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Why Do You Subtract The Dietary Fiber From The Carb Count
To many variables!: It depends if you exercise a bit. You can be more liberal with carbs. Obviously if calories don't come from carbs, they come from protein and fat. Most people on a low carb diet consume 100-120g per day of proteinm 40-60g of carbs (after induction). Aside from fats in meat and dairy, go with nuts, monosaturated oils (olive, peanut, canola). Vegetables are low caloric density, so eat plenty! ...Read more
Dietary fiber, the non-digestible part of plants in our diet, consists of soluble and insoluble fibers. Soluble fiber dissolves in water and functions in the GI tract help lower blood cholesterol. Sources of soluble fiber include oats, peas, beans, apples, citrus fruits, carrots, barley and psyllium. Insoluble fiber acts to add bulk to the ...Read more
What is a safe amount of carbohydrates to intake daily if you are trying to lower your blood glucose?
Depends: It depends on age, health, sex, activity levels, & diabetes. You're a female in your 20s, so most nutritionists would say that you can have 45-60 grams of carb per meal. You can aim lower if you're trying to lose weight, but then you might have to watch for ketosis (ketones in your urine). And eat healthy carbs (veggies) and avoid processed foods. If diabetic, use your fingersticks to guide you ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does honey have the same effects on the body as sugar does? I know when you eat sugar, fructose to overloads the liver & results in fat storage.
Enjoy a little honey: and fruit, but in moderation. They are a close second to table sugar and that's the one that really needs to be avoided. Also, studies show that diet soda can actually make us gain weight. Use Stevia as a sweetener and avoid chemical sweeteners. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Record it: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. choose whole grains & limit refined grains. pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. check out sparkpeople.Com or myfitnesspal.Com. They contain great calculators to record your carbohydrate intake. ...Read more
Plants: Adding more plants (fruits and veggies) will add fiber while helping add a substantial amount of other nutrients that are also healthy. There are lots of palatable ways to do this, even if you don't like fruits and veggies. Do internet search for recipes you like, then look for ways to add fruits & veggies to them. If you are trying to treat a particular condition, ask again w/more detail. Thx. ...Read more
When trying to lose weight and you are counting calories should the overall calorie intake matter Or just the net. Intake after burning calories?
Both: (cannot answer on your particular health, but...) 1) weight change is from net calorie loss. Type of food intake irrelevant, calories in versus calories out. 2)BUT! much/most of the weight loss will be from MUSCLE (bad) unless exercise goes along with the dieting. Exercise without dieting has a LOUSY success record on weight loss. Track both net loss and intake/exercise. Do Both diet and exercise ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have high pressure type ll diabetes nerve damage in my feet and fingers in order to lose weight I read the 28 egg diet will this help me or the african mango diet I worry about the hidden sugar in the fruit the question is what diet will be good for me
Hard to avoid: When you force the body to burn fat & not allowing your body to get that needed energy from the food u eat, u r n starv mode. As long as the intake is healthy and the body burns fat instead of muscle u are in good shape. The 2 words have a bad wrap because of the useless fad diets that end up burning muscle. The key is to use medicine to help in wt loss. In general 800 calories is lower limit. ...Read more
Normal diet.: Fiber is not needed to prevent anemia. Most anemias are caused by iron deficiency, especially in young women. Iron rich foods are red meat, dark green leafy vegetables, raisins and liver. The other nturients needed are B12 (mainly animal products) and Folic Acid (vegetables, fruits, nuts, fortified cereals and grains). ...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
What do you think of The Virgin Diet and decreasing sugar and what would be a minimal sugar have per day to see possible weight loss? AmHypothroid?
Fewer calories: I don't know the details of the Virgin diet but it appears to be a variation on a low carbohydrate diet. Weight loss occurs when you take in fewer calories than you burn up. There is no magic to this formula. Since fats tend to increase satiety more than carbohydrates, by eating more fats and less carbs, most people end up eating fewer calories and therefore lose weight. ...Read more
If the paleo diet consists of no carbs or grains how is a hypoglycemic person supossed to follow it ??
Hypoglycemia: A spike in blood glucose (from eating sugar) is followed by a spike in insulin (which moves sugar from the blood into the cells) but these insulin spikes often "overshoot" resulting in hypoglycemia. So interestingly it is the high sugar levels which CAUSE the sugar crash/hypoglycemia later. Eating paleo will actually improve hypoglycemia AND hyperglycemia giving you steady glucose levels all day ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low carb: Read en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/low-carbohydrate_diet.Get a more detailed answer ›
After the hCG diet how do you keep the weight off ? Can you drink alcoholic beverages on the diet?
You can't!: The major problem with every diet (the hcg, adkins, south beach, etc) is that when you stop it, you always regain the weight when you go back to eating the way way you were before. That's why the diets advertise losing weight quickly but rarely show people who kept the weight off. Remember: alcohol contains calories which can cause weight gain like any other drink. Limit it as much as you can. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much credit should I give to the Eat Right 4 Your Blood Type diet? Lots of conflicting opinions out there!
I eat 150gm of nuts/day. But my total fat & calorie intake in a day are within limits.Considering this info,can I continue eating this amount of nuts?
Several!: It is good self-nutritional support to know these points! first, carbs are all carbohydrates, including sugar and fiber. Usually, the non-sugar carbs, after subtracting fiber, are starch. Net carbs are total carbs, minus fiber, both soluble and insoluble. Some foods may contain sugar alcohols, which have little impact on Insulin secretion, and therefore, do not act like carbs. ...Read more
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