3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > General Diet Plans and Questions

General Diet Plans and Questions General diet questions, support for various diet plans other than those listed below.

Dont understand this

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-24-2008, 12:05 PM   #1
Carb fiend!
 
FakeFrowns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 115

S/C/G: 246/232/140

Height: 5'8"

Red face Dont understand this

Hello, i'm a little confused at the moment! I have been reading through different posts recently and i don't understand a low carb diet. My mum has been rabbiting on about it for a while even though she most definately isnt dieting !
What is a low carb diet? Is it low bad carbs or just low in general and if the majority of the diet is not carbs, what is it? I can't imagine that its fat, possibly protein?! I'm very confused!!! Could someone please explain what a low carb diet is and what the carbs are replaced with?
Thanks
__________________
Mini Goal


Ultimate Goal

Currently doing DietChef
FakeFrowns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2008, 12:20 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
bargoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Davis, Ca
Posts: 23,149

S/C/G: 204/114/120

Height: 5'

Default

Go to Diet Central and sub forum Low Carb Lifestyle you should find an answer to your questions there.
__________________
Goal 12/21/2007
bargoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2008, 12:27 PM   #3
Carb fiend!
 
FakeFrowns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 115

S/C/G: 246/232/140

Height: 5'8"

Default

Thank you!
__________________
Mini Goal


Ultimate Goal

Currently doing DietChef
FakeFrowns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2008, 12:30 PM   #4
Moderating Mama
 
mandalinn82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Woodland, CA
Posts: 11,938

S/C/G: 295/200/175

Height: 5' 8"

Default

There is a fairly detailed wikipedia article on this topic...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low-carbohydrate_diet
__________________
Goal Met - 10/28/07 - My Progress Picture Collage - My Goal Story - Where Have I Been?

No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch!

Maintained Oct 2007-Sept 2011, then got pregnant. Our baby boy was born in May, 2012...now to lose the baby weight!!
mandalinn82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2008, 12:35 PM   #5
Carb fiend!
 
FakeFrowns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 115

S/C/G: 246/232/140

Height: 5'8"

Default

Thanks, i must have been in a muddle, i thought that low carb was different to the atkins diet!
__________________
Mini Goal


Ultimate Goal

Currently doing DietChef
FakeFrowns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2008, 12:47 PM   #6
it's always something
 
Suzanne 3FC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 12,894

Default

The Atkins diet is one of many low carb approaches to dieting. Some people just reduce overall carbs, some are very strict with it. Some eliminate 'bad' carbs while enjoying the benefits of 'good' carbs. If you are considering a low carb diet, check with your doctor for advice on which type would be best for your personal health and needs
Suzanne 3FC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2008, 12:55 PM   #7
Low Carb Lolita
 
Azure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 855

S/C/G: 185/see ticker/135

Height: 5'7"

Default

A "Low Carb Diet" is technically eating lower carbs than a typical american diet (less than 50-60% calories from carbs). There are more moderate approaches like the Zone (at 30% calories from carbs) and South Beach Diet, and then there are Ketogenic Very Low Carb/ High Fat diets, like Atkins There is a whole range, but they ALL focus on cutting out sugar, flour and refined carbohydrate and focus on eating the great carbs like vegetables and low-sugar fruit.

Last edited by Azure : 03-24-2008 at 12:56 PM.
Azure is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:06 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2