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Atkins Diet


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ALL ABOUT THE ATKINS DIET!

Go to: ABOUT THE DIET

Go to: DIET GUIDELINES

Go to: EXERCISE DURING THE DIET

Go to: ADVANTAGES OF THE DIET

Go to: DISADVANTAGES OF THE DIET

Go to: CONCLUSION

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ABOUT THE DIET
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The Atkins diet was created by Dr. Robert C. Atkins. He wrote and published his first book on the subject in the early 1970s. To this day, books on the Atkins diet continue to be bestsellers. Dr. Atkins was the first to come up with the concept of a high protein / low carbohydrate diet which are incredibly popular to this day, and growing in popularity all the time.

DIET GUIDELINES
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This diet relies on many food items such as eggs, meat, and other high fat fats. Many high carbohydrate foods are also eliminated. Normally, I would personally advise egg whites only to be consumed, but eating whole eggs is an important part of the diet. Although initially the Atkins diet basically eliminated all carbohydrate sources, currently some non-starchy veggies and unrefined fruits and grains are allowed. For the most part, simple sugars or refined grains and starches are not allowed in this diet.

Drinks:

It is important to drink at least eight glasses of water per day throughout this diet.

EXERCISE DURING THE DIET
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No specific exercise is specified, but since the Atkins diet is based on restricting certain types of foods and not overall calories, exercise should be performed (as energy levels should be high enough to allow that).

ADVANTAGES OF THE DIET
Back To Top Unlike so many other fad diets, the Atkins diet works! The diet is also not particularly restrictive. Although carbohydrates are restricted, they are no eliminated, and you can still eat plenty of fat and protein. This is a diet which will allow you to keep your sanity and lose some weight at the same time!

DISADVANTAGES OF THE DIET
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If you do not stay committed to the diet, the possibility of regaining the weight you lose is present. Although the diet seems very simple, it is a big commitment, and some may lose focus of the diet. The diet is also high in cholesterol and saturated fats. Remember, there are good fats and bad fats, and in any diet, your goal should always be to maximize the good fats and minimize or eliminate the bad ones. The diet is also low in vitamins in minerals.

CONCLUSION
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If you can commit to this diet, then give it a try if dieting is your thing. Unlike so many fad diets, this one has been around for quite some time and has some proven results. It is also fairly good at teaching people how to make smart food choices. Although it could be better, it is head and shoulders above so many other diets popularized today.

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