What exactly is the alleged benefit of Atkins/low carb diets? I've lost 80 pounds this year by eating less, and mostly eating fruit, salad, and pasta. Will losing all this weight with a high carb diet cause me to gain wait in the long-term?
Thank you for your nutrition question. I am not a big fan of the Atkins diet because there is not enough research about the long term effects of eating this way. Permanent weight loss is a very gradual process and it involves making lifestyle changes. If you lose weight slowly then it will most likely stay off. On the other hand, if you lose weight very quickly which is more then
1-2 lbs a week then the chances are the weight will come back. There is a supplement called Juice Plus which I recommend to my patients who are trying to lose weight. It helps you to keep the weight off. Why dont you give it a try? The product can be found at http://www.juiceblend.com It contains the nutrients from 17 fruits and vegetables and helps you crave healthier foods. Let me know if you need more information on it. Hope this helps.
-George Rapitis, Nutritionist
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