Atkins Low Carbohydrate Diet Overview

Atkins Diet, also called as the Atkins Nutritional Approach, is generally a low carbohydrate diet that is promoted by Dr. Robert Atkins from the Weill Cornell Medical College. Atkins stumbled upon a research paper in the 1958 Journal of the American Medical Association by Dr. Alfred Pennington entitled as “Weight Reduction” which he subsequently used to treat his own weight issue. Atkins then wrote several books starting with the Dr. Atkins Diet Revolution in 1972 which he later modified in his 2002 book. The Atkins diet consists of consuming little carbohydrates to shift the body’s metabolism from converting glucose as Continue Reading →

Possible reasons why Low Carb Diet doesn’t work for you

A lot of people are motivated to cut back on carbohydrates because they blame it for their weight problems. That is within reason since high carbohydrate consumption, especially of those foods high in Glycemic Index, has been proven to lead to obesity. Meanwhile, low carb diets have been proven effective for weight loss but just like any other diet, some people can experience differently. If you’ve tried a low carb diet and have problems seeing the results, below are some reasons which can possibly explain why. You’re losing fat and you don’t realize it If you weigh yourself every day Continue Reading →

Low Carb Diet and Cancer Prevention

A new research unveils that a low carbohydrate diet can be a big help in preventing the rapid growth of tumors – at least in mice. In this recently published Canadian study, 70% of the mice who went under a high carbohydrate diet developed tumors. Meanwhile, only 30% of the mice who were under a low carbohydrate diet acquired tumors. The specifics of the diet forced into the subjects were detailed as follows- the high-carb mice consumed 55% carbs, 22% fat and 23% protein through their diet. The low-carb mice, however, were limited to only 15% carbohydrates and consumed 25% Continue Reading →

Getting Started on a Low Carb Diet

In the previous posts, we’ve tackled some important points about carbohydrates and their role in our body. Carbohydrates have gained a unpleasant reputation today but they actually are needed by the body. We all just need to eat them in moderation since an oversupply can mean additional pounds. So now, you’ve probably decided to cut or regulate your carb intake. This post is about how you can start eating healthy and the initial steps you can take to be able to follow a low carb diet. 1. Know more about this diet Information can easily be acquired in this day Continue Reading →