What is a low-carb diet?

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   Posted 9/12/2009 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   
The answer varies with the particular plan you follow, if you choose to follow a plan at all.  There are well-known and not so well-known low carb plans: South Beach Phase 1, Adkins, Dr. Richard Bernstein and I'm sure there are more.  In general, you will not find carbs in meats/chicken or fish but vegetables are another story.  In general, low-carbers stay away from potatoes, yams, sweet potatoes and sometimes carrots because of their carb content.  Food made with flour is high in carbs: bread, cake, cookies, cereal, pasta.  Rice is high in carbs.  Low-carbers eat lots of vegetables like salad greens, salad vegetables like cucumbers and radishes, spinach, bell peppers, eggplant, mushrooms, summer squash, green beans.  You can eat eggs, cheese and nuts and artificially sweetened yogurt.  Please go through all our past threads on food and diet and you'll find more information.  The bottom line is your blood sugar.  If your blood sugar is high and you don't or can't control it with diet, then you and your doctor will talk about meds.
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