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Doctor insights on: Atkins Diet Tricks Tips

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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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How can I start the paleo diet (caveman diet)?

How can I start the paleo diet (caveman diet)?

Mark's Daily Apple: There are a lot of great sites on this topic but Mark's Daily Apple has some great articles and the recipes are really great as well. If you want a book recommendation I would recommend Gary Taubes "Why We Get Fat" first for a great foundation. Other great reads would be Grain Brain, Wheat Belly, Primal Blueprint, Deep Nutrition. Also watch Dr. Robert Lustig's Sugar: The Bitter Truth on youtube ...Read more

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Smoothie diet help please!?

Smoothie diet help please!?

Please rephrase Q: Can you please rephrase question with more specifics? In general, smoothies are good, if the vegetable content is high, and the sugars/ fructose syrup are kept low. Yum yum. ...Read more

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Can the Atkins diet really work?

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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Is the Atkins diet healthy/safe low-carb diet?

Is the Atkins diet healthy/safe low-carb diet?

Maybe : It does result in weight loss however recent evidence suggest increased cardiac disease in patients on an atkins diet. ...Read more

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Are the frozen diet adkins meals really healthy?

Are the frozen diet adkins meals really healthy?

See below: I'm not familiar with the frozen atkins meals. Most frozen meals are really not the best for you to consume. If you want to lose weight. The best way to do it is to learn how to eat for you. Find out what makes you fat. There's lots of great literature available. Gary taubes book is a good start.www.weighstation.net, you may contact our dietitian for some pointers. It's for free. ...Read more

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How can a lacto-vegetarian on restricted diet (no salt, sugar, oil, vinegar, gluten) eat healthy?

How can a lacto-vegetarian on restricted diet (no salt, sugar, oil, vinegar, gluten) eat healthy?

Balance the diet: A lacto-vegan has many choices for foods. A good nutrition book or a visit to a dietician can help form a balanced diet. Eating a big variety of foods helps prevent nutrient deficiencies. Also, one can take a daily multivitamin+mineral tablet. Lowfat or nonfat dairy products have plenty of protein. One can buy natural, gluten-free foods and cook them without adding salt, sugar, oil, nor vinegar. ...Read more

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How can diet pills help my weight loss efforts?

How can diet pills help my weight loss efforts?

Depends: Diet pills work various ways - by appetite suppression, craving reduction, fullness, boosting metabolism depending on the type of pill. ...Read more

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Are South Beach Diet frozen meals healthy?

Are South Beach Diet frozen meals healthy?

South Beach Diet: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Can a low carb diet help lose Wright?

Can a low carb diet help lose Wright?

Yes but: Rest of diet, protein and fat must be balanced properly. Also types of carbs used very important too. Best to consult a dietician. ...Read more

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Diet food programs that cause fastest loss?

Diet food programs that cause fastest loss?

No such thing: I'm afraid no diet program promotes rapid or good weight loss. The best weapons to use in losing weight are healthy, balanced meals and regular exercise. There are several commercials on tv that promote success stories with weight loss, but to be honest, no program is successful unless you change your eating habits for the rest of your life, vs. Just a short term diet. ...Read more

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Diet tips for fussy eaters--salads, shakes, what?

Diet tips for fussy eaters--salads, shakes, what?

Picky eaters: Portion control is a better way to think of reducing intake. When you think of it only as making nutritious choices, then anything goes as long as it is not empty calories. A hard boiled egg, a hand full of nuts (like almonds), and a whole grain slice of bread with a variety of vegetables will keep you full longer than a diet shake and salad. ...Read more

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Is cabbage soup diet good for quick weight loss?

Is cabbage soup diet good for quick weight loss?

Good news ; bad news: Good news is that cabbage soup is good for you. Bad news, its not good for wt loss that is long term.Only types of wt loss that will be long term are those types that don't burn muscle.Quick usually means reduced calories.A reduced calorie prog that doesn't burn muscle has to equal a food that's nutrient dense.Cabbage is good but not that good.Meal replac shakes are hi in nutrients and lo in cal's. ...Read more

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Can eating a vegetarian diet help me lose fat/muscle?

Can eating a vegetarian diet help me lose fat/muscle?

Vegetarian: Possibly, but you don't want to lose muscle at all. Muscle is more metabolically active than fat, and allows you to move. To lose fat, you need to focus on healthy veggies, fruits, and proteins like beans, lentils, whole grains like quinoa, soy, etc. Healthy fats too. Many people lose weight as vegetarians becuase they're also avoiding processed foods. http://tinyurl.com/lhu2enn. ...Read more

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What are good foods and diet plans to help lose weight.

What are good foods and diet plans to help lose weight.

Many alternatives: There are many alternatives you could choose; it's best to do this with a friend or group -- or even a nutritionist or coach. That way you have accountability and it also avoids isolation and discouragement. One helpful plan is dr. Joel fuhrman's: http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/weightloss/ also dr. Mark hyman's is great: http://drhyman.Com/ there are more! include consistent exercise too. ...Read more

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Any tips on losing weight/staying healthy?

Any tips on losing weight/staying healthy?

Healthy: Multiple small meals, lose the carbs, starchy foods, and soda pops. Add 45 min of exercise that causes perspiration 3-4 days a week--vary muscle groups. ...Read more

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Will water help you lose weight with the atkin's diet?

Will water help you lose weight with the atkin's diet?

Not really: The atkins diet tends to concentrate on proteins and fats. This can cause a person to be ketotic and build up of protein with overwhelming of the kidneys. It is my understanding that the extra water you drink will help the kidneys to filter the blood stream and keep you from damaging your kidneys, but i don't think the physical water contributes to the weight loss. Ask a nutritionist for more inf. ...Read more

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Healthy eating tips for improving weight loss?

Healthy eating tips for improving weight loss?

Eat less ; exercise: The key to losing weight is not a temporary diet but permanent changes. Sugars ; simple carbs from grains esp. Cause weight gain. It's also wise to avoid fried foods. I like dr. Furhman's diet: http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht dr. Weil has useful info: http://huff.To/19ygs8y- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Exercise is also important! it's also best to choose organic foods:http://bit.Ly/19x. ...Read more

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Is eating 1200 calorie to lose weight healthy?

Is eating 1200 calorie to lose weight healthy?

It depends...: This depends on your size, activity level and the type of calories (low-glycemic foods help the most). Most people will lost weight on a 1200 calorie diet but weight loss on such a diet will be temporary unless you make long-term changes in your diet. You are more likely to become deficient in vitamins and minerals so should take a multivitamin. Please see http://bit.Ly/19csbtw and my comment:. ...Read more

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How is the Atkins diet?

How is the Atkins diet?

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. ...Read more

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What is the Atkins diet?

What is the Atkins diet?

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 levels are low, you burn more fat. Therefore, avoiding sugars and starches does just that! in metabolic syndrome, the number one cause of cv death, Insulin resistance is the culprit with high levels which are toxic! ...Read more

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What to eat on the Atkins diet?

What to eat on the Atkins diet?

See below: you eat, meat, chicken, fish, nuts, cheese. You basically limit intake of sugar and carbohydrates such as grains, fruits and vegetables. You certainly wouldn't drink any sugar containing drinks or processed foods. eggs are allowed. So you can have bacon and eggs for breakfast Lunch might be a piece of chicken.' no bread, no cakes, ...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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What is the danger of Atkins diet?

What is the danger of Atkins diet?

You are mistaken: Dr. Atkins did not die of a heart attack. He actually fell on ice outside the hospital striking his head and sustaining a brain injury from which he did not recover. No diet is the right or wrong diet. That is why there is no one diet that is good for all individuals. I would suggest you consult with a recognized expert rather than trying to get a quick answer to a complicated and difficult issue. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 happens if I do the Atkins diet?

Shrinking.: Depending on your weight when you start, you can certainly expect to loose some weight. If excess carbohydrates were a main part of your diet then you should expect to see serious results. Like all diets, sticking to it is always a challenge. I recommend assistance with a physician versed in the Atkin's program. ...Read more

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What's your opinion on the Atkins diet?

Reasonable: To a point. Chief value is v.Low simple carbs, but "eat all you want of meat, fat encourages overeating. On the whole, i despise diets in favor of simply eating "god made" food. ...Read more

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What should you eat on the Atkins diet?

What should you eat on the 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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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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Can you tell me how could the Atkins diet work?

Can you tell me how could the Atkins diet work?

Ok... it doesn't: First, it mostly has been found to not be different from any other diet (total calories is what matters), but harder to follow and more people bail out. There are several reasons it might work: mostly, if you change diet, you don't have the same cues to eat and you eat less. Other theories have no support. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/1708440999?token=378a5145 maybe helpful ...Read more

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Can I have some tips on the Atkins diet please!?

Can I have some tips on the Atkins diet please!?

Keep it simple.: Try to keep in mind the the Atkin's diet is merely a principle or a road map to follow. Simply stated, try to keep your carbohydrate intake at a reasonably low level. For most people , this is the most difficult row to hoe. Never the less your success depends on it. ...Read more

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What is the current opinions on the Atkins diet?

What is the current opinions on the Atkins diet?

Plant-based diet: is far healthier than the Atkins diet. Check out www.Drmcdougall.com and www.nutritionfacts.org for a healthy diet and the dangers of Atkins. ...Read more

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Does anyone ever have success on the Atkins diet?

MOST OF MY PATIENTS-: Who are apples. And me. Bp, cholesterol, and weight loss since 1995. The low carb diet only works well for people who are "apples." will not work as well for pears! ...Read more

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Is the Atkins diet safe to follow for over a year?

Is the Atkins diet safe to follow for over a year?

Work.: The liver is a truly amazing organ.That we can abuse it with all the bad things we do and it keeps chugging along is remarkable.A healthy liver can handle the high fat&protein atkins diet is proof.But what happens after you quit the diet? Most of my patients have gained all plus some after the diet.Best "diet" for weight loss is weight watchers, followed by continued calorie restriction& exercise! ...Read more