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  • Essay 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

  • Low Carbohydrate Diets Or Ketosis Diets Essay

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    Very low carbohydrate diets or ketosis diets have become increasingly popular for weight loss. There is evidence from individual trials about the benefits and risks of a low carbohydrate diet verses a fat-restricted diet (2).The objective of this paper is to discover whether low carbohydrate diets have more beneficial health related solutions verses a fat-restricted diet. In one study, a traditional low-fat diet was compared to a low carbohydrate diet amongst people who have type two diabetes. The

  • Essay on Low Carbohydrate Versus Low Fat Diets

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    The purpose of this essay is to compare Low carb and 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

  • Safety and Effectiveness of Low-Carbohydrate Diets Essays

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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 Hazards of High Protein, Low Carbohydrate Diets Essay

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    The Hazards of High Protein, Low Carbohydrate Diets A young, healthy teenage girl fell to her death after following a high-protein, low carbohydrate diet for no more than two weeks. The girl, having no identified sicknesses or medical conditions, exhibited "electrolyte imbalances" along with minimal levels of potassium and calcium, which appeared to be a result of the diet according to doctors at the University of Missouri Health Science Center. These irregularities upset the "normal electrical

  • The Ketogenic Diet Is A Low Carbohydrate Diet

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    The ketogenic diet is a low-carbohydrate diet which prompts the body to use fat as its main source of energy instead of the glucose from carbohydrates. The diet can immensely aide in weight loss, health, and performance. It is primarily designed to put the body in a state of ketosis, where the body produces ketones from stored and eaten fats and uses them for energy. Approximately, a person’s main food groups while on the ketogenic diet should mainly consist of fats, with some proteins and few carbohydrates

  • Comparing Low-Carbohydrate Diets and Low-Fat Diets Essay

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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

  • A Critique Of Low Carbohydrate Diet Essay

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    The low-carbohydrate diet dates back to 1797, when Scottish surgeon John Roll successfully treated two diabetic Army officers with a low-carbohydrate diet, which made the low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet became the standard treatment for diabetic and obese patients throughout the 19th century (Morgan 10). Subsequently, there was a rise in demand for low-carbohydrate diet books in 1958, 1967, and 1972, by Dr. Richard Mackarness, Irwin Stillman, and Dr. Robert Atkins, consecutively, with the latter

  • Comparing and Contrasting Low-Carbohydrate and Low-Fat Diets

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    Comparing and Contrasting Low-Carbohydrate and Low-Fat Diets The low-carbohydrate diet and the low-fat diet take two different approaches to achieve the same goal of weight loss. The fundamental difference between the two diets is found in the comparison of their nutritional recommendations. Nutritional recommendations are the foundation of both diets, although their views on the role carbohydrates, proteins, and fats should play differs greatly. Dieters are told that following these nutritional

  • Essay on The Problems With Low Carbohydrate and Low Fat Diets

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    The Problems With Low Carbohydrate and Low Fat Diets The low carbohydrate diets and the low fat diets both claim to be successful methods of losing weight and staying healthy. Both diet plans also attempt to carry out their goals by restricting what dieters can and cannot eat in relation to what is recommended by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Through altering what nutritionists suggest for a healthy regime, low carbohydrate and low fat meal plans potentially put dieters at a higher