Atkins: Low-Carb, High-Protein Diet

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Jun 052012
 

Dr Robert Atkins Diet

The Atkins diet, invented by Robert Atkins and popularized through a series of his books in the early 1970s, promises its followers that they’ll lose weight while still enjoying their favorite and most indulgent low-carb, high-protein foods. In addition to lasting weight loss, the Atkins diet claims to set followers on the path toward improved health and overall wellness. Continue reading »

Diets With Reducing Carbohydrates

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Jul 042010
 

Diets with Reducing Carbohydrates

Diets of this type are based around the reduction of carbohydrates. Typically, they advise that you consume carbohydrates equivalent to only 20-30% of daily food value of suggested carbohydrate consumption.  The most famous diet of this type is the Atkins diet. During the first few weeks on it you will be allowed to eat a maximum of 20 grams of carbohydrates per day. Over time you will be able to slowly increase that amount up to 70 grams. However, you will have to continue eating this way throughout your life. At first your body weight will decrease dramatically, but this is not fat loss. You lose glycogen in your muscles due to the fact that you are not supplying your body with the normal amounts of water and glucose it is used to. Continue reading »