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When You Go On A Low Carb Diet Do You Tend To Urinate More
Depends: If you're on an extremely low carb diet, meaning less than 50g of carbs a day, then your body after a certain amount of time can go into a ketotic state. (ketosis). Acidic environment of blood. In order for your body to compensate it may cause you to have increased respiratory rate (blow off co2) or urinate in order to cause an alkaline state in your blood. (contraction alkalosis). ...Read more
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
If you are on a low carb and more protein diet try to loose weight some time you can have uncomfortable very thin stools how to avoid them?
High fiber CHO: As a certified sports nutritionist I urge you to focus on overall caloric restriction as opposed to restriction of important macro and micro nutrients. Healthy carbohydrate (CHO) associated with weight loss and intestinal health is high fiber & condensed in nutrients like fresh vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, berries and select grains. The average male can loose weight on a 2000 kcal day diet! ...Read more
Can you eat normally on your period even though you weigh more due to water retention? You don't need to eat less? Thanks!
Weight loss: There is no one plan fits all. In general eat less and exercise more. Many structured plans can work ie weight watchers, 17 day diet, low carb. All have been successful for many. Low carb diet should see benefit within a week as long as you are still not exceeding consumptions of other calories. ...Read more
3500 kcal Worth: 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
Tissue breakdown: Very low calorie diets puts a person in ketosis. The body does not have the proper amounts of protein, carbohydrates and fat to carry out all the functions it has to do. You will lose fat, for sure, but you will do this at the expense of losing protein, thus muscle breakdown. A very low calorie diet shold not be undertaken unless under the care of a doctor well versed in the diet and close f/u. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low carb: Read this wiki en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/low-carbohydrate_diet.Get a more detailed answer ›
What happens to your body if you are consantly dieting on a low calorie and low carb diet, can you gain body fat easier in the long run?
Probably, slowly: Depending upon how restrictive is your diet, and how much fat you have lost, you can certainly expect some gain when resuming a more balanced diet. How soon you gain lost fat, would depend on different factors like your absorption or other GI health issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does the contraception injection make you hungry and want to eat more or just put weight on you regardless?
Do you have to eat a little more calories than your maintenance level when you're injured so that you can recover faster?
Yum Yum: Injured tissue relies on some essential vitamin, minerals and proteins to help with the repair. These include Vitamins A,C, foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids like salmon. Zinc is thought to help with repair. Zinc can be found in chicken and nuts. Of course proteins as found in beef, chicken and eggs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When my blood sugar gets low i know i need to eat something to bring it up but what fructose free foods will do that fast?
Don't use food!: If you have diabetes and glucose drops below 70 due to medication or insulin, use 8 oz skim milk, juice or 3 quick-dissolving glucose tablets and wait 15 min before repeating glucose. Do not use food. You're only trying to get sugar above 70. If you don't have diabetes, you do not have low sugar and you should not treat it as if you did or the symptoms will return over and over again due to you. ...Read more
I'm trying to gain weight and I do have a ostomy bag which makes it hard to find something within my low fiber diet. Do you have any suggestions?
Increase calories: You are in a rare situation, needing to gain weight and having trouble doing it. Slow down on your exercise, but don't stop. Increase your daily calories by adding three extra small meals (250 kcals) to your day. The free app called my fitness pal is very helpful to tract your calories. Go slowly, don't rely on sugary drinks or corn syrup, keep it balanced. Good luck. ...Read more
Low blood sugar?: If you don't have diabetes why are you having low blood sugar? The blood sugar may go down a bit after exercising and it would never hurt to take some sugar (pill, drink, etc.). If you have diabetes and your blood sugar is low from exercising you should be able to recognize that before your exercise is over and have plenty of fluid with sugar.If you can, please let me know your blood sugar history ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm on 69 units slow and 17 fast insulin, exercise a lot but do not lose any weight. Want to lower insulin, will speak to doc, what levels to aim for?
Proper insulin dosin: exercise only leads to a 3-5% total body weight loss which isnt that much. Lowering insulin dose is not the trick to losing weight. As one loses weight they will need a lower insulin dose. The key to being a diabetic and losing weight is the reduction in carbohydrate and calorie intake. The Insulin dose is also a product of carbohydrate intake. The more carbs you eat the more insulin you need ...Read more
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
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