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Medifast vs atkins diet

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Basically!: The low carb/glycemic index diet diminishes the secretion of insulin. Without high Insulin levels, fat cannot be put in a fat cell. When Insulin lev... Read More
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Him or the diet?: The diet is bunk. Few studies show that mathematics isn't valid (more calories in, you gain; more calories out, you lose). If you eat carbs, you can't... Read More
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 45 years experience
Biggest loser.: If you are prepared to follow a very disciplined regimen, then the Atkins may just be the one for you. Sustaining a moderately low amount of carbohyd... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 17 years experience
Likely: Diets high in cholesterol raise cholesterol. The atkins diet is high in salt, fat and cholesterol (as most people practice it) and such changes would ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Atkins Diet: If done properly, the Atkins is fine. Follow the step by step phases, per the book. I would not recommend it for growing children, unless supervised b... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Probably not: As it can low in fiber and constipating.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Very hard!: Nan, or indian bread is good, but forbidden. Indian diets are heavy into rice, also to be avoided. Curries without rice, but with lamb, or chicken, a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Rapidly: By adhering strictly to the atkins diet weight loss can be rapid. However, when you reintroduce carbs back into your diet - weight gain can be rapid.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
My concern: would be that it might be hard to sustain blood sugars for this type of intensity.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sudhir Bansal
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 76 years experience
Atkins diet: Atkins diet is a kerogen edits inducing diet which stands for high fat and high protein with few carbs vegetables are carb rich and not present in the... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Not true: I am not aware of any evidence that a low carb diet causes osteoporosis. If anything, a low carb, high protein diet should help osteoporosis.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Meat and veggies!: Avoid milk-lactose or milk sugar. Non-processed cheese is great! most meats, fish, poultry are excellent. Vegetables, except carrots and peas are all... Read More
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