Can you Stick to an Atkins Diet?
News Flash! This ‘just in’ hot off the presses...
Researches now say that Atkins and other Lo-Carb diets do not help when it comes to
staying thin. In a comparison between Lo-Carb, low fat and reduced calorie diets, all
participants started to regain weight after six months, and by twelve months there was little
difference between the groups. "There is no clear evidence that Atkins-style diets are better
than any others for helping people stay slim, despite the popularity and apparent success of the
Atkins diet," says Professor Arne Astrup of RVA University in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Ok... so maybe this is a bit melodramatic, but it drives home a point. We are living in a
world of dietary confusion, a Land of Oz and make-believe, where facts are hard to find and
commercial diets aim to keep us in a confused state and distract us from the truth. This is just
one of the many barriers that people face when trying to lose weight.
So how are we expected to deal with all this dietary misinformation? Here is a suggestion. Ignore the hype, find a safe and
healthy diet that makes good common sense, and stay with the plan for life. While this might not
seem like any great revelation, it‘s amazing how many dieters beat their heads against the
wall struggling to lose weight, hoping that "this time" the results will be different.
My friend, if this describes your experience with dieting, you are following the wrong plan and
need to consider a different approach.
Think back for a moment about how many times you have heard that to lose weight you must
be "disciplined" in your approach. Or to put it another way, to lose weight you must be
willing to just give up eating your favorite foods (like ice cream) and dining at your favorite
places (yes, those fast foods are definitely out of the question). If this ill-advice actually
worked, The U.S. National Center for Health Statistics would no longer rank obesity as one of
their leading health problems!!