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Being diagnosed as a type II diabetic, I am curious to know what foods I should eat. What should I look out for in food labels? Sugar? Carbs? Fats?

Being diagnosed as a type II diabetic, I am curious to know what foods I should eat.  What should I look out for in food labels?  Sugar?  Carbs? Fats?

All of the above: The best way to get the answer to this dilemma is to have one or two sessions with a registered dietician. There is a wealth of information put out by the american diabetes association, but start with a formal consult and then go from there. ...Read more

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Carbs (Definition)

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


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What negative health complication could arise when doing protein shake diet, high protein, zero carb and zero fat, for a short period (10 days)?

What negative health complication could arise when doing protein shake diet, high protein, zero carb and zero fat, for a short period (10 days)?

Putting a lot of: Stress on your kidneys. Good fats help maintain skin, brain health, digestion, and absorption of vital nutrients from food, vegetables, fruits, and enzymes. So not having that for 10 days seems rather severe. Also, there is thought that a no fat diet tends to make people have less satiety and feel hungry more. What type of protein, vegetable or meat? It's not a balanced approach. Low carb is better. ...Read more

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Eating food high in fat, sugars and carbs is bad for skin and causes hair loss?

Eating food high in fat, sugars and carbs is bad for skin and causes hair loss?

No: You need to stop reading disinformation websites. Now, people tend to overeat greasy and sugary stuff and that's how they get fat. The public therefore comes to believe that this stuff is "bad for you" and people are ready to believe that is causes other problems as well. In fact, acne & most other skill trouble is mostly unrelated to diet, and balding is hereditary. ...Read more

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My friend had high fat low carb diet and omit wheat, rice, sugar oat and all other cereals from food list. Is it safe? M indian n can't forego wheat.

My friend had high fat low carb diet and omit wheat, rice, sugar oat and all other cereals from food list. Is it safe? M indian n can't forego wheat.

Fad diet: This "pop" diet -- despite the elaborate "scientific theory" presented by its proponents -- probably works like most of the other diet fads by limiting food choices. It's your friend's business; I trust this person will use appropriate, cost-effective supplements as needed if it's too restrictive. ...Read more

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What makes you fat? Is it carbs or sugar?

What makes you fat? Is it carbs or sugar?

Comsuming XS calorie: Essentially consuming more calories than you burn results in weight gain. Body fat can be considered how body stores unused calories. Both carbs & sugars are high calorie foods. Some people burn fewer calories for same amout of activity than others like difference in fuel consupmtion by hybrid & non-hybrid cars.Thus, message is count your calories & consume both carbs & sugar in moderation & xs->fat. ...Read more

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Don't know what causes fat is it the carbs or the sugar?

Both: Essentially consuming more calories than you burn results in weight gain. Body fat can be considered how body stores unused calories. Both carbs & sugars are high calorie foods. Some people burn fewer calories for same amout of activity than others like difference in fuel consupmtion by hybrid & non-hybrid cars.Thus, message is count your calories & consume both carbs & sugar in moderation & xs->fat. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many grams of carbs, sugar, and fat should I eat per day?

Can you let me know how many grams of carbs, sugar, and fat should I eat per day?

CARBS/ SUGARS: Depends on amount of energy required /day by work done by body. Your body is a well oiled machine- if you are a marathon training individual- these carbs are useful for fuel. If you are desk jockey- then not as much- a sanitary life style require less carb intake. ...Read more

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I cut off the carb sugar salt and fat. I've been exercising everyday I start lose about 11lbs on 3w but now my weight is stable I can't lose any lbs?

I cut off the carb sugar salt and fat. I've been exercising everyday I start lose about 11lbs on 3w but now my weight is stable I can't lose any lbs?

Plateau: Hesitations in weight loss called plateaus are common. Keep the course of calorie reduced eating and consistent exercise and the weight wil soon start dropping again. ...Read more

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And I'm 5'2. I was wondering how many calories/carbs/sugar/fat/etc. I should take in daily?

Pregnant or not?: Snacking/grazing has a tendency to add addn calories during the day- if you are not eating 3 sq meals- balanced meals/day and find that you are a grazer- make sure that you're grazing habits are balanced- increase fiber/fruit and veggies, then protein and carbs should help maintain a healthy weight
not processed carbs- bakery goods or sweets. ...Read more

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Does anybody know how many carbs, calories and sugar a body needs for a healthy nutrition plan?

Does anybody know how many carbs, calories and sugar a body needs for a healthy nutrition plan?

Depends on size: And activity. No more than 100gm of carbohydrates (including sugar) is needed. One needs about one gm protein/kg of body weight. Fats need not make up more than one third of the total calories. Total caloric intake depends on the size and activity of the person. The best guide for caloric intake is the person's weight/bmi. You may wish to consult a nutritionist. ...Read more

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I'm 5 ft, 110 lbs. Recently I ate a low carb, low fat, low sugar diet and mostly veggie. I lost 9 lbs, but there's no change in my measurement???

Will show soon: if you continue same regime. Along with regular exercises, watch and do not go under weight level and also supplement proteins to prevent muscle wasting. ...Read more

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I've lost 60lbs since march. I changed diet completely. No carbs. No fried foods and no sugar. Walk 3-4 miles a wk does this sound unexplained??

I've lost 60lbs since march.  I changed diet completely. No carbs. No fried foods and no sugar. Walk 3-4 miles a wk does this sound unexplained??

Not necessarily: Depends on how many empty calories you used to eat. Had patients who drank 6 cans of soda a day-that's 900 calories/day! Just from soda. Cut it out and weight dropped off. Would suggest increasing walking (at least 1/2 h/day, even if split up)-helps maintain muscle mass. ...Read more

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Concerning diets, ppl often suggest things like cutting off carbs and sugars and add lean proteins. Can you please suggest specific foods for diets?

Concerning diets, ppl often suggest things like cutting off carbs and sugars and add lean proteins. Can you please suggest specific foods for diets?

Balanced diet: I like diets that focus on eating foods with a low glycemic index. Glycemic index is a measure of how much the foods impact your blood sugar. Low Glycemic diets have been associated with decreased risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, depression, and more.

Try to fill up half your plate with green veggies, 1/4 of your plate with lean protein, and 1/4 of your plate with starch. ...Read more

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I want to control my insulin level in general and hence eat little refined carbs or sugar. Is full fat plain Greek yogurt OK to eat? What would it do

Diabetic diet: If you'd like to restrict your diet and eat limited carbs it's a good idea to eat yogurt low in cabs. The fact that it's full fat may eventually affect your lipid profile to some extent if you stick to this yogurt on the regular basis. ...Read more

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Is diet sprite with zero calories, zero carbs, and zero sugar bad for you?

Is diet sprite with zero calories, zero carbs, and zero sugar bad for you?

Agree w Dr. Annis: She provide a lot of excellent information about how artificial sweeteners can impact blood sugar and weight. An additional impact of carbonic acid is that it can contribute to tooth decay. ...Read more

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How can I take in more calories without overloading on sugar, fat, sodium and carbs?

Balanced food: Balanced meals and food is one of the fundamentals of healthy living, excessive calories means more trouble, unless you are consuming more calories under medical or a specialist supervision. Discuss with your doctor and maybe you will benefit from a consultation with a nutritionist.
Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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If you live without the carbs and sugar and eat fats and stuff, won't you lose muscle? I want to build muscle not lose it

If you live without the carbs and sugar and eat fats and stuff, won't you lose muscle? I want to build muscle not lose it

Balance and variety: A balanced diet is key with recommended amounts of protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates. A good source of protein is essential to building muscle. You also want to eat a diet that offers variety, optimizes your health and is appropriate for your lifestyle. And don't forget proper rest. ...Read more

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The nutrition facts on food has carbs and then sugar. Do they mean the simple sugars aka monosacharides; glucose, fructose, and galactose?

The nutrition facts on food has carbs and then sugar. Do they mean the simple sugars aka monosacharides; glucose, fructose, and galactose?

Food Labels: Total carbohydrates include all sugars and fiber. Sugar includes simple sugars and sugar alcohol.
Here are three websites about reading food labels:
http://www.Fda. Gov/food/ingredientspackaginglabeling/labelingnutrition/ucm274593. Htm
http://www.Diabetes. Org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/taking-a-closer-look-at-labels. Html#sugar_alcohols
http://www.Heart. Org/heartorg/gettinghealthy/nutrition. ...Read more

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Is a diabetic to eat more of complex carbohydrates and reduce simple carbs... What are foods having complex carbs and will it cotrol PP sugar levels.

Is a diabetic to eat more of complex carbohydrates and reduce simple carbs... What are foods having complex carbs and will it cotrol PP sugar levels.

In general,: It is the glycemic index (GI) of the food that makes a significant difference in how the food affects PP glucose levels. The higher the GI the faster and the more it will increase blood glucose level. More complex carbohydrates tend to have lower GI than simple carbohydrates. Understanding GI can be very beneficial in controlling diabetes. A wealth of information about GI is available online. ...Read more

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