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What Are Net Carbs?

When you follow the Atkins Diet, you actually count grams of Net Carbs, which represent the total carbohydrate content of the food minus the fiber content. The Net Carbs number reflects the grams of carbohydrate that significantly impact your blood sugar level and therefore are the only carbs you need… Read More

How to Maximize Your Chances of Dieting Success

Now that you know that Atkins is an easy and great-tasting way to lose weight, let’s get started!1. Assemble your Atkins Tool Kit. Here’s all you need: A scaleA cloth measuring tapeDownload the Atkins Carb Counter and Acceptable Foods List, 2 Week Meal Plan and Shopping List.Go to… Read More

Daily Life on Atkins

One of the reasons that Atkins remains so popular almost four decades after Dr. Atkins wrote his first book is that it’s easy to eat low-carb foods wherever you are. Eating In? If you love to cook and dine at home most nights, it’s a cinch to convert… Read More

Comparative Effects of Low-Carbohydrate High-Protein Versus Low-Fat Diets on the Kidney

SummaryBackground and objectivesConcerns exist about deleterious renal effects of low-carbohydrate high-protein weight loss diets. This issue was addressed in a secondary analysis of a parallel randomized, controlled long-term trial.Design, setting, participants, and measurementsBetween 2003 and 2007, 307 obese adults without serious medical illnesses at three United States academic centers were randomly assigned… Read More

What are Net Carbs?

When you follow the Atkins Diet, aka the Atkins Nutrition Approach, you actually count grams of Net Carbs, which represent the total carbohydrate content of the food minus the fiber content and sugar alcohols (if in the product). The Net Carbs number reflects the grams of carbohydrate that significantly impact… Read More

Waist Size Predicts Heart Failure (more reasons to reduce your waist size)

The main reason people over 65 wind up in the hospital is heart failure, also known as “congestive heart failure.” And the very best predictor of whether or not you’re likely to get heart failure might surprise you.It’s waist size.A new study published in the journal Circulation(1)… Read More

To Protect Your Liver, Take Five

This hard-working organ is essential to life itself and must function properly to ensure good health. Five supplements can help keep your liver healthy.Your liver weighs 3 pounds, stores minerals and vitamins, metabolizes fats, carbohydrates and protein, produces energy, manufactures proteins the body can use for repair and growth and… Read More

The Role of Dietary Fats and Cholesterol in Heart Health

The Role of Dietary Fats and Cholesterol in Heart HealthThis Quick Study demystifies dietary fats and explains their impact on risk factors for heart disease and other health problems. You'll learn about the various types of fat--as well as some basics about cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides--then find out how… Read More

The Importance of Low Glycemic Impact, Part 1

When you make smart carbohydrate choices, you need to know which ones have the greatest impact on your blood sugar and which do not.A controlled carbohydrate way of eating provides you with a powerhouse of nutrients to support your health and your newly stabilized blood-sugar levels. You will need… Read More

Sugar and Age-Inducing Glycation

When people have diabetes, their organs and tissues mimic those of much older individuals, meaning the disease appears to cause the body to age at an accelerated pace. Why should high blood sugar damage skin, nerves, eyes, joints and arteries?Part of the answer appears to lie in glucose's propensity,… Read More

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