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Why Do Carbohydrates Have A Sweet Taste
Good idea!: It is probably not a bad idea for anyone to cut back on these, especially diabetics and pre diabetes. It would also be a good idea to eat a well balanced diet and start a daily exercise program. Follow with your physician, watch your weight and get good sleep. Good luck and good health. ...Read more
Do sweet potatoes make you absorb carbohydrates better I heard they make you respond to insulin better also are they known as fat burners I eat 2 aday?
Misinformed?: Sweet potatoes are not a healthy food. They are just a bit less dangerous as 'sugar' calories than white potatoes. Complex carbohydrates are still 100% sugar calories. They are just not quite a glycemic as simple sugar or 'white' carbohydrates. Sweet potatoes are not fat burners. They do not make you absorb carbohydrates better. Why would one want to absorb sugar 'better'? ...Read more
Extreme dizziness and fatigue after eatng sweets, today I ate high carbohydrate food and chcolate, my glucose level was 2.5hours later 89 is it normal?
I feel tired and sleepy after eating sweets and carbohydrates but don't have diabetes. Can I take metformin after eating them to give energy?
Reactive hypoglycemi: When some people eat carbohydrates, especially concentrated sweets, they develop reactive hypoglycemia as their body releases insulin which is physiologically normal to regulate their blood sugar. However instead of reaching a normal blood sugar, the insulin causes it to drop below normal. This hypoglycemia may cause lightheadedness, shakes, fatigue or weakness. Avoiding sweets helps. ...Read more
Do I need to limit natural carbs like sweet potatoes on a plant based diet??? Or can I eat as much as I want?
Limit simple carbs: A plant-based diet is very healthy but I would limit processed simple carbs like white flour and white rice, as they tend to raise blood sugar. White potatoes and high-glycemic fruits like dates should also be limited but all of these are OK in moderation. Sweet potatoes actually raise blood sugar less than white potatoes! See http://www. Mendosa. Com/gilists. Htm ...Read more
If I have diabetes and don't know it, what happens if I eat sweets I ate - mostly carbs and sweets then started to feel chilled
If you are concerned that you have diabetes, then you must see your doctor for testing. High blood sugar levels over time can affect your blood vessels and organs leading to heart attack, stroke, limb loss, blindness, etc. Also dangerous changes in acid balance in your blood can occur, which could be fatal.
Please see a doctor. ...Read more
After I eat sweets like cupcakes or chocolate I crave carbs, like bread or perogies. Why do I do this? I am healthy and very active and not overweight
Studies say artificial sweetener cause people to crave more sweet & food carbs & result in wgt gain, higher sugar. True 4 natural sweetener stevia also?
Not so with Stevia: No. A study I found (http://www. Sciencedirect. Com/science/article/pii/S0195666310000826) showed that with Stevia, there was no craving. Also, there was no increase in insulin levels, unlike with aspartame, which is important regarding the issue of insulin resistance. Hope that helps. ...Read more
I need help changing my mindset with overeating. My thyroid was removed 2 years ago. I gained a lot of weight and I have cravings for sweets and carbs?
Think Rat Poison: I have trained myself that whenever I see the word sugar, corn syrup, or processed flour, I think rat poison. When I see cakes, cookies, pretzels and pastas! I think rat poison. It works for me, maybe it will work for you. You just have to convince yourself it really is poison, which it is? Sugar is linked to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and dementia. What could be much worse? . ...Read more
When I eat a lot of carbs/sweets my farts burn and smell bad, and sometimes I have the poops but not diarrhea. What is this?
Having hormonal imbalance accrding to my OB coz of too much carbs and sweets. Wat to do to bring back normal normal period due. Pls help. Thanks!
No diabetes with hypoglycemia. 50-90 is normal blood sugar for me. I got spike after 15g carbs sweet potato... Could a binge 3 days earlier cause this?
Hypoglycemia: A blood sugar less than 60 would be evaluated for causes of hypoglycemia by an endocrinologist. The low blood sugar could be fasting or occur reactively a few hours after eating carbohydrates causing the blood sugar to rise which triggers insulin release which, in some people, eventually results in too low a blood sugar. ...Read more
I have been Atkins for 3 months. I just got off of it on wednesday. Since then I have a had a lot of carbs and sweets. I started it is just a weird feeling. Likie the flu but no other symptoms. No dizzyness or blurred vision just body pain
Not clear if this is related to dietary change. Probably not. I bet you feel better now.
But I do suggest that you easy on the carbs and calories. It would be a shame if you gain weight back that you lost. Keep protein intake up, stay active and watch the carbs. You may find the link below of interest. ...Read more
Today ate large egg salad sandwich cocoa out drink energy drink sugar free double cheese burger and non sweet tea. Is this too much carbs?
Yes: And not only carbs, but a huge amount of fat in a double cheeseburger, including cholesterol and triglycerides. ...Read more
Today ate large egg salad sandwich cocoa out drink energy drink sugar free double cheese burger and non sweet tea. Sound like too much carbs?
Absolutely: Way too many carbs and calories. Is this really a serious question? ...Read more
None: As you've seen there are diets recommending high amount carbohydrates (cho) and low to none. Cho and lipids (fatty foods) are used primarily for fuel. Cho get changed to lipids for storage and lipids get changed to useable fuel when needed. Best is a sensible balance of both and never consuming more than you burn each 24 hours. ...Read more
Not a diet!: Y recxipes for favordiet of lifestyle. Lifestyle! A low carb diet focuses on debriding your food intake of high glycemic foods, which means virtually eliminating sugars and "the whites, " ie. Flour, srtches, potatoes. I always tell people vto start with either adkin's book, or the carbohydrate addict's cookbook. You can google any food recipe, by simply putting low-carb version. ...Read more
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