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Read This Before Starting a Low-Carb Diet

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10/5/2017 9:57:37 AM

WATHENCR's SparkPage
The article agrees with what I have heard through the years here and there. I plan to simplify all this information and just try to remember the "Shoddy Carbs" and avoid them. Along with using portion control on everything else, I should be in good shape on losing weight.
10/4/2017 11:40:10 AM

DGRIFFITH51's SparkPage
We have incorporated a lot of the Keto diet recipes into our weekly meal plans. My husband is a Type 2 Diabetic and the low carb recipes are a benefit to him. As an example we use vegetables in place of pasta and rice, last week we had a sausage stuffed spaghetti squash for dinner that was delicious. This week we had chicken cooked in salsa over cauliflower rice. I found these recipes on Pinterest. I also make a lot of their low carb sweets using alternate sugars such as Stevia and Erythritol.

We still eat whole grain bread, which I make, and lots of beans, lentils and vegetables that are not on the Keto diet.

Incorporated the Keto recipes into our diet has really helped my husband to get his diabetes under control.
10/4/2017 8:34:46 AM

4CONNIESHEALTH's SparkPage
I won't follow this strict of a diet. I believe in a whole foods approach to eating.
10/4/2017 7:19:33 AM

RYCGIRL's SparkPage
unfortunate article . very disappointing
10/4/2017 5:22:33 AM

JANIEWWJD's SparkPage
Very good article!!!
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10/4/2017 5:00:33 AM

I focus on the low carb veggies and leave bread alone.
10/4/2017 12:08:27 AM

CHERIRIDDELL's SparkPage
This article was in line with what my doctor said.
10/3/2017 5:42:28 PM

SHIMMERSPARK's SparkPage
I see I need to eat more legumes. I'm making it a priority to eat more legumes, mixed legumes.
10/3/2017 3:57:39 PM

GIDG6640's SparkPage
I completely agree with CRAFTYMRSG87. This article is pathetic!
10/3/2017 3:11:06 PM

TOUDLES's SparkPage
Boy SP certainly has a problem with low carb diets? Such a shame when they do help so many people. Personally I dropped my A1C from 7.8 to 5.1 in about 6 mo. by eating low carb. and I am off the evil medications, thirty pounds lighter and feeling great. I eat lots and lots of cabbage, broccoli, all kinds of peppers, carrots, squash, spinach and leafy greens, all kinds of lettuce, green bean and many other veggies, and my triglycerides also dropped from 300 to 149, cholesterol is down also, I eat full fat everything, avoiding omega6 fats. I do not follow a Keto diet, but your comment about nausea, and headaches, is really misleading and irresponsible, because I am sure you know this is simply the symptoms of carb withdrawal and will pass in a few days. And if there are not so good carbs out there as you suggest, why include them in a healthy diet at all? even once a week.
10/3/2017 12:27:28 PM

GIPPER1961's SparkPage
They seem to recycle this article every few weeks. It seems to be a pet peeve of SP that people like low carb diets despite all the panicked articles they put out
10/3/2017 12:09:54 PM

NANASUEH's SparkPage
Thank you for ringing the bell about the dangers of avoiding all carbs. Healthy whole grains are necessary.
10/3/2017 12:08:43 PM

WOUBBIE's SparkPage
Good comment @CRAFTYMRSG87! We actually changed the team picture for the Living Low Carb team to reflect the high proportion of veg that's included in most low carb ways of eating - greens, broccoli, avocado, berries, tomatoes. Most of us actually eat MORE veg and get MORE fiber than when we ate all that processed carbage that you find on grocery store shelves. The takeaway is: whole, real food, minimally processed.
10/3/2017 11:24:36 AM

CRAFTYMRSG87's SparkPage
Aaaand here we go again... Low carb does not mean NO carbs. We just stay away from overly processed CRAP carbs and stick to whole foods (veggies, legumes, fruit, whole grains) and away from white flour, excess sugar, etc.
Please, for the love of food, do the research before writing an article mmkay? It's not an all you can eat meat fest either, 80% of the plate is veggies/fruit while the other 20% is protein and healthy fats (usually the healthy fat is in the meat, like fish).
10/3/2017 11:20:40 AM

PASTORDAN_ATDCC's SparkPage
thanks

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