Atkins Diet, Medical Community Less Skeptical!

 

By Virginia Wright

Report out by The American Journal of Medicine is saying…

Atkins Diet may help your heart after all and has been given somewhat of a

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SCIENTIFIC, THUMBS UP! The medical community is less skeptical of the Atkins Diet that touts large amounts of protein and fat in the diet; saying people can lose weight “Twice as fast” based on a 6 month study on a Low-Carb/High Fat Diet as a dieter on a Low-Fat/ Calorie-restricted diet. However, it is thought that people will gain weight back faster once off the Atkins diet. No matter what type of diet you chose, making a weight-loss and maintenance program a “Life Style Change” will reduce weight fluctuations. Then incorporate portion control into the equation, exercise 3-4 x per week for (approximately 20-30 minutes per session) and eat less sugary carbohydrates, i.e., candy, cookies, cake, and pies which basically are the “empty calories” in your daily diet. Whether you are on a Low-Fat/Calorie-Restricted Diet, Mediterranean, Low Cholesterol, or Low Carb Diet such as Atkin’s Diet; or any other Diet…Getting up and moving (exercise), lowering portions you eat (calorie reduction), and overall healthier eating habits is a recipe for success.  It All begins with a positive attitude and desire for a healthier, trimmer, you!

Risk Factors Such as….

Atherosclerosis and weight loss need to be studied long term before a Carbohydrate- Restricted diet is endorsed says The New England Journal of Medicine.

Source: The New England Journal of Medicine http://www.nejm.org   http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa055317#t=articleTop

 

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