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Read This Before Starting a Low-Carb Diet


9/5/2017 7:01:41 AM

LEANJEAN6's SparkPage
This is a good article!
9/5/2017 6:53:55 AM

Great information!
9/5/2017 6:50:41 AM

RO2BENT's SparkPage
It's never just black-and-white
9/5/2017 6:42:39 AM

FROSIA_EST's SparkPage
I've been on low-carb/keto for 1.5 year, and it works for me. I don't have any of the symptoms described by Ms Hand. Instead, I enjoy more energy, better sleep, and very little hunger. The reason I've started this lifestyle was the science behind it rather than weight loss. I've gained about 10 Lbs over the year and am maintaining a stable weight for about 6 months now. My size didn't change though, and I've doubled the weight I can lift. I also can bike 30 miles on empty stomach and don't get dizzy or exhausted. Unlike Ms Hand, I am a research biochemist, and never use words 'truth', 'in fact', 'actually'; instead, I use expressions 'to the best of my knowledge' or 'experimental evidence suggests'. Nutrition should be science-based, not opinion-based. What are your references, Ms Hand?
9/5/2017 6:06:01 AM

JANET552's SparkPage
Great article.
9/5/2017 2:36:34 AM

DOWNES2's SparkPage
Every individual is different. An excellently written overview of carbs. It very sensibly gives you the general facts and information that you can then tailor to your own wellness experience or doctors advice. Carbs would appear to be a very emotive subject, looking at some of the comments here. A very helpful article. Thank you.
9/5/2017 2:20:39 AM

Lived long enough to know how many books have been written about how great this plan or that plan is, decades of blah blah, yet people keep regaining weight no matter which celeb it is that touts this or that plan.....remember oat bran in everything in the 1980's, was the be all and end all, etc. Keto is the current money maker, until ruined kidneys cause another plan to become a fad to make money. Billion dollar business. Because there is more to weight control than what you eat, the mental part is never addressed and the real reason people revert back to overeating.
9/5/2017 12:54:42 AM

LRJUSTUS1's SparkPage
Um, thanks, but no..I'll keep the ketogenic(very low carb diet) that my Dr & endocrinologist recommended, it's shed 160 pounds, no longer pre-diabetic, off all BP meds..and keeping that diabetes that was knocking at the door away.. Ms Hand, though educated, I'm sure, isn't up to date with the research & science going into reversing metabolic disorders...and her explanation of 'ketones'..very poorly done. If you're going to write an article at least have enough respect for the people reading it to get the facts right.
9/5/2017 12:37:34 AM

JVANAM's SparkPage
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9/5/2017 12:21:39 AM

I've ALWAYS known it's MEANT to be. I largely by far do not like to hear an entire food group being dumped on since years later often we hear "OOPS we were WRONG". Hence my reason for NOT watching Dr. Quack (on TV many watch, not real name of program) because he says "do NOT eat, use etc this product!" then months later "You SHOULD use XYZ"
9/5/2017 12:08:52 AM

2DAWN4's SparkPage
9/5/2017 12:00:01 AM

I feel like the piece missing here is not all bodies process all foods the same way. Not everyone is the same and not every way of eating is the best for every person.
9/4/2017 11:18:24 PM

MNABOY's SparkPage
Thanks for sharing
9/4/2017 9:31:20 PM

RHOOK20047's SparkPage
Useful information. Thanks
9/4/2017 1:52:33 AM

Very helpful

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