Topic: Atkins diet?
April 23, 2019 / By Allene Question:
what are the basics of the atkins diet? what are pros and cons? Any personal experiences would be great. Thanks!
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Originally Answered: What do u think about the atkins diet?
the Atkins diet is garbage...it counsels one to eat a lot of proteins and fats and to minimize carbs. proteins, fats, and carbs are not created equal. if you're eliminating carbs such as white sugar or white flour then good for you...but any diet that thinks fresh fruits and vegetables are bad for you too...can't be good. if you sat and ate all the fresh fruits and vegetables you wanted to...you'd get full long before you'd get fat. and a high protein diet from chicken and beef and pork contains huge amounts of saturated fats which is a main cause of heart disease. also...your body can only digest 12 grams of protein at one time...so if you're eating huge amounts of protein like you would on the atkins diet...you'll have large amounts of undigested proteins in your blood, whick leads to uric acid crystals which collect in your joints and cause the sharp pains that people with arthritis and gout suffer from. also cooked meats are a major cause of leukocytosis (research that one yourself on the internet...it's too long to explain). so eat lots of raw nuts and fresh fruits and vegetables and you'll lose weight the healthy way.
Like so many other diets out there, you will lose weight. But you will also gain it back and then some if you go off the diet. The Atkins diet allows a boat load of meat... which, of course, can clog your arteries. Most people on the Atkins do learn from it and devise their own diet.... that is, lean beef once or twice a week, and complex carbos only... and all things in moderation. It's a good diet to get you going, but don't make it a life style. Nutritionists pretty much hate it and advocate Weight Watchers.
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I don't know the basics, but I do know that you eliminate all carbs from your diet and eat a LOT of protien. It's really unhealthy and any weight you do lose is likely to come right back on and soon as you start eating normally. Humans are meant to eat ALL food groups, so any diet that says cutting a food group out completely is okay is not a diet you want to do. I mean, the guy who invented it diet of a hard attack because of it.
Any initial weight you lose is also mostly water weight due to the fact that you aren't eating carbs. If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you need to make a lifestyle change. Simply eat heathy portions of all food groups and adjust bad habits into good ones. Make your own meals rather than eating out, and exercise regularily (3-5 times a week). Weight watcher is a great program that teaches lifestyle change rather than quick fad diet.
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Carbohydrates are needed by the brain, nerves, kidneys, and the red blood cells.
I have personally had to give first aid to strangers on five separate occasions because they became hypoglycemic when they worked out while on the Atkins diet. All of them were hospitalized.
Here is an article about low carb diets:
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There is no bad food, only bad diets. If your diet does not take you to Utopia, try another that will.
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Originally Answered: Atkins diet?
Check out lowcarber.org, which has lots of information about various low carb diets.
The basic principle is that sugars and carbohydrates, which are chains of simple sugars cause changes in your body chemistry. When you eat those things your body produces insulin to help process them, but then the insulin is still floating around in your system. You get cravings for more carbohydrates to even out your insulin level. This causes overeating and insulin resistance.
If you cut down on the carbohydrates that don't provide much nutrition anyway, like white bread, pasta, potatoes, and sugar rich food, your body will not be burning those foods up for energy - or storing the excess as fat. Instead, your body will begin to burn its own fat.
So if you reduce your carbs you'll have less of the insulin resistance that causes overeating (and in my case, lethargy) and your body will begin burning fat.
It's important to do this the right way. It's not just eating tons of meat. I did the diet without increasing my meat intake at all. I just substituted healthy vegetables for starches. I never felt hungry because on that diet you can have cheese and salad dressing and butter - all the extras that give food flavor. The fat helps you to fill more full, so you don't feel starved.
It's a very hard diet to do if you have a craving for sweets.