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Video: Atkins UK takes on misconceptions around low-carb diets in a series of animated videos

Published on March 12, 2014,

Atkins UK has produced a series of short animated videos to dispel myths about the Atkins diet and explain why low carb diets work. Here’s the first with a link to the others on their YouTube channel…

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What Is The Best Low Carb Diet For You?

Published on January 9, 2014,

Our friends at Low Carb Diet Support have put together a very useful comparison of five popular low carb diets to help you pick which one is most suitable for your needs. Here’s an extract…

English: Typical Atkins diet meal

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Atkins: the original and still the best-known low-carb diet, consisting of 4 phases, starting with Induction at just 20g net carbs a day and gradually increasing. More about Atkins Diet…

Dukan: very low-fat as well as low-carb and quite radical, starts with Attack phase of several days on protein-only foods, followed by protein-only days alternating with days on protein plus salad vegetables. More about Dukan Diet…

Keto: similar to Atkins Induction, daily carbs are kept to a minimum throughout the full duration of the diet. More about Keto Diet…

Paleo: although not specifically designed to be low-carb, Paleo excludes foods made available by agriculture and processed foods, cutting out grains and refined sugar, which results in lower carb consumption. More about Paleo Diet…

South Beach: low-fat as well as low-carb but a lot less radical than Dukan, with several phases. More about South Beach Diet…

Click on the diet’s name in the first row to see its overview and pros/cons, and click on the criteria in column one to see the full explanation below.

Atkins
Dukan
Paleo
Keto
South Beach
1. Weight loss guaranteed1, 2
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
2. Easy to follow2
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
3. Phased structure
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
4. Amount of fat
High
Very low
High
High
Low
5. Ketogenic
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
6. Suitable for intensive exercise2
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
7. Requires carb counting
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
8. Sweeteners allowed 
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
9. Easy for vegetarians2
No
No
No
No
Yes
10. Supplementation2
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional

1 provided all the guidelines of the diet are followed fully and accurately

2 these criteria are subjective and a matter of opinion rather than fact. I provided my judgement based on my knowledge and experience, but other people may have different opinions (please feel free to share in the comments below)…

See more at: What is the best low-carb diet?

There is also a follow-up post where the author’s preferred approach based on the Atkins diet is described: Atkins Diet – What to Expect

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Kim Kardashian Loses 25 Pounds (or is it 70?) on Low Carb Atkins Diet

Published on October 21, 2013,

Lots of (inevitable) media coverage over recent days for Kim Kardashian who has revealed that she has lost 25 pounds over the past 4 months by following the Atkins diet and limiting her daily carb intake to 50 to 60 net grams. Other media sources claim the  weight loss is actually 70 lbs. This is from Examiner.com…

Kim Kardashian instagram.com

Kim Kardashian instagram.com

Kim Kardashian has lost over 25 pounds in four months by following the low-carb Atkins diet, which features lots of lean proteins and fats and plenty of vegetables.

Atkins reps who work directly with Kardashian say the brunette beauty is extremely motivated about her weight-loss goals and can’t wait to regain her pre-baby body. She’s so proud of her progress she posted her first post-baby body photo Oct. 15 (see below).

“Part of her motivation [was] to show people she’s capable of getting back to where she was [weight-wise],” Atkins VP Colette Heimowitz told the LA Times Oct. 15. “She wanted to show the world she can do it. That was her motivation.”

Kim, 33, has been following a nutrient-dense diet consisting of 1,800 to 2,200 calories a day, and has been limiting her daily carb intake to 50 to 60 net grams (i.e., grams of carbs minus grams of fiber).

Kardashian’s daily menu looks like this:

Breakfast: Omelette or Greek yogurt with berries and slivered almonds.

Snacks: One to two ounces of nuts or a guacamole dip with fresh veggies.

Lunch & dinner: A serving of fish, poultry, eggs, or lean red meat with lots of fiber-rich vegetables prepared with olive oil.

Kardashian, who was mercilessly fat-shamed for gaining over 60 pounds while pregnant, has been losing one to two pounds a week since giving birth to daughter North West in June 2013.

“Our goal was to pace her weight loss,” said Heimowitz. “[Kim] has lost a lot of inches and she’s able to work out. The scale weight isn’t generally what we focus on. That’s when people get discouraged. [Atkins is] a lifestyle. Her body will take her where she wants to be.”…

More at:  Kim Kardashian’s daily Atkins diet: 1,800-2,200 calories, 50 grams of carbs (Photos)

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