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medifast vs atkins diet

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Plant-based diet: is far healthier than the Atkins diet. Check out www.Drmcdougall.com and www.nutritionfacts.org for a healthy diet & the dangers of Atkins.
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Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Complicated: While overall, it's a low carbohydrate based nutritional approach, it actually has several phases: induction, ongoing weight loss, free maintenance, l ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
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
36 years experience Internal Medicine
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
44 years experience Podiatry
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
16 years experience Cardiology
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
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Dr. Alvin Stein
60 years experience Pain Management
Generally no: Rmoval of carbohydrates from the diet will lowered appetite . Dietary cholesterol is not a cause of elevated cholesterol in spite of drug company s ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
39 years experience Pediatrics
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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Refer to the: Atkin's website for specifics on this diet plan.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Probably not: As it can low in fiber and constipating.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Atkin's diet: Since Healthtap physicians are asked not to endorse product lines – would recommend that you refer directly to the Atkin's website.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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
25 years experience Psychiatry
My concern: would be that it might be hard to sustain blood sugars for this type of intensity.

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