"There are many typical criticisms of the Atkins diet"
By : Kapriz
The Atkins diet is very popular, but it also comes with a lot of criticism. Health experts,
doctors and diet specialists have all different opinions when it comes to the Atkins and other low carb diets. Some
believe that it is dangerous, some say that it is a healthy method to lose weight and others say that it works on a
However, there are also thousands of individuals who have found success with the Atkins diet. They can speak from
personal experience, know that the diet works and it is an effective means of keeping weight off. There are
thousands of testimonials that tout the benefits of the low carb way of living.
There are many typical criticisms of the Atkins diet. One of the first is that the diet it too high in fat. The
butter, oil and fatty meats that are used in the diet are a far cry from the low-fat diet fad that swept the globe.
For many people, the low fat mindset has prevailed and they cannot grasp eating real butter or cream with their
meals. It seems like too much fat at first glance. However, those that pay close attention to Dr. Atkins guidelines
and follow the program closely know that the diet focuses on good fats. Extra virgin olive oil and other helpful
fats are emphasized. The proper use of these oils is important to brain function and mood management.
Another popular Atkins criticism is that it focuses too much on food and not enough on exercise. This is an unfair
claim because the Atkins books clearly spell out a need for exercise. There is a lot of attention paid to food
choices because they are an integral part of the program, and they are different foods than what people are
normally used to eating. However, this does not mean that exercise is not an integral part of the program. Aerobic
and anaerobic exercise routines are encouraged, and both will greatly increase your weight loss efforts.
Many Atkins critics feel that the diet is hard too keep up in the long term. Critics in this category will admit
that it is effective in short-term weight loss efforts, but point out that the lifestyle is hard to maintain over
time. However, people who have had long-term success with Atkins claim it is one of the easiest diets to follow for
significant periods of time. The Atkins plan has rich food that is forbidden in other programs, and it has
appetite-suppressing effects. When you combine this with the quick weight loss, a motivating factor for many
people, it is easy to stick to long term.
The side effects of Atkins, like constipation and bad breath, have also been a topic that Atkins critics are quick
to point out. However, these side effects are not as common as critics make them out to be. If they do occur, the
side effects normal only last through the first phase of the diet. Additionally, drinking additional water will
normally take care of both problems rather quickly.
There are pros and cons to many diets. If you don’t particularly enjoy preparing and eating meat, then Atkins is
probably not for you. But if you are considering Atkins, make sure to look beyond the common criticisms for the
truth about the diet.
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