• United States
28 Feb 07
The Atkins diet works - but it can also make you very very sick. It puts your body into Ketosis which isn't a good thing... I would do a lot of research before you decide to follow this diet. My mom and I have both done it. I felt like crap the whole time. We lost weight but gained it back the moment we stopped.
2 Mar 07
Recommendations for dieting: Do not eat meat more than once a day. Fish and poultry are recommended instead of red or processed meats. Avoid frying food because food absorbs the fats from cooking oils and this increases dietary fat intake. Bake or broil food instead. If you do fry, use polyunsaturated oils, such as corn oil. Include adequate fiber in your diet. Fiber is found in green leafy vegetables, fruit, beans, bran flakes, nuts, root vegetables, and whole grain foods. Fiber often makes you feel full without having to eat excess calories. Do not eat more than 4 eggs per week. Although they are a good source of protein and low in saturated fat, eggs are very high in cholesterol, and should be eaten in moderation for that reason. Choose fresh fruit for desserts rather than cookies, cake, or pudding. Cut down on salt, whether it be table salt, or flavor intensifiers that contain salt such as monosodium glutamate (MSG). Too much of anything has its drawbacks, whether it be calories, or a particular type of food. A well-balanced diet with creativity and variety are best suited to your needs.