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Atkins Diet Vs Dash Diet
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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