Comparing Atkins and Weight Watchers Diets

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Comparing Atkins and Weight Watchers Diets

Of the many diets on the market today, Atkins and Weight Watchers have a

huge following. The followers of these two diets must adopt very

different eating plans. You must decide before going on one of these,

which advantages are you looking for and which disadvantages can you live

with.

The Atkins diet works on the notion that weight gain is caused not

by fat intake or food portions, but the way our bodies break down

carbohydrates (betterhealthusa.com). Carbohydrates will turn to fat if

not burned by the body. If your body does not get enough carbohydrates,

it will use stored fat. Atkins dieters are told not to eat

carbohydrates in order to burn their stored fat, causing weight loss.

This diet has some advantages and disadvantages. Dieters will notice in

the first weeks of this plan that their weight comes off rapidly. Much of

this weight is water. In these first weeks, total carbohydrate intake is

less than 20 grams. One apple has 21 grams. You may eat all the meats

and cheeses you desire. There is...

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