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  • Differing Carbohydrate Recommendations of the Atkins Diet and Food Pyramid

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    Differing Carbohydrate Recommendations of the Atkins Diet and Food Pyramid A review of the carbohydrate intake of the Atkins Diet and the Food Pyramid Guide allow a comparison of their potential health effects relative to each other. The Atkins Diet and the Food Pyramid Guide propose different levels of carbohydrate intake. The Atkins Diet allows for an extremely limited intake of carbohydrates, as little as one serving which is roughly 20 grams. The Food Pyramid Guide allows about 120-220

  • Comparing Low-Carbohydrate Diets and Low-Fat Diets

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    Comparing Low-Carbohydrate Diets and Low-Fat Diets The two diets I will be focusing on are comparing the low-carbohydrate diet or the Atkins diet to low-fat diets. The low-carbohydrate diet on one hand restricts the amount of carbohydrate a person consumes, resulting in greater weight loss after six months compared to low-fat diets. The low-fat diet, on the other hand, allows people to lose weight by restring the amount of fat they consume on a daily basis thus causing the person to lose

  • Atkins and South Beach Diet Approaches

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    Atkins and South Beach Diet Approaches The Atkins and the South Beach diets offer different approaches to reducing insulin response levels. Both diets emphasize low carbohydrate consumption in order to avoid a high insulin response, which is thought to increase cholestrol levels and inhibit the body's ability to break down fats. Instead, the Atkins and South Beach diets attempt to achieve a lower and theoretically healthier insulin response by restricting carbohydrate consumption in different

  • Benefits Of The Atkins Diet

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    The Atkins Diet: Is it healthy? Dr Robert Atkins Born: 17-10-1930 Died: 17-04-2003 [IMAGE]Dr Atkins, the creator of the Atkins Diet. His unconventional theories on nutrition have changed the way Americans think about eating. Atkins low-carbohydrate approach and 4 step program have become an obsession for many people at a time when two thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. But the Atkins diet has its disagreement, some of whom say that its emphasis on high cholesterol foods

  • Compare and Contrast Low Carbohydrate Diets and Low Fat Diets

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    Compare and Contrast Low Carbohydrate Diets and Low Fat Diets The two most popular methods to lose weight are the low carbohydrate diets and the low fat diets. Both are in complete contrast when it comes to each diet’s food choices, the low carbohydrate diet which completely breaks the food pyramid limits a person to eating foods that are high in carbohydrates, such as bread, pasta and rice, while on the other hand, the low fat diet which follow the food pyramid limits a person to eat foods

  • Collective Physical Activities

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    would be any number of children’s toys such as Beanie Babies, Hula Hoops, as well as different types of fads such as differing parenting techniques, different styles of clothing (bell-bottom jeans, ty-dye) as well as diet fads such as no carbohydrates, low carbohydrates, high carbohydrates, etc. Taking part in this type ... ... middle of paper ... ...ile these fads will most likely fall by the wayside in the future, the overall theme of the fads has been farther-reaching, with the exercise crazes

  • The Atkins Diet Versus Low-Fat Diets

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    The Atkins Diet Versus Low-Fat Diets The Atkins diet and the USDA recommended low-fat diet seem to be on the opposite sides of the diet spectrum. These two diets have many differences and no apparent similarities, other than the goal of losing weight. These differences include the results of the diets, possible side effects, and the theories behind the diets. The Atkins diet recommends reducing carbohydrate intake in order to lose weight. Conversely, the low-fat diet recommends reducing

  • The Atkins Diet

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    “The Atkins Diet,” a high protein, high fat, low-carbohydrate diet was introduced in 1972 by Dr. Robert C. Atkins, MD. Dr. Atkins believed that a diet high in sugar forced the pancreas to produce the hormone insulin, causing the body to store calories as fat. He believed that if we consumed fewer carbohydrates, then our bodies would produce less insulin. By doing so, our bodies would use stored fat for energy, resulting in weight loss. (1) “The Atkins Diet” consists of four phases. The first

  • The Pros And Cons Of The Atkins Diet

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    nutrients and supplements we are inputting by the hour into our bodies. In 1972, Dr. Robert C. Atkins, MD became a figure in the weight loss industry after creating a high protein, high fat, low carbohydrate diet, labeled, “The Atkins Diet”. His theory claimed that the culprit to obesity: a high sugar diet forcing the pancreas to manufacture or produce the hormone insulin, prompting

  • Protein Possibilities

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    pressure is on to be thin and beautiful, and the diet and weight-loss industry is booming because of it. Meanwhile, nutritionists and dieticians are beside themselves, knowing the detrimental effects these diets can have on a person’s health. Nutrition professors, Yvonne Tapper-Gardzina, Nancy Cotugna, and Connie E.Vickery (2002), are just a few who argue against the use of these diets, especially the extremely popular High-protein / Low-carbohydrate diet. Others, such as Biology professors M. S. Westerterp-Plantenga