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Posted by phone monkey at on April 11, 2002 at 14:10:09:

In Reply to: Let me guess... posted by Johnboy on April 11, 2002 at 13:57:58:

: ...did you stay on Induction phase for a long time, just like Atkins suggested you don't?

: One of the people who wrote my diet (CAD) said she "nearly died" on Atkins. Turns out she restricted too much carb for too long. Much as I respect her, I don't think Atkins was to blame.

: If you don't do the diet according to plan, don't blame the diet. Blame yourself.

: John

You know, the only thing wrong with this diet....

is just about everything. This is restrictive, unrealistic, deficient in nutrients, unhealthy, and dangerous.

Yes, it works because in order for your body to keep your brain alive (which is not able to feed itself on fat), your body will burn protein and put you into ketosis. The reason these diets are so high in meat is in the vain hope that if you eat enough protein it will spare your body organs and muscles from being consumed while you starve yourself of carbs.

Meanwhile... you are not getting adequate nutrition, and risk becoming ill from both the effects of the diet, and from the nutrients you are not getting.

So, after a while, you come off this diet, and since you have been slowly consuming yourself, you have less lean tissue to burn the calories you are taking in, and the result is a much higher rebound weight gain.

There is no majic formula to weight loss.
Slow and steady wins the race. And make it a lifestyle.


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