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Anyone lost weight your carb intake?no carbs?

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mom2jjl

Asked by mom2jjl at 3:47 PM on Jan. 31, 2009 in Diet & Fitness

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  • Complex carbs (the kind in things like vegetables, fruit, potatoes, etc) are an important part of your diet. I have seen people have more success losing weight and being healthy by eliminating sugar, white flour and refined carbs (pastries, cookies, pasta, etc.).
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:07 PM on Jan. 31, 2009

  • I actually do very well on a limited-carb diet, around 50 grams a day. Of course, I choose vegetables and whole grains for those carbs. When I limit my carbs, I feel better and have more energy. Consuming starches, like potatoes, really zaps my energy.

    Different eating plans work for different people. And I agree that complex carbs are much better for you than processed carbs. But the idea that we must have carbs is really not true. You can live healthily without them.
    May-20

    Answer by May-20 at 8:33 PM on Jan. 31, 2009

  • A June 2002 study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, listed the weight control and nutritional of a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet. The study is based on food intake data from just over 10,000 adults across the United States. Participants on high-carbohydrate diets consumed 300 fewer calories per day than those on very low-carbohydrate diets. Adults who ate high-carbohydrate diets were more likely to be in the normal weight range, with the lowest average body mass index. High-carbohydrate diets were indicated to be more nutritious than low-carbohydrate diets, providing greater intake of vitamins A, C, carotene and folate, and the minerals calcium, magnesium and iron.
    PrttyMstng

    Answer by PrttyMstng at 10:32 PM on Jan. 31, 2009

  • Risk of Kidney Stones
    Low carb/high protein diets can cause a rise in the level of uric acid in the blood. This is a risk factor for kidney stones and gout.

    PrttyMstng

    Answer by PrttyMstng at 10:32 PM on Jan. 31, 2009

  • Risk of Heart Disease
    Some low carb/high protein diets permit a worryingly high consumption of animal foods which are high in saturated fat. Over-consumption of saturated fat is a known risk factor for raised LDL cholesterol, heart disease and stroke. Dr Agatston, creator of the low carb South Beach Diet, voiced precisely these concerns about the Atkins diet, which contradicts numerous studies which have demonstrated the significant correlation between diets high in saturated fat and increased risk of heart disease

    PrttyMstng

    Answer by PrttyMstng at 10:32 PM on Jan. 31, 2009

  • Risk of Cancer
    According to the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research, any low-carb diet which is low in fruits, vegetables and whole grains but high in animal foods increases the risk of many cancers.

    PrttyMstng

    Answer by PrttyMstng at 10:33 PM on Jan. 31, 2009

  • Risk of Breast Cancer
    Low carb diets typically permit higher fat intakes. Studies show that countries with a lower fat consumption have a low rate of breast cancer, while those with a high fat consumption have high rates. In addition, high fiber diets are linked with lower rates of breast cancer. (Source: The Breast Cancer Prevention Diet, Dr. R. Arnot, 2000)

    PrttyMstng

    Answer by PrttyMstng at 10:33 PM on Jan. 31, 2009

  • Risk of Osteoporosis
    Diets very high in protein (especially animal protein, like red meat) may also increase the risk for osteoporosis in women because the body takes calcium from the bone to neutralize the acids that build up in the blood as a result of digesting large amounts of protein. [Source: Massey LK. Dietary animal and plant protein and human bone health: a whole foods approach.
    PrttyMstng

    Answer by PrttyMstng at 10:33 PM on Jan. 31, 2009

  • Unless you plan on avoiding carbs your entire life, it's unrealistic. It's annoying to hear, but moderation is the key
    CharmaineL

    Answer by CharmaineL at 1:50 PM on Feb. 1, 2009

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