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POLL: How many of you focus on a "low fat" or a "low carb" diet?


As a nutritionist who is doing a bit of research, I'm taking a poll. Your diet doesn't necessarily have to be a weight or fat loss diet. I'm just curious as to whether you usually eat "low fat" or "low carb." If you do either, please explain why you eat this way.

 

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    Abby Campbell 3 years ago

    Thank you for answering, brakel2. The Mediterranean way of eating is very good for health. Low carb is good too, depending on your goals. Even with that, we must replenish our glycogen levels to keep thyroid and metabolism healthy. :-)

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    Abby Campbell 3 years ago

    Thanks for responding, JamiJay. I have heard that IBS can be painful. I'm so glad you figured out what the triggers are. Do 'essential' fatty acids such as olive oil, fish oil, and avocados trigger your symptoms as well?


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    Abby Campbell 3 years ago

    Yes, it's amazing how many carbs are in processed foods... usually 'empty' calories too, Faith. I'm so glad you and your hubby are focusing on more healthy eating. Do you still include 'essential' fatty acids in your diet such as Omega-3s?


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    Abby Campbell 3 years ago

    Thanks for sharing, Connor. I hope all is well with your health. Most labs can be expensive, but DNA tests are so much more. :( Being active is so important for all of us - even those who are 'skinny.' From your picture, I see that you are active. ;)


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    Abby Campbell 3 years ago

    Thanks for replying, Jaydene. Fruits and veggies are so important for health as they contain most of the nutrients our bodies need. Do you get any type of 'essential' fats in your diet such as Omega-3s?

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    Abby Campbell 3 years ago

    Thanks for sharing, Tim. Type 2 diabetes is definitely controllable with diet (as you probably already know). Is this a new diagnosis, and have you seen a nutritionist yet? Or, are you planning to do it all on your own?


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    Abby Campbell 3 years ago

    Thank you, Dorothy. I appreciate your reply. :-)

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    Abby Campbell 3 years ago

    Thanks for answering, KFusha. It's amazing how many calories are in starchy carbohydrates. If not utilized properly, they can pack on body fat quickly.

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    Abby Campbell 3 years ago

    I agree, Caleb, in that 'FRESH food' is the best. It usually contains the highest nutrient content which is ultimately better for your body. ;) Since you are more 'low-fat,' do you focus at all on getting in 'essential' fats such as Omega-3s?


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    Abby Campbell 3 years ago

    Thanks for sharing, Larry. Yes, I have read some of your answers and hubs. Insurance is definitely not cheap, that's for sure! :( I don't know how much Omega-3 you get in your diet, but it is wonderful for anti-inflammatory conditions. ;)