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What can I do to maximize weight loss on atkins?

What can I do to maximize weight loss on atkins?

Several things!: Weight train. Avoid hidden carbs. Keep blow 50 grams of carbs (not counting fiber) per day. And finally, only apples, not pears, reap the quick weight loss benefits. In other words, it does not have the same benefit for android (methyltestosterone) versus gynecoid obesity! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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For what reasons has my weight loss leveled after week 3+ of the Atkins diet?

For what reasons has my weight loss leveled after week 3+ of the Atkins diet?

All diet plans taper: When you start, you have more to lose. After a few weeks, less-hence lower weight loss. Also, with time, people "liberalize" their diet, to some extent. I started in 1995. Fifteen pounds first month. The next twelve months, 30 lbs. But I've never regained the weight-going on 18 years! But exercise is also key to encourage a more rapid and continued loss! ...Read more

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Is the 3 day (military) diet better than doing the atkins diet for faster results and more weight loss? 14 years old 250 pounds.

Is the 3 day (military) diet better than doing the atkins diet for faster results and more weight loss? 14 years old 250 pounds.

Diet and Activity: Key is to burn more calories than you take in. Body likes to use carbohydrates (sugar/pasta/bread/potatoes) Decreasing carbohydrates helpful. Eat more lean protein like chicken, fish, nuts, beans. Avoid saturated fats (animal fats). Need some fat so plant based fats best. Vegs and fruits have fiber which reduces hunger. Lastly need exercise, 30-40 min walking 5x/wk to start. 1500-1800 cal/day ...Read more

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I know that diet & exercise for slow healthy weight loss is best, but is there a fast healthy diet for the holidays? I'm looking at "the digest diet" book or atkins.

I know that diet & exercise for slow healthy weight loss is best, but is there a fast healthy diet for the holidays? I'm looking at "the digest diet" book or atkins.

Diet wrong term!: You mean life-style change. For people with an apple build, nothing beats a low-carb/ low-glycemic index diet. For pears, low calorie, gih fiber diets are thec best. For quick weight loss, low calorie will produce short term results, but with hypocaloric weight loss, you lose one pound of muscle per three pounds of fat. It becomes harder to get back the muscle and keep of the fat. ...Read more

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Can I take xenical(weight loss medicine) while I am doing Atkins diet?

Can I take xenical(weight loss medicine) while I am doing Atkins diet?

Yes but: You would be very sorry. It works so you don't absorb fat and the atkins diet allows quite a lot of fat, just not carbs. If you took this med you could ged lots of diarrhea, even to he point of accidents while on this diet. This medicine is intended for low fat diets. ...Read more

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How quickly can you lose weight on the Atkins diet?

How quickly can you lose weight on the Atkins diet?

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. ...Read more

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I seriously need to lose weight. Is Atkins a good choice? I tend to eat a lot of carbs so I believe that adds to my weight.

I seriously need to lose weight. Is Atkins a good choice? I tend to eat a lot of carbs so I believe that adds to my weight.

Better choices: We are all genetically unique so there is no single diet perfect for everyone. But most people will lose weight by minimizing high-glycemic foods like grains, sugar & potatoes (see http://www.Glycemicindex. Com/) & avoiding fried/fatty foods. Emphasize vegetables & fruits, beans, organically raised eggs & meats & wild seafood. Dairy, nuts seeds & whole grains can be eaten in moderation. See comment:. ...Read more

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How long should it take for me to lose weight on atkins?

How long should it take for me to lose weight on atkins?

You may see: Some immediate loss during induction phase because with lack of carbs- your body will burn glycogen which stores a lot of water. Please remember that many people are not able to sustain this type of eating plan because it does require a lifestyle change. ...Read more

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I have idiopathic intrancranial hypertension, need to lose weight quickly before I can work out due to pressure. Atkins or Paleo best?

I have idiopathic intrancranial hypertension, need to lose weight quickly before I can work out due to pressure. Atkins or Paleo best?

Low carb and: Higher protein work well for many but one size does not fit all. Please see your doc before making any food plan changes. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm starting back on the Atkins diet. I'm having hot flashes right now. If I take black cohosh, will it slow down my ability to lose weight?

I'm starting back on the Atkins diet. I'm having hot flashes right now. If I take black cohosh, will it slow down my ability to lose weight?

Probably not: Many articles list weight gain as a possible side effect of black cohosh. I tried to find how common this is & found one study showing 12% of women taking it reported weight gain. However,. Most women gain some weight during menopause so black cohosh may not have caused it & may even reduce likelihood of weight gain!- see http://www.Herbs-for-menopause. Com/black-cohosh/black-cohosh-benefits. Htm. ...Read more

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I have IgA nephropathy. I want to lose weight, will the Atkins shake do any harm to my kidneys?

I have IgA nephropathy.  I want to lose weight, will the Atkins shake do any harm to my kidneys?

Limit protein intake: With IgA nephropathy, you may already have an abnormally high amount of protein in your urine which can lead to slow progressive kidney damage. A high protein diet (such as atkins) can result in even more protein leaking into your urine. Recommend limiting daily protein intake to 0.8 g/kg body weight and following up with your nephrologist for further advice. ...Read more

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What's the expert opinion, could the Atkins diet help you to lose weight if you have an underactive thyroid?

No: Brand name T4 replacement and getting your thyroid level back to normal will help. Then it's just eating fewer calories than you burn off -- just like everyone else. Avoid diets with names on them, learn to eat healthy for your own self and for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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Will Atkins work if I'm not losing weight or belly fat with pcos on levothyroxine and metformin?

Will Atkins work if I'm not losing weight or belly fat with pcos on levothyroxine and metformin?

Definitely!: Worked for me since 1995. $0 lb weight loss, never to return! Need to do it right. Google recipes on the internet! ...Read more

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I need to lose weight to keep my heart healthy (have bicuspid aortic valve). Are the slim-fast or Atkins dietshakes unhealthy & do they actually work?

I need to lose weight to keep my heart healthy (have bicuspid aortic valve). Are the slim-fast or Atkins dietshakes unhealthy & do they actually work?

Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. ...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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On average, how long will a "weight loss plateau" usually last?

On average, how long will a "weight loss plateau" usually last?

It lasts until you: Find a way to mix it up. If it is related to too few calories & a reduced metabollic rate — you may have to increase your intake. If it is due to exercise — mix up your aerobic workout and add in weights to increase your muscle mass. ...Read more

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Average adult weight loss with tonsillectomy?

Average adult weight loss with tonsillectomy?

UNLESS CHRONICALLY: Enlarged tonsils is causing sleep apnea, no weight loss is expected. If you have your tonsils removed though, because of the likelihood you won't be able to eat solids for several days, you may lose a couple pounds. ...Read more

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What is the average weight loss when taking metformin?

What is the average weight loss when taking metformin?

1-4 kgs.: Usually during the first few months. You will regain it though, unless you follow diet and exercise. ...Read more

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What is the average weight loss after the first day of juice fast?

What is the average weight loss after the first day of juice fast?

That depends on the : Juice fast. If one drank lots of fruit juices — they may actually gain weight. Usually > vegetable juices are recommended for a juice fast. ...Read more

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What is the ideal number of days to use for a moving average of your weight to monitor weight loss?

What is the ideal number of days to use for a moving average of your weight to monitor weight loss?

Once a week: Due to changes in fluids, its best to weigh yourself once a week, at the same time of day, using the same scale, and wearing the same clothes. ...Read more

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Does drinking lemon water with cayenne pepper encourage weight loss from an average diet?

Does drinking lemon water with cayenne pepper encourage weight loss from an average diet?

Effects are minimal: Lemon water with cayenne pepper is very low in calories compared to sugar-sweetened drinks such as soda. So, if you're drinking it instead of calorie-rich drinks, it may contribute to weight loss. There is some evidence that cayenne pepper decreases appetite; however, the effects appear to be minimal. Additionally, cayenne pepper is palatable only in small amounts, limiting its benefits. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more