Atkins diet vs other diets

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4054761 tn?1349368749 Diets like Atkins are not healthy, and typically result in all of the weight (and then some) being gained back when the diet is discontinued. It is not a change that can be maintained for life. For permanent, healthy weight loss, you'll need to make modifications that are sustainable. This means portion control, the eat less + sweat more equation, and not depriving yourself of things severely, which invariably leads to binges and nutritional imbalances.
Avatar f tn I switched to an Atkins-like lifestyle about a year ago after being told I had be become a type 2 diabetic. I reduced my carbohydrate intake to less than 50 grams per day. I found that my overall heart rhythm improved and noticed a reduction in the number of PVC's.
Avatar f tn The only other thing I can say is, be patient. My plateau lasted about a year, and had I given up, I would have had to start back at square one. It's better to "hold what you got" than it is to go back to gaining weight. Enjoy yourself and keep up the good work.
Avatar m tn I'd personally avoid Atkins -- or any fad diet, actually. Atkins has more research on it than any other diet because it was developed originally to prevent heart disease (the creator, Dr. Atkins, died of heart disease!) The research showed that the diet did not work in the long run and was unhealthy in the long run, as it's too high in protein and too low in antioxidant rich foods.
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Avatar m tn I've never heard of the diet - maybe it works or maybe it doesn't - everyone is different. But since you like meat alot, why don't you read up on the Atkins diet or the South Beach diet. These diets are low carbohydrate diets. Eating low carb avoids the constant stimulation of insulin. The first few weeks of the diet help in getting rid of insulin resistance. Many people say goodbye to their medications on this diet.
Avatar m tn I started in may on Atkins and lost almost 20 pounds a month..then in July I quit loosing weight all month. I changed to calories and added fruits and vegetables plus some complex carbs...lost another 33 pounds.. I have 20 to go and can't decide whether to stay on calories or back to Atkins.. my doc says I have glycemic issues but not diabetes... yet... any advice?
1464587 tn?1307491605 or none if you can, good proteins and high fiber. A couple people refered to it like the atkins diet, since atkins seems to I think concentrate on meats (proteins), low fats, and little to no carbs. And thank you soooo much jackie on that chocolate refernce!! I will so look for it the next time I'm at the store =D And the meat I have is very little, just once a day, and half the portion of my veggies =) and it is very lean.... maybe 2 grams of fat per night. And as far as the egg whites..
1756367 tn?1400884364 There are now many other popular low carb diets available - many are very similar to Atkins. There are the Paleo diets (Caveman diets) that emphasize primarily proteins, fats and vegetables. There is the Glycemic index diet that does not limit carb content but does recommend complex carbs over simple carbs. There are the higher fat diets, that recommend low carb, moderate protein and high fats. All of these would benefit a food addict.
Avatar m tn Harvard researchers put pre-obese people (they had just lost 10-15 percent of their body weight) on three different diets—a low-fat, high-carb diet; a low-glycemic diet with fewer carbs; and a high-protein, high-fat, Atkins-style diet. Each participant ate the same number of calories on each diet, yet at the end of the study, they found that people burned the most calories at rest while on the Atkins diet.
Avatar f tn If your husband is willing to incorporate a few other food items (such as certain vegetables) into his daily menu in order to continue eating the beef and cheese (but lose the pasta) then the Atkins diet may be right for him. There's loads of info online about it, and I'm sure it's the only diet where full-fat cheese and beef are actively encouraged!
768251 tn?1256734583 Atkins Diet. Read the book. Induction all the way to re-introduction of Carbs. It is as simple as that. If done correct it is safe, and enjoyable.
Avatar m tn People keep telling me that the Atkins diet is unhealthy, but my labs tell me differently. I lose weight on this diet and for the 1st time in 20 year my triglycerides are below 200. Also my cholesterol has come back into the good range. I feel better and have more energy, so why is this diet a bad thing? Maybe I don't see the big picture, please let me know.
Avatar f tn Is there a way to enter "low carb" or "Atkins" in the "set up" your own diet goals online or via the Android app? What types of diets -- with the specific words'--may we use on the set up page?
Avatar f tn Try The Atkins or the paleo diets
637356 tn?1301924822 yeah, my nutritionist told me its best to have a varied diet, not one that only focuses on one particular food group, such as protein. my mother in law went on the atkins a few years ago and she literally never ate carbs, her hair started looking dull and falling out, her skin got real dry, and a whole lot of other stuff going on. and it just didn't sound healthy, like for her snack she would throw strips of bacon in a ziplock back and toss in her purse....
1301482 tn?1325722991 Eat eggs, fruit, veggies, lean meats such as pork loin and turkey breast, white fish, nuts in moderate quantities, and as for dairy, allow yourself some edame cheese every other day or so, as well as fat free yogurt. One day in my diet looks like this: Breakfast: omelet (1 egg or 2 whites and 1 yolk) w/ a couple of baby plum tomatoes, a big mushroom, a spring onion and a couple of spinach leaves. Mid-morning snack: golden apple with a tbsp or crunchy peanut butter.
296076 tn?1371334474 about 4 years ago I weighed 287 and got down to 185 in 7 months with atkins and really working out... well with the pg I am now 203 and ready to get back down!!! So I am beginning atkins but it is so so hard!!! anyone want to budy success???
Avatar f tn Counting carbs can be done with radical protein diets such as Atkins, but the weight loss won't last. Remember that all vegetables are carbs, too. Different people require different diets. Avoiding grains, for example -- whole grains are actually fine, it's the simple carbs that are the problem. Permanent weight maintenance is more complicated than a fad diet. See a holistic nutritionist and figure out what suits you best -- might be a vegetarian diet high in grains.
Avatar m tn I have a physical coming up with my doctor. Is there any prescription I can ask for to go on for a short amount of time (less than six weeks) to get started losing weight? I lost 28 lbs on the Atkins diet but I have regained 15 because I didn't follow the program right, then quit it all together and started eating anything I want. I have never had a weight problem my whole life till now and I am 56 and female.
451075 tn?1210258648 Hello, I am 23 year old Male, medium built, in overall good shape, healthy, not taking any medications. However, my goal is still to get very toned. I work out a lot and feel good. I seem never be able to get rid of the extra layer of fat that is covering my lower torso and ABS. I decided to take a new approach - Atkin's diet. i want to get my 8 pack showing and have no fat on my hips and stomach. In the morning I eat: 1 Cup of Oat Bran and 1 egg, 1 egg white with 2 glasses of water.
Avatar m tn t test for celiac disease with a colonoscopy - the doctor has to do an Endoscopy - from the top. I really think you should go on an Atkins type diet. Now I see you are diabetic and on insulin once a day. So you'll have to check with your doctor before starting (if you want to give it a try). I don't know if your doctor will be open to this diet and playing around with your insulin. The Atkins type diets help circumvent the whole insulin problem.
Avatar f tn Word of caution -- Gymdandee is telling you to try Atkins, a long discredited diet, and livestrong, tied to a guy who lied about doing illegal drugs. There are better things to try, many suggested by Gymdandee. Again, be careful what you ask for on the web -- you might just get it! Again, given your history, I'd see a holistic nutritionist and get a diet you can stay on for life.
Avatar f tn When you warm up before exercising that helps prevent injuries. You don't need to stretch the muscles before exercising just use lighter weights to warm the muscles. As for simple crabs that's why the Atkins or the Palo diet is good. You don't eat simple crabs! Only complex crabs.
Avatar m tn resistance training is essential. A low carb diet like Atkins is one great way to reduce body fat, and because of the high protein, you wont lose muscle. However you can use any other type of high protein diet plan, as long as you keep total calories in control.
Avatar m tn t lose weight at all, but I do it much more slowly than others, whether the diet is Weight Watchers assorted type of Atkins low carb and no matter how much I exercise. Is it normal for fatty tissue to be painful? My sister is obese, too, and she doesn't have pain.