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Why Do Some Athletes Eat High Carbohydrate Foods The Day Before The Competition
Is it acceptable to drink energy drinks and eat barley sugar during the 5 days you are doing the water diet?
Sure: You can eat and drink anything you want. ...Read more
Why is it that some people can eat a lot of high-calorie junk, never exercise, and not put on weight? Normal protein intake but high carb & high fat!
Genetics mostly: Some people have inherited rapid metabolisms that convert food (even junk) into immediate sources of energy with relatively little long term storage. There are some fascinating speculations about which geographic regions pushed the evolution of different metabolisms along with different responses to seasons, sunlight, food abundance, predatory threat and so on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can eating certain cereals prevent weight loss? What are the better cereals to snack on during the day? No milk just snack.
Are sugar-free cookies and other sweet snacks okay to eat during the induction phase of the Atkins diet?
Possibly: Here is the rule you wanna abide by: eat no more than 20 grams a day of net carbs, 12 to 15 grams of them as foundation vegetables. This means you can eat approximately six loosely packed cups of salad and two cups of cooked vegetables per day. Remember, carb counts of various vegetables vary, so be sure to check them. So you can dedicate 5 extra grams of carbs to anything! ...Read more
The more sugar or carbohydrates I eat the lower my heart rate. I usually only eat veggies, protein and some fruits. Why would this happen?
How many fruits can I eat in a day so that sugar from fruits do not contribute to high sugar intake? Non-diabetic male,healthy diet,added sugar -35gms
Glycemic Index: chart would be helpful. You can search the net for one. The fructose and thus insulin evoking aspect to fruits vary from fruit to fruit with berries being the lowest on the list and fruit juices and watermelon being much higher. Peace and good health. Same process for vegetables. ...Read more
No carb diets, are they unhealthy if so why ? And what's the lowest amount of carbohydrates a person can eat per day for optimal weight loss ?
ConsistentModeration: Your metabolism is like a fire. Fuel it regularly to maximize it.Eat palm sized portion of protein and complex carb every 2-3 hr. Sprinkle 4 fruits ; 4-5 veggie portions across the day.Hydrate!water intake (10 oz x 10 times a day). Do not restrict as your body parts need all types of nutrition for optimal function.Exercise in moderation 30-50min 6days a week: fast walking, swimming, biking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trying to count sugar intake. Do fruits count or is it mainly the unhealthy sugars added to foods. And how many grams is ok in a day ?
Fruits count: If you are trying to accurately account for all sugar intake, fruits can make up a significant proportion. Sugar in fruits is better because you are getting all of the micronutrients and fiber of the fruit, but it is still sugar. I generally recommend that total carbs account for less than half of your daily caloric intake. Most of these carbs should come from fruit, vegetable, and whole grain. ...Read more
On diet and eat less calories, end up not able to sleep bc of low blood sugar. eat balanced nutritious meals. What am I doing wrong? How can I avoid ?
Nocturnal hypoglycem: Is the biggest problem that you are unable to sleep? And you think that is because your blood sugar is low? Have you checked your blood sugar at night (when you think it's low)? What are the readings? If that is truly the problem, often we asks diabetics to eat a midnight snack (just before going to bed). Ice cream works well. It supports the blood sugar long enough to sleep soundly. Don't overdo. ...Read more
School snacks: Assuming you'd need something portable, I would suggest low fat yogurt, edamame, rice and beans in a container, or a handful of dried fruit and mixed nuts (just a handful as nuts have a pretty high fat content). If you're really strapped, you can have a protein bar or shake but I'd rather see you eating real foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trail mix: Whoe grain granola and nuts is a good balance. ...Read more
Sure: Vegetables are a great source of nutrients and low in calories. Some may provide gas like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and brussel sprouts. If that is not a problem, continue to eat your vegetables and enjoy them. I wish more people were eating their vegetables as you are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Satiation: It takes a while for your brain to realize that you are satiated. ...Read more
During my workout when is it necessary to switch from water to a sports drink that has sodium, potassium & carbs? Are these electrolytes? Value?
Is it safe to take b vitamins and eat a protein bar every morning and still eat 2 portioned meals throughout the day with fruit i also work 5 days out of the week am a high school senior and workout every night cardio and some strength training to try and
Food for breakfast: I'd prefer you eat a regular healthy breakfast and use the protein bar as an in-between meal supplement. Bars are a good quick source of nutrition but shouldn't replace whole nutritious foods. And the B complex vitamins with breakfast would be fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What benefit would you get eating low and high glycemic food at the same time and in equal amounts? None?
Do you personally know of any frozen summer desserts that are low calorie, low sugar, and semi-healthy? Thanks!!!
Doctors: on Healthtap do not recommend specific brands. ...Read more
What are the health benefits of eating sweet potatoes during breakfast or in between meals. I've just started gym , will it help building muscles .
Sweet potatoes: It is doubtful that these have any specific added value or health benefits beyond being quite tasty and a source of nutrients. You can eat them whenever you like, but more likely to become fat than muscle. Exercise will build muscles. Good luck with your gym workouts. Become a he-man. ...Read more
I read that diabetics should avoid fatty foods. Fatty foods have low GI & they satiate me for hours, keeping calorie count low. So why is this bad?
Fatty foods: Everyone should avoid fatty foods except for rare occasions. I assume you have type 2 diabetes. For the next week please check your blood sugar at breakfast and just before lunch and the next day check before lunch and before supper. If the blood sugar values are OK don't worry. If they are not please try and find more acceptable food. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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