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foodcounts-ipage-601 Atkins diet

Based on a theory that eliminating carbohydrates, especially bread, cereals, pasta, potatoes and fruit will promote weight loss. All proteins, including meat, fish, eggs and dairy products are allowed, regardless of fat content. A daily cupful of green-only vegetables is permitted. The programme also recommends the monitoring of kytosis (blood sugar levels) by daily urine tests as a means of regulating carb intake. This type of high protein diet is now a proven and popular way to achieve rapid weight loss although most nutrition experts are concerned over the long term effect. (external link)

Atkins diet: no carbs; unlimited protein and fat; daily blood sugar check; proven weight loss;
health-risk concerns;
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