Atkins Diet

Written by Kevin Little
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The Atkins Diet has been proven effective as a healthy means of weight loss, but many people still have a lot of questions about the way the diet works. As with any new idea, there has been a modicum of resistance to the ideas espoused by this diet. But both dieters and doctors have been coming around, so make sure you have all the facts before you dismiss the diet out of hand.

Some of the common misinformation spread about the diet has to do with long-term weight loss. Many still believe that the diet only works due to low calorie intake or loss of water weight, and that with such a diet the pounds will inevitably reappear. Do a little reading, and you find that this is simply not the case.

The Atkins Diet Keeps Weight Off

The diet does not work because of restrictions on calories consumed over the course of the day. Less calories may be a result of the diet, but that it because, when you're eating the foods included in the plan, your levels of blood sugar become more stable, thus leading to fewer empty cravings. And while water weight may be lost during the initial phase of the diet, the vast majority of weight lost over the long term is weight from fat.

So how does such a plan stand up to long-term scrutiny? Well, the Atkins Diet is designed to allow you to eat until you're satisfied, giving you plenty of low carb options to keep your meals interesting. Doesn't that sound easier to maintain than a diet based on starving yourself?

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