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I am just a regular guy who is learning the importance of happiness through diet and exercise. I am in school for sociology and psychology, I do not have a formal degree in nutrition or fitness. I do all research on my own time through books, internet, friends, documentaries, and school. I believe in basics, and I want to clear through the smoke surrounding a lot of nutrition and fitness claims pushed to the public, and find the one's they try to hide.I also like to discuss other topics related to happiness.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Why Atkins Diet Fails !!

First off their are lawsuits against it at this moment for the damage it has done to people. Atkins himself was very overweight when died and died from cardiovascular issues. Carbs are our bodies main source of energy when we function, and a high protein diet often yields high saturated fats, because saturated fats (bad) are found in most animal meats.

Low carb diets are not a panacea as is typically claimed but the extreme aspects of the Atkins diet are even more problematic. The diet may yield modest weight loss in the short term but long term studies show negative consequences.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has been working to counter the pro-Atkins media and slow the hype about the Atkins diet.

Side Effects of Atkins Diet

If have kidney issues, high protein diets can accentuate problems due to excess nitrogen production

Long term- Increased urinary calcium loss can weaken bones, leading to increased risk for fractures and osteoporosis.

If associated with high saturated fat, can increase LDL levels.

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