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The Low Carb Lifestyle

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Dana Roseman, MPH, RDN, LDN, CDCES

Nowadays, many people are cutting back or eliminating carbohydrates in hopes of achieving weight loss and better blood sugar control.  But does this approach really work?  What does the research say?  Learn about the various types of reduced and modified-carb diets – what they entail, how they work, and the pros & cons of each.

Specific topics include:

  • The role of macronutrients (carbs, fat, protein)
  • High-quality vs Low-quality carbs
  • The theory behind low-carb diets
  • How ketogenics works
  • How low-carb diets effect glucose levels
  • The benefits and risks associated with low-carb approaches
  • Implications for children, athletes, and pregnancy

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Placement Exam: The Low Carb Lifestyle

1. Potential drawbacks to low-carb diets include all of the following EXCEPT:

A. Decreased bone mineral density

B. Decreased absorption of B vitamins

C. Challenges with long-term sustainability

D. A reduction in dietary fiber intake

2. When not consuming carbohydrate, people with diabetes require:

A. No mealtime insulin

B. Less mealtime insulin

C. No basal insulin

D. Extra basal insulin

3. Which food types are restricted when following a ketogenic diet?

A. Beef, fish and poultry

B. Eggs and cheese

C. Fruits and vegetables

D. Fluids

4. People with T1D following a Paleo diet tend to experience which of the following?

A. Greater blood sugar “spikes” after meals

B. An increase in flatulence (gas)

C. An improvement in heart disease risk factors

D. Rapid weight loss followed by gradual weight gain

E. 8 ounces of anything

5. Which of the following serves as an appetite suppressant?

A. Protein and fiber intake

B. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)

C. Carbohydrate intake

D. Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)

Answers: A, B, C, C, A

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