Interesting articles about low carb living

Linda O’Byrne, our nutritionist, brings you a selection of positive and thought-provoking blogs that explore the many benefits of a low carb approach.

    28-11-2016

    Road trips can be fun for the whole family. Whether it’s a cross-country excursion or a long weekend, it’s essential to have the right kind of food readily available so that you are able to avoid the potential dietary pitfalls of convenience…

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    28-11-2016

    Eat more, weigh less – that’s a common mantra at Atkins and it’s amazing how many people ask me if it’s normal for cravings, and preoccupation with food, to disappear after a week or 2 on Phase one. The answer is a resounding ‘yes’ as blood…

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    28-11-2016

    I realize that there is still a lot of confusion out there about Atkins, and particularly Phase 1. So I’ve decided to focus some basics in the blog post. After all, if you get off on the wrong foot, you may fall by the wayside before experiencing…

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    28-11-2016

    Most people who follow Atkins see a great initial loss as the body switches to burning fat for energy and this then settles into a steady weight loss pattern which works wonders for moral and keeping you motivated. However, every so often you…

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    28-11-2016

    Making the decision to lose weight is a big step – but it’s only the first step in your journey to better health. On the way to achieving any goal you’ll run into challenges. On the way to losing weight this might be cravings, resisting temptation…

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    20-11-2016

    Here’s what you need to know: the different types of fats, what fats to avoid, how much you should eat, and some recipe and cooking ideas.

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    17-11-2016

    A tidy combination of protein, fat and carbohydrate can be found in delicious and convenient nuts and seeds. They have been an important component of the human diet since the days when mankind survived as hunter-gatherers.

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    14-11-2016

    The workplace is a dangerous zone—carb-wise, and I’ve noticed a number of you discussing this on the Forums. How do you overcome the lure of doughnuts at coffee breaks, fast food lunches and tempting treats in vending machines?

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    31-10-2016

    It’s a common misconception that Atkins is a “high protein” diet when, in actual fact, there are guidelines for every phase which indicate that moderate amounts of protein foods should be eaten with each meal.

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    18-10-2016

    Numerous studies in a variety of settings show dramatic improvements in blood glucose control and blood lipids in type 2 diabetics consuming a low-carb diet (1-5).

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    12-10-2016

    Whether it's a fresh-baked cookie, a piece of chocolate, a hot slice of pizza or a plate of salty French fries, most likely you've had the intense desire to throw caution to the wind and indulge. So you give in, just once, only to find yourself…

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    12-10-2016

    I sometimes get emails from people who have been following Atkins for a few weeks and aren’t getting the results they want and, on closer inspection; it appears they’ve been working out their carb intake incorrectly.

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    09-10-2016

    It’s often thought that fruit is a great food for weight loss. Whilst most fruits do have the benefits of containing vitamins and fibre, they may actually stop you from losing weight.

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    04-10-2016

    Just because you’re living a low-carb lifestyle doesn’t mean you need to stop going out to eat every once in a while! Restaurants don’t always offer a great variety of low-carb options, but if you know how to order, you can turn almost any meal…

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    25-09-2016

    New dietary guidelines came out last week, and, as seems to be the case lately, they are causing some confusion. Let’s start with salt. The guidelines recommend limiting sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams a day, which amounts to about 1 teaspoon…

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    19-09-2016

    Food labels can be confusing and, when following a low carb lifestyle, you’re counting the carbohydrates you eat. But what about sugar? You’ve probably read, all over the media, about the dangers of sugar so do you just avoid sugar, or is it…

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    18-09-2016

    Despite the common misconception, Atkins isn’t a ‘high protein’ diet but is rather ‘moderate’ in protein and higher in fat. In fact your intake of dietary fat should be higher than your intake of protein. Fat keeps you feeling fuller and also,…

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    12-09-2016

    One of the reasons the Atkins Diet is so effective and so pleasurable to do is that you can have a midmorning and a midafternoon snack. That way, you’ll head off fatigue, jitters, inability to concentrate, ravenous cravings for inappropriate…

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    12-09-2016

    Slip-ups happen, whether it’s a moment of temporary weakness where you devour a doughnut instead of eggs for breakfast or a week of overindulgence on vacation that has you returning with a tan and extra baggage in the form of some additional…

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    12-09-2016

    Breakfast is a very important meal and one of my favorites. In fact, eating breakfast every day is great for weight loss and overall health; it is strongly associated with a reduced risk of a spectrum of metabolic conditions, including obesity,…

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