The Atkins diet was created in 1963 and released in 1972. The Atkins diet is a 4 phase plan. The first phase is you eat under 20 grams of carbs per day for 2 straight weeks and Eat a high fat, high protein, with low-carb vegetables. The second phase is to slowly add more nuts and low-carb vegetables and
Our bodies burn both fat and carbohydrates for energy, but carbohydrates are used first. Once these carbohydrates are taken away our bodies naturally lose weight by burning stored body fat instead (www.webmd.com). Based on this knowledge, the Atkins Diet restricts carbohydrate intake to only 3 cups per day of leafy green vegetables. Fats and proteins make up the rest of the diet. Atkins does not restrict the amount of meats, eggs, and cheeses one eats a... ... middle of paper ... ... experts agree that the Atkins and Zone Diet do result in weight loss.
Low-carbohydrate diets work by cutting back on the body’s main fuel source, carbohydrates, and replacing it with fat and protein. While protein and fat have other vital uses in the body, they do not provide any energy. So, the body is forced to burn fat for fuel. Low-calorie diets simply proscribe a lower overall caloric intake thereby providing the body with insufficient fuel, again forcing the body to dip into its reserves. Low-fat diets reduce fat intake because proponents of low-fat diets claim that fat is the type of food with the biggest caloric bang for its nutritional buck Low-fat diets are based on the fallacious connection between body fat and fat in food.
Each of these diets has their different approaches on how to lose weight, but in the end, they both obtain the same results. One of these diets being the low-carbohydrate diet, also known as the Atkins diet, whose approach is to restrict carbohydrate intake and increase protein intake. Carbohydrates are what is found in foods such as breads and pastas; and when broken down provides our bodies with energy. While reducing these kinds of carbohydrates, according to researchers, causes people to lose weight, so does the strict limitations to the kinds of foods a person can eat while on this diet. Therefore, when people go on this diet, they are allowed foods that have fat and protein in it, especially foods like meat and cheeses, yet they are not allowed certain vegetables, fruits, pastas, and breads.
Comparing and Contrasting Low-Carbohydrate and Low-Fat Diets The low-carbohydrate diet and the low-fat diet take two different approaches to achieve the same goal of weight loss. The fundamental difference between the two diets is found in the comparison of their nutritional recommendations. Nutritional recommendations are the foundation of both diets, although their views on the role carbohydrates, proteins, and fats should play differs greatly. Dieters are told that following these nutritional recommendations will promote weight loss. The amount of weight loss achieved with either diet fluctuates over time and in the end, the results for the two diets are similar.
With regards to calories, there are two approaches between the two diets being examined that lead to weight loss. The logic behind the Atkins diet is that by eating fewer carbohydrates, insulin levels remain at a steadier degree and cravings are subsided, thereby causing people to consume fewer calories and in turn lose weight. Despite the loss in weight however, the substitutes for these simple carbohydrates recommended by the Atkins diet are high fat, high protein foods such as butter, cheese, and meats. These foods although when eaten exclusively can lead to weight loss, there are other health problems associated with this method of dieting. An alternative to substituting simple carbohydrates with high ... ... middle of paper ... ... foods are encouraged.
New Atkins Diet – This method implements the cutting of carbohydrates out of diet which will lead the body to depend on burning fats for energy. Benefits- • This diet causes quick weight loss • Individuals are allowed to eat endless highly protein and unsaturated fatty foods during diet • Diet not as expensive as others Negatives – • A effect of this diet is sometimes bad breath and nausea headaches • This diet skips out a lot of essential nutrients • Diet entirely depends on proteins and is not an option for vegetarians Dukan Diet – this diet is a diet with no carbohydrates, low in fats but is high in protein. This diet is similar to the Atkins Diet in which the body depends on fats stores for energy. Benefits – • With this diet you do not have to keep track of calories or meals. • You can eat as much as you like.
Low-carbohydrate/ high protein diets, such as the Atkins Diet, encourage dieters to consume foods that are proven to cause health problems, especially heart disease. These diets replace carbohydrates with high-fat and high-protein foods such as meats, eggs, cheese, and butter. The problem with this recommendation is that there are no restrictions on the amount or the type of fat contained in these foods; and this flaw in the diet can lead to a higher risk of heart disease. Low-carbohydrate/ high-protein diets neglect some important risk factors for heart disease. One of these factors is total dietary fat intake.
Eating those foods in moderation will put an end to that belief and put an end to the consumption of unhealthy fats. America has a sweet ... ... middle of paper ... ...o exercise since their body is filled with the nutrients and vitamins it needs to function properly. After studying about the American diet as a whole one should consider what is good or bad and eliminate what is causing or could cause health related issues. Americans should spend more time cooking their food than eating it. It is time to monitor what is eating America as opposed to what America is eating.
Critics point out that both the Stillman diet and the Atkins diet cause ketosis. Ketosis puts a strain on the kidneys and no research can show yet what the long term health risks are. Both diets are also known to increase the risk of heart disease since they promote such high amounts of protein. While the Stillman diet cuts out all forms of carbohydrates and fats and puts the dieter on a very strict food list, the Atkins diet allows for small amounts of carbohydrates and an unrestricted amount of fats. Most people will use the Stillman diet in connection with the Atkins diet for this reason.