Low Carb diet question?
Topic: Low Carb diet question?
November 14, 2019 / By Faron Question:
My hubby is not taking in any carbs at all. He has lost about 8 lbs in one week?! Isn't this dangerous?
I 've heard of people doing this and producing too much keytones in the blood?
What are the dangers of doing this?
How much carbs should he have daily?
Best Answers: Low Carb diet question?
Crofton | 3 days ago
Once upon a time this was a normal way to eat. Hunter gatherers ate this way and were probably in ketosis all the time.The body can thrive just fine without a drop of carbohydrates. The body is perfectly able to manufacture carbohydrates from protein, through glucogenesis. If ketones frighten you, you really don't know what they are. The body uses them for fuel. Athletes produce tons of them, should they stop playing football or jumping hurdles or should they quit playing tennis 'cuz they produce tons of ketones???? Your husband was heavy because he was not making ketones. Now he is giving his body just what he needs and you should also be doing it. Ketogenic diets are used to treat various neurological diseases such as parkinsons, MS,epilepsy and alzheimers. A brain that is bombarded with carbohydrates will atrophy over time. A brain that is bombarded with ketones thrives well into old age. The idea that fats make you fat, causes clogged arteries and makes zits are just plain old...false.
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Originally Answered: Low carb diet question?
No, that's not a good ratio. It's too much protein. ALSO too many carbs for a "low-carb" diet. It's lower carb than average -- and that may in fact help you lose weight, but really the benefits of a low-carb diet come when you get carbs below 10% or so of calories. Traditionally "low-carb" diets look to get down to 20 or 30 grams of carbs per day.
You also need more fat and less protein. A low-carb diet is a high-fat diet. If you don't follow that rule, you'd fail. because a "high-protein" diet is not a sustainable human diet. I don't have to tell you, you just won't stick with it. If you're afraid to eat fat, don't waste your time trying to eat low carb.
A better ratio might be something like 60-70% fat, 20 - 30% protein, and 10% carbs. (By the way I assume you refer to percent of calories, not grams. My ratios refer to calories.)
I did the low Carb diet, i started with no carbs at all for 2 weeks then only 20 a day after that and did this for 30 days along with walking a half mile morning and evening plus doing 60 stomach crunches 30 morning and so on, i lost 35 lbs no side affects felt great. Take your vitamins!!
To lose weight your body will burn carbs before fat, take away the carbs and the body burns the fat.
Read the Atkins diet that is the same thing.
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Diet soda is high-quality on a low carb vitamin. Especially with the entire sodas available in the market in these days, there are sooo many high-quality vitamin offerings. Also, if you're feeling adventurous prefer up a few low carb frozen yogurt or ice cream and make a vitamin root beer flow!
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That amount of weight loss is extremely dangerous. In fact, it probably wasn't even fat he was losing...but more fluid than anything. How many carbs per day varies from person to person. Tell him to eat them earlier during the day....not after 3pm. And just have protein and veggies in the evening, that is a very effective way of losing weight sensibly
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Originally Answered: LONG QUESTION! (low carb diet)?
That is a tough one.
It sounds like you lack a lot of general knowledge about why low carbohydrate is a good way to go long-term. There is a reason you gain weight returning to fake food. The truth is, it takes longer to prepare real food and definitely costs more.
I advise you to read the book Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes. You'll be switching your child's meals as well. It is also advisable to stay on LC while pregnant.