Dr Atkins Protein
Atkins protein diet, in its pure form is a very rigid and rather
extreme method of losing weight fast. And if you can keep with it
through the four phases, can be an incredible way to lose weight very
Atkins Diet ProblemA really big
Atkins diet problem is that it goes against many long held "truths"
about health and nutrition. This has lead to an incredible amount of
very heated controversy about the effectiveness of this extremely low
carb, high protein and fat diet. Dr Atkins protein diet also seems to
push that fats are fine to consume in large quantities.
diet is also practically impossible for vegetarians, since there is no
source of protein on the diet for someone who won't eat meat.
Atkins Diet Work?It most certainly does.
stick to it...
And a number of studies in the last 5 years
have shown that Dr Atkins diet is at least as effective as the
currently heavily defended low fat/high carbohydrate diet being pushed
as the Food Pyramid here in the US.
In the short term, it has
been shown to be more effective at rapid weight loss than a strictly
calorie controlled low fat diet. And under currently published studies,
appears to be slightly more effective at the one year mark, where most
studies drop off.
Disadvantage of Atkins DietLike
any highly restrictive diet, the disadvantage of Atkins diet is that it
is very difficult to stay motivated to stay on it.
know about how our bodies work, tells us that we really should eat a
certain amount of fruits, vegetables, and grains. And in the beginning
phases of Dr Atkins protein diet, these are very nearly completely
removed from the diet. But as you move into the third and fourth phase,
they are brought back in, in smaller quantities than the widely held
beliefs in the food pyramid.
Another disadantage of Atkins
diet is that at the surface level it seems to push a lot of fats.
Certain types of fats are great for you, but some of them have major
health issues tied to them.
How Atkins Diet WorksCutting
the amount of carbohydrates to a level way below the amount our body
needs to provide for its energy needs is how Atkins diet works. This
causes the body to use its fat stores for energy instead of the oh so
efficient source of carbohydrates.
Eating lots of meats, which
give a lot of protein, and other foods that help you feel satiated more
quickly, and for longer periods of time, actually cause you to eat
less. And as such you end up consuming less calories. Which is really
how you lose weight.
Atkins Diet SummaryDr
Atkins protein diet can be a great way to quickly drop excessive
weight. Even though it really goes against currently held beliefs about
health and nutrition.
Atkins diet problems could be eliminated
by eating more lean red meats, high fat fish, and white meats.
not really about completely removing carbohydrates from your eating
habits, but about cutting out all of the processed carbs like white
bread and pastas, and replacing them with reasonable amounts of good
natural carbs from fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
This diet also stresses getting rid of the processed sugars that we know are so bad for us.
my own humble opinion, Dr Atkins protein diet is a great start, with
only a couple of minor flaws and could be a jump start on the way to
better health through weight loss and nutrition.
reality is any "Diet" is flawed, the only way to achieve real, lasting
weight loss is to develop reasonable eating habits using unprocessed
foods while consuming less calories than you burn.
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