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Is there anything bad about the Atkins diet?

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Answered 2017-10-16 15:28:46

To answer your question correctly, YES the Atkins diet works. I've never known anyone that it didn't work for who had tried it. It worked for me and I lost about 50 pounds in 3 months time. If I needed to lose weight, I would definitely do it again. The only trouble that I had on the Atkins diet was the sugar cravings. I got the worst sugar cravings. But I found a fix. I would have a Atkins* shake or an Atkins* bar and that would do the job. Also, there are plenty of snacks that are low carb like Just the cheese* popped cheese snacks. They are made from cheese so they are low in carbs. You have to try them out, they're pretty tasty.


Getting low amounts of carbohydrates in your diet isn't good, but getting too much isn't good either. You ever heard of the saying," Pasta ends up on your hips when too many pass your lips "? Well, it's true! Consuming too much carbohydrates can actually make you fat. Your body can pack about 400 grams of carbohydrates (1600 calories) into your liver, kidneys, pancreas and muscle cells. Any amount more than that will be converted to fat. However, this doesn't pertain to the natural carbs in fruits and vegetables, that's why you can eat lots of it and not get fat. Refined carbohydrates such as pasta, whole wheat bread, and cereal can make you fat. And that's why pasta ends up on your hips.


I just saw a great program on diets and what the good and bad ones were. People want to hear about quick fixes to lose weight and those magic words, "Eat anything you want!" Diet and drug companies make billions off of people who want to lose weight and will promise great weight loss while you eat to your heart's content and most don't work! It only takes common sense to know low in fats, sugars and salt (3 things that make people love the food they shouldn't have.) Olive oil is an excellent source for fats, and people can have natural sugars from fruits or even a little honey and of course a little salt in one's diet is a must because of the iodine content. Sea Salt is excellent and I prefer it to regular salt. Less is needed and it has a better taste. It doesn't mean you can't have the odd small order of chips or a hamburger once a week, or that you can't have a small piece of cake or pie. Less is best! In the program the Atkins diet was rated lowest on the scale. Atkins has a theory that one can eat all the fats they want such as eggs in grease, sausages, bacon, etc. I'd love to see his cholesterol readings! The two top diets were the South Beach Diet and Weight Watchers Diet. I would suggest one of the latter if you want to live a long and healthy lifestyle. Get that exercise in there as well and those 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water every day.


The programme I saw put Atkins on top, closely followed by South Beach and then Weightwatchers some way behind but still 3rd best overall. Atkins has no such theory about eating all the fats you want. People should read for themselves what Atkins suggest instead of relying on poorly informed/researched opinions. His cholesterol reading would be lower as naturally occurring cholesterol is perfectly healthy, Just ask a professional dietician or nutritionist. I am on a low carb diet (not Atkins but closely aligned to it) overseen by such health professionals. I am monitored on a monthly basis and over the past 18 months have lost 11st, saw a significant fall in my cholesterol levels, have a healthier heart, lower blood pressure and perfectly healthy kidneys, liver etc. I cannot stress enough how closely my Consultants monitors my health

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