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Nature of the Atkins Diet

While most of the emphasis in Atkins is on the diet, nutritional supplements and exercise are considered equally important elements. Atkins involves restriction of the intake of carbohydrates in order to switch the body’s metabolism from burning glucose to burning fat (chiefly stored fat). This process (called lipolysis) begins when the body enters the state […]

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Here a Diet, There a Diet

If you’re like most of us, you are either always living on the edge ‘in between’ diets – or always resolving to drop those extra pounds ‘tomorrow.’ Part of the problem is probably that you haven’t found any regime that really works for you. Something that you can stick with for the long haul. Hey, […]

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Your Body’s Energy Efficiency

Have you ever wondered why, for so many people (and especially for anyone older than 30 years old), weight gain seems to be a fact of life? It’s because the human body is way too efficient! It just does not take that much energy to maintain the human body at rest; and when exercising, the […]

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Consuming Calories

The 1,800 calories that a typical person at rest needs per day is just not that many. For example, if you go to your neighborhood McDonald’s restaurant and order the Big Xtra meal, you will get a sandwich, a large order of french fries and a large Coke®. This meal contains: 710 calories in the […]

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The Idea Behind Dieting

Let’s imagine that you are overweight and you would like to lose several excess pounds. To lose 1 pound of fat, what you have to do is burn off 3,500 calories. That is, over a period of time, you have to consume 3,500 calories less than your body needs. There are several ways you can […]

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Why Diets Usually Don’t Work

The reason why most diets tend not to work for very long is because they are not sustainable. A person gains weight because he or she consumes more calories per day than needed. The diet creates a temporary deficit. When the diet ends, the person goes back to normal eating and the weight comes back. […]

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Building a Sustainable Diet

Building a sustainable diet and exercise plan is the key to maintaining a consistent weight. This is not easy for many people. As described in the previous sections, the landscape is literally covered with calories, and exercise takes time and energy. Calorie Counter The first step to building a sustainable diet is to start counting […]

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Cutting Calories For Weight Loss

In an effort to reduce the number calories you take in per day, here are several strategies that you might find effective: 1. Be conscious of every calorie you consume, and keep a daily journal. Stick an index card in your pocket each day and write down everything you eat and drink.  2. Eliminate all […]

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Weight Loss Myths

There are dozens of weight-loss myths that help to derail people. Here is a list of some of the most common so you can try to avoid them: The myth that some kinds of calories are different from others – A calorie is a calorie. If you consume 4,000 calories by eating 1,000 grams of […]

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Fitting in Exercise Daily

Exercise is one tool you have to control your weight because exercise is a way to increase the number of calories that you burn in a day. One way to make the most of exercise is to integrate some form of exercise into your daily routine. Here are several examples: Try to find some type […]

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