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Doctor insights on: Why You Can Eat More Fat On A Low Carb Diet

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Can you please explain why a low carbohydrate diet is better than a low fat diet?

Can you please explain why a low carbohydrate diet is better than a low fat diet?

Balanced is best: Carbohydrates are simple and complex, simple carbs are generally bad because they are calories rich without fiber or micro-nutrients, they cause a sudden rise in blood sugar, weight gain, increased cholesterol levels mainly triglycerides and increase inflammation. This can lead overtime to diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and stroke. Simple carbs are found in soft drinks, juices, table sugar +. ...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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What is the best fruit to eat on a low carb diet can you eat crackers with unsalted top on a low carb low colostrol diet ?

What is the best fruit to eat  on a low carb diet can you eat crackers with unsalted top on a low carb low colostrol diet   ?

Crackers are: carbs and its best to avoid them. Ezekiel bread is made from sprouted grains and is a good substitute for carbs. It's in the frozen food section at the market and comes in a variety of types. A bit expensive but dense so it goes a longer way than regular bread. Best fruit is what is low on the glycemic index. Search for a chart on the net. Berries are best. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What foods can you eat on low carbohydrate diet?

What foods can you eat on low carbohydrate diet?

Lots of good stuff: A low carbohydrate diet is comprised primarily of proteins and veggies. Lots of vegetables, moderate amounts of lean meats and small servings of fruit daily. ...Read more

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What to if I am switching from a low carb diet to a low fat diet diet. Do you think i will gain weight?

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 below: Low fat is really low calorie...Good luck not my choice.I doubt it will help you ...See your md for evaluation for help in weight loss.Help is available at www.Weighstation.Net. ...Read more

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What food choices if i go on a high protein, low fat diet actually work?

What food choices if i go on a high protein, low fat diet actually work?

Low fat is unhealthy: Eating low fat is unhealthy. There are many bad fats in our food supply such as hydrogenated and many of the plant based oils. You should always avoid those and foods fried at high temperatures ( hi temp alters fats). Keep in mind, though, that your brain is mostly fat and you have to have fats and cholesterol to make hormones and cells. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods can you eat on a low carbohydrate diet?

Please suggest what foods can you eat on a low carbohydrate diet?

Vegetables: Fruits and vegetables are complex carbohydrates that you can eat especially spinach, brocolli and asparagus loaded with proteins. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight on a very low carb diet?

Can you lose weight on a very low carb diet?

Low carb diet: Yes, you can loose weight on a low carb diet. We all need carbs so do not eliminate them completely. Your body will go into ketosis and burn fat for fuel rather than sugar so good fat in your diet is good, e.g., coconut oil and olive oil. Please check w/your doc first, especially if you are diabetic. Peace and good health. Cravings will stop w/in a week for the most part. ...Read more

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What to eat on a low carb/low sugar diet?

What to eat on a low carb/low sugar diet?

Lots: Lots of organic non-starchy vegetables. Adequate amounts of grass fed organic meats. Lots of water. Healthy fats such as coconut oil. ...Read more

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Why's it the fact that you can eat fats on a low carb diet?

3 choices: When it comes to food, you only have fat, carbohydrate and protein. You can't eliminate any of the 3 altogether. If you increase or decrease one of the 3, the other 2 have to change as well. Too much or too little of any of the three can cause problems. Try eating a well-balanced diet with fewer calories and more exercise. Stay away from exotic info from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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What do I do to get on a low fat, low carb, high fiber diet and loss weight fast?

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

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What happens to your body if you are consantly dieting on a low calorie and low carb diet, can you gain body fat easier in the long run?

What happens to your body if you are consantly dieting on a low calorie and low carb diet, can you gain body fat easier in the long run?

Probably, slowly: Depending upon how restrictive is your diet, and how much fat you have lost, you can certainly expect some gain when resuming a more balanced diet. How soon you gain lost fat, would depend on different factors like your absorption or other GI health issues. ...Read more

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Please answer me. Is a low calorie diet healthy if the foods are healthy but low calorie?

Please answer me. Is a low calorie diet healthy if the foods are healthy but low calorie?

See below: Depends on what you mean as low calorie..and what you consider healthy I might no so give me more of what you are asking! ...Read more

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Is carbs are bad I mean whole carbs I want to lose wieght but eat healthy carbs in my diet can't follow low carb diet but some doc say low carb some ?

Is carbs are bad I mean whole carbs I want to lose wieght but eat healthy carbs in my diet can't follow low carb diet but some doc say low carb some ?

Whole grains: Your diet is part of a healthy lifestyle along with exercise. Carbohydrates are absolutely healthy and you should choose whole grains and high fiber carbohydrates that take longer to break down. Here is a guide on choosing whole grains:http://www.choosemyplate.gov/grains-tips ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods can I eat on a low carb diet?

Please suggest what foods can I eat on a low carb diet?

Don't use low-carb: Diet. Check out www.Drmcdougall.Com for information on a healthy diet. He cites lots of research on the benefits of a low-fat, starch-based diet. ...Read more

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What can I eat on a low purine diet?

What can I eat  on a low purine diet?

Complex carbs: Choose complex carbohydrates. Eat more whole grains and fruits and vegetables and fewer refined carbohydrates, such as white bread, cakes and candy. Avoid alcohol, saturated fats in meats, poultry and certain fish, etc. ...Read more

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Why do people go on low carbs and low fat diets as compared to low calorie diets to shed the weight off?

Why do people go on low carbs and low fat diets as compared to low calorie diets to shed the weight off?

Because........: Low fat diets are by definition low calorie, since fat as 9 kcal per gram, compared with 4 for protein and carbs. Low carb diets benefits people who put weight on the middle by improving weight, controlling lipids, etc. Apples-low carb! pears-low fat! ...Read more

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What will eating a low calorie, high protein diet do to the body?

What will eating a low calorie, high protein diet do to the body?

Depends on the exten: of the change from an average diet. normally we need about 10x weight in pounds to maintain weight. 10-20% below that, you'll lose weight. If you don't do muscle stimulation (weight lifting) it will be mainly loss of muscle. 50% less than required calories could cause metabolic serious problems. Protein causes a bit more kidney work. W. normal kidneys, doesn't matter. ...Read more

Carbs (Definition)

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


Low Carb Diet (Definition)

A low-carb diet emphasis dietary protein and fats, but limits carbohydrates like grains, ...Read more