Is low carb an extreme diet?

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Is low carb an extreme diet?

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5 comments

  1. Daniel
    Completely agree with you. The problem is that people think it's extreme because they don't understand how harmful refined carbs are. And also don't understand how effective low carb diets are.
    They've been brainwashed for 50 years. I think it's more extreme to try to diet eating the foods that make you hungry, but that is what people do.
  2. Geraldine
    Truth! I am 70 years old, working an extremely physical and mentally demanding job and can honestly say that it is due to my low carb high fat diet!
  3. Peggy Holloway
    I've been eating lowcarb for nearly 20 years. What's extreme about eating meat, eggs, some dairy and fresh vegetables and avoiding foods that make me sick, exhausted, and unsatisfied?
  4. Beverley
    I am actually a bit confused about these videos. Its always about people with allergies that are mentioned. Not everyone has an allergy to carbs. It's also the quality of the carbs. There is a big difference in pastries, cakes, pasta and wild or brown rice. People also have dairy allergies and cannot tolerate eggs,milk, cream or cheese. It's common sense that if you have an allergy to a food you don't eat it. My cholesterol has increased over 2 points since eating butter, full cream cheese, cream and coconut oil. So to me I'm actually unhealthier now than I was when I ate my brown rice and wholewheat bread. And everything in moderation? It always worked for me. Healthy eating and if I wanted a sweet I had one. Not a bucket full. And I am a healthy weight and never had a weight problem. So what advice would you give me now I thought I would be better off but I've been warned I will need cholesterol meds soon.
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  5. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I am actually a bit confused about these videos. Its always about people with allergies that are mentioned. Not everyone has an allergy to carbs. It's also the quality of the carbs. There is a big difference in pastries, cakes, pasta and wild or brown rice. People also have dairy allergies and cannot tolerate eggs,milk, cream or cheese. It's common sense that if you have an allergy to a food you don't eat it. My cholesterol has increased over 2 points since eating butter, full cream cheese, cream and coconut oil. So to me I'm actually unhealthier now than I was when I ate my brown rice and wholewheat bread. And everything in moderation? It always worked for me. Healthy eating and if I wanted a sweet I had one. Not a bucket full. And I am a healthy weight and never had a weight problem. So what advice would you give me now I thought I would be better off but I've been warned I will need cholesterol meds soon.

    Total cholesterol and LDL are generally not as important as triglycerides and HDL. You can read our guide to cholesterol here - https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/cholesterol-basics

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