Free Carbohydrate Diet Essays and Papers

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  • South Beach Diet

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    Beach Diet The South Beach Diet is a diet plan designed by cardiologist Arthur Agatston and dietician Marie Almon. In 1995, Dr. Agatston developed a diet to prevent heart disease for his cardiac and diabetes patients. According to the South Beach Diet website, Agatstaion knew that a low-fat diet would reduce cholesterol and prevent heart disease, but patients had a hard time sticking to the diet. Agatson wanted to find out the reason why his patients had a hard time sticking to the low-fat diet. So

  • Good and Bad Aspects of the Atkins Diet

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    Good and Bad Aspects of the Atkins Diet The notorious and renowned Atkins diet has Americans and the rest of the world believing that if they simply "eliminate carbs" from their everyday food regimen, they will find the "fountain of fit". This idea among many others has come to be just another one of today's "fad dieting" techniques. The population doesn't seem to know or to even care if the plan will keep them fit for life, or if it will just be a quick fix to a nagging weight problem. Due to

  • Choosing Between Low-Fat and Low-Carb Diets

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    however she has missed some finer points. While fats at 9 calories per gram do in fact yield more calories per gram than carbohydrates which are 4 calories per gram and as such do indeed have a greater potential for energy use she is misguided in her thinking and taking an approach where she drops her carbohydrates low and takes in high fat in her diet is perverting the facts. A diet of the energy-dense fats will not be better for her in this event. She needs to trust and listen to her coach and their

  • Analysis of the Worst Mistake in Human History by Jared Diamond

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    Jared Diamond makes the argument that when humans decided 10,000 years ago to no longer be hunter-gatherers and made the decision to become sedentary and start domesticating their animals and crops, the result is that the human race has experienced a steady downfall. Diamond makes the point that “with agriculture came the gross social and sexual inequality, the disease and despotism that curse our existence,” (Diamond). While the present system certainly is far from being perfected, Diamond’s various

  • Being Overweight

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    overweight individuals are in the verge of fighting against their body posture (Brosnan 1999). This paper will focus on Atkins’ low-carbohydrates diet method that is mostly used by most of the overweight. The idea was invented by Dr. Atkins hence the name. Dr. Atkins claim is that one can lose substantial amount of weight if one greatly reduced the rate of carbohydrate intake. The result of the practice is that the body will end up extracting amino acids from the muscle tissues to cater for the energy

  • Atkins Analysis: The Atkins Diet

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    Atkins Analysis The Atkins diet has remained a popular diet in America since its introduction by Cardiologist Robert C. Atkins in 1972 through his book, Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution. The Atkins diet and its variations remain popular in America by those who are trying to lose weight. In fact, it has been estimated that nearly 25 million Americas are trying a low carb diet at any time. Adkins’ books have remained extremely popular throughout the years. The Atkins diet plan is premised on the idea

  • The Zone Diet

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    The Zone Diet High-protein/ low-carbohydrate diets are nothing new to Americans these days; they seem overwhelmingly to be the most popular among those people trying to lose weight. Ph.D. Dr. Barry Sears’ books on his version of the high-protein diet, the Zone Diet, are among the best selling diet books on the market. The diet seems to be yielding quick and noticeable results to those who follow Dr. Sears’ plan. Many people are desperate to lose weight and have tried numerous methods that have

  • Why Fat Burner, It 's A Fat Burning Supplement

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    Rehan Jalali has released his latest product Pretty Lean, it’s a fat burning supplement. When I came across the notification of his release I thought to myself, “Why fat burner?” I have made many trips to the store to purchase my supplements and I have always seen fat burners. I would read the ingredients they had listed on the back and noticed so many ingredients, some of them which are pretty harmful to your heart and even your brain. I noticed that they didn’t inform you as to how many milligrams

  • The Problems With Low Carbohydrate and Low Fat Diets

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    The Problems With Low Carbohydrate and Low Fat Diets The low carbohydrate diets and the low fat diets both claim to be successful methods of losing weight and staying healthy. Both diet plans also attempt to carry out their goals by restricting what dieters can and cannot eat in relation to what is recommended by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Through altering what nutritionists suggest for a healthy regime, low carbohydrate and low fat meal plans potentially put dieters at a higher

  • Trends in Obesity Since 1985

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    obesity, and how the CDC measures the proportion of the state population in 2009 that were obese. In the 1980's and 1990's obesity trends in the United States started with people cutting out low fat and high carbohydrate diets. A low fat, high carbohydrate diet consist of eliminating carbohydrate consumptions and replacing it with foods that have a higher percentage in fats and proteins to prevent from being obese. This trend was spread throughout the media and people started to go “carb crazy” and