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Are low carb/high protein diets bad?

I just started and lost 15 lbs in 2 weeks...I love the rapid weight loss, but I keep hearing that as soon as you start eating carbs you will gain the weight back because your body is not used to it. Is this true? I can't eat like this forever!


Asked by Anonymous at 8:49 PM on Apr. 23, 2009 in Diet & Fitness

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  • Diets are temporary fixes. Unless you learn how to eat healthy for life, you will not be able to maintian a healthy weight and will stay on the gain/lose roller coaster. Drink 8 8oz glasses of water every day. Eat seven servings of whole grains (brown rice, whole grain bread, etc.) every day. Eat 7-8 servings of fruits and vegetables every day, in a rainbow of colors. You will lose weight. You will maintain a healthy weight. You will get sick less often. You will be setting a wonderful example for your children. Feel free to contact me if you have questions or would like meal suggestions.

    Answer by rkoloms at 1:09 PM on Apr. 24, 2009

  • For me it hasn't been true, but when I am on the low carb diets I get sooooooo grumpy!

    Answer by CLRief at 9:31 PM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • You actually need carbs to function.. eat them in moderation and ALWAYS with a fat or protein (bread and butter or a turkey sandwich with lite mayo) My sister is a biochemist and could explain it way better than I could.. You can do pretty much everything in moderation. Eggs are the perfect food. High in protein and also in the good cholesterol (which fight the bad)

    Answer by alinker at 2:47 AM on Apr. 24, 2009

  • Low Carb / High Protein diets are not healthy. You need carbs but in moderation.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:50 AM on Apr. 24, 2009

  • the eggs, I've been told to cut the yolks! Ive tried and can not stand yolkless eggs :-(
    and yes, I'm very grumpy.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:36 PM on Apr. 24, 2009

  • It needs to be a lifestyle change. Just don't go back to carbs. If you have carbs, stick to whole grains.

    Answer by BingsMommy at 2:47 AM on Apr. 25, 2009