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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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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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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?

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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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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What are some reasons an Atkins diet causes osteoporosis?

What are some reasons an Atkins diet causes osteoporosis?

Not true: I am not aware of any evidence that a low carb diet causes osteoporosis. If anything, a low carb, high protein diet should help osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Can the Atkins diet literally mean no carbs?

Yes: Simple carbs are sugars and are a major cause of obesity. Complex carbs come from fruit and vegetables and represent normal diet. Atkins is not a "normal" diet. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat refined carbs after Atkins diet?

Is it okay to eat refined carbs after Atkins diet?

In moderation: If you lose weight while doing carbohydrate restricting diets, then to go back to eating simple, refined carbohydrates in excessive quantities will likely result in weight gain. The bigger goal is to change your eating habits, and try to eat more nutritious foods, and simple refined carbs in moderation. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat pumpkin seeds while on the Atkins diet?

Is it ok to eat pumpkin seeds while on the Atkins diet?

Atkins diet: Is a low-carbohydrate diet that in fact emphasizes use of pumpkins as one of ingredients to be consumed in early phases of treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to convince my mom that the Atkins diet is healthy?

Atkins diet: Atkins diet is only been reported in trials on short term basis due to subjects inability to stick to it as a result not possible to report problems with it in diabetics kidneys may surface due to protein loading high potassium is reported bone loss is a theoretical possibility. ...Read more

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Please help, how much is too much eggs, meat, mayo in Atkins diet?

Please help, how much is too much eggs, meat, mayo in Atkins diet?

Makes no....: Doesn't make much difference! i probably ingest more saturated fat than anyone in knoxville. My chol/hdl ratio is 2.5. Triglycerides 88. ...Read more

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Could Atkins diet work better if your eating more fat then protein?

Could Atkins diet work better if your eating more fat then protein?

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

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Is the Atkins diet recommended for someone who is lactose intolerant?

Yes: Please read the book. It is not a prescription for all you can eat in one catagory. Dr. Adkins collected and promoted the research which helped many people stay with the diet and achieve long term success. There is no reason to fail simply because of lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Has there been evidence of success on Atkins diet and low carb foods?

Quite if........: If you are an "apple" build, with torso weight and high waisted-very good. If low waisted, with more weight on arms and legs-not as good. Low calorie/low fat may be better in that case. But apples have cholesterol and BP issues and the is no scientific question that low carb trumps low fat in this case!

i have lost 40 lbs and have maintained this 17 yrs, on a personal note. Chol/hdl= 2.5, best! ...Read more

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Why am I so hungry all time? Is it because I'm doing the Atkins diet?

Why am I so hungry all time? Is it because I'm doing the Atkins diet?

Yes: it has about the highest rate of drop outs. People hate it.
Furthermore, it's never been shown to work better than conventional eat less exercise more.
He wasn't that fat AND, he certainly DID need to follow a diet unlike nearly every other diet author...
except........
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/1708440999?token=378a5145
mainly, find triggers, work on them, learn from errors. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to do insanity while also staying on the Atkins diet?

Is it a good idea to do insanity while also staying on the Atkins diet?

Insanity is: A very strenuous and vigorous work out, and unless you're in good shape and able to tolerate the extreme exercise, it's not a good idea to do insanity at any time, no matter what diet you're on or off of. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Behavior Modification (Definition)

Behavior modification, a type of psychotherapy is the use of demonstrated behavior change techniques to increase or decrease the frequency of behaviors, such as altering an individual's behaviors and reactions to stimuli through positive and negative reinforcement of adaptive behavior and/or the reduction of behavior through its extinction, punishment ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Smith
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Behavior Therapy (Definition)

Behavior therapy seeks to target the symptoms or behaviors that are troublesome, based upon the principles of behavior modification, rather than attempting ...Read more