chicken/legumes are needed for good health, as is exercise, aerobics/ swimming. Patience also needed. Weight gained over many months/ years need time to melt away. Stay encouraged. ...Read more
How do I speed up metabolism. Low energy post lunch, struggle to drop lbs. Work out twice a week, eat lean meats, sea food. Guilty of carbs, and wine?
Proper breakfast: Look into high intensity interval training, but eating right is key. Try making your first meal a combination of protein and healthy fats (bacon and eggs without the carbs). The best fats to use are medium chain triglycerides because your body uses them directly for energy and then shifts into fat burning. Also if you avoid carbs your Insulin levels stay low and that inhibits fat storage. ...Read more
What can cause anemia? Do sport almost everyday. In a blood test had low iron just had another test to confirm it. Eat varied diet inc carbs meat&veg
Find the cause: Low serum iron, correct? It may be something as simple as heavy periods, or you may be losing blood from an ulcer or tumor. Your physician has a duty to you to figure out what's going on; many young women can't meet a woman's extra need for iron just with meat-eating though this is your easiest source for iron. ...Read more
I am experiencing leg cramp in calfs Recently changed diet For glucose to meat and vegetables only No fruits bread or carbs other than vegetables?
Hydrate: Congratulations on starting your diet! There are many causes of this type of cramping. Your cramps might be from dehydration with low electrolytes such as magnesium, calcium or potassium. Try drinking some electrolyte solution like pedialyte. If your calves are swollen, red and/or tender to the touch, see your doctor ASAP for evaluation of possible deep vein thrombosis. ...Read more
Family history Atherosclerosis would a diet high in olive oils saturated fat meats eggs be good for HDL less Carbs and less sugar be more healthy?
Leaner diet.: From a traditional point of view, we would not generally recommend such a diet for an individual potentially prone to coronary artery disease. Low fat diet is recommended, with a leaning towards pony- and mono-unsaturated fats (like fish oil). Less sugar, yes, but less carbohydrates, no - just pick the right carbohydrates - complex, with fiber. ...Read more
Carb Quandry: Some "complex" carbs (brown rice, whole wheat) are metabolized slowly and are better for weight management but ultimately if you consume more calories than you need you will gain weight. Reduce all carbs, especially simple carbs (white bread, rice or pasta). Eat frequent (6) small meals a day. Exercise vigorously for about 150 min a week, drink plenty (60 oz) of water and get 8 hours of good sleep. ...Read more
Is there a standard % of carbohydrates that need to be or should be complex vs simple for dailey intake?
See below: Generally (unless you are dieting), carbs represent approximately 30% - 50% of your caloric intake. Complex carbs must be broken down to simple carbs to facilitate absorption (i.e. Simple carbs are easier to absorb). ...Read more
Which is better before exercise simple or complex (light to moderate) carbohydrates if diabetic? Why?
Complex is better:
Complex is always better because simple will just elevate your blood sugars and increase the water absorption without offering you longterm glucose support.
Generally, unless you are a professional athlete, a normal diet before exercise is sufficient and doesn't have to be carbohyudrate heavy. ...Read more
Yes: For a variety of reasons, too many simple carbohydrates can lead to fatigue, . If you have healthy pancreas, sugar will often initially give you a surge in energy, but then the blood sugar falls and you get fatigued, often wanting more cho. If this is chronic, Insulin resistance will lead to diabetes which cause other reasons for fatigue. Try to avoid that. ...Read more
Is a diabetic to eat more of complex carbohydrates and reduce simple carbs...What are foods having complex carbs and will it cotrol PP sugar levels.
In general,: It is the glycemic index (GI) of the food that makes a significant difference in how the food affects PP glucose levels. The higher the GI the faster and the more it will increase blood glucose level. More complex carbohydrates tend to have lower GI than simple carbohydrates. Understanding GI can be very beneficial in controlling diabetes. A wealth of information about GI is available online. ...Read more
Eating: There is no simple answer to this question. It varies and is a complex issue based upon what else one is eating, what diseases one has; if one is on medication, etc. I would be interested what prompts the question. There seems to be little real life use for this information since it will change every day in each human. ...Read more
Can you tell me what could I eat on a strictly whole-food, high-fiber, low simple-carbohydrate, low-fat diet?
What are simple yet healthy snacks I can take between sessions to keep my energy up without risking having carbs?
Nuts and..: Try nuts - has proteins and oils for energy (as long as you do not have allergies). You may be able to take some grains (such as oats) as they are complex carbs and do not cause the "sugar rush" that is a concern for some. Clearly this is more complicated depending on your goals and underlying medical condition. ...Read more
Since simple carbs raises insulin and get delivered to the cells rapidly why is it called BAD and that it shouldn't be consumed with large quantities?
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