when is low carb dangerous?

By Sally Latest Reply 2009-05-14 08:16:09 -0500
Started 2009-05-12 11:00:41 -0500

I am a type 2, and I have been trying to eat a relatively low carb diet, my question is, how low is too low? Is there an amonut of carbs that you should absolutely have each day to prevent health problems? I am not on any meds yet, just diet and exercise, and quite honestly, sometimes I just am not that hungry at meals and I am worried that I am not eating enough carbs. How can I tell if I am not getting enough, anyone know anything about this? My blood sugars are good.

11 replies

lipsie 2009-05-12 21:02:49 -0500 Report

That is a great question! I questioned it before but knew I would definately eat enough, lol. Not funny but sorta is anyhow…good question! Love yasssss Sheila

SkipT 2009-05-12 16:51:09 -0500 Report

I am one of the people who are following a very low carb lifestyle( I refuse to use the word DIET!).
I eat 6 grams of carbs at breakfast
and I eat 12 grams of carbs at lunch and dinner.
Following this plan I lost 77 lbs. Have been taken off metformin and actos for almost a year now. My BG fasting is 88 and post prandial is averaging around 110.
My cholesterol level is 167 and my triglycerides is 37.
If I said it was an easy lifestyle I would be lying. The results speak for themselves.

Sally 2009-05-13 14:36:06 -0500 Report

Is this a meal plan that you worked out for yourself or did you have help from your doc? I don't seem to miss carbs all that much, but I just worry about not eating enough carbs with the whole atkins diet supposed to be bad for you and all.

Sarguillo 2009-05-12 12:41:53 -0500 Report

Some people here are on a very low carb diet and it seems to work for them. Others are trying just a lower carb diet. that is what I do. I do remember that the nutrienist told me that zero carbs was not good for a person as it could cause problems with the kidneys. There is carbs in so many things that I think its would be hard to do a zero carb diet. I dont think you should worry about that. Remember, there are carbs in all root vegtables. most if not almost all vegtables. Is not just grains. Good luck

kdroberts 2009-05-12 11:28:01 -0500 Report

That's the million dollar question. If you find a definite answer then you will be rich! You have to do what you're doing,talk to your doctors and get regular blood work done so you will be able to tell if something is not going right.

alwaystryin 2009-05-12 11:06:19 -0500 Report

What a great question! May I suggest that you also check out the Glycemic Index. This will help show you what carbs make your BGL spike quicker than others! As far as Daily intake, I suggest you consult your Healthcare Pro!

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