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What is the most weight someone has lost in one month on low carb diet?

I know it is not the best diet, so I don’t need the negatives. I just want to know what is the most weight that someone has lost doing the low carb diet for one month, or two months by staying under 20 carbs a day. Thanks in advance!

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2 Responses to “What is the most weight someone has lost in one month on low carb diet?”

  1. jleebesaw said :

    you are wrong. it is the best diet. i have tried everything to lose weight with no success. i bought the dr, atkins new diet revolution and followed it properly and have lost 70 lbs. since march 11 2010. at my three month dr. checkup, all of my bloodwork results have improved. all the people that knock it are wrong, its that simple. i lost about 25 lbs in the first month.

  2. Cindy in Texas said :

    Obese males lose the most weight usually about a pound a day the first month. Males aren’t built for fat storage unlike females & any effort makes the fat melt off them. It should be impossible for males to even have excess body fat but a diet of continuous high refined carbs makes it possible. Females are built for fat storage & their essential body fat stores are 5x higher than a males. Females put on fat stores easily but the body doesn’t like to release them.

    There is no better way to bring the body to the state of optimal health than with a low carb way of eating. Low carb doesn’t cause high blood pressure, high blood sugar or high cholesterol, it cures it. It is actually dangerous to take meds that lower these levels and do low carb at the same time because the levels will become dangerously low. Carbohydrates trigger insulin. High insulin levels unbalance other hormones. Anything less that 9 grams of carbs per hour controls insulin and is considered low carb (up to 144 grams per day).

    U.S. government guidelines were changed 35 years ago to suggest we lower our fat intake & increase our carb intake. American society followed these recommendations & lowered their fat intake by 11% & increased their carb consumption. In this same time frame obesity, diabetes, heart disease are all at epidemic levels. Through their direct effects on insulin & blood sugar, refined carbohydrates are the dietary cause of coronary heart disease & diabetes.

    A low carbohydrate diet is a high fat diet. The protein should only be a little higher than adequate. Although it is completely possible to live on a fat/protein only diet for long term (as proven by research done in a hospital setting) it becomes boring fairly quickly. Luckily many vegetables & some fruits, nuts & seeds are low in carbs & greatly expand the diet. Most long term low carbers eat as many, if not more non starchy vegetables than vegetarians.

    Glucose is the bodies preferred fuel (if you want to get technical, it actually burns alcohol most efficiently, but that doesn’t make it any healthier for the body than carbs), the body can convert 100% of carbs, 58% of protein & 10% of dietary fat into glucose. The body can also be fueled by fat (dietary fat & fat cells) but only in the absence of carbs. The brain actually prefers* to be fueled by ketones (part of the fat burning process), it does require glucose also, but glucose can be easily converted from excess protein if needed or dietary fat. Fatty acids are the preferred substrate for the heart muscle.

    Plaque build up in the arteries is more attributable to carb consumption than dietary fats, which seems to be the conclusion of the following study. Carb consumption raises triglycerides & VLDL (bad cholesterol). Fats raise the HDL (good cholesterol). High triglyceride levels & low HDL levels are an indicator of plaque & glycation – the precursors to a heart attack & heart disease.

    Gary Taubes who wrote “Good Calories, Bad Calories” spent 7 years going through all the studies over the last century & dividing up the real science from the faulty science & concluded that low carb was the best way to control insulin levels which balances out other hormones & allows the body to function properly.

    His main points are:

    1. Dietary fat, whether saturated or not, is not a cause of obesity, heart disease or any other chronic disease.

    2. The problem is refined carbs in diet, their effect on insulin secretion & the hormonal regulation of homeostasis.

    3. Sugars – sucrose, high-fructose corn syrup specifically – are particularly harmful, the combination of fructose & glucose simultaneously elevates insulin levels & overload liver with carbs.

    4. Through their direct effects on insulin & blood sugar, refined carbs, starches, sugars are the dietary cause of coronary heart disease & diabetes. They are likely dietary causes of cancer, Alzheimer’s & other diseases.

    5. Obesity is a disorder of excess fat accumulation, not overeating.

    6. Consuming excess calories does not cause us to grow fatter.

    7. Fattening & obesity are caused by an imbalance in the hormonal regulation of adipose tissue & fat metabolism.

    8. Insulin is the primary regulator of fat storage. When insulin levels fall, we release fat from fat tissue.

    9. By stimulating insulin secretion, carbs make us fat.

    10. By driving fat accumulation, carbs also increase hunger & decrease the amount of energy we expend in metabolism & physical activity.


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