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Areas to Explore if Weight Loss Has Stalled

May 12, 2009

It’s perfectly natural for you to lose weight in fits and starts. Usually, if you stick with the program longer— even weeks in some cases—weight loss will resume. You may just need some minor adjustments to get the scale moving in the right direction again. Here are some trouble-shooting questions that should help you do

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What Is Your Degree of Metabolic Resistance?

April 29, 2009

Once you know how readily you lose excess weight, you can plot your strategy on how to take it all off. Now that you’ve enjoyed some success following the Atkins Nutritional Approach™, let’s talk about sustaining that weight loss. You undoubtedly know exactly how much weight you lost during the first 14 days of Induction.

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Are You Ready to Move Beyond Induction?

April 29, 2009

A lot of people think of Induction as lasting only two weeks, but it can be followed for a longer time. If you have a lot of weight to lose or have difficulty losing weight, you might want to do Induction for a bit longer. That way you’ll see dramatic progress before moving on to

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How to Follow Phase Two

April 28, 2009

Finding Your Own Number Life in the 21st century means lots of numbers to remember, what with cell-phone numbers, bank PIN numbers and the like, but I’m going to give you the tools to find out another number that is just as essential for your lifestyle. Remember these two basic principles: 1.When you do Atkins,

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Are Triglycerides as Great a Heart Risk as High Cholesterol?

April 20, 2009

Dear Friend: Which do you think is the bigger threat to your heart health: cholesterol or triglycerides? If you answered cholesterol, you are certainly in the majority. Almost all cardiologists and other doctors will agree with you. But I—as well as numerous researchers who have been studying cardiac risk factors—beg to differ. Here’s the story:

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Yet Another Reason to Avoid Sugar

April 13, 2009

Atkins followers are well-versed in the dangers of refined carbohydrates and sugar. As they lose weight by restricting such foods, most also notice enhanced energy and improved cholesterol levels. A study conducted at the University of Buffalo found that sugar can also accelerate aging (1), leaving you more vulnerable to conditions such as Type II

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The Right Ingredients to Light up a Lagging Libido

March 23, 2009

If you’ve ever had “spring fever,” you know what a powerful aphrodisiac sunlight – the flowers…the fresh air…the birds… – can be. Seasons and light cycles definitely affect libido and fertility. Ask any farmer or veterinarian. Humans, of course, need more than a sunny day in the spring, although the influence on us of light

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Getting Psyched to Do Atkins

January 20, 2009

Your friends and family may give you a hard time but you may be your own worst enemy. Here’s how to handle both challenges during the first week on the Atkins Nutritional ApproachTM. Remember that human beings are remarkably adaptable and, in as little as a week, your tastes will start to change. Soon you’ll

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Why “Diet” Is a Four-Letter Word.

January 2, 2009

New Year. New You. Reaching your goal weight is not—or should not be—about dieting. It’s about changing your body, and your mind-set, permanently and for the better. It is—or should be—actually just the opposite of the start-and-stop process that most people consider a diet. I tell people that they should plan not just on losing

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Dementia and Insulin Resistance: Can It Be Controlled By A Low-Carb Diet?

January 1, 2009

After my most recent blog, I had some requests to address the connection between low-carb diets and their effect on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Here’s what we know: A study in 2009, as well as other recent studies, demonstrated that a diet lower in carbohydrates may be beneficial in treating Alzheimer’s disease. This research shows

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