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Behavior Modification While On Atkins 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cups of what?: Question is ambiguous, but net carbs is critical! ...Read more
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
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
Atkins: Since Healthtap physicians are asked not to endorse product lines – would recommend that you refer directly to the Atkin's website. ...Read more
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
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...
mainly, find triggers, work on them, learn from errors. ...Read more
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