Low carb diet vs high carb diet

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Avatar f tn Hi Brice! Things are going so much better for me! I read diabetes solution by dr Richard Bernstein (& also bought his cookbook) . I have been following the low carb diet. I eat between 50 & 60 carbs a day. At first I thought this low carb woujd be really hard to follow . But it's really not bad. I test my blood sugar and that has been a tremendous help as far as teaching me what I can eat and how food affects my sugar levels . I am managing to stay in a healthy range.
Avatar f tn I take meds for hypertension and cholesterol and I also take synthroid. About 6 months ago I started a low carb diet for my overall health because heart disease is in my family. I cut out processed foods, bread, white potatoes, pasta, crackers, candy, cereal, desserts. My diet consists of salads with reduced fat dressings, salmon, chicken, tuna, occasional steak, green vegetables, occasional sweet potato, nuts, cottage cheese, greek yogurt and Atkins bars.
Avatar f tn It is an acquired taste, however, so if you don't like it, no big deal. Eggplant, broccoli -- there are a lot of low-carb veggies waiting patiently at the store. If you are off dairy for an extended time, you might ask your MD about which supplements to take to make up for a restricted diet so you get enough calcium. I take a multivitamin also.
Avatar n tn I followed the protocol in KT's book and began my diet on the third day but Dr. Simmeon's protocol says to gorge for 3 days and then begin the diet. I don't know why there is a day difference in the protocols. Also I noticed that DR. Simmeon says to eat white fish but in KT's book he is specific about the white fish being halibut, Chilean sea bass, flounder or sole. Is anyone following just Dr. Simmeon's protocol and if so are you eating other white fish like orange roughy or tilapia?
Avatar f tn Finally, I decided to try something different...Low carb diet not to exceed 20 carbs per day. Well, it has been one week and I lost 5.5 pounds!!!
Avatar m tn Lots of opinions ("professional" and other) re diet/nutrition. What is working for me now, is a "South Beach/Zone" type of diet which is basically lean meat/fish and vegetables. Almost no starch (bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, etc) and very little fruit -- maybe one portion three times a week. With this diet -- and copious amounts of exercise -- Ive lost ten pounds, brought my cholesterol down from 200 to 150 and normalized my bp from pre-hypertensive.
Avatar f tn I too am on the hcg diet shots as well as b12 shots. My doctor put me on a low glycemic diet instead of the 500 calorie diet. In 4 days I have lost 4 lbs! That is good enough for me!! My diet is still similar to yours but I have oatmeal for breakfast in the mornings. I am drinking 3-4 quarts of water a day.
Avatar f tn As with the hepatitis diet described above, people with cirrhosis need a high-calorie, high-protein diet. In addition, with cirrhosis, foods that are high in sodium and ammonia need to be avoided. Table 2 identifies ammonia- and sodium-containing foods. TABLE 2.
Avatar m tn Are you following a lower carb diet with your daughter? A high carb diet can make blood sugars very hard to control (and need lots of insulin). Low carb is safe for children and doesn't affect growth (it is the very high blood sugars that are not safe, and which restrict physical and mental development of children). If you are interested to know more about low carb and diabetes management, I can refer you to read Dr. Richard Bernstein "Diabetes Solutions".
Avatar f tn Excerpt from Diet Doctor's article: “You Have Literally Saved My Life” about the lab results that improved switching to a LCHF (low carb high fat diet)... "My overall stats to date include a notable reduction in Total Cholesterol down from 267 mg/dl (6.9 mmol/l) down to 162 mg/dl (4.2 mmol/l) - and an improvement in triglycerides from 478 mg/dl (5.4 mmol/l) down to 97 mg/dl (1.1 mmol/l) My weight is down from 200 lbs (91 kg) to 166 lbs (75 kg).
Avatar m tn Barb, I was on low-carb diet for a long time, but recently I found out that for many people like me, eating a low-carb diet may weaken the thyroid or even cause hypothyroid. If you google "low carb diet and low thyroid", you will see that eating "safe" carbs like sweet potatoes or rice will help out your thyroid a lot. http://chriskresser.
Avatar f tn You have to burn more calories than you consume. Most people following a specific low fat or low carb diet lose weight because whether or not they're actually counting their calories, they're still actually consuming much fewer calories than usual. I accurately keep track of my calories by weighing/measuring everything I prepare myself, and logging it into a food journal every single day. It seems time comsuming but I've been doing it just about every single day for over a year and a half.
446335 tn?1223951956 2-3) and have gone on a low-carb diet. Problem is what constitutes low carbs? I see recommendations on the internet that are pretty extreme -- 20-25g of carbs a day. That's a small bowl of cereal. Yikes!! Seeing that the average daily recommended carb count is 300g, I've dropped below half, targeting somewhere in the 100-130g range. The big question is -- will that be enough? Time (and my doctor) will tell... Anyone have experience with low-carb diets?
Avatar n tn Basically just adding 1-2 units of Lantus at a time and remember anyone can have a high blood sugar ounce in a while due to diet, stress, infection so don't just add insulin look for a pattern where a high blood glucose reading is happening over and over before you try to change it. And insulin pumps are definately tough enough to be used on a farm. I'm an automotive technician and crawl on top of and underneath cars all day long.
Avatar m tn Regardless, I've taken several healthier steps to my diet including low carb(hard as heck), lower saturated fat, high protein and high fiber while increasing veggie intake for vitamins. I just get so frustrated sometimes with what is available to me (fairly poor, on food stamps). I don't count calories or anything, but i'm wondering if I should be this uptight about my saturated fat intake.
Avatar n tn I notice you said 'your program' so you are a 'seller' ok..but anywho...I know plenty about thyroid..adrenals..and coritsol levels...I use to use cortizone shots to help with my adrenels.. Im well educated in T3,T4,TSH, The diet pitch was metabolisum.then thyroid.......then its your cortisol.....then your adrenels......all the books,classes..tests I took...Not once was HCG there..hmm...these people weight loss lies here are funny..they disagree just to disagree....
Avatar m tn BG under 140 is good under 120 is ideal. As for "eating healthy" what is that to you... for me its eating LCHF (Low Carb High Fat) I eat under 50 gr of carbs a day.
Avatar n tn To lose fat--hence, tone up--you will likely need to focus on your diet. Aim for a high protein, high fiber, and low carb diet. Because you are already very fit, if you intend to cut calories, you have to be careful how much you cut. Do not go overboard here. You only need a slight calorie deficit to make a difference (250 a day at most). Also consider that sometimes the "fat" we think we have is actually just water.
Avatar n tn As you acknowledge you need to have low carb diet. This means your diet is going to be based on vegetables, healthy proteins, and healthy fats. Fruit would be very limited and only to fruits that are not high sugar. I think things like apples are generally ok. Mango, pineapple and the like are not. Small amounts of whole grains may also be ok, like steel cut oatmeal, brown rice, etc. You need not only to have a low carb diet, but you should have a very nutritious diet.
Avatar m tn rbc was 4.48 vs low end of 4.50, platelet at 144 vs low of 150 on range and 11 MPV vs. high range of 10...all other labs were fine...
193609 tn?1292183893 Well I think a low carb diet is anywhere from 25-50 carbs a day. I think depending on your weight now and height and with your activity level you have to check out what amount you need to start losing weight.
Avatar m tn Regardless, I've taken several healthier steps to my diet including low carb(hard as heck), lower saturated fat, high protein and high fiber while increasing veggie intake for vitamins. I just get so frustrated sometimes with what is available to me (fairly poor, on food stamps). I don't count calories or anything, but i'm wondering if I should be this uptight about my saturated fat intake.
Avatar n tn I love the string cheese! That is usually the protein I eat with my carb snacks. They also have a low carb peanut butter that is pretty good. It is made by jiffy and only has 5 net carbs.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Fruits contain fructose. Fructose is fruit sugar, a monosaccharide - a very simple sugar. And it is not equal to refined sugar although to diabetics fructose can produce effects similar to sugar. One medium banana [7 - 8" long], however, contains 51 grams of carbs and 28 grams of carb sugar. Carbs turn into sugar after eating. Some diabetics can tolerate this amount of carbs and carb sugars while others not.
Avatar n tn get on a low/no sugar (milk is high in sugar), low carb diet. Start losing weight with diet and moderate exercise. You doctor probably wants to treat the diverticulitis first before your diabetes. There may may be a conflict with diverticulitis vs diabetic medications so its best to discuss this your doctor.
Avatar f tn Also the timing of the sharp increase with the start of the low-carb diet (it was the next day!) raises flags for me. Today, I will add back small amounts of whole grains and low-glycemic fruits. I need to see how that impacts the fasting numbers ( a girl can hope!) If they are still high, I will make an appointment next week. Again, thanks for taking the time to answer a newbie's question.
Avatar n tn I find that if I eat fatty foods, I do best to split my mealtime dose of insulin, taking some with the meal and the rest an hour or even two hours later so that the insulin absorbs at the same pace as my digestion. If I don't, I often have the low followed by a high later.