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When you go on a low carb diet do you tend to urinate more?

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

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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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Can a low carb diet cause higher urine ph?

Can a low carb diet cause higher urine ph?

Possible: It depends on what's in your low carb diet. If you eat lots of protein and citrus fruits, your urine ph could be acidic. Which in itself is rarely a problem. You can dilute the acid urine by drinking more water. ...Read more

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Can a low carb diet cause more acidic urine?

Can a low carb diet cause more acidic urine?

Possible: It depends on what's in your low carb diet. If you eat lots of protein and citrus fruits, your urine ph could be acidic. Which in itself is rarely a problem. You can dilute the acid urine by drinking more water. ...Read more

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I have been on a low-carb diet for two weeks and the last few days my urine has been tea colored instead of yellow. Should I be worried?

I have been on a low-carb diet for two weeks and the last few days my urine has been tea colored instead of yellow. Should I be worried?

Not the diet: It is not likely that the diet is causing the changes in urine color, unless it's a fixed diet.
Any reason to believe you got dehydrated?
What do you do for fun? Any possible intense exercise lately? Taking any new supplements?
Have you ever passed a kidney stone? Any other symptoms, burning, abdominal pain, fever? ...Read more

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

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 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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Is it a good idea for me to go on a low carb diet if I'm a 17 years old?

Is it a good idea for me to go on a low carb diet if I'm a 17 years old?

No: Your profile says you're 31 -? Regardless, low carb means high fat. You'd be better off with a mediterranean diet or a vegetarian diet. ...Read more

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I am 490 pounds and I am going to go on a low carb diet. How low should I start my carbs on my diet & what's my daily recommended intake for fat loss?

I am 490 pounds and I am going to go on a low carb diet. How low should I start my carbs on my diet & what's my daily recommended intake for fat loss?

Expert: At that weight I would recommend you consult a bariatric physician and good nutritionist. The information you will get on line is going to be varied, confusing and not personal. You need personal, direct and specific counsel.

I applaud your decision and wish you the best! Keep at it! ...Read more

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Is it true that it's really possible and easily possible to go on a low carb diet?

Yes: You need to understand that the term low carb is miss used all the time.. Reducing carb will help you loose weight. But cut out soda, sugar, and other sugar related foods will help also. Our web page give you free information that might help. See our newsletters at www. Weighstation. Net. Lots of recipes in every one. It will help you understand how to eat"lowcarb". ...Read more

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What to do if I have acanthosis nigrican. Can I go on a low carb diet?

What to do if I have acanthosis nigrican. Can I go on a low carb diet?

Yes: A low carb diet without processed carbs is a good idea. Try to get your low carbs from fresh vegetables and fresh fruits with fiber. They will decrease the sugar rise into your blood. Eat plenty of protein and good healthy fasts such as olive oil. Stay away from white flour, processed carbohydrates since they are absorbed into the blood fast. Stay away from foods that contain simple sugars - ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have acanthosis nigrican. Can I go on a low carb diet?

What do you suggest if I have acanthosis nigrican. Can I go on a low carb diet?

Loose weight: You can help with weight loss and exercise watch carbohydrate in take avoid soft drinks and liquid calories. That is a start go for a full general check up check if you are a diabetic or pre diabetic ...Read more

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I am an endomorph, I follow a low carb diet & do a lot of cardio, would I still get to 10% bodyfat if I take a day off & eat junk food 1 day per week?

I am an endomorph, I follow a low carb diet & do a lot of cardio, would I still get to 10% bodyfat if I take a day off & eat junk food 1 day per week?

Mind change: "body type" / "endomorph" talk is mostly subscience. You'll get yourself lean when, and only when, you lose your taste for high-calorie, unnutritious food. Your athletic peers will reinforce this. It's great that you're doing a lot of cardio, but save the big empty-calorie tickets for when you're out with friends and even then, impress them by eating a salad. Ask your physician for guidance. ...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 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

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Hi docs, would going on a low carb diet help me lose weight?

Hi docs, would going on a low carb diet help me lose weight?

Yes: In the short run, any diet will help you lose weight. Atkins doesn't have good record for long term success though. ...Read more

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If I'm on a low carb diet for a week then I go back to carbs can I lose weight?

If I'm on a low carb diet for a week then I go back to carbs can I lose weight?

Not for long!: You might lose a couple pounds the week you are on the diet but will almost certainly gain it back as soon as you go back. Research proves short-term diets don't work! The best way to permanently lose weight is to make permanent dietary changes you can follow for years. My favorite diet for both weight loss & optimal health: http://www. Drfuhrman. Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet. Aspx. ...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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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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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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Is candarell sweetener useful in a low carb diet?

Is candarell sweetener useful in a low carb diet?

Artificial sweetener: I would avoid artificial sweetenets as much as possible as they add to your sugar cravings although they are calorie free and some may spike insulin. ...Read more

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Can going on a low carb diet help me lose weight?

Can going on a low carb diet help me lose weight?

Yes and no: Dr. Atkins says "yes". I would say "temporarily".
A better way is balanced diet. Check out this website and open a free account: http://caloriecount. About. Com/? utm_medium=redirect&utm_source=direct&utm_campaign=caloriecountcom ...Read more

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What are ways to keep a low carb diet if everything contains carbs?

"Low carb": Not everything you eat contains carbs, as dr. Namey has pointed out: there are lean proteins & healthy fats. There are also good reasons to avoid wheat-related carbs, sugars, & processed foods anyway: http://tinyurl. Com/mof6qj8 however, high-fiber vegetables and fruits are types of "carbs" that give you good nutrients. So do limited amounts of complex carbs like quinoa, brown rice, etc. ...Read more

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If I start a low carb diet after being off for 3 to 4 weeks, will my body have to go through that same "low energy" for those first two weeks again?

No: There is really no good reason to have low energy on a 'low carb' diet if your getting enough calories. I f you are on a protein sparing modified fast diet like optifast or medifast (very low calorie diets)you may experience some fatigue. Be sure you get enough good quality protein, adequate rest and some reasonable exercise. Low refined/white carb/sugar diets are healthy. ...Read more

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Is a low carb diet good to follow if you have hypothyroidism?

Is a low carb diet good to follow if you have hypothyroidism?

Generally safe: If you hypothyroidism adequately controlled and you follow on low carbohydrate sensible diet and it would not be a contraindication. However I rapid weight loss or a fad diet would not be appropriate. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

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


Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more