Type of Diet: Low carbohydrate, high fat
Foods You Eat on this
Red meat, chicken and turkey,
seafood, eggs, high fat dairy foods like cheese, butter, and
cream, oil, nuts, some vegetables that do not contain a lot of
starch, artificial sweeteners.
General Facts: There are three phases of this diet: induction, weight loss,
Can you keep it off on this type of diet? No long term
studies have been provided to date. High fat diets are not
associated with health weight maintenance.
people may enjoy the fatty foods and meat on this diet and the
rapid weight loss at first.
is a high fat diet, high in animal foods, and limited in
carbohydrate, so it teaches people to choose calorie dense foods
that are likely to lead to weight gain and heart disease once the
diet is over.
Safety and Health Issues
This diet limits many healthy vegetables
and nutrient rich carbohydrates. Eating a diet high in saturated
fat raises blood cholesterol levels and increases risk of heart
Associated with heart disease. High in saturated
fat, the number one nutrient associated with this disease
Low in fruits, whole grains, and other sources of
Low in phytochemicals - cancer fighting substances
founds in fruits and vegetables
Lack of fiber may cause constipation
Rapid loss of water weight at first may provide a
false sense of diet success
Dietitians comments about the Atkins Diet
people may enjoy eating the fatty foods allowed on this diet but
may find it monotonous and restrictive over time. Any
diet that restricts calories will cause weight loss, a reduction
in blood pressure, reduced blood sugar (if it was abnormally
high), and reduced blood cholesterol and triglycerides in the
typical overweight person. There is no magic in restricting
carbohydrates. Eventually, carbohydrates need to be added to
this diet. Adding back carbohydrates on top of foods high in
saturated fat brings people back to square one, the typical
American diet, associated with obesity, heart disease, cancer,
and high blood pressure.
If this diet was a true cure for obesity and heart disease, it
would have worked the first time it was introduced over 30 years
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