Does a low-carb diet alleviate the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Yes. Carbs are fermented on the small bowel. A low carb diet eradicates this, and minimizes the only macronutrients not needed for life, carbohydrates. My patients who have gone in this direction, improve. This is observational. No studies exist at present that fully support this. However, consider the per capita consumption of sugar is 37lb/ american, & 28.6lbof corn syrup. Up 5x from 1950.
Probably not. While i generally encourage my all of my patients to decrease their intake of simple sugars, and foods with a high glycemic index, I have never seen any studies suggesting that a low carb diet helps with fibromyalgia. I do believe that too much sugar (carbohydrate) particularly simple sugars causes increased inflammation in the body which is probably the root causes of many of the diseases we see.

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How to switch to a low carb diet without suffering from carb crash?

Fat and protein. Enough good fats and protein will prevent crashing. Pour olive oil 1 tbsp on your food after cooking. Cook with coconut oil. Eat 3-4 oz of protein with every meal. Eat lots of colorful vegetables. Read more...

Please tell me how long it takes for to get used to a low carb diet?

It is a matter of yo. Your will power has a lot to do with it. But you can do it if you go slowly in the beginning and then gradually increase your efforts. Within 3 months, a behavior change can get well established and success is achieved by then but you have to persist with your efforts. Read more...

Should I do a low carb diet to lose weight?

Curbing Carbs. The decision to do an "only" type meal plan to lose weight is a personal one, but remember any specialized program is temporary. You can't follow a low carb diet forever, so balancing carbs in your diet is more important. Complex carbs from fruits and veggies are the best source. When you restrict carbs you become ketotic since you burn protein and fats for fuel. Side effects can may occur. Read more...
Low glycemic index. The healthiest diet is a diet with a low glycemic index. This means you will avoid simple carbohydrates like processed flour & sugar & foods containing these. Most vegetables, some fruits, proteins are low glycemic index. There are many books, websites, etc. With good info on this. Read more...

What causes off of a low-carb diet without gaining weight?

It's calories, not c. It's not carbs, but calories, that determine whether you'll lose weight. A calorie is a calorie to your body, and it takes 3500 to gain or lose a pound. Eat less, exercise more and you'll be fine. Read more...

On a low carb diet, is whole grain crackers better than eating bread?

It depends. Whichever one has the least amount of carbs is probably best; if you choose bread then choose whole grain bread. Consider whole grain crackers that also have seeds as those will be lower in carbs (such as mary's gone crackers). In following a low carb diet you don't need to completely avoid grains but keep the amount of grains relatively low; whole gluten-free grains are relatively healthy. Read more...