Monday, March 9, 2009

Diets

Remember the Atkins diet? Well, the Atkins diet was all about how evil carbs are and that you should avoid them and you will lose weight. Guess what, if you cut anything out of your diet you will lose weight. This does not make it a healthy diet. You could cut out all protein and carbs and you would lose weight only eating fat. This is obviously a very unintelligent idea. Our bodies are made up of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates and needs all 3 of those things to function properly. Studies were done on the atkins diet versus the normal healthy low fat diet and in the first 6 months people on the atkins diet lost weight fast so it could be known as a fast diet. But after a year the weight loss was no different than the normal way. But what does this mean? Someone on the low fat diet would see steady weight loss over a year which is motivating month after month. The person on the atkins diet would see good results the first 6 months and then the results would greatly decrease causing them to quit the diet soon after 6 months and go back to their normal eat patterns. That's because the Atkin diet is just that... a diet. You can't eat like that forever, so it is only a matter of time before you go back to your old ways and gain the weight back. The normal "diet" can actually be sustained thoughout your whole life making it an eating lifestyle change where you are able to keep weight off forever.

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