what do you know about Atkins Diet?
Topic: what do you know about Atkins Diet?
April 23, 2019 / By Linzi Question:
how does reducig carbohydrates in the diet can lead to weight loss.... anything about atkins diet......
Best Answers: what do you know about Atkins Diet?
Kandace | 2 days ago
I know it's not healthy. If you're going to diet, eat a balanced diet. Go see your doctor or dietitian and have them help you make a food schedule for your day.
But about the Atkins Diet...initial weight loss upon starting the diet is a phenomenon common with most diets, and is due to reduction in stored glycogen and related water in muscles, not fat loss. No evidence has surfaced that any diet will cause weight loss unless it reduces food energy (calories) below the maintenance level, and reports have indicated that successful weight loss due to the Atkins diet may be the result of less food energy being consumed by the dieter, rather than the lack of carbohydrates.
Basically, the Atkins Diet is just a fad diet, which is taxing on the organs and very unhealthy for your body in the long run. Atkins Diet has also been linked with severe heart disease, and I'd say that the risks outweigh the benefits.
A balanced diet is the answer.
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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.
you may be used to fried foods but there are other sometimes healthier ways to cook including roasting steaming poaching baking braising and broiling
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After slowly gaining weight over a number of years, I hit 188 pounds. I decided to give Atkins a go and lost over 50 pounds. Last year I switched over to weight watchers maintenance plan as I grew tired of Atkins. It helped get the weight off, and I have kept the weight off for four years now...I also exercise A LOT, this really helps keep the weight off as well. Atkins works but I don't recommend it long term. Portion control when it comes to food and diet and exercise really is the best way to go.
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By reducing carbs in your diet , your body can focus entirely on digesting the protein/ fat combo without interference. These two food are complimentary and do not work against each other in the digestive tract. Thus, by allowing the body to properly digest and not store other food as fat, you'll be able to shed pounds. The body does this initially thru a phase of ketosis. For more info go to :
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Traditional diets focus on calorie intake – the fewer calories you take in, the more weight you will lose. The Atkins approach focuses on what kind of foods you eat instead of the number of calories. It means no more counting calories. Instead, you need to watch your carbohydrate intake because Dr. Atkins felt that carbohydrates were what lead to weight gain. In other words, if you limit your carbs, you’ll lose weight because you will burn stored body fat in the absence of carbs for fuel.
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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.