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Top 10 Questions and Answers on Atkins Diet
1. What is Atkins Diet?
Dr. Atkins diet, first introduced in 1972, is strictly
That is why it is called a low-carb, high-protein diet or
2. What are carbohydrates, and where can they be found?
Carbohydrates provide your body with its basic fuel, very
There are two types of carbohydrates:
Simple carbohydrates (also called "sugars" on food
Complex carbohydrates ("starches"), made up of chains
Starches can be found in great quantities in most
Your digestive system breaks a starch back down into
A complex carbohydrate is digested more slowly than
Complex carbs can be either high in fiber such as
But carbohydrates are not the only substances the body
A protein is any chain of amino acids. Carbohydrates
Protein can be found in both animal and vegetable foods.
Vegetable foods usually have few or none of the essential
Some vegetable sources contain quite a bit of protein --
Fats are also an important part of our diet. Many foods
There are two kinds of fats: saturated and unsaturated.
Saturated fats are normally solid at room temperature,
Vegetable oils are the best examples of unsaturated fats,
We can further distinguish the unsaturated fats between
Fat is necessary because: the only way to get certain
Another reason is that fat is a good source of energy,
Atkins diet and other low-carb diets are based on the theory
So you count these carbs. They are the ones that matter.
Just regulate your blood sugar levels (from carbohydrates)
Therefore, say Atkins diet proponents, the culprits are
What you should do is restrict carbohydrate consumption,
According to them, the energy we need should be taken
6 . What else does the human body need?
Mainly vitamins and minerals. These can be found in various
Anybody can note the simple fact that cutting back on
However, for most dieters the problem is the long-term
Whatever Atkins diet proponents have said, this remains a
8. What about the "fat makes you fat" theory?
According to Anthony Colpo, one of the most articulate of the
"Some folks have been so inculcated with the simplistic
The fact is, high fat diets can result in spectacular fat loss
9. Does Atkins diet cause coronary heart disease (CHD)?
On May 26, 2004 A Florida businessman filed suit against
The man claimed as a consequence of following the low-carb
One of the fiercest opponents of Atkins diet, the Physicians
But what does the other side say? As expected, we hear
Here is Anthony Colpo's take on the CHD issue:
"A low carb diet based on paleolithic food choices, that is,
In additon to CHD - coronary heart disease - Atkins diet has
A few quick answers to some of these accusations from
Kidney disease: "Bodybuilders and strength athletes have
Osteoporosis: "a low-carbohydrate, high fat, high protein
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Close Kept Secrets to Weight Loss Lesson #13
Life is great, isn't it? Stop and just look around you as you're reading this and breathe in all that you have to be grateful for. You have a computer; you have the Internet; you have the ability to type; you can read; you have an attractive, intelligent, vibrant 50-year old woman who cares about you-that's me! Remember to define yourself as Divine. The One who created you wouldn't have it any other way. He expects you to let people know who you are and shout it out your car window if you have to. I prefer to wear a t-shirt that reveals who I am. I celebrated my 50th birthday on March 11 and got a t-shirt that says, "I'm 50 and I'm a Hottie!!"
The Public Stoning of Gastric Bypass Patients: When Things Get Ugly
Recently a woman went public in her online diet community with her decision for gastric bypass surgery. She was asking for fellowship and support from fellow dieters. What she received was a public cyber-stoning from hostile opinionated and poorly informed sanctimonious people.
Close Kept Secrets to Weight Loss Lesson #2
Welcome to lesson #2. First of all, I believe that gratitude is so important in everyday life. With this in mind, I am in awe at the response for this ezine and I want to thank you for trusting the process and believing in yourself. When I woke up the next day after setting this up and saw the number of people who subscribed, I broke down in tears. I owe everything I have created to God. He led me to do this and through Him I will help you. I am here to be the light for you to know that you already possess the wholeness within. We have several layers that we will be uncovering. You will then be able to make new choices in your quest for weight loss and be putting daily plans for yourself in place. You will be amazed at the difference. My intention is that you get results!
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Go for Scientific Weight Loss
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