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Doctor insights on: Atkins Diet Phase 1 Meal Plans

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What is a good meal plan for the Atkins diet phase one?

What is a good meal plan for the Atkins diet phase one?

This is covered well: In all the atkins books. You can follow my tips for dinners on low carb diets, but they are not phase one! Remember, phase one virtually eliminates most carbs to obtain a dietetic ketosis! ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What indian meals are recommended for Atkins diet?

What indian meals are recommended for Atkins diet?

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, and bell peppers, onions are very good. Virtually all vegetables are good as well. Sweet deserts, bread, and rice need be avoided. This as made it difficult for many of my indian patients! ...Read more

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On an Atkins diet, so do you have any meal plans like a low carb breakfast/lunch/dinner?

This is covered well: In all the atkins books. You can follow my tips for dinners on low carb diets. Howwever, I am not providing info on breakfast and lunch. There are almost an infinite vairiety of meals. My general recommendation is to go to a search engine and type in "atkins breakfast menus, " and do the same for lunch and dinner!
best wishes-go low carb! ...Read more

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Which one will you recommend for diet? Either atkins diet or military diet in order to lose 10 pounds in a week?

Which one will you recommend for diet? Either atkins diet or military diet in order to lose 10 pounds in a week?

10 pounds a week: Despite what you hear on the TV, that is too much to lose in a week.
There are many articles available about diet and weight control. Take your time reading them and let me know if you still have concerns. ...Read more

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Would it be possible for someone to do the Atkins diet with only one vegetable?

Yes, but why!: Bell peppers, cucumbers, lettuce spanish onions, scallions, sweet potato, cauiflower, broccoli. Green beans, lentils, and others can be mixed or eaten separately. Variety is good! ...Read more

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What to do if I started the Atkins diet for seizures 4 days ago I am 35 can any one give me any advice?

What to do if I started the Atkins diet for seizures 4 days ago I am 35 can any one give me any advice?

I do not endorse for: The atkins diet is not meant to control seizures, but will help thosew with abdominal obesity lose weight, control lipids, and blood pressure. I am unaware of its having positive effects on seizures in published studies, but it won't hurt! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much weight should I lose on induction phase of Atkins diet?

3-10lbs: Most people average 5-6 pounds. The usual range is 3-10 pounds. Make sure your urine test strips indicate ketosis! ...Read more

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What effect can a lactulose have on persons following the Atkins diet plan?

What effect can a lactulose have on persons following the Atkins diet plan?

Lactulose: Lactulose is a milk sugar, the atkins diet, or similar low or no carbohydrate diets recommend against dairy products as they contain fat and sugar. The point of the early portion of the diet is to use a less efficient metabolic pathway that burns fat or protein only. Eating sugars and fats may push you out of the ketotic metabolism into normal metabolism... So you would be thwarting the diet. ...Read more

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Are sugar-free cookies and other sweet snacks okay to eat during the induction phase of the Atkins diet?

Possibly: Here is the rule you wanna abide by: eat no more than 20 grams a day of net carbs, 12 to 15 grams of them as foundation vegetables. This means you can eat approximately six loosely packed cups of salad and two cups of cooked vegetables per day. Remember, carb counts of various vegetables vary, so be sure to check them. So you can dedicate 5 extra grams of carbs to anything! ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if the Atkins diet is a good diet for a type 1 diabetic?

Can someone tell me if the Atkins diet is a good diet for a type 1 diabetic?

Dangerous situation: weight gain/loss must be managed VERY carefully in T1DM

too much insulin may have caused weight gain

losing weight in T1DM, requires reductions in insulin as lose weight to prevent hypoglycemia

see EXPERT DIABETES SPECIALIST TO MANAGE ...Read more

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Can you lose 1 pound a day on the Atkins diet if you are doing cardio for 2 hours, and light exercise for 4 hours a day?

Can you lose 1 pound a day on the Atkins diet if you are doing cardio for 2 hours, and light exercise for 4 hours a day?

Not healthy: I'm sorry to tell you, losing a pound a day is not healthy. Losing 7 pounds a week is not healthy either. You body and fluids need to be in balance. You need to be well hydrated and allow your body to adjust to certain changes. What you're describing sounds too drastic. Please reconsider or consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Can the Atkins diet really work?

Really!!: It definitely works for the right individuals and under the right conditions, including medical guidance. ...Read more

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How can I go about the Atkins diet?

How can I go about the Atkins diet?

Exam first.: Before going hog wild into the Atkin's diet program, you might want to have your physician evaluate your health status first. Don't set yourself for failure before you even start. The Atkin's is not that east to sustain and you should know the limitations and precautions of decreasing carbs. ...Read more

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Can the Atkins diet actually work?

Can the Atkins diet actually work?

Although there: Are lots of opinions and disagreements as to which diet is better or worse, there is no arguing with the fact that if you exercise and burn off 3500 calories that you did not ingest, you will lost one pound -- no matter what you ate or whose name is on your diet. ...Read more

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Recently I started the Atkins diet?

Recently I started the Atkins diet?

It is OK: And remember there are no short cuts in losing weight.
Exercise is essential... at least 30 minutes a day of brisk walking.
The Atkins diet is a short term solution to a life long problem ...Read more

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What foods do you eat on the Atkins diet?

What foods do you eat on the Atkins diet?

meat and veggies: Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels, then Insulin levels and then your sugar will drop again. The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours, without raising insuli. ...Read more

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Is the Atkins diet considered very successful?

Is the Atkins diet considered very successful?

Any success is good.: I'm sure it's considered by the millions of people it has helped. ...Read more

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What are the Atkins diet food do's and dont's?

The products are...: Convenient! They are also true to the diet. I use the shakes regularly, both for convenience and travel. They taste good, which is important. I keep them at my office. But I and my spouse cook low carb all the time, so I do not eat atkins meals, etc. ...Read more

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Is there a good way for me to start my Atkins diet?

Is there a good way for me to start my Atkins diet?

At the beginning.: You should first read up on the principles of the diet. Finding a physician that is well versed on the program would be a tremendous benefit. Evaluate you present diet regimen and see how it compares with Atkin's. Whether or not you buy the product or start evaluating food labels and carbohydrate charts is up to you. ...Read more

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How to figure out of the Atkins diet is good for me?

How to figure out of the Atkins diet is good for me?

Forget Atkins.: Studies have revealed that there's really no magic to the Atkins diet. It's just a calorie restricted diet. There's no true basis for the detection of ketones and all the other nonsense that the diet plan espouses. Just follow a healthy meal plan with meals that include carbohydrates (they're not the enemy) and lean proteins. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods should I eat on an Atkins diet?

Please suggest what foods should I eat on an Atkins diet?

General Principles: The general principles of the atkins diet include :
-emphasis on high protein
-emphasis on wholesome foods.
-stresses the importance of healthy fats.
-nutrition from fresh vegetables, lean protein, fruits, and whole grains
-more emphasis on portion and calorie control.
-special attention given to those who are diabetic as well as vegetarians.
-being active and exercise. ...Read more

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For what reasons might the Atkins diet require vegetables?

Fiber and vitamins: Meat needs to be supplemented. Vegetables are calorically non-dense, but rich in nutritents and add variety to the flavors and number of dishes you can eat! ...Read more

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Are pickles on the Atkins diet list of unlimited foods to eat?

Check web-site: I don't have info on the atkins diet, since I don't find it of any use. Check w/a registered dietitian and get support from weight watchers or other quality programs. Eat less and exercise more. It's the only way. ...Read more

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Can Atkins diet raise cholesterol levels?

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 statements.
Cholesterol elevation inmost patients is due to elevated toxin levels in the body, .
A good detox program to remove heavy metals and solvents and pesticides will lower cholesterol. Toto. ...Read more

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Does Atkins diet stunt growth in my children?

Does Atkins diet stunt growth in my children?

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 by a physician, for moderate obesity. ...Read more

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How much meat is too much meat for Atkins diet?

How much meat is too much meat for Atkins diet?

Refer to the: Atkin's website for specifics on this diet plan. ...Read more

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How much meat is too much meat when on Atkins diet?

How much meat is too much meat when on Atkins diet?

Atkin's diet: Since Healthtap physicians are asked not to endorse product lines – would recommend that you refer directly to the Atkin's website. ...Read more