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Read This Before Starting a Low-Carb Diet

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9/6/2017 11:04:15 AM

MORTICIAADDAMS's SparkPage
I'm glad to see some people faulting the parts of this article which are not supported by medical evidence. Doctors put their patients on lower carb diets for a purpose and it isn't because they are bad doctors. Prescribing diets is legally their responsibility.
9/6/2017 7:13:37 AM

MYBESTNOW's SparkPage
Yeah! This is what we all need to know. There are 3 types of carbs: starch (complex carbohydrates), sugars (simple carbohydrates), and FIBER! Good job of explaining each of their roles in the body!
9/6/2017 5:28:22 AM

BIKE4HEALTH's SparkPage
Very helpful information...wish I would have known this years ago
9/5/2017 11:07:57 PM

ASCIESZKA's SparkPage
Thank you very much. Great info!
9/5/2017 10:38:37 PM

AMARANTH13's SparkPage
A low carb diet doesn't increase the risk for diabetes, it actually lowers the problems you get from it if you already have diabetes. The ADA now approves of low carb diets as well as their used-to-be-touted-as-the-only-right diet high carb diet. Everyone is different, everyone's ideal diet is also different, no size fits all, including high or low carbs.
9/5/2017 10:18:06 PM

RAPUNZEL53's SparkPage
Thanks.
9/5/2017 10:02:57 PM

SUNNYBEACHGIRL's SparkPage
This advice is not good for pre diabetics, type 2 diabetics or people who have trouble managing their starchy carb portions.
9/5/2017 10:02:53 PM

_CYNDY55_'s SparkPage
Thanks very much, Great Info!
9/5/2017 8:05:17 PM

JUSTEATREALFOOD's SparkPage
I PERSONALLY THINK IT WOULD BE MUCH MORE HELPFUL IF THE AUTHOR WOULD WRITE AN ARTICLE ABOUT HOW TO EAT A NUTRITIONALLY BALANCED LOW CARBOHYDRATE DIET instead of articles about how scary and harmful low carbohydrate diets are.


I am a DISTANCE ATHLETE who used to be PRE DIABETIC until I switched to a low carbohydrate diet.

I eat an UNPROCESSED, REAL FOOD diet now, getting most of my carbohydrates from vegetables and berries. I have no issues with blood sugar or energy levels.

I eat 4-6oz of meat once a day and 2-3 eggs once a day. So clearly NOT A HIGH PROTEIN diet.

I eat whole food fats. Avocados, EVOO, butter, heavy cream, fats in nuts, seeds, eggs and meat

And I have NEVER BEEN HEALTHIER!
9/5/2017 7:30:15 PM

MOOMSHINE's SparkPage
One of the better Carb articles I've read in a long time. I'm low-carb by nature, and by birth, so am delighted to find I'm doing it right! 8-)
9/5/2017 5:47:32 PM

DMEYER4's SparkPage
very informative article
9/5/2017 5:37:28 PM

STR458II's SparkPage
I cut way back on carbs from 45-60% down to 25% making my choices fiber rich. I feel so much better.
9/5/2017 4:41:05 PM

PAMBROWN62's SparkPage
Excellent article. I cannot live with no carbs. I believe carbs are necessary but like with any food you choose the best items and practice portion control and moderation so that you achieve a bslce you can live with.
9/5/2017 4:27:32 PM

GEORGE815's SparkPage
Diabetes has taught me that all carbs are not created equal.
CACUJIN
9/5/2017 3:48:06 PM

"French fries...are examples of over-processing that turns that nutrient-rich vegetable into a high-calorie, nutrient-lacking creation." --- not sure how cutting a potato into strips and cooking it can cause it to be come "high-calorie" and lacking in nutrients. I understand some food loses nutrients when cooked, but no one ever said cooking a carrot turned it into junk food.

It is the fat that the author doesn't like not the "Over-processing."

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