Has anyone tried a low cal and low carb diet? I tried Atkins,,,,,,I don't think it worked that well.?
Topic: Has anyone tried a low cal and low carb diet? I tried Atkins,,,,,,I don't think it worked that well.?
June 20, 2019 / By Aaron Question:
I did Atkins for about 3 months and lost 4 pounds.....but I have been strength training also.....however, i did not get the results I wanted. I read in a mag about a low cal/carb diet......can anyone help me? Right now, I'm doing 1000 cal per day and not more than 50 carb...will that work?
I'm 5 3" and 138 lbs.
Best Answers: Has anyone tried a low cal and low carb diet? I tried Atkins,,,,,,I don't think it worked that well.?
Sheryl | 1 day ago
Read this excerpt from the book "Dieting for Dummies" by Jane Kirby: "Don't cut your calorie level drastically when trying to lose weight; this strategy will backfire. Your body is programmed to defend your usual weight, so when calories are cut severely - to fewer than 800 to 1,000 a day - your metabolic rate adjusts to conserve the few calories you do give your body.
The following healthy living recommendations will help you if you’re trying to lose weight, tone up your muscles, have aspirations of building lean muscle mass, are attempting to get a wash board stomach, or just want to feel better:
*1) Burn more calories then you're consuming everyday and measure your results using the following formula: Calories Consumed minus Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) minus Physical Activity minus the Thermic Effect of Food (TEF). A website that explains this formula in more detail and will help you determine how many calories you need to reach or maintain a certain weight is at http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/...
Get an online, desktop, or cell phone diet and fitness calculator. This will allow you to easily calculate the above formula, set goals, log your daily calorie consumption, and register your physical activities.
Set realistic goals for your ideal body weight. Here are two websites that will calculate a suggested body weight:
It is difficult and unhealthy to lose more than one or two pounds per week. There are 3,500 calories in a pound. If you eat 500 fewer calories per day for a week you will lose one pound. If you burn through exercise 500 more calories per day for a week you will lose one pound.
Here are two articles on how to break through a weight loss plateau:
*2) Eat natural and organic foods found on earth versus something created by a corporation to make money. Eat meals in small portions throughout the day and take a good multi-vitamin supplement.
Do not try fad diets or diet pills. Avoid “High Glycemic Load Carbs” (sugar, pastries, desserts, refined starches such as breads, pasta, refined grains like white rice; high starch vegetables such as potatoes) and drink lots of water. Read this article for more information on high GL Carbs:
The following are food pyramids and several articles on what you should eat everyday:
Antioxidant Superstars - Vegetables and Beans:
Antioxidant Loaded Fruits:
Good Carbs Mean Better Weight:
The Benefits of Protein:
Some Fats Are Good For You:
Antioxidants in Green and Black Tea:
What You Should Eat Daily:
Best Foods to Fight off Disease and Keep You Healthy:
*3) Perform cardiovascular, core, and/or strength training on most days. Read a book or find a certified trainer to make sure you're doing all exercises correctly.
The following is a website and numerous articles on cardiovascular, core, and strength training:
Exercise Prescription on the Net
Starting an Exercise Program:
Strength Training Basics:
Cardiovascular Machine Workouts:
Balance Your Way to a Stronger Body:
Understanding Your Training Heart Rate:
Getting a Flat Stomach:
Weight Lifting - Does Order Matter:
Encouraging Exercise in Your Kids:
Strength Training Safe and Effective for Kids:
*4) Get plenty of sleep. Sleep experts say most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night for optimum performance, health, and safety.
*5) Educate yourself continually on health issues and make a life long commitment to good health. A great free publication is “Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005”. A reputable test you can take to measure your biological age is at http://realage.com
Look at all areas where you can enhance your health. For example, make improvements in the quality of the air you breathe. Review outdoor air quality forecasts where you live and get an indoor air purifier.
Send me an email or yahoo instant message to "gainbetterhealth" if you have any questions and good luck!
*Click on all the source links below to get the full benefit of the recommendations. The answers presented to your health questions are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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Originally Answered: Suggestions for Low-Carb Atkins diet?
Your chances are average. It really depends on the person. You could buy the little pee strips if you really want to turn it into a science experiment. They sell them by the diabetic supply's in the pharmacy.
Pretty much follow the diet as they give it to you in the book. Some things to avoid though are atkins or low carb products and shakes. Because even though they are "low carb" they seem to affect your sugar levels still sometimes, which will stop you from going into ketoacidosis.
The only successful diet is the one that forces your body to consume fat, and maintain muscle. Low calorie diets, with insufficient protein intake, cause muscle loss, which slows your metabolism, which helps you gain weight, which makes you diet more, causing more muscle loss ... etc.
You need to do cardio exercise 3 times a week. Buy a good protein powder and drink at least 2 of these a day - perhaps three. Eat small portions and have a goal of taking in 60 grams of protein a day. Eat lots of fiber (this absorbs fat). No eating (other than a protein drink) after 9pm. Don't be so concerned about the number of calories as being active and making sure you eat enough protein. You will lose weight this way, and increase your metabolism.
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Did low carb a couple of years ago lost 17 in 1 1/2 months, thats all i needed to lose. Been doing low carb for 4 weeks now and down 12 lbs, third week was vacation so i was really bad and gained 4 lbs!!!!, lost those this past week.
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First of all if you want to lose wait the healthy way, slow is better. It stays off longer and your body doesn't go into shock from quick weight loss. Eating less will only slow you down further because your not getting proper nutrition and the good stuff that makes your body work. Excercise is good, but eat more smaller meals and then excercise. that's better then one or two big meals and some excercise. You also could be losing inches. It helps not to be discourage if your waste is getting smaller. Your body is changing but not always with weight coming off. I know it helped me lose weight when i noticed that my waste was getting smaller even though the scale didn't go down as much that week. Your not eating enough. 1000 calories a day is not enough for your body to keep goig without shutting down.
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although krista is seriously misguided, i understand her sentiment. Most "diets" on the market are just gimmicks designed to make money - not to help you live a healthy life.
losing weight, being healthy is about life style and attitude. Most people unrealistic, instantaneous results without actaully learning how to eat properly or exercise properly.
HERE ARE THE BASICS:
1. you lose weight by consuming fewer Calories than you burn
2. you gain weight by consuming more Calories than you burn.
3. you should be concerned with losing FAT, not weight. There are 3500 Calories/Lbs of fat. To lost one pound of fat/week you have to burn 3500 Calories/week more than you consumed. there are 2500 Calories in a pound of muscle.
4. You should be more concerned with your percent body fat, not your weight.
5. the best, most effective way or burning fat is by combining weight-training and cardio exercise. The more muscle you have, the higher your metabolism will be. You will burn more calories all day long, including while you sleep. A health body fat percentage for males is 7-18%, females 18-24% (approximate numbers).
6. you should eat 6-8 small meals each day - this will prevent you from eating 3 large meal which will slow your metabolism while your body works to digest the large quantity of food.
As a general rule of thumb, you should be weight-training 3-4 times per week and performing cardio 3-5 times per week.
Consider hiring a personal trainer (ISSA certified) and a nutritionist. The money spent on these services is worth more than spending money on pills and potions.
low carb diets are not healthy, atkins is not healthy, simply cutting carbs does not mean that you will lose weight. You have to look at TOTAL number of Calories that you consume, not just calories from carbs. Consuming carbs does not make a person fat or gain weight, consuming more Calories than you burn will make you gain weight. A typical diet for an active person consists of a nutrient (Calorie) ratio of 3 carbs, 2 protein, 1 fat.
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Originally Answered: Is bread a carb. Does low carb mean no carb or should you have a certain amount in your diet.?
Bread is definitely high in carbohydrate. Carbohydrates are high in energy (i.e. calories), but in most cases you should have a reasonable amount of carbohydrate in your diet.
Whole wheat carbs are great, as they release energy slowly, so your body will receive energy over time and you will not get hungry as quick. Whole wheat is better than processed carbs (such as white bread) because processed carbs are simpler carbs, like sugars, so they are absorbed by the body much quicker, and you will get hungry again sooner.
Your body needs energy just to exist. It needs even more if you exercise. You need 1500-2500 calories per day just to exist (though it varies on your body composition). Carbohydrates are definitely important to give you energy. Low carb does not mean no carb. However, virtually all foods have some carbohydrate in them.
If you are at a healthy weight and moderately active, you should be fine eating carbs at every meal.