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Atkins Diet Linked to Rise in LDL Cholesterol Levels

5/14/2008 - The Atkins diet causes increases in several indicators of heart disease, including LDL cholesterol levels, according to a study presented at a meeting of the American Heart Association. Researchers had 18 people go on the Atkins, South Beach and Ornish diets for a month each, and regularly measured...

Atkins diet works better than low-fat diets, especially in men

11/15/2004 - A new study of low-carb diets reveals that the Atkins diet seems to work better on men than women. Interestingly, the low-carb diet was three times more effective at losing weight from the trunk area of the body than a low-fat diet. That may be of special interest to many people who are looking at...

The Atkins Diet Food Guide Pyramid, Part 6: Health Improvements

7/18/2004 - As good as the Atkins Good Guide Pyramid is, I think it's worth noting how it could be improved. First, the pyramid would benefit from clarifying the difference between refined and unrefined foods and ingredients. As mentioned previously, all the pictures on the pyramid show unrefined, natural ingredients....

The Atkins Diet Food Guide Pyramid, Part 5: Appetite Suppression Effects

7/18/2004 - A person who truly applies the Atkins Food Guide Pyramid will notice something interesting: any hunger pangs they used to experience will seem to fade away. In fact, the combination of foods and ingredients suggested by the Atkins pyramid have powerful appetite suppressing effects. Here's why: For...

The Atkins Diet Food Guide Pyramid, Part 4: The Importance of Exercise

7/18/2004 - The use of the exercise gradient on the Atkins pyramid is nothing less than brilliant. With the use of one vertical arrow, the pyramid clearly conveys the idea that increasing your level of physical exercise allows you to choose from an expanded list of foods. This one mechanism, if followed by everyone,...

The Atkins Diet Food Guide Pyramid, Part 3: All Foods Shown On the Atkins Pyramid Are Unrefined, Unprocessed Foods

7/18/2004 - If you look closely at the Atkins pyramid, you'll notice that it contains pictures of raw, unprocessed food ingredients. You don't see any packaged meat products in the meat category, and there are no canned vegetable soups in the vegetables category. The fruit category doesn't have commercially-prepared...

The Atkins Diet Food Guide Pyramid, Part 2: Structure of the Food Guide

7/18/2004 - The pyramid is quite cleverly constructed. Mirroring the USDA's Food Guide Pyramid, the Atkins pyramid puts the "foundation" foods at the bottom, indicating that these foods should make up the majority of your diet. On the Atkins pyramid, these foods are eggs, fish, poultry, beef, pork and soy products....

Dieting Americans discover they can't pig out on low-carb foods and still lose weight

7/18/2004 - Popularity of the low-carb diet is edging downwards, say polls. The reason? More than half of all Americans who have tried the Atkins Diet and other low-carb diets have given up. The real issue here, however, isn't whether low-carb diets actually work (avoiding refined carbohydrates is extremely important...

Atkins Diet causes sales of SlimFast to plummet; the meal replacement product is made primarily with refined white sugar!

6/9/2004 2:30:24 PM - Unilever, the parent company of SlimFast, is seeing its profits plummet as a result of the success of the Atkins Diet. It's a good thing. I have long thought that the SlimFast line of products was a complete sham -- the #1 ingredient in many SlimFast powders is refined white sugar, and no nutritionist...

Atkins diet more expensive to follow, but the real reason is government subsidies on high-carbohydrate, disease promoting foods

5/7/2004 8:30:26 AM - A new cost analysis of diet foods reveals that following the Atkins diet or the South Beach diet can cost nearly twice as much as following the USDA's "thrifty" dietary plan. Now here's the real story behind this news: it's true that the Atkins diet or South Beach diet can be more expensive...

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