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Doctor insights on: What Meats Are Complex Carbohydrates And Which Are Simple

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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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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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I'm wondering if I do not take insulin, and eat only meat with no carbs, is my body utilizing the protein?

I'm wondering if I do not take insulin, and eat only meat with no carbs, is my body utilizing the protein?

No good: Your body needs carbs too, and needs Insulin to process them. If you are insulin-dependent, you could get very sick by stopping it on your own. Please talk to your doc. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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How much time does it take to the body to absorb simple and complex carbohydrates?

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