Atkins Style Dieting Wins!
Dr. Atkins decided to write a book on low carb high fat diets back in the early 70’s (1972). This was brilliant because dieters loved the idea they could satiate themselves eating foods that are normally forbidden like bacon, eggs and butter. Other doctors were horrified by this and were against it. It’s been 4 decades since that book and the amount of experts that are now admitting Dr. Atkins was right! his #LCHF Diet is good and expert Gary Taubes agrees in an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Interview Here (Aug 25).
The Expert Taubes decided to create his own controversy and he challenged the guidelines for low fat diet from the American Heart Association with two books showing research that high fat low carb diets is way more effective and tolerable way to lose weight.
He is taking clinical trials, boiling them down the part we don’t understand in to lame mans terms for us to lose weight!
Remembering when it began, Taubes tells how he discovered in 2002 that the five clinical trials on this low carb, high fat diet where you can eat as much as you want to oppose to the diet the AHA want’s us all to eat in what they call a “healthy way”. The studies proved Atkins type of dieting did so much better and it proved better heart disease risk and better for weight loss.
While the studied research is favoring Atkins style dieting from clinical trials, diabetes to meta analyses of heart disease. Taubes simply says this “refined grains and sugars are the cause of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and any diet that restrict or removes it will be much healthier!
Another Doctor a Neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter agrees and takes the diet to another level and removed grains and sugars completely can reduce your chances of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and this was reported by ABC News Affiliate WWSB on Aug 25.
The key to successful weight loss is to EAT MORE FAT! Eat fat and get thinner! This is a promise Dr Perlmutter has said the Paleo diet message is saying you eat unprocessed foods! He has authored the book “Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs and Sugar – Your Brain’s Silent Killers“!
It has been said that 99 percent of our time on this Earth, were were on a low carb high fat, gluten-free diet! He agrees that we should return to eating the diet of our prehistoric ancestors and that diet provides the key to weight loss and good health!
The feeling of being hungry and coping with cravings come in as the most common complaints that dieters have. Linda O’Bryne who is an Atkins nutritionist says that the low carb, high fat diet eliminates those problems and is based on the principles of nutritional ketosis.
When you follow a ketogenic diet your body changes and shifts over to a fat – burning mode! It can take days to adjust and get used to, but the diet is safe to follow and highly effective for burning fat and losing weight, while still maintaining muscle mass, said Linda.
In an exclusive interview Linda also said that follow Atkins eliminates hunger for two reasons, ” reducing carb intake stabilizes blood sugar”. When consuming carbohydrates the insulin spikes and then it comes plummeting down in a crash. Then you are hungry again and craving for something. So with that being said without carbs dieters go through an extreme insulin change in the blood and the cravings go away!
Dieters who eat higher fat feel full for longer periods and snacking is allowed too. It’s important to snack on protein rich snacks between meals like cheese rolled inside of a slice of meat.
Just wanted to add a little tidbit of information from a .gov site!
We recently proposed that the biological markers improved by carbohydrate restriction were precisely those that define the metabolic syndrome (MetS), and that the common thread was regulation of insulin as a control element. We specifically tested the idea with a 12-week study comparing two hypocaloric diets (approximately 1,500 kcal): a carbohydrate-restricted diet (CRD) (%carbohydrate:fat:protein = 12:59:28) and a low-fat diet (LFD) (56:24:20) in 40 subjects with atherogenic dyslipidemia. Both interventions led to improvements in several metabolic markers, but subjects following the CRD had consistently reduced glucose (-12%) and insulin (-50%) concentrations, insulin sensitivity (-55%), weight loss (-10%), decreased adiposity (-14%), and more favorable triacylglycerol (TAG) (-51%), HDL-C (13%) and total cholesterol/HDL-C ratio (-14%) responses. In addition to these markers for MetS, the CRD subjects showed more favorable responses to alternative indicators of cardiovascular risk: postprandial lipemia (-47%), the Apo B/Apo A-1 ratio (-16%), and LDL particle distribution. Despite a threefold higher intake of dietary saturated fat during the CRD, saturated fatty acids in TAG and cholesteryl ester were significantly decreased, as was palmitoleic acid (16:1n-7), an endogenous marker of lipogenesis, compared to subjects consuming the LFD. Serum retinol binding protein 4 has been linked to insulin-resistant states, and only the CRD decreased this marker (-20%). The findings provide support for unifying the disparate markers of MetS and for the proposed intimate connection with dietary carbohydrate. The results support the use of dietary carbohydrate restriction as an effective approach to improve features of MetS and cardiovascular risk.
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