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CarboH is a healthy meal plan that promotes weight loss. Unlike other diets where everyone receives the same plan regardless of height and weight, you'll receive an individualized plan. We use the Harris-Benedict Formula to calculate a diet just for you using your height, weight, age, and activity level.

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CarboH is a healthy meal plan that promotes steady weight loss. Follow the plan for two weeks and learn new eating habits for a lifetime.

We strive to achieve two goals: to provide responsible nutrition information to the public and a healthy diet plan. We present nutrition articles on various topics that change frequently, so be sure to visit our site often. If you have a topic you would be interested in learning more about, feel free to contact us with your suggestions for future articles.

How much does the
CarboH diet cost?
The cost of the plan is a one-time fee of $16. There are no monthly fees and no special foods to buy. Whether you have diabetes, lactose intolerance, or other dietary restrictions, our plan is appropriate for you. Unlike the "other" diet plans, CarboH doesn't use pre-planned menus. Instead, our plan is composed of categories of food, so it works for everyone.

Can I use this diet
if I have diabetes?
Whether you have Type I or Type II Diabetes, CarboH is the right diet for you. CarboH is a low fat, low cholesterol diet and a healthy plan for persons with diabetes who need to lose weight. The plan provides three small meals and three snacks every day, ensuring that your blood sugars will remain steady. Click here to see a sample of one day's menu.

How do I order the CarboH diet plan?
Click Here to order CarboH. Once your purchase is complete, you'll have instant access to your diet online so you can get started right away. You'll receive authorized access for six months to your specially planned meal plan through the user name and password you have chosen.

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 Some facts about the "other" diet plans!

What about the high protein, low carb diet? I have a friend
who has lost a lot of weight on this diet!

Despite the overwhelming scientific evidence that a high protein, low carbohydrate diet is not a healthy diet, it continues to be an anomaly in the diet industry - and will continue to be - as long as there are those who persist in their refusal to accept sound advice to eat more fruit and vegetables and opt instead for a diet saturated with greasy burgers, egg omelettes, and gobs of butter smeared on their low calorie bread, while wishing for the magic pill to make it all go away.

The latest information being distributed in the media concerning a Duke University study claims that people on the Atkins diet, vs. those on a low fat, high carbohydrate diet, achieved greater weight loss and lower cholesterol levels. What the media reports don't tell you is this: The dieters on the Atkins high protein, low carb regimen also received fish oil and flaxseed supplements, both of which are known to help reduce cholesterol and decrease LDL levels, the bad cholesterol that promotes heart disease. But even with the addition of large amounts of fish oil to their diets, only a small percentage of the subjects actually had a decrease in cholesterol - the rest did not. More importantly, what you're not told is that the study was funded by The Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine. (Westman, Eric, Yancy "Effect of 6-Month Adherence to a Very Low Carbohydrate Diet Program)

 I want to lose weight quickly!

The high protein diet became popular in the 1980's due to it's ability to provide quick weight loss, as much as 10 pounds a week for many impatient dieters. Protein requires water in order to be metabolized, so a high protein diet will cause dehydration. A low carb diet also causes dehydration. When adequate dietary carbohydrates are not consumed, the body begins to draw on its carbohydrate reserves to provide glucose for energy, and this process leads to additional fluid loss. Therefore, a combination of high protein + low carb causes severe fluid loss which contributes to much of the weight loss you see initially when you step on the scale.

 Is it possible to lose fat on a high protein, low carb diet?

Certainly it is, if you decrease calories. Interestingly, dieters on the Atkins regimen in the Duke University study lost a greater amount of weight, but it's not clear whether this additional loss can be attributed to fluid loss or body fat loss.

What we know for sure is this: A diet high in protein and low in complex carbohydrates causes increased blood cholesterol levels and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries which leads to a heart attack), an increase in LDL levels, the bad cholesterol that contributes to coronary artery disease, osteoporosis (loss of calcium from bones), an electrolyte imbalance (loss of sodium and potassium which are necessary for normal heart beat), gout, kidney damage, hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, and constipation. Because the brain primarily uses glucose for energy, a lack of carbohydrates causes feelings of weakness, irritability, and dizziness.

 But I thought potatoes and bread were fattening?

Potatoes and bread are complex carbohydrates. These foods are low in calories and contain little to no fat and no cholesterol, are high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber, and an excellent source of phytochemicals that help prevent cancer!

When you begin to lose body fat, your blood sugar at times will drop. The combination of low blood sugar + fat loss triggers the brain to send out hunger signals. Since carbohydrates break down to glucose (sugar), keeping blood sugar levels as normal as possible with carbohydrates will help curb hunger.

 Why do fad diets like Sugar Busters, Atkins, and the
Carbohydrate Addict's Diet
promote high
protein, low carbohydrate foods?

The success of any diet plan is unjustly attributed to it's ability to promote rapid weight loss. Everyone wants to lose weight quickly.

During the metabolism of protein, water is used up; during the metabolism of carbohydrates, water is given off. What this means simply, is that the metabolism of protein causes dehydration while the metabolism of carbohydrates promotes hydration. In addition, a high protein, low carb diet induces a condition called ketosis, the body's emergency response to a lack of glucose. Ketosis in the long-term can cause death, but ketosis in the short-term causes fluid loss. Since water is heavy, fluid loss shows up quickly as decreased pounds on the scale, but the dieter is not aware that the weight loss is due to loss of fluid and not to loss of fat.

 I've been on a low carb diet and I've lost 19 pounds.
So how can you say that cutting carbs
doesn't promote weight loss?

Weight loss (loss of body fat) is achieved by one of two ways: 1-decreasing calories or, 2-increasing activity to burn off calories. If you lost weight on a low carb diet, you did so because you cut calories, not because you cut carbs.

About the Nutritionist . . .
Barbara Herondorf, L.D., is a Licensed Dietitian and Nutritionist. For over 19 years, Barbara has worked in nursing homes, hospitals, medical clinics, private physicians' offices, and as a private Nutrition Consultant.

For over 9 years, Barbara worked as a hospital Dietitian and Nutritionist, providing primary nutritional care in the areas of Cancer, Heart, Intensive Care, Geriatrics, Acute Care Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Dialysis, and General Surgery. During this time, she provided Diabetic Nutrition Classes to hospital inpatients, lectures to hospital staff on Sports Nutrition and Weight Management, and regularly inserviced the medical staff on related topics such as tube feedings for patients. Barbara was hired as a Nutrition Consultant by IBIS (Integrated Brain Injury Service), a step-down clinic for brain injured patients, where she taught basic cooking skills and food preparation to recovering patients.

In private practice, Barbara has consulted with physicians' offices to provide nutrition information to their patients. Currently, she continues to provide instruction on topics of weight loss, sports nutrition, diabetes, and vegetarian nutrition.

As a result of many years of working with overweight adults, the CarboH diet was developed. This unique diet was designed with an understanding of the causes of obesity, of why conventional and fad diets fail, and can be incorporated healthfully into one's daily life with little difficulty. As the chief pioneer and overseer of CarboH.com, Barbara continues to provide responsible and up-to-date nutrition information as well as healthy weight loss diets to the public.



CarboH, Inc.
Barbara Herondorf, L.D.


All material appearing on the CarboH web site may be printed for personal use only. Other usage of this material is strictly prohibited unless permission in writing is obtained from Barbara Herondorf. References are acknowledged.

The CarboH Diet is designed to restrict total daily calories for the purpose of weight loss. Calorie levels are individually based on height, weight, and activity levels using the Harris-Benedict formula. Persons who are pregnant or have been given previous dietary advice from a physician, dietitian, or nutritionist should not use the CarboH Diet without approval from their physician. Persons taking medication for diabetes should inform their physician that they may require an adjustment of medication due to moderate or excessive weight loss.

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