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Compare Weight Loss Programs: Why Atkins Wins

There are plenty of diets out there to choose from, and you may have tried quite a few during your quest to lose weight. Here's how Atkins compares to other popular weight loss programs, plus more reasons why you should choose Atkins: AtkinsHow it works:When you control your carbohydrate… Read More

How Atkins 40™ Works and the Science Behind It

Carbs and fat are your body's two sources of fuel. A low-fat diet is high in carbs, so when you eat more carbs than your body needs it stores them as fat. Atkins is an effective diet that transforms your metabolism from one that stores fat into one that burns… Read More

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

New Research Study Supports Low-Carb Over Low-Fat Diet for Weight Loss

It's no question that the US has been facing an ongoing epidemic—obesity. The Food Research and Action Center reports that more than two-thirds of US adults are obese or overweight (Ogden et al., 2014). This month, Trust for America's Health Organization disclosed that adult obesity rates have remained high nationwide… Read More

Low-Carb More Effective in Lowering Blood Pressure than Low-Fat and Orlistat

A study recently published in the Archives of Internal Medicine has demonstrated that a low-carb diet is more effective at lowering blood pressure than the weight–loss drug orlistat in concert with a low-fat diet. William S. Yancy, Jr., an associate professor of medicine at Duke University Medical Center and… 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

Atkins Diet Beats Low-Fat for Improving Metabolic Syndrome

Over the years, thousands of people have turned to the Atkins dietary strategy of reduced sugar and carbohydrates for its demonstrated ability to help people lose weight and keep it off. But in the last decade, emerging research has shown over and over again, that the Atkins diet can actually… Read More

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