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Why Am I Not In Ketosis On A Low Carb Diet
I am currently in a low carb diet but my cholesterol results where high, do I need to change any aspect of my diet?
Ketosis describes a state of increased ketone bodies in the blood stream. Ketone bodies are generated from the breakdown of lipids (fat) when there are low levels of blood sugar or cells are not able to absorb the blood sugar present, as in diabetic ketoacidosis. Some diets which limit carbohydrates cause low blood sugar and may also result in ketosis. Ketone bodies disrupt the acidity of blood and when dangerously elevated can overwhelm the buffering ability of the body and ...Read more
What is a good carb intake to lose weight and keep blood sugar from dropping too low? This happened with a fad diet I tried. I am not a diabetic.
QUALITY NOT QUANTITY: The more complex carbs are better in this regard. White flour carbs are very quickly absorbed and can cause a sudden surge in Insulin levels, which will invariably drop you like a bad marriage within a few hours. More complex carbs will get absorbed slower, hence preventing or decreasing Insulin spikes. As a rule of thumb, never eat carbs by themselves, no more than 20-30 grams per meal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm on a mainly vegan high carb low fat diet and heard it is unhealthy. i feel better&i'm trying to gain weight/muscle. should i continue this diet?
Yes, as long as...: Vegan diets when done properly are very healthy. High carb diets can lead to weight gain but that is what you are aiming for. Not all carbs are created equal. Minimize simple carbs (sugars, starches) and emphasize complex carbs. No need to avoid healthy fats like olive oil, coconut oil and nuts. Make sure you are getting enough protein. Supplement with B12 & D. See http://tinyurl.com/l9gtgjw ...Read more
I am an endomorph & follow a low carb high protein diet, why is it that i still gain weight if my carb sources come from grains (eg wholemeal bread)?
What to if I am switching from a low carb diet to a low fat diet diet. Do you think i will gain weight?
See details: Google the question or speak with a nutritionist. ...Read more
I am 27 and underweight, being a diabetic, can I take low carb n low sugar supplements to gain weight?
I find it very hard to lose weight even on a low carb diet, should I completely remove carbs from my diet even though I do a lot of cardio?
I eat a relatively healthy vegetarian diet with loads of protein from http://www.Frysvegetarian.Co.Za/ yet i can't lose weight. Is it one of my meds?
Probably Not: From the list above. Remember that taking in more calories than required for daily maintenance may get stored as excess weight. First, be certain about your intake. Keeping a daily log on myfitnesspal.Com may clarify things. Calculating one's daily needs requires a formula: an app like "calorie calculator" can help. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
"Carbs": This depends on the type of carbohydrates you mean. You need certain types for healthy body functioning. Vegetables & fruits are carbohydrates -- just as grains, potatoes, breads, and sweets are. However, sweets are full of sugars that raise your blood glucose too rapidly. Avoid those -- they'll make you store fat. Can eat high fiber veggies & fruits, beans, lentils, quinoa, brown rice, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am on a low carb diet for reactive hypoglycemia. I feel really wired a lot and can't relax. How much carb in grams should I have per snack ?
Depends on type: Not all carbs are created equal- some, like sugars and white bread and rice, raise blood sugar quickly, while others, like apples and carrots, raise blood sugar more slowly. Rather than limiting carbs you should limit carbs with a high glycemic index or only eat them with low glycemic index foods (it averages out). See http://www.Mendosa.Com/gilists.Htm ; http://www.Acu-cell.Com/dis-hyp.Html. ...Read more
Fried: Avoid fried foods, many fast foods are high in fat so check online first. Ideally you want less than 30% of your calories from fat with most from unsaturated fats. Try for lean meat, poultry and fish with whole grains fruits and vegetables. Try not to add butter to your vegetables and minimizecreme sauses and soups. ...Read more
It depends: If you would like to do a low fat, low carb, high fiber diet, i'm assuming you'll be taking high protein as well. Then, make sure you take at least 60-70 grams or lean protein per day, less than 50 grams of carbs (fiber does not count), and keep the fat below 20 grams, all from fish or plant based. Three meals and two snacks daily. Another option if you don't want to do high protein is ornish diet. ...Read more
Have type 2 diabetes; and have been on a strict ketogenic low carb diet. Ques: is it safe to eat up to 8 eggs a day in terms of ldl?
Do diets which put you into ketosis work better than lower calorie? Would you see better results on low carb diets?
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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