low carb diet help please?
Topic: low carb diet help please?
December 16, 2019 / By Malach Question:
i want to know if there is a website that someone can guide me through a plan that works best for me
i am 15 years old so something safe
Best Answers: low carb diet help please?
Jephtha | 6 days ago
After reading your question I thought I would give you some pointers I have learned the hard way from my own bad 'uninformed' choices.
Keeping to any plan that fights against addictive habits is tough but being fit and strong versus being fat and sickly is all about how many calories you eat versus how many you burn and IF the calories are mostly the BEST QUALITY PROTEINS or mostly junk sugar-carbs.
Many years ago I found that the Atkins Diet Plan made me healthier compared to my old high carb diet since it put my diabetes symptoms into remission, but PLEASE consider my experiences when I used the Atkins high cholesterol and fat philosophy for my long term nutrition.
After the Atkins plan promoted many diseases, what now works best in order for me to keep my pruritus-urticaria in remission, after my gallbladder-biliary-liver and heart disease problems, is a VEGAN diet that is low-carb low-fat and HIGH-PROTEIN. Because of my gallbladder-biliary-liver disease I no longer can eat nuts or olive oil or dressings or other fats or any cholesterol because it causes immediate pruritus since my liver’s biliary system is plugged with cholesterol and calcium sludge, and I can not eat too many carbs because of yeast infections that break out after one, two, or three high carb meals.
What I now do is what they teach most students in high school nutrition classes - which is to add up the vitamins and minerals from my ‘digestible’ foods and calculating the RDA's [Recommended Dietary Allowances] or DV's [Daily Reference Values] for each day to see if I am more than 100% for Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Thiamine-VitB1, Riboflavin-VitB2, Niacin-VitB3, VitB6-Pyridoxine, and Folate-VitB9. Things like bran are not digestible and not added since it is like a work horse or work oxen eating straw instead of digestible grass or alfalfa leaves.
Also, after I accidentally poisoned myself with supplements, I leaned that supplements like iron and magnesium and colloidal silver etc are super toxic since they are 'metallic' minerals and oftentimes raw fertilizers with a 1000 fold markup. These ‘metallic’ mineral supplements have not yet been converted into a non-toxic food when during photosynthesis the electrons in a fertilizer are stripped away making it the more positively charged ‘non-metallic’ and non-toxic mineral element within the plant. Also, the highly profitable synthetic vitamin supplements I used to purchase have no unambiguous research backing them, and there is some obviously valid research concluding that they are more toxic than beneficial to any animal that has ever consumed them.
What now keeps my diseases in remission is mostly a diet of cooked lentils then mixed with tomato sauce and boiled celery to make a quick microwave super high protein veg-chili. I boil all my foods since my digestive system is in such poor shape and I need as many nutrients as I can get out of the semi-expensive foods I buy.
I used to eat much more meat when I was an Atkins dieter, before my pruritus attacks became so obvious that the cholesterol and fats in the meat or eggs and the calcium in the homemade yogurt I was eating was the root cause to the problem. FYI - IF you know of people getting colon cancer, it was during my Atkins period I learned to always eat enough vegetables to be a minimum of 2 x the weight of the meat that I ate - in order to not have any constipation or worse. I used to have reddish stools since I was likely on my way to getting colon cancer myself from eating much more meat protein than I could ever digest properly in my stomach and colon.
After the Atkins Diet allowed my present health issues, I replaced the crock potted round steak or beef heart or chicken and sometimes river trout in my chili with lentils, because I learned that the nutritional content of lentils ranks high alongside, and comparable to, very lean meat or lean fish if it is grown in well fertilized soil. [Note: e.g. the labels on store bought spinach sometimes have a 4 fold difference in nutrition based upon the fertility of the soils and the growing methods for the farms it is grown on.]
I also eat a-lot of boiled frozen broccoli and boiled organic or re-washed and re-boiled canned spinach with a vinaigrette of organic sugar with glass_bottled_cider_vinegar. The glassware is because of some friends that got lupus from eating too much plastic stuff, or inhaling it since they were house painters who used vinyl paints.
The nutritional DV numbers that I now eat are three times what most others in my family are eating every day. I keep at about 100% and they are about 25 to 33%, but they are all morbidly obese diabetics. Even though I was once morbidly obese myself and had a heart attack from too many carbs for too long, (which I think gave me all the symptoms of beriberi, scurvy and pellagra, along with the beginnings of my gallbladder-biliary-liver disease,) I am now more fit in comparison to most others I know.
I hope you have learned something from my ‘mistakes’ that will soon help you along your way.
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Originally Answered: I'm on a low carb diet but i crave cholcolate, badly! anyone know of a low carb chocolate recipe?
get off the low carb diet.
it is not healthy for you. Atkins is a fraud.
Especially if you crave chocolate. You will eventually go off this diet.
Diets don't work because people look at them as short term and say "i'm going on this till I lose 10, 20, 30lbs, etc."
When they go off, they eat like crap and put the weight back on, and usually put on MORE weight because they used a nutritionally and physically unhealthy diet, like atkins or low-carb. which plays havoc with your body as it does not preserve muscle and encourages you to take in large amounts of fat- sugar is only one part of it. The reason you will gain back MORE weight when you go off it- (and eventually you will, your body craves sugar in fruits because it needs it and those things are healthy for you- while chocolate is not) because you will have lost muscle as your body will have not been getting what it needs to help preserve it and support muscle maintenance and growth.
Muscle increases your metabolism. less muscle = more fat (loosely).
I suggest instead to you to read some nutrition books and understand the effect of what you eat on you from a scientific standpoint, not a standpoint of someone giving you false diet information in order to sell thier diet plan.
Develop your own eating plan (I say eating plan because it needs to be a LIFELONG CHANGE, but you develop one you can live with) based on healthy choices, you can even work in a "cheat" day where you can eat your chocolate. Something your current "diet" doesn't have.
A healthier version of chocolate (although it still has high calories and high sugar) than regular chocolate is dark chocolate. Not just "hershey's" crap you see in the commercial- which is actually only 45% or so pure, try lindts 85% pure dark chocolate- it is more bitter than you are used to, but for a better choice than milk chocolate it is not a bad treat so long as you limit yourself.
Go South Beach, or other GI (Glycemic Index) diet. Choose the diet that works best for you, in terns of food availability and preference. Don't worry about following some impersonal website.
And don't believe what you hear about the acai berry. There is a lot of press on the berry as a miracle berry. It is not. There is no magic berry. It is high in antioxidants, but that won't help with losing weight. And there are better ways to get anti-oxidants. Also note that the new found interest in the berry is destroying the local tribes that depend on this berry.
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Low carb diets are really bad for you. trust me i have been on them and they cause more stress and anxiety. we needs carbs in our diet.
Carbohydrates are an important part of any healthy diet. Eaten regularly, carbs do NOT lead to weight gain, unless (like any food group) they are eaten to excess. After all, eating too much of anything and not burning it off through physical activity will lead to weight gain. That said, weight for weight, carbs provide fewer calories than fat or alcohol. It's also what you add to the carbohydrates that bump up the calories. For example, the margarine or butter we put on the bread and the cream or cheese sauces we add to pasta. So if you need to lose weight, cut down on these added fats, NOT the carbs
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You can also track your food (calories, carbs, protein, fat, sodium, etc) here:
And if you want to make a food label from one of your recipes that will give you all the information you could possibly want to know about a given food this is a great source:
If you want some great protein shakes this is a good site:
If you want weight loss support this is a great site:
There are a couple of ways to go low carb, you can cut all carbs to a given number or you can do what I do and just not eat WHITE carbs. Eat all the beans, lentils, veggies, etc. that you want but limit WHITE carbs to 20gms daily. Foods that have flour or sugar in them are totally off limits. No rice, pasta, or potatoes. Eat verrrry limited white carbs and unlimited good carbs.
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I have checked out every diet in the book but nothing worked as good as acai berry. I know they say that pills won't work, but they certainly worked for me, and they have been shown on CNN too. There is a free trial on right now at http://wosang.optimalfitness.info , try it out, what's the worst that could happen?
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Originally Answered: foods to eat while on a low carb/no carb diet?
Your body NEEDS carbs and complex carbs (think brown) are what you should go for...whole wheat and whole grain products, brown rice, sweet pototoes, etc. Avoid "white" food (anything with white flour, white sugar for example).
Carbs aren't the enemy, but refined ones have little to no nutritional value. The issue with low carb dieting is that frequently people regain much (or all) of the weight they lost when they get off that unhealthy diet (see source link for some issues with low carbing).
I've done Atkins more than once...the diet from Hell. Terribly unhealthy but you'll lose weight on it if you watch your calorie intake. However, you'll lose weight on any eating plan if you watch your calorie intake. Why choose an eating plan that is actually UNhealthy? I lost 35 lbs low carbing and gained 20 of them back the following year.
Eat right...don't try to eliminate any particular thing (carbs, protein, fats, etc).
Exercise...get your metabolism burning some calories.
THAT is how you lose weight and keep it off long term. I speak from experience and research. I knew low carbing wasn't healthy but I did it anyway...it was a waste of time since I had to re-lose most of the weight I lost when low-carbing. Yo-yo dieting isn't healthy either.
former obese person