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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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Is it still effective if I take 10 days off from the Atkins diet?

Is it still effective if I take 10 days off from the Atkins diet?

Yes, but............: You will most likely gain weight. Nonetheless, you should not be on a diet, but a lifestyle! I have been a low carb diet since 1994. I have lost 40 lbs, have normal blood pressure, and the best lipid profile in my life. During holidays, I gain some weight, but I am human. I tighten up after. So maybe I am "off" 20 days a year. I do gain weight, but strict adherence afterwords! Weight loss! ...Read more

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Can I take lactulose while on atkins diet?

Can I take lactulose while on atkins diet?

Yes: Atkins diet is low in fiber and lactulose should help you go to the bathroom since it is a non absorbed sugar. ...Read more

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What vitamins are good to take when on Atkins diet?

What vitamins are good to take when on Atkins diet?

Multivitamin + Ca+Mg: Thiat is include mineral supliments of calcium ; magnesium + 300 - 1000 units vitamin d and omega 3 from fish oil. ...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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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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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?

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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Can Atkins diet raise cholesterol levels?

Can Atkins diet raise cholesterol levels?

Generally no: Rmoval of carbohydrates from the diet will lowered appetite.

Dietary cholesterol is not a cause of elevated cholesterol in spite of drug company statements.
Cholesterol elevation inmost patients is due to elevated toxin levels in the body, .
A good detox program to remove heavy metals and solvents and pesticides will lower cholesterol. Toto. ...Read more

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Does Atkins diet stunt growth in my children?

Does Atkins diet stunt growth in my children?

Atkins Diet: If done properly, the Atkins is fine. Follow the step by step phases, per the book. I would not recommend it for growing children, unless supervised by a physician, for moderate obesity. ...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 indian meals are recommended for Atkins diet?

Very hard!: Nan, or indian bread is good, but forbidden. Indian diets are heavy into rice, also to be avoided. Curries without rice, but with lamb, or chicken, and bell peppers, onions are very good. Virtually all vegetables are good as well. Sweet deserts, bread, and rice need be avoided. This as made it difficult for many of my indian patients! ...Read more

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How much meat is too much meat when on Atkins diet?

How much meat is too much meat when on Atkins diet?

Atkin's diet: 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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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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Could I do the insanity work out with the Atkins diet?

Could I do the insanity work out with the Atkins diet?

My concern: Would be that it might be hard to sustain blood sugars for this type of intensity. ...Read more

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What is a good meal plan for the Atkins diet phase one?

What is a good meal plan for the Atkins diet phase one?

This is covered well: In all the atkins books. You can follow my tips for dinners on low carb diets, but they are not phase one! Remember, phase one virtually eliminates most carbs to obtain a dietetic ketosis! ...Read more

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Is it safe to not eat vegetables during the Atkins diet?

Atkins diet: Atkins diet is a kerogen edits inducing diet which stands for high fat and high protein with few carbs vegetables are carb rich and not present in the traditional atkins since you are going to just achieve weight loss as long as you donot add root vegetables like potatoes or flour u should be fine. ...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 you tell me what it's like to bee on the Atkins diet?

Can you tell me what it's like to bee on the Atkins diet?

Horrible.: Highest drop out rate of most common diets. under 50% last a week. Not clear that it has even slight benefit compared to any other.
But... all the addiction literature would say this is like choosing a particular brand of cocaine... misses the issue.
Count calories, exercise, 500-1000 net out per day.
FInd what the issues are.
https://www. Kickstarter. Com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet ...Read more

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Which foods do doctors think are best to eat on the Atkins diet?

Meat and veggies!: Avoid milk-lactose or milk sugar. Non-processed cheese is great! Most meats, fish, poultry are excellent. Vegetables, except carrots and peas are all fine. Avoid potatoes, all grain flours, and sugar. Berries of all kinds are ok. Some fruits in moderation, others need to be avoided in toto! ...Read more

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How effective is Weight Watchers in comparison to the Atkins diet?

Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Atkins diet, is it true I can eat as much meat as I would like to?

No: You cannot eat "as much as you want" of anything and be healthy. You must be moderate in your approach. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I do the insanity work out with the Atkins diet?

Please tell me, could I do the insanity work out with the Atkins diet?

I wouldn't: That would really stress the body. Such aggressive workout with no carbs to burn. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if the Atkins diet is a good diet for a type 1 diabetic?

Can someone tell me if the Atkins diet is a good diet for a type 1 diabetic?

Dangerous situation: weight gain/loss must be managed VERY carefully in T1DM

too much insulin may have caused weight gain

losing weight in T1DM, requires reductions in insulin as lose weight to prevent hypoglycemia

see EXPERT DIABETES SPECIALIST TO MANAGE ...Read more

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What are considered the common vegetarian food/ food products for the Atkins diet?

Any of....: Morning star farms meat substitutes (griilers-sausage, etc without excessive carbs. This canrivore likes their products! Eas and atkin's shakes and protein bars (do contain whey-so not for vegan). ...Read more

Miralax (Definition)

Polyethylene glycol is a laxative which is a ...Read more