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1. Is the Atkins diet unhealthy?
Simply put, the Atkins Nutritional Approach is indeed a healthier, more balanced way of eating and living.
Because Atkins thinks about health and well-being! That is why he made a natural and effective approach to weight loss and weight management.
The Atkins diet encourages consumption of a healthy balance of nutrient dense foods: lean protein, a full array of fibrous vegetables and fruits and good fats while limiting refined carbohydrates, refined sugar and trans fats. This way of eating allows the body to burn more fat and work more efficiently while helping individuals to feel less hungry, more satisfied and more energetic.
Research of a controlled-carbohydrate approach demonstrates the Atkins diet benefits for health in the face of the standard American diet of white flour, sugar and other junk foods.
2. Is the Atkins diet unbalanced?
Many people incorrectly believe that the Atkins diet promotes eating unlimited amounts of fatty meats and cheeses.
It’s not true!
You don’t need to eat rich foods like steak, eggs, bacon and no fruits or vegetables all the time.
Ok, from the beginning Atkins diet allows you to eat only ample portions of vegetables, and only in the later phases, more nutrient-dense carbohydrates like fruits and whole grains. But remember, it is only in the first Induction phase of the Atkins Nutritional Approach when the body’s fat burns power and jump-start weight loss. More info about this you can see in Dr. Atkins books.
After the typical two-week Induction phase, if you choose to start here, the Atkins diet safe program allows you to gradually expand your food choices so you can ultimately enjoy a healthy balance of the nutrient-dense foods from a variety of food groups – lean protein, a full array of colorful, fibrous vegetables and fruits, nuts, legumes, and if your metabolism allows, whole grains and good fats – all while reducing levels of refined carbohydrates, refined sugars, and trans fats.
3. Is the Atkins diet deficient in nutrients?
No, the Atkins Nutritional Approach does not exclude fruits, vegetables and grains.
The strictest phase of Atkins is Induction (permitting 20 grams of net carbohydrates), which people often mistake for the entire program. 70 percent of the Induction phase carbohydrates come in the form of vegetables including green leafy salad, as well as nutrient-dense, high fiber, vegetables such as broccoli, asparagus, eggplant and spinach.
The concern for the phytochemical content of the Atkins diet is unwarranted since the diet encourages the individual to consume a daily minimum of 12 net carbs coming from non-starchy vegetables, increasing the amount along with the intake of low-glycemic fruits, nuts/seeds, legumes and whole grains after the first several weeks of Induction.
The Atkins recommendation of 12 net carbs daily is more than most Americans consume on a regular basis.
4. What is the Eco-Atkins diet?
The newest of the trendy diets are the Eco-Atkins diet or Atkins diet vegetarian version. The basis for this diet is that your primary source of protein is based around plant sources.
This diet appeals to vegetarians and those of us who are concerned about the environment and prevention of cruelty to animals.
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