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The Low Carb Vegetarian & Vegan Diet

Yes! If you are vegetarian or vegan, you can follow a low carb diet like Atkins® while still reaching your weight loss goals and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.     Eco Atkins This vegan Atkins diet alternative was developed by researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, who set out to determine whether a high-protein vegetarian Read More

The Atkins Advantage: “Back On Top”

It has been a tremendous month for us at Atkins. On March 7, 2007, the Journal of the American Medical Association published one of the biggest stories in the world of health with results of a study which compared four popular diet programs, executed by researchers at Stanford University, and underwritten by the National Institutes Read More

New Study on Low Carb Diet and Mood

Quite a lot of research has compared the results of a low-carb diet with a high-carb diet on weight loss. Most of the research shows that low-carb dieters do lose more weight in the short term, (perhaps inspiring people to stay on them), although some studies show that the amount of weight lost over time Read More

Keep on Track with Healthy Snacks

It’s relatively easy to follow a healthy eating plan at home. You stock your fridge and pantry with the foods you want to be able to reach, and you aren’t tempted by shelves full of junk you don’t need. But when you’re on the go — on vacation, at the office or just out and Read More

How Much Protein Should I Eat?

Learn How Much Protein You Should Be Eating The question “How much protein do I need?” is one which really has no simple answer. But emerging evidence is suggesting that we may need more than was previously believed. Conventional wisdom has always been that the “average” person needs about .8 grams of protein per kilogram Read More

More Reasons to Go Low Carb

Two new studies presented at the Endocrine Society’s 91st Annual Meeting in Washington DC offer additional evidence for the value of a low-carb diet, not just for weight loss, but for overall health. In the first study, researchers showed that even a modest reduction in carbohydrates was enough to both stabilize blood sugar and reduce Read More

Comparison of the Atkins, Ornish, Weight Watchers, and Zone Diets for Weight Loss and Heart Disease Risk Reduction: a Randomized Trial

The following information is available at Pub Med and was not written by Atkins professionals. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Dansinger, M.L., Gleason, J.A., Griffith, J.L., Selker, H.P., Schaefer, E.J., “Comparison of the Atkins, Ornish, Weight Watchers, and Zone Diets for Weight Loss and Heart Disease Risk Reduction: a Randomized Trial,” Journal of Read More

High -Fructose Corn Syrup Has a Press Agent!

After years of media reports linking the increasing consumption of high-fructose corn syrup with the growing obesity and diabetes epidemics, the Corn Refiners of America have decided to fight back with a series of misleading commercials designed to persuade you that this stuff’s not so bad after all. Not so fast. Up until the 1970s, Read More

Diets High in Fructose Inhibits the Appetite Hormone

A new animal study from the University of Florida, published August 2008 in the American Journal of Physiology — Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, found that rats became leptin-resistant after being fed a high-fructose diet for six months. Leptin is the appetite-controlling hormone and leptin resistance has long been linked to obesity. This study and Read More

Athletes benefit from Low-glycemic meals

If you’re a baby boomer or even if you aren’t, you’ve probably heard that the best way to get ready for exercise, particularly exercise of long duration—such as a 10-mile run—is by loading up on carbohydrates. Even today, many dietitians continue to recommend eating pasta before an event to fill muscle stores with glycogen, based Read More

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