Atkins Diet – the flaws

Atkins diet was developed twenty years ago to serve the main purpose of improving heart conditions of patients. However, weight loss was noted as a welcomed side effect of the diet. Does the Atkins Diet work?

The basic principle of Atkins diet is 0 carbohydrates. Atkins diet work according to a specific pattern, a person is allotted a specific time during which he can consume no carbohydrates and only eats proteins. According to Dr. Atkins, when the body does not receive carbohydrates it starts using the stored fat for energy. However, it is a disputed fact and most of the people believe and claim that Atkins diet is just like other low calorie diet and reduces only water weight of the body.

On the Diet Doc HCG Weight Loss Program, the diet is similar to Atkins in that very few carbohydrates are consumed, but protein (beef, chicken and fish) are measured each day and the typical consumption is 4 ounces twice per day.  As with any diet, weight loss is much more successful when half the body weight in water is consumed each day.

During the diet, a person can consume no more than 15g – 20g carbohydrates. A person can only eat low carb vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and green beans. The rest of the menu of the diet includes fish, meat and poultry etc. During the induction stage, it is important to drink a lot of water. A person can eat as much as he wants but he will have to follow the restrictions on his food.

The carbohydrate intake suggested by the Atkins diet is pretty much low then what is recommended by most of the experts. People may lose weight in the beginning or while they are on the diet, however, Atkins diet does not help in keeping weight off for good.

On the Diet Doc HCG Weight Loss Program, the diet is one that combines Atkins, South Beach, Mediterranean and a Ketogenic Diet all in one to achieve the best success. Each of these diets have positive points, which we have identified and incorporated into our Diet Doc program.

The diet on one hand strictly asks to avoid processed food, and on the other hand they produce several bars, shakes and candies that they encourage to eat while dieting. Atkins diet has been linked to causing muscle cramps and diarrhea, overall weakness and rashes.  The American Dietetic Association has red flagged all the diets that limit severely limits one food group.

The Diet Doc HCG Weight Loss Program is one that doctors developed and other doctor’s support. They have high profile physicians who are on this diet at any given time.

Apart from the side effects of the diet, the diet is not good in the long run. A problem that has been reported by most of the people who followed the Atkins diet is Ketoacidosis. The condition can be very dangerous, leading to cell damage and severe illness.

The Diet Doc HCG Weight Loss Program doesn’t realize any negative side effects with their diet. The typical complaint is from those who are carbohydrate addicted. When coming off carbohydrates for a the person fees sluggish. This quickly goes away within a few days of being on the Diet Doc diet.

The doctors have also criticized about the diet allowing unlimited fat intake. High intake of saturated fats can cause several problems including cholesterol.


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