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Doctor insights on: What To Expect On A Low Carb Diet

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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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Howmany grams of fat in a low carb diet.?

Howmany grams of fat in a low carb diet.?

Depends on...: The number of grams of fat one should eat depends on the total number of calories he wants to eat each day, and the percent of calories he wants to be from carbs, fat, and protein. The site http://www. Freedieting. Com/tools/nutrient_calculator. Htm has a calculator. One can enter the total calories, such as 1500, and then the %, such as 20%carb, 40%fat, 40%protein, and get the results in grams/day. ...Read more

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How do I go about starting a low carb diet?

Go slow: I am not a big fan of fad diets as studies have shown that maintaining such a diet becomes harder to achieve chronically. For any weight loss plans, I recommend approaching is slow. A short diet plan may reduce weight initially, maintaing it will requires complete lifestyle changes. I would strongly encourage a good balance diet with increases in exercise to achieve wt loss goals. ...Read more

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What are the complications of a Low Carb Diet?

What are the complications of a Low Carb Diet?

Few, mostly good ∆es: Though some people have problems with constipation during 1st month, if they rapidly convert. Including lots of healthy saturated fats of natural origin (eg. Butter, high fat meats, coconut, palm, olive oils) typically prevents this complication & adds additional benefits: ↓.appetite, ↓ triglycerides, improved lipoproteins (LDL↓ & Large-HDL↑). Study NuSI. Org & my many answers on these topics. ...Read more

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What specific foods are considered a low carb diet?

What specific foods are considered a low carb diet?

Green veggies,: Barley, oats, bran, quinoa, bulfar, oatmelas, chicken, fish, well cooked meats. Consult a nutitionist ...Read more

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What approaches work best to go on a low-carb diet?

By starting one: The best way is to start such a diet in the first place. No bread, pasta, desserts, sodas of any kind, junk food, fast food and snacking. Control portion size. ...Read more

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What are some helpful tips to stick to a low-carb diet?

What are some helpful tips to stick to a low-carb diet?

Know what you eat: Study your food, read about calorie content and protein/carb/fat content. Over time you will know your likes and will learn about balance in what you are used to. You are much more likely to be successful at eating what you choose, informed therein. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods can I eat on a low carb diet?

Please suggest what foods can I eat on a low carb diet?

Don't use low-carb: Diet. Check out www. Drmcdougall. Com for information on a healthy diet. He cites lots of research on the benefits of a low-fat, starch-based diet. ...Read more

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Which specific foods should I avoid on a low carb diet?

Avoid simple sugar: Avoid simple sugars and processed foods. Eat healthy carbs with other nutrients or high in fiber like whole grains, oatmeal, greek yogurt etc. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on what foods to eat on a low carb diet?

Any suggestions on what foods to eat on a low carb diet?

Veggies: Veggies are low in carbohydrates- eat to your hearts content. You can have meat, chicken, fish, turkey,
milk, dairy and cheese. Eggs are carb free. Nuts are carb free so enjoy. Fruits have some carbs- you can have in moderation. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods could I eat on a low carb diet?

Please suggest what foods could I eat on a low carb diet?

Avoid simple sugars: Avoid soft drinks, table sugar, bread, pasta, starches, ice cream, anything with high fructose corn syrup. Eat vegetables, salads, beans, whole fruits with low sugar contents, chicken, fish and lean meat. Get in the habit to look at the label and see how much carbohydrates is in (high fructose corn is in ketchup, salad dressings, bread, coated french fries...). ...Read more

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Can it be no problem to have weetabix on a low carb diet?

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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What exactly does it really mean to go on a low carb diet?

What exactly does it really mean to go on a low carb diet?

That you eat less: Those no carb diets all work by the same mechanism every diet on earth works by: less calories in. The key is that if you eat enough calories to gain weight but do it from fats and protein alone, it;ll make you sick, so most people end up eating substantially less. Try it and see (myfitnesspal is a great app for this). Every 3500 cal missed (or so), another pound will fall off. ...Read more

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Why's it the fact that you can eat fats on a low carb diet?

3 choices: When it comes to food, you only have fat, carbohydrate and protein. You can't eliminate any of the 3 altogether. If you increase or decrease one of the 3, the other 2 have to change as well. Too much or too little of any of the three can cause problems. Try eating a well-balanced diet with fewer calories and more exercise. Stay away from exotic info from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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What are helpful recommendations for going on a low carb diet?

See details: No bread, pasta, sweets, desserts, sodas of any kind, junk food, etc. No snacking between meals. Control portion size. ...Read more

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