Low carb vs. low fat diet?

United States
October 25, 2007 1:56pm CST
Which diet do yuo think is better, the low carb or the low fat? I recently read some articles advocating the low carb one as the better, but there are many opinions out there. Which one do you think is better and why?
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• Pakistan
25 Oct 07
Low Carbohydrate diet is better. There are few reasons. i m telling you in simply [1] The excess carbohydrate in our body is converted into fats and stored. Its not the dietary fat that stores in our body. [2] The excess carbohydrate diet increases synthesis of more cholestrol in the body. This can lead to high cholestrol levels and diseases like atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction etc. [3] Fats have a high satiety value it means the fats satisfy ur hunger. While, the more carbohydrates u will eat, the more u want to eat. ur hunger will not satisfied... [4] Fats give more energy (more than double) as compared to carbohydrates. But it should be remembered, carbohydrates are always required by the body but its the amount that is considered. Do take carbohydrates but try to avoid taking in excess, take fruits, vegetables, do exercise regularly and be healthy... Cheers
• United States
25 Oct 07
Thanks for the great response! I have heard most of these reasons, I was just wondering if it works better in practice, as well as in theory. I am going to start paying more attention to my carb intake and hopefully, combined with exercise this diet will produce results.
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• United States
26 Oct 07
Thanks I'm on a diet and I'll use your information next time i fix myself somethign to eat. I usually eat one small meal a day and when i get hungry later on in the night I'll eat fruit or an oatmeal bar. I sometimes do excercise every morning, I weighed about 210 pounds at 5'9 after a month anf a week of dieting I'm down to a astonishing 185 pounds. My target goal is 160. AT the rate I'm goign i should get there in another month or so. It' s been really hard but i have been head strong and haven't broken my plan. I occasioanlly will treat myself. for example, today i ate notthign all day except around 5 in the afternoon i finally ate myself a homemade cheeseburger with water. I'll sometimes go to mcdonalds and get me 2 99 cent chicken sandwhiches but I always make sure I excercise afterwards or immediatley the next morning. I'll take your advice to heart thank you:)
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• United States
26 Oct 07
Way to go! These are great results. I myself am at 200 at 6'0" and I am trying to lose about 15 pounds. I just have to push myself and take this diet more seriously without letting go.
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@wdiong (1817)
• Singapore
26 Oct 07
We all have different dietary requirements and the correct balance between protein, carbohydrate amd fat can vary between people. But protein and fat are vital building blocks for our body, whereas carbs are only used for fuel. So we must all be careful to get enough of them.
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• United States
26 Oct 07
I agree that we definitely need carbs, the issue is that we usually consume too much of them and the portions that we do not use as energy get converted to fat. On the other hand, if we take in less than we need, our body turns to fat for an energy source and we lose weight.
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@men82in (1270)
• India
26 Oct 07
Low fat level diet is best for our health. But for example as we indians habituated with carbohydrate foods we are suffering heavy with diabeties. Intaking fibrous foods with low calorific value can be the answer for carbo intakers.
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• Pakistan
26 Oct 07
Fats are quite important for our body. But the excess do cause some disorders like fatty liver. As said "Excess of everything is fatal" Secondly, diabetes is not caused by high carbohydrate diet for long time. it is caused when the hormone INSULIN is not properly secreted by the beta-cells of pancreas or the sensitivity of insulin is decreased. This occurs mainly due to own immuntiy responses against beta cells of pancreas, decrease in no of insulin-receptors, aging or any toxic chemicals or may be is of idopathic origin (means having no nay cause)...
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