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7/2/13 2:04 P

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It sounds like your husband's doctor found the perfect range for him. Carb tolerance varies from individual; to individual.

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7/2/13 12:41 P

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My husbands doctor has him eating no more than 60g carbs in a day and a minimum of 100g protien in a day.

This has does wonders for his health. It has helped control the Type 2 Diabetes and he is losing weight in a healthy range.

I have read, or been told that women need more carbs than men, but I do not know....perhaps we just crave them more (?)

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6/28/13 9:25 P

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That's very handy to know.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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6/28/13 6:32 P

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A nutritionist I talked to recently, who specializes in low Carb told me that as long as I stay be low 40 carbs, I can have 1 gram of protein for every lb I weigh.

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6/28/13 1:34 P

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Both Atkins and South Beach are excellent diets but they are not all that similar. Low Carb can vary a lot. If you are getting less than the recommended daily normal for carb intake it could be construed to be low carb but I don't think that is what your doctor has in mind and I don't think it will give the results you are looking for. Some people do zero carbs. Other in the Atkins range do 20gms of net carbs a day. Protein Power is around 30 daily net carbs. Most of these diets are not both low carb and low cholesterol though. When you get that low carb, it's not a good idea to be low cholesterol too. South Beach is not actually low carb - it's healthy good carbs and lower fat. People average around 75 net carbs a day in phase one and the amount they do in phase 2 depends on what food choices they make but most fall in the zone below 150net carbs. So it can be done low carb, low cholesterol. At any rate, most experts consider low carb to be under 150 net carbs a day and many people can't tolerate that much. You can eat fairly well on 100 to 150 net carbs without much deprivation. What is equally important is the quality of the carbs - unprocessed as much as possible - low glycemic veggies, low glycemic fruits, seeds, nuts, dairy, and occasional legumes if you can handle them. Most true low carb diets don't encourage a lot of grains unless it would be quinoa occasionally.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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6/28/13 1:05 P

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I read somewhere recently this listing

10 - 20 = very low carb
20 - 50 = low carb
50 - 100 = moderate low carb

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My doctor recommended a Low Carb Low Cholesterol diet ... when asking how many carbs is low carb he asked if i wanted to see a nutritionist ...

My doctor is a GP ... i already see 2 specialists (a hematologist and a Rheumatologist) and can't afford to go to a nutritionist ...

I have searched online and get conflicting answers most pointing to Atkins or South Beach which I am not going that route...

How many carbs should be in a low carb diet? I'm just looking for some kind of general range so i know if i am in the ball park.

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