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How is the Atkins diet?

How is the Atkins diet?

Plant-based diet: is far healthier than the Atkins diet. Check out www.Drmcdougall.com and www.nutritionfacts.org for a healthy diet & the dangers of Atkins. ...Read more

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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What is the Atkins diet?

What is the Atkins diet?

Basically!: The low carb/glycemic index diet diminishes the secretion of insulin. Without high Insulin levels, fat cannot be put in a fat cell. When Insulin levels are low, you burn more fat. Therefore, avoiding sugars and starches does just that! in metabolic syndrome, the number one cause of cv death, Insulin resistance is the culprit with high levels which are toxic! ...Read more

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What to eat on the Atkins diet?

What to eat on the Atkins diet?

See below: you eat, meat, chicken, fish, nuts, cheese. You basically limit intake of sugar and carbohydrates such as grains, fruits and vegetables. You certainly wouldn't drink any sugar containing drinks or processed foods.
eggs are allowed. So you can have bacon and eggs for breakfast
Lunch might be a piece of chicken.'
no bread, no cakes, ...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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What is the danger of Atkins diet?

What is the danger of Atkins diet?

You are mistaken: Dr. Atkins did not die of a heart attack. He actually fell on ice outside the hospital striking his head and sustaining a brain injury from which he did not recover.
No diet is the right or wrong diet. That is why there is no one diet that is good for all individuals. I would suggest you consult with a recognized expert rather than trying to get a quick answer to a complicated and difficult issue. ...Read more

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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 happens if I do the Atkins diet?

Shrinking.: Depending on your weight when you start, you can certainly expect to loose some weight. If excess carbohydrates were a main part of your diet then you should expect to see serious results. Like all diets, sticking to it is always a challenge. I recommend assistance with a physician versed in the Atkin's program. ...Read more

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What's your opinion on the Atkins diet?

What's your opinion on the Atkins diet?

Reasonable: To a point. Chief value is v.Low simple carbs, but "eat all you want of meat, fat encourages overeating. On the whole, i despise diets in favor of simply eating "god made" food. ...Read more

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What should you eat on the Atkins diet?

What should you eat on the 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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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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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

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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 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

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What is the current opinions on the Atkins diet?

What is the current opinions on the Atkins diet?

Plant-based diet: is far healthier than the Atkins diet. Check out www.Drmcdougall.com and www.nutritionfacts.org for a healthy diet and the dangers of Atkins. ...Read more

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Does anyone ever have success on the Atkins diet?

MOST OF MY PATIENTS-: Who are apples. And me. Bp, cholesterol, and weight loss since 1995. The low carb diet only works well for people who are "apples." will not work as well for pears! ...Read more

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Is the Atkins diet safe to follow for over a year?

Is the Atkins diet safe to follow for over a year?

Work.: The liver is a truly amazing organ.That we can abuse it with all the bad things we do and it keeps chugging along is remarkable.A healthy liver can handle the high fat&protein atkins diet is proof.But what happens after you quit the diet? Most of my patients have gained all plus some after the diet.Best "diet" for weight loss is weight watchers, followed by continued calorie restriction& exercise! ...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 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

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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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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

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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

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Can the Atkins diet affect my development and growth ?

No!: No. It is in fact more like a primitive paleolithic diet in terms of food content, but slightly lower in fiber. It should not impact growth and development in a 46 year old person at all. ...Read more

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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

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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