should i do the atkins diet?
Topic: should i do the atkins diet?
June 20, 2019 / By Nicole Question:
Hi, i am only 14 and i want to lose weight. i am not quite sure what to do, i am so tired of being the fat girl in the group. my mom tells me i'm not fat, but i weigh 150 pounds, and i'm 5'11. i thought about doing the adkins diet, but i read from others people's rusults that after they lose the weight, they gain it, and some more back and i want to lose it for good. i am willling to do anything. and like i said my mom say's i'm not fat so she won't take me to the doctor to get weight loss pills. or get on a diet plan. please help. thank you soo much..
Best Answers: should i do the atkins diet?
Lynet | 4 days ago
At 14, you shouldn't be dieting at all unless you were like 200 lbs. And don't do the Atkins diet, all you do with that is eat meat, meat and more meat. The digestive system can only work so hard, and shoveling all those dead carcasses down your gullet is completely bad for your health. The reason people lose all the weight on the Atkins diet is because it causes their bodies to work "overtime" to try to digest it, increasing calories burned to do so. They gain their weight back after coming off that diet because their body is now used to working "overtime" and doesn't know what to do with all the calories so it stores them. Try eating fruits and veggies and little to no meat, you will feel better and the weight will come off easier. I really don't think you need to lose a whole lot of weight though if any.
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Originally Answered: Has anyone done the Atkins diet?
I have done this diet off and on for years and think it's great. I totally disagree with the other person's answer about it causing heart attacks, that's just hogwash.
If you have read the book then you understand the principle behind it, did you determine which body type you have? A, B, or C? It was while reading that section that I had my revelation about my health and finally an understanding of my eating, sleeping, and energy habits.
One thing that I love about this diet is that while I am on it, I FEEL great. I wake up in the morning feeling rested and I have tons more energy all day long. I sleep better, and I find it easier to concentrate and focus on work etc.. I also don't have huge cravings for sweets or carbs, in fact I sometimes have to remind myself to eat because my appetite drops a lot.
One thing I have found however, is that if you don't have a lot of weight to lose, say something like 20 pounds or more, it tends to not be as successful. I am not sure why, but the more overweight you are, the better you respond to this diet. If you are only trying to lose something like 10 pounds, I would skip it and go the standard exercise / eat healthy routine.
Lastly, I found that the book reviews of the Atkins Diet book on Amazon.com to be enormously helpful when I was trying to decide whether or not to go on this diet. There are literally hundreds of reviews of people who have been on the diet and posted their experience. I recommend a few hours reading those reviews so you can get a broad spectrum of answers to better help you make a decision.
Well darling, the biggest battle to weight loss is your physiological barrier. So once you have passed that, meaning not having in mind that you'll lose weight overnight, using fad diets to lose weight, etc, all those negative thoughts that are short term. ex. if you don't see results in 1 - 2 days, you'd stuff your face or quit. One alternative is to become a vegetarian. It will benifit you now and in the future. I became a vegitarian about a month ago and i have much more energy and a clearer mind. Replace your meals with good carbs, not bad. Whole grain is the best for more energy so you can exercise =) There's a difference between good carbs and bad, bad are the white breads and pasta's with all this processing. Wheat is good for you, it gives you energy and makes you fuller longer. If you don't have access to doing cardio ( like running and stuff) you could download a workout program like turbo jam on limewire. You just eat small meals a day, 1200 calories a day and you'll be set. Whether it has meat or not (vegetarianism was just an alternative) but make sure its all lean meat/chicken. You dont need atkins diet, you'd be wasting your money when all you have to do is work for it. Which is also part of your physiological barrier, you must WORK FOR IT. don't expect to lose it quickly or anything like that. You will probably see this as garbage that you wont listen to or use in your life lol. But i hope the best for you. Weight loss is long term, a change in habit and lifestyle. I hope you will come to learn that one day if you havent already.
Best of luck.
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Okay I've performed each so ... First of all when you've handiest misplaced five lbs in a single month on a vegetarian vitamin you often have not been exercise and/or you may have taken in too many energy. Just considering it is non carnivorous doesn't suggest its low calorie. Now as for ATKINS run....do not do it. I idea I used to be so sensible and so did all of the humans I satisfied to move on Atkins rationale I misplaced 29 lbs in a month, BUT... no longer handiest did the burden come correct again the minute I obtained again to the truly international and ate a couple of carbs. however I won again extra, plus I grew to become a B*tch whilst in this vitamin. CRANKY!!! and it used to be sooooo tough to pay attention as your mind has no vigour because of the loss of carbs. It's so bodily bad too. It used to be a laugh for the primary couple of days, bacon, cheese, steaks, salmon, nuts... AKA fats fats fats fats fats fats...then you definitely begin to believe like a pan of oil. Makes me unwell recalling this vitamin. How approximately including a bit of lean protein to the veggie vitamin and undertaking the burden off, then you'll be able to have a company toned frame.
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You're pretty tall for 14 and you don't weigh too much by any means. Check out on line for a BMI (Body Mass Index) chart to check what your weight should be for your height. If you find you want your BMI to be a bit lower I personally wouldn't recommend the Adkins diet. Reason being that studies have shown that in the beginning stages of the diet you don't get the calcium you need and that your body will draw what it needs from your bones weakening them. If you choose that diet you MUST make sure you supplement your calcium, esp. because you're still growing. Choose healthy foods for the most part and eat normal portions - no super-sizing - and exercise regularly - be active - both w weight training and cardio. exercise.
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First of all, you are only 14. Your body has a lot of changing to do.
Secondly, I'm a lot shorter than you and weigh 150 pounds and I am happy with my weight. I doubt anyone sees you as the "fat one" in the group unless your friends are anorexic.
Thirdly, high protein diets can give you kidney stones. And those hurt like a *****...
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Originally Answered: How do you go about the Atkins diet?
As I wrote yesterday, I followed the Atkins diet and lost 45lbs in 12 weeks. It is not unhealthy at all, so please don't listen to all the others who say it is.
Put quite simply, the Atkins diet doesn't cut out all good foods. Just those which are high in carbohydrates. This is mostly sugars and flours (starches). And, it doesn't cut out all carbs. but limits the amount you should consume.
You can eat as much meat as you like, have as much water, diet drinks and alcohol (no wine or vodka) as you like. You can eat fruits and vegetables which are low in carbs(there's lots of them) and remember your not cutting all carbs from your diet.
The book recommends that you start by limiting your daily intake of carbs to 20/day for the first 2 weeks, then increase it by 5, to 25 the next week. If you continue to loose weight with the additional 5 carbs added, add another 5 in the fourth week etc. until your weight loss stops, then cut it back by 5 again.
Believe me when I tell you, you will lose weight, you will feel better, and you will have more energy than you have had in years. Remember, no breads, no potato, no rice, no sugar. Simply put, cut out flour and sugar, and you will win.