Carbohydrate Diet

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  • Low Carbohydrate Diets

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    Low Carbohydrate Diets What is a carbohydrate? A carbohydrate is a member of a large class of natural organic substances. Carbohydrates are in almost everything we eat, sometimes in very small amounts but often times in substantial quantities. Some examples of common carbohydrates are sugars, starch and cellulose. Carbohydrates are important because they provide a storage of energy in our bodies that is quickly accessible. In fact, carbohydrates make up the major source of dietary energy

  • Substantiality of Low Carbohydrate Diets

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    Substantiality of Low Carbohydrate Diets Being able to eat as much butter, cheese and meat as you want but not be allowed even a single slice of whole grain bread just doesn’t make sense. But, it is backed up in scientific fact. There are four types of molecules that the body processes for energy – alcohol, sugar, boy fat, and protein, in that order. Alcohol from hard liquor, wine, and beer is processed first and very quickly. To successfully be on a low carbohydrate diet, it is best to avoid

  • Comparing Effects of the Restricted Carbohydrate Diet and Non-restricted Carbohydrate Diet

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    Effects of the Restricted Carbohydrate Diet and Non-restricted Carbohydrate Diet         It is recommended by Grosvenor and Smolin in “Nutrition: From Science to Life,” that if one decides to lose weight, one should consider the contents of the food consumed and incorporate a daily exercise routine.  There are multiple studies to support the idea that a diet that includes a low consumption of carbohydrate and a high consumption of fats, also known as the Atkin’s Diet, will cause one to feel

  • Comparing Low-Carbohydrate Diets and Low-Fat Diets

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    Comparing Low-Carbohydrate Diets and Low-Fat Diets             The two diets I will be focusing on are comparing the low-carbohydrate diet or the Atkins diet to low-fat diets. The low-carbohydrate diet on one hand restricts the amount of carbohydrate a person consumes, resulting in greater weight loss after six months compared to low-fat diets. The low-fat diet, on the other hand, allows people to lose weight by restring the amount of fat they consume on a daily basis thus causing

  • Safety and Effectiveness of Low-Carbohydrate Diets

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    Although low-fat, low-calorie diet has always been the gold standard of weight loss, low-carbohydrate diet cannot be dismissed. However, despite its popularity, low-carbohydrate diet’s safety and effectiveness continue to be subject of debates. It was not until recently that low-carbohydrate diet is properly studied due to the difficulty of measuring adherence and the high rates of drop-outs. This article will review six original reports done on low-carbohydrate diet. It will analyse the effectiveness

  • The Facts About Low Carbohydrate Diets

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    The Facts About Low Carbohydrate Diets Imagine a world where imperfections of the body did not exist. A place where beauty was seen from the inside and the body was not judged by looks. Today, a person cannot watch the television or flip though a newspaper without being haunted with the thought of being "fat" or trying to achieve the "perfect body." Dieting has been around for centuries, where people have always strived to have a healthy and toned body. Unfortunately, most people who lose

  • Insulin Response in Low Carbohydrate Diets

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    Insulin Response in Low Carbohydrate Diets        With the current popularity of the Atkins diet and similar plans that emphasize a reduced intake of carbohydrates, it is important to understand both the theory underlying these diets and the effects of low carbohydrate consumption on one's health. In particular, it is crucial that anyone considering such a program understand the effects of low carbohydrate diets on the body's insulin response, as well as consequences of low and high

  • Carbohydrates and Fats Are Important to a Healthy Diet

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    It’s important for our bodies to receive and use certain nutrients. Among these nutrients are carbohydrates and fats .These two, carbon based, organic compounds are greatly utilized by our bodies and essential for overall health. In digestion our body performs a constant balancing act in an attempt to distribute these nutrients as needed throughout the body. Our bodies rely heavily on carbohydrates and fats for energy. Given that, it’s important to supply your body with the right amount of calories

  • Compare and Contrast Low Carbohydrate Diets and Low Fat Diets

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    Compare and Contrast Low Carbohydrate Diets and Low Fat Diets The two most popular methods to lose weight are the low carbohydrate diets and the low fat diets. Both are in complete contrast when it comes to each diet’s food choices, the low carbohydrate diet which completely breaks the food pyramid limits a person to eating foods that are high in carbohydrates, such as bread, pasta and rice, while on the other hand, the low fat diet which follow the food pyramid limits a person to eat

  • Low Carbohydrate Versus Low Fat Diets

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    Low Fat diets and examine their similarities and differences. Two studies in the New England Journal of Medicine provide evidence that in the short term, a low-carbohydrate diet helped people lose weight without any adverse effects. In the last decade, several leading nutritional scientists have taken the side effects into consideration. They have begun to think that the low carb diet may be partly right about losing weight, and scientists are now finally studying whether low-fat diets really work