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Low Carb Diet Glossary

Curious about the inner workings of low carb diets? Here's a glossary of often-used terms in diet and nutrition, many of them specific to diets such as Atkins, South Beach, and the Zone. If you have suggestions for others, drop into the Forum and let me know!

Amino Acids

Apolipoprotein B

Bariatric Physician

Carb

Carbohydrates

"Carb Cravings"

Effective Carbohydrate Count - ECC

Essential Fatty Acids - EFAs

Fat-Soluble Vitamins

Gluconeogenesis

Fatty Acids

Glycemic

Glycogen

HDL Cholesterol

Insoluble Fiber

Insulin

Insulin Resistance

What is Intermittent Fasting?

Inulin

Ketones

Ketosis

LSW (Lowest Sustainable Weight)

Medium-Chain Triglycerides; Medium-Chain Fatty Acids

Macronutrient

Metabolic Syndrome (Insulin Resistance Syndrome)

Monounsaturated Fat

NEAT - Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis

Nutritional Ketosis

What is a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)?
The basics about randomized controlled trials, particularly when used to study diet and nutrition.

Oligofructose

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-6 Fatty Acids

Pectin

Phytonutrients; Phytochemicals

Saturated Fat

Polyunsaturated Fat

Refined Carbohydrates

What is a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)?
The basics about randomized controlled trials, particularly when used to study diet and nutrition.

Resistant Starch

Satiety

Soluble Fiber

Sugars, Added

Trans Fat

Triglycerides

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