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Old 09-07-2014, 08:51 AM
 
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It seems like the low carb diet is back in the news lately. I remember the low carb craze back in the early 2000's, I went on one in 2002 during the summer. It worked well, but I felt grumpy some of the time.

https://www.yahoo.com/health/low-car...452625427.html

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A low-carbohydrate diet is better for losing weight and may also be better for lowering the risk of heart disease than a low-fat diet, according to a new study.

While low-carb diets have outperformed other diets when it comes to weight loss, some researchers feared they might be worse for heart health because they tend to be high in fat.

The new study shows that with proper nutritional counseling, people can lose more weight and lower their risk factors for heart disease on a low-carbohydrate diet, said the lead author, Dr. Lydia Bazzano of Tulane University in New Orleans.
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Old 09-07-2014, 09:03 AM
 
Location: IN
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Yes, my modified paleo diet is automatically low carb aside from my staple grains like potato, rice, corn, etc. The easiest way to lose weight is stick with the low carb diet and cut out wheat entirely for many people.
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Old 09-07-2014, 10:27 AM
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I eat unprocessed foods, somewhat similar to paleo; however, I do not think low carb is a must. It depends on the types of carbs you eat. Cut the sugar and the bread and flour and you'll lose weight fast. You can eat carbs, just eat healthy unprocessed carbs (e.g. corn, nuts, seeds, fruits, honey, etc).
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Old 09-07-2014, 11:10 AM
 
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Corn in feed is used to fatten any animal ... more corn = more fat.

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Old 09-07-2014, 01:38 PM
 
Location: IN
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Corn in feed is used to fatten any animal ... more corn = more fat.

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Wheat has a much higher glycemic index and raises blood sugar to much higher level. I do not eat much corn at all. Read the book Wheat Belly if you want to learn more about why modern dwarf wheat is tied so directly to the current obesity epidemic.
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Old 09-07-2014, 02:42 PM
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Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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So many diets seem to be 'better for you, healthier' one year then not so much the next, I've become more a believer in 'everything in moderation' than anything else.
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Old 09-07-2014, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Carbs only make you want more carbs, but a diet of no carbs can make you kill for a sandwich. Read labels, go for as much fiber as possible and complex carbs are good.
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Old 09-07-2014, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Last time I tried a low-carb diet, I felt like I was always going to pass out.
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Old 09-07-2014, 10:50 PM
 
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Myself personally.........I would much prefer to do a diet like 40carbs-30fat-30protein. But, yikes.....I am so sensitive to carbs, 40-30-30 has WAY too much for me.

Something close to a ketogenic diet.....very low carbs, adequate protein and high fat.........seems to be the best diet for me.

My carb tolerance is pretty low, as in if I eat above the threshold, my energy levels really crash. A container of low-carb cottage cheese with ground up flax is perfect...........add 1/4 cup of cherries to the same meal and I will BONK within 1/2 hour of finishing the meal.
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Old 09-08-2014, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Finland
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I've done a low-carb diet before (my ex wanted to go on and I couldn't be arsed to make different food for us), his weight yo-yo'ed a lot during that time, don't think that's too healthy.

Nowadays I eat plenty of carbs but I have recently stopped having potatoes/rice/pasta at dinner time - just meat and veggies. Figured we don't really need the energy from carbs from the last meal of the day and if I cut them out then we tend to fill up on veggies instead which is good for us.
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