And here's something else...
why diets fail is they simply aren't sustainable.
low-carbohydrate diet like the Atkins Diet.
Note: Other low carbohydrate (high fat, high protein) diets include the
Beverley Hill’s diet, Protein Power, the Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet, the
Scarsdale Diet, Charles Hunt Diet Evolution, Quick Weight-Loss Diet, the South
Beach Diet, the Dukan Diet and the Paleo Diet.
the American Institute of Cancer Research wrote about the Atkins diet...
can lead to the kind of rapid weight fluctuations that adversely affect the
heart. Moreover, the breakdown of fatty acids that occurs during ketosis
[ketosis, which the Atkins Diet is based on, is when the body begins to
metabolize muscle tissue instead of fat] may also increase the risk of heart
disease. One of the basic tenets of Atkins’ diet is that sugar causes cancer.
Such misleading pronouncements are essentially scare tactics, meant to direct
the dieter towards foods on the Atkins’ plan. Finally, nothing about this plan
encourages the dieter to learn some very basic weight management strategies
like portion control and serving sizes, let alone develop the skills necessary
for a lifetime of balanced nutrition.”
claimed that his diet “will correct most of the risk factors for heart
A Journal of the American Dietetic Association
found the exact opposite. Bad cholesterol (LDL) increased and good cholesterol
(HDL) decreased in people who had been on the Atkins’ diet for 12 weeks
increasing their risk of having a heart attack.