Analysing the Nutritional Value of the Atkins Diet

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Analysing the Nutritional Value of the Atkins Diet There are many different groups who would contribute to the creation of diet campaigns. Each with their obvious agendas in mind, the primary focus of any organization is making profit on sales. Every organization will try to do anything in their power to sell their product, whether the diet product works or not is a secondary concern. Marketing is everything in business and if a company can get a catchy jingle or a flashy advertisement then they are rewarded with sales and high revenue. Most diet campaigns feature "overnight success" stories of overweight people turning slim in low budget infomercials. What sets these companies apart from Jenny Craig and Slim Fast are purely based on the campaign efficiency not on the products' effectiveness. Drawn below is a flow chart of groups within a "weight loss" company that function in the development of diet campaigns: Atkins No Carbohydrate Diet for Weight Loss What to do: The Atikins diet plan is a low carbohydrate method. The avoidance of carbohydrates in your diet is structured to keep your body from adding weight. The method includes eating less than 20 grams of carbohydrates per day. Free Meats and Cheeses: The following meats and cheeses have no carbohydrates. Using the Atkins diet plan you may eat as much of the following items as you wish. Meat Fish Fowl Shellfish Eggs Cheese Beef Tuna Chicken Oysters Scrambled Aged & Fresh Pork Salmon Turkey Mussels Fried Cow & Goat Lamb Sole Duck Clams Poached Cream Cheese Bacon Trout Goose Squid Soft Boiled Cottage Cheese Veal Flounder Cornish Hen Shrimp Hard Boiled Swiss Ham Sardines Quail Lobster Deviled Cheddar Venison Herring Pheasant Crab Not Bad Vegetables: ... ... middle of paper ... ...s of society can be blamed solely on the media and the influences it has upon us. Our society is different then those of others across the world. For example societies of the tribal people of central Africa are the exact opposite of what we claim as normal. There, people do not care about their clothes, the style of their hair or the size of their waists. They are for the most part a humble people, not quarreling with themselves over these trivial qualities. They live simple lives and live to survive not to be cool. I believe this is true due to the fact that these people do not have media or an omnipotent presence that tells them what they should and shouldn't be. They are left alone to live as people have for millions of years, and they are better off then we are. We have no one else to blame but our media and ourselves for these fake fad diets and foolishness

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