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Can some 1 explain the atkins diet in detail for me?

December 21st, 2012 4 comments

Can some 1 explain the Atkins diet in detail for me? I wanna do the Atkins diet so i can go from 206 to 180. Can some 1 list the steps of starting the diet and completeing it. Also i do not mind hard core dieting.

buy the book. or get it out of the library. its quite a detailed process.

in detail, see the wikipedia.

for overview: eat little or no carbs (carbohydrates) and force your body to consume the energy stored in your body in various forms. it is done in stages. each stage is stressful to your body, difficult (yes, hard core) and totally unnecessary to loose 26 pounds.

for that amount of weight, you are better off changing your eating habits, preferably on a permanent basis. eat fresh plenty of fresh seasonal fruits and veggies, eat modest amount of animal products, and avoid fast food and processed foods. invest in yourself by spending a few more bucks at buying food that has no unpronounceable ingredients.

the atkins diet is way over rated. don’t do it.

What is the difference between the old Atkins Diet and the Dr Atkins All New Diet Revolution?

December 21st, 2012 3 comments

Please I just want an answer if you know it.

I do not want any information about miracle diets or wonder drugs please.

I already just wasted on question with those types of replies.

Honestly you people. Why bother to answer if you can’t.

I am not interested in people who want to be fascetious and I certainly am not interested in people advertising their diet regimes. It was a simple question if you don’t know the answer then don’t bother with a reply.

No difference between the two.

The Atkins Diet that encourages high dairy and meat protein and fats, that ‘eventually’ plug up everyone’s liver have not changed.

I agree with low carb high protein, just not making a diet of dairy-calcium, meat-cholesterol, and too many fats like I used to do.

Campbell’s "The China Study" agrees with this view.

The people who are profiting from Atkins methods have changed only a little since Dr. Atkins passing. When it pays the bills it is hard to change one’s view of the simple facts. Similar to someone who sells cigarettes for a living, who insists nicotine is not a carcinogen or addictive.

I HOPE you will take my advice that I posted for you and others at <>;_ylt=Akw6EF9KqYEZEjdgXQYevPDty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090924021737AA5D9qV&show=7#profile-info-c19a4184b9a244c77149cbb9521f7f38aa<>

AND would understand my history and my complaints with the Atkins diet that I posted at <><>

SOOoo you would not duplicate my own naivete, with yourself or with those you love, to your own hurt.

I WISH you good health with better info and insights than I have had.

My best to you and yours.

What is the south beach diet and the atkins diet?

December 14th, 2012 2 comments

What the heck are a bunch of diets..I want to go on one of them, which one should i use?Results?Way to lose weight would be helpful too!

The South Beach Diet is a fine way of eating if you are close to normal weight and are not addicted to carbs. South Beach allows a higher carb level but fewer protein & fat choices (if you would rather eat beans than beef, this may be a better choice). Atkins (and I) believe saturated fat is a much more healthful fat for fueling the body. If you lower carbs you have to increase fats to fuel the body.

Eating carbs while trying to lose body fat is terribly inefficient. When in glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) you have to lower your calories (which slows your metabolism) & exercise heavily to deplete your glycogen stores before burning body fat.

The core of Atkins program is converting the body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). Dietary fat levels need to be at >65% of total calories, if not, the body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).

It takes minimum of 3 days to convert a body to ketosis, (but only one bite to convert back to glycolysis). People feel sluggish the first week but most feel better than ever thereafter.

Simple carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice) trigger insulin which can store the calories eaten into fat. The more protein the more the fat burning hormone glucagon is released. The more carbohydrate the more the fat storage hormone insulin is released.

Simple carbs are addictive & can be disastrous to health. The best way to break the addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a huge batch of deviled eggs, eat one every time you want "something" – have huge omelets with bacon, sausage, peppers, mushrooms & cheese. Pork chops smothered with peppers, mushrooms & cheese – pork rinds & dip or tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salad – steaks – a huge sugar free cheese cake. Eat so much you won’t feel deprived of anything. By the 4th day, the addiction will be gone & you can start making healthy choices.

High insulin levels promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger & unbalance other hormones. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones & allow human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so lean muscle will be gained even without exercise. Any exercise will greatly increase muscle mass with high HGH levels.

You can lose more body fat eating protein & fat (don’t eat protein alone) than not eating AT ALL. To lose weight fast, eat all you want, but nothing but meat, eggs, healthy oils, mayo, butter & half an avocado a day (for added potassium). Keep the calories high & the fat percentage high, at least 65% of calories. Green vegetables & some cheese will continue weight loss but at a slower pace.

The first 2 weeks eat several cups a day of (mostly) lettuce & celery, cucumbers, radishes, mushrooms, peppers & more variety of vegetables thereafter – add 5 grams per day additional every week (20 grams day first 2 weeks, 25grams 3rd week, 30grams 4th week etc) til you gain weight, then subtract 10grams. That will be your personal carb level (everyone is different & depends on how active you are.)

Start with meat, fats & salads for 2 weeks and then slowly add in more green veg, wk4 fresh cheeses, wk5 nuts & seeds, wk6 berries, wk7 legumes, wk8 other fruits, wk9 starchy veg, wk10 whole grains. You will learn how your body reacts to different foods.

The first week is just water weight but fat is lost thereafter if you keep your calories high enough. Otherwise the body will strip it’s own lean tissue for nutrition. Although that may look great on a scale it will make it MUCH easier to accumulate fat in the future (since all that pesky lean tissue burning up calories will be gone). The body won’t release fat stores if you lower calories below what it needs. It will slow metabolism to compensate & store every spare ounce as fat. If you continue lowering calories, it will continue lowering the set point, til it can survive off nothing & store fat on anything. The body will only release it’s fat stores if it knows there is plenty of nutritious food.

Ground flax seed (2 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg – let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 minutes. Suggested for daily fiber needs.

As long as you have <9grams carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control & shouldn’t gain weight, no matter the calories. Many people gain weight on high carb, do low carb to lose weight & then are shocked when they return to high carb & gain weight. Many people can return to moderate carb levels but very few can really eat all they want of sugar & maintain weight or health.

Which is the healthiest diet or lifestyle to follow?

November 22nd, 2012 5 comments

There are several diets out there, but I can’t keep track of which is the healthiest. My brother is doing the Atkins friendly-low carb diet and I am terribly worried about him. His diet includes high calorie and high fat foods and he has little physical fitness. Is this low carb diet actually healthy?

Do you have any suggestions I can give him?
Or maybe I am wrong and the Atkins diet is healthy, please let me know what you think.


The healthiest diet to follow is one with lean meats (not high fat) plenty of vegetables and lean meats. Atkins is actually really good at giving you a heart attack and most doctors won’t recommend it. Carbohydrates give your body necessary fuel. Fats are also necessary, but the healthiest places to find them are in olive oil and fish oils. Fatty ground beef, for example, is not the healthiest meat choice you could make. Get a good variety of lots of healthy, non-processed foods in your diet to make sure you’re getting all of the nutrients necessary for life.

Anywhere from 1800-2000 calories a day is healthiest for women, around 2000 a day is healthiest for men. Regular exercise is a must.

How long will it realistically take me to get to a healthy weight and how should I go about it ?

November 18th, 2012 1 comment

I’m a 5"7 female who weighs 78kg. Bmi is about 27 so I’ overweight, 70kg would put me at a normal bmi. That is my first goal, after that I may re-access my ambitions. Is 1kg a week a realistic goal with healthy eating and 4 bouts of good cardio exercise per-week ?

OK so if you want to lose 1 kg a week, that’s about 2 pounds a week. To lose 1 pound of fat you have to burn off an extra 3500 calories. So you would need to burn 7000 calories more than usual in one week, which means a calorie deficit of 1000 per day. That probably isn’t realistic. You could try decreasing your calorie intake by 500 per day, which would mean 1 pound (half a kilogram) per week. So in 16 weeks, you’d reach your goal weight. It’s not as hard as people think, just replace burgers for salads, and don’t drink coffee’s from Starbuck’s and stuff, make your own. You could decrease your calorie intake by 300 per day, and then do extra exercise, burning an extra 200 calories and therefore adding up to the 500.
A less healthy way to lose weight is the Atkins diet. You basically can eat as much as you want as long as it doesn’t contain carbohydrate. I.e meat, fish, eggs, cheese, green vegetables.
This site will tell you exactly what to do.
When I did it, I lost like 2/3 kilograms per week.
You could maybe do it for one week to kick start your weight loss, and then begin to eat healthily.
Good luck!

How do low carb diets work if they’re high in fat?

October 18th, 2012 2 comments

I have been reading up on diets like the Atkins diet, and other low carb diets that people seem to love. My concern is that many of the foods that we are supposed to eat are really high in fat. Also, no milk? I thought dieters always stressed having lots of dairy in their diet.

Dairy can include cheese, yogurt, butter, etc. Milk is high in lactose (another type of sugar)

A high carb diet puts the body into "storage" mode which does not allow the fat stores to be released even if the body is not actively storing fat.

Dietary fats replace carbs for the body’s fuel source in a low carb diet. To keep the body in top fat burning condition, you must eat sufficient calories & they can only come from dietary fats for the body to properly release excess fat stores.

Low carb doesn’t work by starving the body but allowing it to function normally & a normal body doesn’t have excessive fat stores. So when it is in "normal" mode, it releases excess fat stores. A high carb diet forces the body to override normal systems. Carbs >9g per hour trigger insulin & when insulin dominates the blood stream, they don’t allow some other hormones to function properly.

Atkins Diet Recipes: Low Carb Teriyaki Stir Fry (IF)

February 24th, 2012 25 comments

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Here is my recipe for making Low Carb Stir Fry with a home-made Teriyaki sauce. I am surprised at all easy this recipe is to make, and low carb stir fries remain one of dietary staples. Is it any wonder how I can more vegetables now than ever before?

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Ingredients Low Carb Teriyaki Stir Fry
20 oz Pork Shoulder, marinated & thinly sliced
2 TBS Coconut Oil
1 small Onion
3 stalks Celery
1 Green Pepper
2 Red Pepper
2 cloves Garlic

Teriyaki Sauce
3 TBS Soy Sauce
2 TBS Splenda
1 tsp Ground Ginger
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum

Nutrition Facts: (6 Servings)
1 servings: 315 Calories: 19g protein; 22.6g fat;
9.5g carbs (-3.3g Fiber)

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Duration : 0:8:8

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Atkins Diet Recipes: Low Carb Pizza Quiche (IF)

January 30th, 2012 25 comments

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In partnership with FaveDiets ( ) recipe, I know I had previously made a quiche recipe video, but the video was made with older technology and the audio was harder to hear. Rather than the sausage of the original recipe, I made a pizza toppings quiche this time. The combination of the onions and peppers with the ground beef and pepperoni really go well together. I think you’ll like this recipe too.

1.5 pounds ground beef
1/2 small onion
1 red bell pepper
4 oz pepperoni, diced
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
6 eggs
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp black pepper
8 oz Swiss cheese, shredded
Makes 8-12 servings.

Nutrition Info Per Serving: (8 servings)
509 Calories, 42g Fat, 4.3g Carbs (0.5g Fiber) , 26.5g Protein

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Atkins Diet Recipes: Low Carb Chicken Salad (IF)

December 20th, 2011 25 comments

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In partnership with FaveDiets ( ), I wanted to produce a quick recipe that is fast and a great food for breakfast, lunch, or just a snack.

4 slices bacon
2 1/2 cups chicken
1/2 cup celery
1 tbsp sugar-free sweet pickle relish
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup mayonnaise
8 servings

Nutrition Information per Serving:
213 Calories, 15.6g Fat, 1g Carbs (.1g Fiber) , 16g Protein

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Atkins Diet Recipes – Low Carb Ice Cream (IF)

October 12th, 2011 25 comments

In honor of the coming of summer and my jones’ing for ice cream after running the Minneapolis Marathon last weekend (, I wanted to post one of the simplest low carb recipes I have ever come across.

Unlike normal ice cream recipe, which have a lot of air beat into the cream mixture and can double the size, this recipe does not. It is therefore very rich and very good. While it might be listed as a single serving, you very well could share it.

1/2 cup Heavy Cream
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 TBS Artificial Sweetener or Liquid Splenda equivalent

Freezing Container
3 cups of ice
6 TBS of Salt

Nutrition Info: (1 serving)
250 Calories, 22g Fat, 3g Carbs, 2g Protein
(IF = Induction Friendly)

Duration : 0:4:7

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