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Good Carbs

What are carbohydrates (carbs)? Carbohydrates are one of three classes of food called macronutrients (the other two are fats and protein). The term "carbohydrate" is a big umbrella, including everything from table sugar to cauliflower. The basic unit of a carbohydrate is a monosaccharide or simple sugar (such as glucose… Read More

Why Professional Athletes Choose Low Carb Diets

While dieting can focus on losing weight, this doesn't have to be the only goal. Having a healthy diet is essential to living a healthy lifestyle and keeping your body in top physical shape. No one understands this better than professional athletes, which is why so many follow strict diets… Read More

What Are Net Carbs?

When you follow the Atkins Diet, you actually count grams of Net Carbs, which represent the total carbohydrate content of the food minus the fiber content. The Net Carbs number reflects the grams of carbohydrate that significantly impact your blood sugar level and therefore are the only carbs you need… Read More

Confused About Carb Loading?

How you can maximize your energy, make your exercise time more effective and reach your goals most efficiently.Have you ever eaten a bagel or muffin for breakfast, and then felt either so ravenously hungry or lethargic by late-morning that you wolfed down a sugar-filled energy bar? Now ask yourself… Read More

What are Net Carbs?

When you follow the Atkins Diet, aka the Atkins Nutrition Approach, you actually count grams of Net Carbs, which represent the total carbohydrate content of the food minus the fiber content and sugar alcohols (if in the product). The Net Carbs number reflects the grams of carbohydrate that significantly impact… Read More

Selecting the Right Carbohydrates

As you move through the four phases of the Atkins Nutritional Approach, the trick is to increase your intake of carbohydrates that are unprocessed and full of nutrients.One of the biggest misconceptions about the Atkins approach is that it cuts out all carbohydrates. On the contrary, Atkins emphasizes the… Read More

How to Do Pre-Maintenance, Part 2

It may take some time to fine-tune your Critical Carbohydrate Levels for Losing and Maintaining.Slowing weight loss while still preserving the forward momentum of Pre-Maintenance does not always happen smoothly. If, after an incremental increase, you find that you are gaining or are not losing and you are not… Read More

High Glycemic Diet and Cancer: More evidence for a connection

It's certainly not news to readers of the Atkins Advantage Newsletter that we at Atkins are no fans of sugar. Far more damaging to the body than fat, sugar is responsible for a host of ills ranging from depressing the immune system to increasing the risk for acne and cavities.… Read More

Shifting From Carbohydrate to Fat for Exercise

Summary:The following information was written by Atkins professionals.The purpose of this study was to assess metabolic adaptations to a high-fat diet in endurance cyclists. Sixteen endurance-trained cyclists were randomly assigned to one of two diet groups for a period of 15 days. One group remained on their habitual diet (30%… Read More

Low-Fat Diets Don’t Deliver on Heart Health

Unless you’re living on another planet, you’ve heard this message: reduce your intake of fat and cholesterol to achieve a healthy weight and decrease the likelihood of developing heart disease. In fact, the terms “healthy” and “low fat” seem inextricably linked. But now we know that the rationale… Read More

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