Atkins Diet

All about this Fad Diet

Definition

The Atkins diet is a diet that is high in protein and fat but low in carbohydrates. This diet can be extremely hard and frustrating but is sometimes recommended for wight loss.

Pros & Cons

Pros:

-Men prefer this diet, because it includes foods like steaks and burgers

-Eliminates bad carbs found in baked goods such as cake

-You can find your ideal carbohydrate level

-Many people have lost a lot of weight from this diet


Cons:


-Does not provide enough energy so your body is forced into ketosis. This causes issues with your kidneys

-It has long term effects on your heart

-You miss out on vital nutrients such as fruits and vegetables

Typical Foods to Eat

  • Meat such as beef, lamb, pork, and chicken
  • Fish such as salmon, trout, and haddock
  • Eggs that are Omega-3 enriched or pastured
  • Vegetables such as Spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots
  • Fruits only such as apples, oranges, pears, blueberries, and strawberries

Meals That you Can Eat

-Eggs and Vegetables Fried in Coconut Oil

-Cheeseburgers without Bun

-Fake Meat-Based Pizza

-Grilled Chicken Wings with Greens and Salsa

-Bacon and Eggs

-Ground Beef with Bell Peppers

-Fried Pieces of Chicken Breasts

Consequences for Being on This Diet Long Term

Your body stores carbohydrates, mostly in your liver and muscles. When your body doesn't take in enough carbohydrates, it can cause serious issues later on.

Personal Opinion

I think overall, the Atkins diet can be a very successful way to lose weight but should be used in the right way by the right people.