Top
30
Doctor insights on: Grapefruit Juice With The Atkins Diet

Share
1

1
Can you tell me how could the Atkins diet work?

Can you tell me how could the Atkins diet work?

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.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/1708440999?token=378a5145 maybe helpful ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
2,585 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Can I have some tips on the Atkins diet please!?

Can I have some tips on the Atkins diet please!?

Keep it simple.: Try to keep in mind 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 more

3

3
How can Atkins diet work and what is it all about?

How can Atkins diet work and what is it all about?

Suppressing insulin!: Suppressing Insulin is key. By doing so, fatty acid synthase decreases up to 90%, making it quite difficult to put fat into adipocytes. Remember, eating very low glycemic protein and fats, fiber, and certain carbs blocks Insulin secretion. The body converts to preferential utilization of triglycerides and free fatty acids! ...Read more

4

4
Desperate for the Atkins diet! How do I get started?

Desperate for the Atkins diet! How do I get started?

Please, read book!: Read his book first. The "carbohydrate addict's" book is also good. Check the internet by googleing your questions is also a good idea! I have been on a low carb diet since 1995. BP and lipid profiles best in my life. Went from 238 to 196 and have not gained anything back! ...Read more

5

5
To what extent is the Atkins diet safe and effective?

To what extent is the Atkins diet safe and effective?

Fairly safe for 30 d: Can raisse cholesterol and contribute to proteinosis, among other risks. ...Read more

6

6
Please suggest what foods can I eat on the Atkins diet?

Please suggest what foods can I eat on the Atkins diet?

Protein and fat: Any protein and fat is allowed on the atkins diet. You avoid fruits and vegetables which have some form of sugars. Protein and fat can be meat, chicken, fish, eggs, turkey, ham, pork, etc. So for example- breakfast might be eggs and sausage. Lunch might be chicken and ribs, dinner might be lamb chops. You wouldn't have beans or legumes, no potatos, no rice, and no fruits. ...Read more

7

7
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

8

8
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

9

9
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.: The 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

10

10
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

12

12
Can the Atkins diet literally mean no carbs?

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

14

14
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

15

15
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

16

16
Atkins diet cause bell's palsy?

Atkins diet cause bell's palsy?

Bell's Palsy: Probably not. This post viral complication is thought to be caused by a person's own immune system creating antibodies that attack the facial nerves on one side of the face.

High protein diet is not to be blamed. ...Read more

17

17
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

18

18
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

19

19
Atkins diet and sweet tooth help! How to stop this?

Atkins diet and sweet tooth help! How to stop this?

Dark chocolate: 85% dark chocolate is healthy to eat and easy on your diet/teeth. Dark chocolate has ingredients that lower blood pressure and improve your immune system. Any dark chocolate that is over 75% cocoa is good to eat in moderation. ...Read more

20

20
Can I go on Atkins diet without artificial sweeteners?

Can I go on Atkins diet without artificial sweeteners?

Yes: Before embarking on Adkins, have an examination, ekg and lab work. Good Luck! ...Read more

22

22
Why do you stop counting calories while on the Atkins diet?

Still important: The atkins diet markedly reduces carbs. They want thi to be the priority. Can get distracting if also counting calories. But calories still matter. Should still focus on veggies and some fruit as the foundation. Then add proteins. Some fat is needed. But, no carbs. ...Read more

23

23
Atkins diet: do I need under 9grams of any carb including fiber per hour?

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

24

24
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

27

27
What to do if I started the Atkins diet for seizures 4 days ago I am 35 can any one give me any advice?

What to do if I started the Atkins diet for seizures 4 days ago I am 35 can any one give me any advice?

I do not endorse for: The atkins diet is not meant to control seizures, but will help thosew with abdominal obesity lose weight, control lipids, and blood pressure. I am unaware of its having positive effects on seizures in published studies, but it won't hurt! ...Read more

28

28
Are sugar-free cookies and other sweet snacks okay to eat during the induction phase of the Atkins diet?

Possibly: Here is the rule you wanna abide by: eat no more than 20 grams a day of net carbs, 12 to 15 grams of them as foundation vegetables. This means you can eat approximately six loosely packed cups of salad and two cups of cooked vegetables per day. Remember, carb counts of various vegetables vary, so be sure to check them. So you can dedicate 5 extra grams of carbs to anything! ...Read more

29

29
I am going on the Atkins diet, 21 males to lose 1-2stone. Is 20g carbs a day safe? I heard it can kill you?

I am going on the Atkins diet, 21 males to lose 1-2stone. Is 20g carbs a day safe? I heard it can kill you?

It will not!: But once in ketosis, 40-50g is adequate. Exercise while doing this. It should become a lifestyle, not a diet. I've been low carb since 1995. Avoid processed meats with salt and additives. Get your low cal but nutritious veggies! ...Read more

30

30
Is it healthy to practise the Atkins diet and is it guaranteed to make me lose some weight. Please answer and over what period?

Is it healthy to practise the Atkins diet and is it guaranteed to make me lose some weight. Please answer and over what period?

Complex; Yes ; No: Life not simple. Low fat diet not healthy. High fat, of natural origin, moderate protein ; very low carb food choices most consistent with the best health long term. Atkins promoted lots of protein not a problem, but it can be. Safer is more fat. Specific food choices ; quantities always a make-it or break-it issue. Thus, high fat, mod. Protein ; all complex carbs from fresh vegetables-add butter, etc. ...Read more

Fruit Juice (Definition)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more