Sep 24

Atkins or No Carbohydrate Diet

Atkins Diet

One of today’s well-know diet is the less or no carbs diet, also known as the Atkins Diet. This particular diet is quite controversial and has received a lot of criticism because the whole concept of this diet is about the elimination or very minimal intake of carbs.

In the begining Atkins diet focuses largely the extreme reduction of carbohydrates in the diet but today, much emphasis is also placed in trying to incorporate fitness and exercise for a more successful weight loss rather than just cutting out the carbohydrate intakes.

If you are considering using the Atkins Diet to lose weight, it is very essential that you  have the correct information about how the diet works. Facts to consider are:

  • Human Body uses calories for energy.
  • When extra calories are not burned it turns into excess weight or fat.
  • Losing weight is the result of burning the extra calories that your body needs for energy.

To put it simply, take in calories only that you can burn otherwise those calories that don’t get burned will surely turn into excess weight. Again this is because many think that if they eliminate carbs in their diet then they will surely lose the weight, this is a misconception because even if you totally eliminate carbs in your diet but your calorie intake will exceed what you can burn the pounds are sure to pile on. Another way of putting it is that not all calories will come from carbs.

Atkins Diet or eliminating carbs from food intake works because most carbohydrates contain complex sugars which the body will burn or use up before it will burn the calories. So the logic here is that if there are no carbohydrates containing complex sugar that the body will burn than it will burn the calories instead. In a diet where there are many carbohydrates, the body will burn the complex sugar first, so the calories are untouched and they become stored energy or stored fats.

To get the maximum result for the Atkins Diet the following should be kept in mind:

  • It is a lifelong commitment
  • Sacrifices have to be made
  • Change in food intake
  • Continuous fitness regimen

The Atkins Diet has produced mixed reactions. Those who have tried it, and have followed the diet diligently and have great results, like it and have only praises on the effectiveness of the diet but for those who cannot seem to do with out carbs seem to think that sacrificing carbohydrates is not it. To find out for yourself if this diet works or not for you just try it. You have nothing to lose.

 

 

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    At War With Food: The Cause of Food Allergy

    food allergyThe human immune system is very protective of its territory meaning the human body. Allergic reactions especially to food is one of the many ways the immune system does it job. When a person takes in any kind of food that the body considers a threat or a “trespasser”, the immune system goes to work by causing an allergic reaction.

    An allergic reaction is a symptom cause by the released chemical of the immune system; this symptom can be from a simple skin irritation to a more life threating constricting of the air passage which can eventually lead to one’s death.

    For clarification, there is a difference between food allergy and food intolerance. Though many people may claim to have allergic reaction to certain food they maybe mistaken because food intolerance may also show same symptoms as a food allergy where in both are reactions to sensitivity to food but the big difference between the two is that in food intolerance it does not affect the immune system thereby not life threating unlike the latter. In food allergy, the immune system will react by producing antibodies.

    Currently, the professionals in the medical world have not been able to find any treatment or cure for food allergy. For now most doctors would recommend allergy management which is the modification of diet or avoiding intake of food allergens.

    When observing closely how an allergic reaction works, the immune system will release antibodies called immunoglobulin E which in turn will cause the production of histamine. The production of chemical histamine is the process of protecting the body at the same time it is also the root cause of common allergy symptoms like:

    • Irritation in the skin
    • Puffiness or redness of eyes
    • Itchiness or irritation in the throat
    • Heaviness of lungs
    • Problems in the gastrointestinal organs

    Different individuals have different food allergic reactions but there are eight major allergy-causing foods that is a common culprit to most, these are:

    • Eggs
    • Peanuts
    • Soy
    • Tree nuts
    • Shellfish
    • Milk
    • Wheat
    • fish

    In general, those afflicted with allergies will only react to some allergy-causing foods. Sometimes, being allergic to a certain kind of food may also cause an allergic reaction to same food group or related foods. For instance, an allergic reaction to cow’s milk may also cause an allergic reaction when drinking goat’s milk or being allergic to wheat will also give an allergic reaction to rye or allergies to pollens will also give the same reaction to green apples, almonds, peaches and hazelnuts. This is known or called cross-reaction.

    Moreover, those who are afflicted with eczema and/or asthma also have a higher risk of acquiring or developing food allergy and even worse is the fact that their reactions to food allergies would be more severe compared to those who only have food allergies to deal with. Unlucky are individuals with asthma and/or eczema because when they suffer food allergy they can be under stress which would eventually trigger their asthma and/or eczema which will worsen the whole situation.

    Although, there is no cure to allergies, with vigilance and self-discipline the allergy-sufferer will have a chance in overcoming these food problems. There may be some medicine or medications that can alleviate the symptoms but a consultation with a physician will give you a better understanding to your allergy problems as well as treatment recommendations.

    The intensity of an individual’s reaction is dependent on the following circumstances:

    • An individual’s sensitivity threshold to the food allergen
    • The amount of food taken in
    • The exposure scale of the person to the food

    Since at present there is still no cure for food allergy, the only thing allergy-sufferers can do is be vigilant and have self-discipline and use medications that can alleviate the symptoms.

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      Burn Fat not Muscles

      3_hour_dietThere are two major reasons why you would want to lose excess pounds, it is either you want to look good and feel good or usually it has something to do with health issues. But whatever reasons you might have, one answer everyone will give you is diet. Most people associate dieting with hunger. This is because most think that eating is the culprit in gaining weight. Though what you eat does play a big part in gaining weight eating isn’t the major reason why you gain weight. In fact, a new diet called the 3 Hour Diet is the exact opposite of this false theory that “the more you eat, the more you gain weight.” In the 3 Hour Diet, you need to eat every three hours to lose weight, but you can’t just eat whatever you like. Facts about the human body on why the 3 Hour diet works:

      • The human body needs to feed regularly and accurately to have energy.
      • The human body that is not fed regularly will go into “starvation mode”.
      • When the human body is in “starvation mode” it will burn muscles for energy instead of fat.

      In the 3 Hour Diet “starvation mode” is avoided thus the body will burn the fat rather than the muscles, whereby when you lose fat than you lose weight. The success of this diet greatly depends on three things:

      • Right kind of food you eat
      • The commitment you have in achieving your desired weight.
      • Sticking to the three-hour timetable

      The 3 Hour Diet is a brain child of Jorge Cruise who is well known and a mainstay in the fitness industry. This diet program is effective for those who:

      • Want to lose weight but hates avoiding food.
      • Have a busy and hectic schedule.
      • Are committed to eating the right kind of food every three hours.

      For those seriously considering this diet program, it is greatly advised to get a copy of the book by Jorge Cruise, called the 3 Hour Diet. The book is a great aid because it contains:

      • Helpful hints, tricks and tips to help you stick to the diet program no matter how busy your schedule or lifestyle is.
      • Facts to consider like what is the current weight and the weight that needs to go off.

      This diet is very effective for those who are serious about  the goal of losing weight. This will only happen  if you eat the right kinds of food and you keep to the time table of eating every three hours. For best results, read the book called The 3-Hour Diet authored by Jorge Cruise and sign up online for more information about the weight plan itself and how to work it into your busy lifestyle.

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        3 hour diet – is it really working?

        Burn Fat not Muscles with the help of the 3 hour diet

         There are two major reasons why you would want to lose excess pounds, it is either you want to look good and feel good or usually it has something to do with health issues. But for whatever reasons you might have, one answer everyone will give you is diet.
        weight loss, diet, frequent eating, high protein

        Most people associate dieting with hunger this is because most think that eating is the culprit in gaining weight. Though what you eat does play a big part in gaining weight eating isn’t the major reason why you gain weight. In fact, a new diet called the 3 Hour Diet is the exact opposite of this false theory that “the more you eat, the more you gain weight.”

         In the 3 Hour Diet, you need to eat every three hours to lose weight, but you can’t just eat whatever you like. 

         Facts about the human body on why this diet works:

        • The human body needs to feed regularly and accurately to have energy.
        • The human body that is not fed regularly will go into “starvation mode”.
        • When the human body is in “starvation mode” it will burn muscles for energy instead of fat.

         In the 3 Hour Diet “starvation mode” is avoided thus the body will burn the fat rather than the muscles, whereby when you lost fat than you lose weight. The success of this diet greatly depends on three things:

        • Right kind of food you eat
        • The commitment you have in achieving your desired weight.
        • Sticking to the three-hour timetable

        This Diet is a brain child of Jorge Cruise who is well known and a mainstay in the fitness industry.

        • This diet program is effective for those who:
        • Want to lose weight but hates avoiding food.
        • Have a busy and hectic schedule.
        • Are committed to eating the right kind of food every three hours.

         For those seriously considering this diet program, it is greatly advised to get a copy of the book. The book is a great aid because it contains:

        • Helpful hints, tricks and tips to help you stick to the diet program no matter how busy your schedule or lifestyle is.
        • Facts to consider like what is the current weight and the weight that needs to go off.

         This diet is very effective for those if you are serious about your goal in losing weight but only if you eat the right kind of food and you keep to the time table of eating every three hours. For best results, buy the book called The 3-Hour Diet authored by Jorge Cruise and sign up online for more information about the weight plan itself and how to work it into your busy lifestyle.

        You should also check out the cookbook!

         

         3 hour diet cookbook, recipes for diet

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          According to a  blog written about what dermatologist Dr. Patricia Farris , who specializes in studying skin aging, Study and research shows that the process of glycation or the process that happens when blood sugar is excessively high happens when your diet is composed mostly of sugar and refined carbohydrates. In short sugar speeds up the aging process of your skin.

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