Posts Tagged 'Atkins'

What is COMPLIANCE?

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What is compliance? Compliance means how well you stick to your eating plan.  To a point, it doesn’t matter if you’re counting calories, carbs, proteins, portion sizes, Weight Watchers, LeanBody Transformation, Atkins, or what have you.  (The true point is this: what percentage of your food consists of lean meat, fruits, veggies, and nuts/seeds (or pretty much has just come off the vine/tree, out of the ground, or had eyes- meaning unprocessed foods)?)  The plan isn’t the key: consistency is.

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The Fibrous Diet

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The food industry has lately been having a “high-fiber diet” fad.  If you have shopped at a grocery store at all lately, you’ll find it added into many products.  High fiber orange juice, high fiber granola bars, high fiber noodles, high fiber cereals, and the list keeps growing! Much of this started a few years ago when the Atkins Diet was popular, and food manufacturers were looking for ways to keep down their carbohydrate counts. Adding fiber was a great ...

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Why Infomercials Lie

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Yesterday, on my Facebook page, I posted this saying: “The faster you want to lose weight, the more intense you have to be, the more focused, and the more prepared.”

True quick weight loss is not something that can be easy- “3 minutes a day to rock hard abs!” or “This diet will have you losing 10 ...

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The Carbohydrate Difference

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In the last few years, thanks to a resurgence of Atkins Dieting, there has been a lot of focus on the term “good carb, bad carb.” In reality, this oversimplistic view really isn’t true. A carbohydrate is a carbohydrate, no matter where it comes from. If it’s a carbohydrate, what it does in your body is break down into sugar, which the body then absorbs into cells and uses for energy (your brain, for example, ...

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Calories In, Calories Out Debate: RIP

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Okay, here I’m going to link you to a couple of scientific studies.  It’s up to you to read them, but they all encompass one thing: the debate on Calories In, Calories Out is going to be laid to rest. May it rest in peace.

Article One, published in Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior. You can read a further in-depth (albeit protein-biased) article looking at a similar study in layman’s terms here.

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