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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Why I Like Atkins

The approach to diet that is recommended for weight loss by the latest research that I find credible is to cut carbs out of your diet, à la Atkins, and eat as much food as you want, that is, fat, protein, and no carbohydrates, or a limited amount, such as 20 grams a day for induction, and after that increase to the amount that allows you to maintain your weight. This is science-based weight loss. The idea that you can use pills to lose weight is accepted, however, by the mass of dieters, who use things such as ephedra and others. I have friends who used Hoodia. But the science is with the low carb diet. Atkins is my preferred plan, or an approach similar to Atkins, such as the sensible approach advocated by Gary Taubes in Good Calories, Bad Calories. I don't like to rely on anecdotal evidence for the last word on anything, but it's not irrelevant that there are plenty of stories about people who did well on Atkins.

1 comment:

Clay said...

My dad lost ten pounds on Atkins. He is a physician and I am sure would recommend it to others. Great diet if you are serious about your weight.