Saturday, February 24, 2007

South Beach Diet Aid

This is your aid for evaluating South Beach Diet, if your are feeling you need some hints or tips on how to form your own overview.

South Beach Diet is founded by a cardiologist - Dr Agatston - who has designed a diet for patients with heart diseases, but they lost significant amounts of weight as a side effect pf this diet. Dr Agatston describes it as your plan to eat the right carbs and the right fats to lose weight and protect your heart.

Cutting Carbs and Ketosis :
It is based on the same theory underlying the Atkins diet but with some modifications, i.e. Ketosis, in which we force the body to maintain blood glucose - the energy store of the brain -, by synthesizing glucose inside the body from fat and protein stores, rather than waiting for external supply which is arbitrarily determined by appetite and sateity feeling.
Ketosis occurs when the blood glucose levels fall down the normal levelwithout external supply of glucose. to induce ketosis, you should cut out all carbswith high glycemic index - that pours high glucose amounts in the blood quickly - leading to increased blood glucose concentration.
South Beach Diet severely restricts carbs during the first 2 weeks, before it gradually re-introduce those carbs with low glycemic index. It also recommends unsaturated fats in place of saturated fats.

South Beach diet breaks the vicious circle of carbs--> Insulin--> hunger--> carbs, by allowing foods with low glycemic index such as pasta, pulses, and porridge, and these slowly release glucose into the blood, providing a steady supply of energy and you feel satisfied for longer time rather than carving carbs with high glycemic index which release more Insulin that forces you to carving more carbs and so on.This is the first modification of Atkins' which completely restricts carbs.

FATS : they should be mentioned by Dr Agatston as a cardiologist, thus he replaces saturates with monounsaturates such as olive oil and nuts.

THE PLAN is divided into 3 phases which starts with banning most carbs except low glycemic vegs such as Broccoli and Cabbage, and the focus is on eating lean meat, chicken, fish, eggs, low fat cheese, some nuts and olive oil, the second stage allows low glycemic carbs including most fruits, whole grain cereals, and pasta , and the third and the last phase allows a larger variety of foods to stay on for life. The phases are based on a combined time and weight loss schedule.The full details of the plan are better given by the South Beach Diet people themselves.
South Beach Diet claims the result is that you can lose 8- 13 lb in the first 2 weeks, and once you enter the second phase you can expect to lose 1-2 lb/week.

THE PROS :

# The diet takes the heart health in consideration, you can eat a lot of delicious foods if you limit saturated fats and trans fats.

# No major groups of food are eliminated.
* You can 'de-junk' your diet and cut down on carb rich foods ( white bread, sugary cereals, and sweets).

# No starving or fasting involved:
* You can have more energy and do not get tired if you start eating the low glycemic index way.
* You won't get hungry after you stop eating sugars,white flower,high glycemic index white rice, and potatoes.
* You can stop craving for high sugar foods after you stop eating them.

# Dieter compliance:
* The diet follows the basic principles of healthy eating and, the list of the low glycemic index foods involves a wide variety of nutrients.
* You can twist between its phases, cheat a little and a few weeks back on phase one.
* You can avoid phase 1, and start on phase 2, and get one of the better diets available.
* You get a true new life style through South Beach Diet.

THE CONS :
# The first 2 weeks of extreme carb restriction requires serious willpower and may leave you weak and wobbly.
# You will not get your recommended fruit and veg each day, and you miss out on some vitamins,minerals, and fibers.
# South beach diet does not fully cater for people who do not or cannot eat dairy. It bans soy in phase 1.
# Most of the 8-13 lb lost in phase 1 are likely to be water loss ( No one explains how).
# Some experts do not necessarily agree that you should completely ban all high glycemic foods, because glycemic index changes considerably when foods are eaten together.
# Most nutrition experts are less happy with the recommended weight loss. They see that you lose no more than 2 lb/week for good health, and this contradicts the large weight loss in the first 2 weeks.
# Most nutrition and fitness experts believe it is impossible to lose weight from just one part of your body, arguing losing weight specifically from midriff.
# Few experts argue with a diet that recommends cutting down on processed carbs and swapping foods rich in saturates for those containing mono-unsaturated fats.


The bottom line that South Beach Diet is a good alternative if you can escape its cons and stick to its pros.

Friday, February 16, 2007

6 Grams Carbohydrates Containing Foods

Description of Food

CHICKEN, FRIED, BATTER,DRMSTCK 2.5OZ : Weight= 72 -- Calories= 195

CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP,DEHYD,PRPD 1 PKT : Weight= 188-- Calories= 40

MIXED NUTS W/ PEANTS,OIL,UNSLT 1 OZ : Weight= 28.35- Calories= 175

MIXED NUTS W/ PEANTS,OIL,SALTD 1 OZ : Weight= 28.35- Calories= 175

ALMONDS, WHOLE---------------- 1 OZ : Weight= 28.35- Calories= 165

POPCORN, AIR-POPPED, UNSALTED- 1 CUP : Weight= 8 ---- Calories= 30

POPCORN, POPPED,VEG OIL,SALTD- 1 CUP : Weight= 11 --- Calories= 55

COTTAGE CHEESE,CREMD,LRGE CURD 1 CUP : Weight= 225--Calories= 235

COTTAGE CHEESE,CREMD,SMLL CURD 1 CUP : Weight= 210--- Calories= 215

CHEESE CRACKERS, PLAIN -----10 CRACK : Weight= 10 --- Calories= 50

SUGAR, WHITE, GRANULATED ----- 1 PKT : Weight= 6 ---- Calories= 25

TURNIP GREENS, COOKED FROM RAW 1 CUP : Weight= 144 -- Calories= 30

OKRA PODS, COOKED ------------ 8 PODS: Weight= 85 --- Calories= 25

SNAP BEAN,CNND,DRND,YLLW, SALT 1 CUP : Weight= 135 -- Calories= 25

SNAP BEAN,CNND,DRND,YLLW,NOSAL 1 CUP : Weight= 135 -- Calories= 25

SNAP BEAN,CNND,DRND,GREEN,SALT 1 CUP : Weight= 135 -- Calories= 25

BEAN SPROUTS, MUNG, RAW ------ 1 CUP : Weight= 104 -- Calories= 30

CAULIFLOWER, COOKED FROM RAW-- 1 CUP : Weight= 125 -- Calories= 30

PANCAKES, BUCKWHEAT,FROM MIX-- 1 PANCAKE : Weight= 27 -Calories= 55

Monday, February 12, 2007

CTV.ca | Genes associated with Type 2 diabetes found

CTV.ca Genes associated with Type 2 diabetes found

Updated Mon. Feb. 12 2007 11:14 AM ET
CTV.ca News Staff
A study from researchers at McGill University Health Centre has identified four genes that contribute to Type 2 diabetes -- a discovery that could be a major breakthrough in the fight against the disease.

The study, published in the scientific journal Nature, examined the human genome in hopes of identifying genes that contribute to the development of diabetes.

A team led by endocrinologist Rob Sladek compared DNA samples from diabetes patients with samples from those without the disease. They found that the patients who developed diabetes all had genetic variants of chromosomes 8, 10 and 11.

"Of the four genes we have identified, two are involved in the development or function of insulin-secreting cells and one plays a role in the transport of zinc, an important mineral required for the production of insulin," says Sladek.
Sladek said the findings will help identify people who risk developing Type 2 diabetes, since the gene variations might account for 70 per cent of the genetic risk associated with the disease.

The researchers are now looking for other genes associated with increased susceptibility to the disease.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes among adults. About 1.3 million Canadians have the disease, also known as adult-onset diabetes, and that number is expected to reach 3 million by 2010.
Its onset has been linked to obesity and poor diet and high blood pressure.
The researchers scanned DNA from almost 7,000 people. Dr. Constantin Polychronakos at the MUHC says his team used a new technology that allowed them to scan the genes in a matter of months.

With previous methods, it would have taken 20 years to do DNA tests on 7,000 subjects.
Polychronakos says the study shows the power of the new scanning techniques to find genes associated with disease.
"Our findings are proof of principle that these approaches can be used to dissect the genetic component of other complex diseases and, eventually, other complex human traits," he said.



Until the new discovery is implemented in medicine, you can increase your intake of Zinc.
You can eat more beef, Crab meat, Oyster, Turkey, Chicken, Salmon, Spinach, Yogurt, Beans with Whole Wheat Bread or Rye bread , as they they are the richest food of Zinc.

Living with Type II Diabetes?

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Toyota New Scam Way

Toyota is a well known respected brand and when its name is mentioned in any message , our minds would never perceive a tiny suspicion of any illegal behaviour, and this is exactly what
happened to me .

I received an email telling me that I am the winner of the Email Legacy Prize of $ 2.5 million in the Toyota sweepstake online draw held in Cape Town, South Africa on the 19Th December 2006.

I never participated in staking online or offline, so I do not know how it is done, yet mentioning
Toyota promotion made me curious , so I proceeded to get more details.

As soon as I got the ( Attorney) names, I typed the names and places in my browser, and I entered www.crimes-of-persuasion.com , which listed these and other names among Nigerian
advance fee Internet fraud scammers.

As this issue is not by any means linked to my blog theme which is about health - unless we consider this article is about psychic health of scammers, financial health of the victims, or wellness of the Internet - I did not consider writing about it.

Thinking about the innocent people and their hard earned money, and considering that scam events are accidental to any of us , I decided to write about it, may be if some of you dug the article we can enlarge the circle of people aware of the new methods of scamming which shifted from asking for help to leak a treasure from a country, to involving international brands in known processes.

If you know any other names , please incorporate them in your comment.


Here are the messages I received:

YOUR EMAIL LEGACY PRIZE ALERT NOTIFICATION

TOYOTA ORGANIZATION
show details
Jan 24
!CONGRATULATIONS!YOUR EMAIL LEGACY PRIZE ALERT NOTIFICATION
This is to acknlowledge the reciept of your email legacy to you.
your email address was attach to the following Ticket number: CQ428I,
Reference number: 93114
batch number: #0431CH
Your email address was selected from a database of over 234,509 by an email electronic election which your email address was tagged as the lucky winner of the cash prize of $2.5million in the toyota sweep stake online draw held in cape town, south africa on the 19December2006.

The toyota sweepstake online promotion is approved and licensed by the british gaming board.

As a result of the draw the toyota organization has signed and released your legacy fund of$2.5 million to youTo cliam your cash prize,contact the link below:
Mr. flins coker assigned cliam agent email
contact address:
claimsdept_toyotaoffice@yahoo.com
when contacting him provide him your personnal secret code number and reference number for identification.
congrate once more
regards mrs.
bliss nop ytoyota promo co-ordinator
N.B: you are advice to keep your winningsfrom the public to avoid fraudlent cliams
SECRET CODE: 5P9RQ"

=============================================================



YOUR WINNINGS VERIFICATION FORM AND A LETTER FROM THE COMPANY ATTORNEY

COSTUMER SERVICE TOYOTA OFFICE
to ysrinu_jdh
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Jan 25
Dear Winner,
This is to confirm the receipt of your mail well noted and\n will want to appreciate your quick response to your email legacy prize alert of $2.5 million dollars.

Your prize award has been insured in your name and is ready for claims.

To begin your claims therefore, you are advised to expeditiously contact our licensed and accredited claims agent for Overseas Lottery Winners within a period of 10 days (date of this email inclusive) for the processing of your winnings and remittance to your designated bank account after all statutory obligations have been satisfactorily dispensed with.

Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon.
In view of this, your $2.5 million dollars (Two Million Five Hundred Thousand dollars in cash) would be released to you\n by any of our payment offices in Europe.


Please be informed that claims not processed within the stipulated period may be forfeited to the pool without further notice.
Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact her.

For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your prize remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit.
This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned.

To file for claim, fill out the information required in the\n verification form and establish contact via e-mail to our overseas claims unit with the information below:
OVERSEAS CLAIMS UNIT Lottery
Fiduciary Contact Person: Mrs. Sharon Cole.
email: toyotavalidationunit@yahoo.com
VERIFICATION FORM
1.FULL NAMES:__________________________________
2.ADDRESS:____________________________________________________________________________________3.SEX:__________4.AGE:__________5.MARITAL\n STATUS:___________________
6.OCCUPATION:_______________________
7.E-MAIL ADDRESS:_____________________________
8.TELEPHONE NUMBER:__________________________
9.TICKET NUMBER:___________________
10.SERIAL NUMBER:__________________
11.AMOUNT WON:______________________
12. COUNTRY________________________________

CLAIMANT SIGNATORY DECLARATION====================================
I,......................................HEREBY DECLARE THAT I HAVENEVER RECEIVE ANY FORM OF SETTLEMENT FROM THE TOYOTA LOTTERY NORANY MEMBER OF MY FAMILY.
I, THEREFORE, DECLARE THAT THE TOYOTA LOTTERY ACTS ON MY BEHALF IN THE PROCESSING AND TRANSFER OF MY PRIZE ASINSTRUCTED BY ME.
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Good luck from me and members of staff of the TOYOTA LOTTERY .
Yours faithfully,Dr. Carl A. Moore.
Online coordinator for TOYOTA LOTTERY Sweepstakes International Program.
© Copyright 1996-2007 The TOYOTA LOTTERY Inc. All rights reserved. Terms of Service - Guideline

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FROM: THE DESK OF THE FOREIGN SECTION MANAGER,
TOYOTA LOTTERY / J .C CHAMBER,
Esq. - COLE & ASSOCIATES.
Secret Code: 5P9RQ
DATE: 27th January, 2007
ATTN: Winner,
LETTER OF GUARANTEE
I BARR. JAMES COLE, FOREIGN SERVICE ATTORNEY OF THE TOYOTA PROMOTION, HEREBY GUARANTEE: Ticket Holder: CQ4281
OF THE FOLLOWING:

1. THAT: Ticket Holder: CQ4281 AND Ref: 93114 WINNER OF PRIZE MONEY FROM THE TOYOTA LOTTERY, AMOUNTING TO $2,500,000 (TWO MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS), WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO YOU WITHIN A PERIOD OF 48 HOURS, UPON MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS VIZ: FILLING AND SUBMISSION OF THE CLAIMS FORM AND PAYMENT OF A STIPULATED NOTARIZATION FEE AS REQUIRED.
2. THAT THERE SHALL BE NO OTHER REQUIREMENTS ON: Ticket hold: CQ4281 AND REF: 93114 AFTER THE ABOVE-MENTIONED REQUIREMENTS ARE MET.
3. THAT IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT ANY ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS REQUESTED, THE COMPANY WILL BE REFUNDED TO: Ticket Holder: CQ4281 AND REF: 93114 THE ENTIRE SUM HE/SHE PAID.

THAT IT IS MANDATORY THE BENEFICIARY ADHERE TO THE NOTARIZATION OF THE DEMAND FEE BEFORE ANY TRANSFER CAN BE MADE OUT INTO HIS/HER OWN HOME ADDRESS.


I MAKE THIS GUARANTEE IN GOOD FAITH, HAVING CONSULTED WITH MY SUPERIORS, AND WITNESSED BY THE COMPANY ATTORNEY: BARR. JAMES COLE Esq. - COLE & ASSOCIATES
TRULY YOURS,
BARR. JAMES COLE,
Esq. – (COLE & ASSOCIATES).

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

1-5 Grams Carbohydrates Content Food List

If you want to cut carbohydrates down, and to go directly to your fridge or kitchen to obtain the proper food, this list is the second one in a series of lists that will give you the carb content of most foods.Bookmark, or add it to your favorites to go to any time.


MEAT & FISH

DESCRIPTION

CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT = 1 g
1-CHICKEN,FRIED,FLOUR,DRUMSTICK--- 1.7 OZ = 49 g - Calories= 120
2-CHICKEN ROLL, LIGHT----------- 2 SLICES = 57 g - Calories= 90
3-FRANKFURTER, COOKED----------- 1 FRANK = 45 g - Calories= 145
4-SALAMI, COOKED TYPE----------- 2 SLICES = 57 g - Calories= 145
5-PORK,LUNCHEON MEAT,CANNED----- 2 SLICES = 42 g - Calories= 140
6-PORK,LUNCHEON MEAT,COKED HAM,LN- 2 SLICES = 57 g - Calories= 75
7-SALAMI, DRY TYPE-------------- 2 SLICES-- = 20 g - Calories= 85
8-PORK,CURED, BACON,CANADIAN,COKED- 2 SLICES = 46 g - Calories= 85
PORK,LUNCHEON MEAT,COKED HAM,RG--- 2 SLICES = 57 g - Calories= 105

CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT = 2 G
CHICKEN,FRIED,FLOUR,BREAST---- 3.5 OZ = 98 g - Calories= 220
CHICKEN FRANKFURTER----------- 1 FRANKFURTER= 45 g - Calories= 115

CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT - 3 g
TURKEY ROAST,FROZEN,LIGHT+DARK,CK- 3 OZ = 85 g - Calories= 130
CHICKEN FRANKFURTER----------- 1 Frankfurter= 45 g - Calories= 115

CRAB MEAT, CANNED-------------- 1 CUP--- ---- 135 ---- 135 -------- 1
SHRIMP, CANNED, DRAINED------- 3 OZ---- ---- 85 ----- 100 -------- 1
FISH STICKS,FROZEN,REHEATED--- 1 STICK- ---- 28 ----- 70 --------- 4
OYSTERS, BREADED, FRIED------- 1 OYSTER ---- 45 ----- 90 --------- 5



CHEESE
DESCRIPTION

CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT = 1 g
PROVOLONE CHEESE-------------- 1 OZ = 28.35 g - Calories = 100
SWISS CHEESE------------------ 1 OZ = 28.35 g - Calories = 105
PASTEURIZED PROCESSED CHEESE,SWISS-- 1 OZ = 28.35 g - Calories = 95
MOZZARELLA CHEESE,SKIM,LO MOIST- 1 OZ = 28.35 g - Calories = 80
MOZZARELLA CHEESE,WHOLE MILK-- 1 OZ = 28.35 g - Calories = 80
PARMESAN CHEESE,GRATED ------- 1 OZ = 28.35 g - Calories = 130
(PARMESAN CHEESE,GRATED ------- 1 CUP = 100 g - Calories = 455 - carb = 4 g)
FETA CHEESE ------------------ 1 OZ = 28.35 g - Calories = 75
CREAM CHEESE ----------------- 1 OZ = 28.35 g - Calories = 100
BLUE CHEESE ------------------ 1 OZ = 28.35 g - Calories = 100
CHEDDDAR CHEESE, SHREDDED----- 1 CUP= 113 g - Calories = 455

CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT = 2 g
PASTERZD PROCES CHESE FOOD,AMR 1 OZ = 28.35 g - Calories = 95
PASTERZD PROCES CHESE SPRED,AM 1 OZ = 28.35 g - Calories = 80

CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT = 3 g
COTTAGE CHEESE,UNCREAMED------ 1 CUP= 145 g - Calories = 125

CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT = 5 g
CHEESE CRACKERS,SANDWICH,PEANUT- 1 SANDWH = 8 g - Calories = 40


TOPPING & DRESSING

BLUE CHEESE SALAD DRESSING---- 1 TBSP = 15 g - Calories = 75
FRENCH SALAD DRESSING,REGULAR- 1 TBSP = 16 g - Calories = 85
FRENCH SALAD DRESSING,LOCALOR- 1 TBSP = 16 g - Calories = 25
ITALIAN SALAD DRESSING,REGULAR 1 TBSP = 15 g - Calories = 80
TARTAR SAUCE ----------------- 1 TBSP = 14 g - Calories = 75
IMITATION WHIPPED TOPPING,FRZN 1 TBSP = 4 g - Calories = 15
IMITATN WHIPD TOPING,PRESSRZD- 1 TBSP = 4 g - Calories = 10
COOKED SALAD DRSSING,HOME RCP- 1 TBSP = 16 g - Calories = 25

CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT = 2 g
1000 ISLAND,SALAD DRSNG,REGLR- 1 TBSP = 16 g - Calories = 60
1000 ISLAND,SALAD DRSNG,LOCAL- 1 TBSP = 15 g - Calories = 25
ITALIAN SALAD DRESSING,LOCALOR 1 TBSP = 15 g - Calories = 5
MAYONNAISE, IMITATION -------- 1 TBSP = 15 g - Calories = 35
CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT = 3 g :
MUSTARD GREENS, COOKED, DRAINED 1 CUP = 140 g - Calories = 20
CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT = 4g :
MAYONNAISE TYPE SALAD DRESSING 1 TBSP = 15 g - Calories = 60
CATSUP ----------------------- 1 TBSP = 15 g - Calories = 15


VEGETABLES & SPICES

DESCRIPTION
CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT = 1 g
ALFALFA SEEDS,SPROUTED,RAW--- 1 CUP = 33 g - Calories = 10
LETTUCE,CRISPHEAD,RAW,PIECES- 1 CUP = 55 g - Calories = 5
PARSLEY, RAW ---------------- 10 SPRIG = 10 g - Calories = 5
CUCUMBER, W/ PEEL ----------- 6 SLICES = 28 g - Calories = 5
CURRY POWDER ---------------- 1 TSP = 2 g - Calories = 5

CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT = 2g :

ASPARAGUS,CANNED,SPEARS,W/SALT 4 SPEARS = 80 g - Calories = 10
ASPARAGUS,CANNED,SPEARS,NOSALT 4 SPEARS = 80 g - Calories = 10
(ASPARAGUS,CKD FRM FRZ,DR,SPER 4 SPEARS = 60 g - Cal = 15 Carb = 3) (ASPARAGUS,CKD FRM RAW,DR,SPER- 4 SPEARS = 60 g - Cal = 15 Carb = 3)
BROCCOLI,FROZEN,COOKED,DRANED -- 1 PIECE = 30 g - Calories = 10
ENDIVE, CURLY, RAW ----------- 1 CUP = 50 g - Calories = 10
CABBAGE,CHINESE,PE-TSAI,RAW -- 1 CUP = 76 g - Calories = 10
(CABBAGE,CHINESE,PAK-CHOI,CKD-- 1 CUP = 170 g - Cal= 20 - CARB = 3 g)
(CABBAGE, SAVOY, RAW ---------- 1 CUP = 70 g - Cal = 20 - CARB = 4 g)
ONIONS, SPRING, RAW ---------- 6 ONION = 30 g - Calories = 10
CINNAMON --------------------- 1 TSP = 2.3 g - Calories = 5
GARLIC POWDER ---------------- 1 TSP = 2.8 g - Calories = 10
ONION POWDER ----------------- 1 TSP = 2.1 g - Calories = 5
SPINACH, RAW ----------------- 1 CUP = 55 g - Calories = 10

CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT = 3 g :
CABBAGE,CHINESE,PAK-CHOI,CKD-- 1 CUP = 170 g - Calories = 20
PEPPERS,SWEET,COOKED,GREEN--- 1 PEPPER = 73 g - Calories = 15 PEPPERS,SWEET,COOKED,RED----- 1 PEPPER = 73 g - Calories = 15

CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT = 4 g :
PEPPERS,HOT CHILI,RAW,RED---- 1 PEPPER = 45 g - Calories = 20
PEPPERS,HOT CHILI,RAW,GREEN - 1 PEPPER = 45 g - Calories = 20
PEPPERS,SWEET,RAW,GREEN ----- 1 PEPPER = 74 g - Calories = 20
BAMBOO SHOOTS,CANNED,DRAINED-- 1 CUP = 131 g - Calories = 25

CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT = 5 g :
BEAN SPROUTS, MUNG, COOKED,DRAINED 1 CUP = 124 g - Calories = 25
PICKLES,CUCUMBER,SWT GHERKIN-- 1 PICKLE = 15 g - Calories = 20
LEMONS, RAW ------------------ 1 LEMON = 58 g - Calories = 15
TOMATOES, RAW ---------------- 1 TOMATO = 123 g - Calories = 25



OTHERS

CARBOHYDRATE CONTRNT = 1 g :

EGGS, COOKED, FRIED --------- 1 EGG = 46 g - Calories = 90
EGGS, COOKED, HARD-COOKED --- 1 EGG = 50 g - Calories = 75
EGGS, COOKED, POACHED ------- 1 EGG = 50 g - Calories = 75
EGGS,COOKED,SCRAMBLED/OMELET- 1 EGG = 61 g - Calories = 100
MARGARINE,REGULAR,SOFT,80% FAT 8 OZ = 227 g - 1625 Calories MARGARINE,REGULAR,HARD,80% FAT 1/2 CUP = 113 g - Calories = 810 MARGARINE,IMITATION 40% FAT-- 8 OZ = 227 g - Calories = 785
LIGHT,COFFEE OR TABLE CREAM-- 1 TBSP = 15 g - Calories = 30
SOUR CREAM ------------------ 1 TBSP = 12 g - Calories = 25
HALF AND HALF, CREAM -------- 1 TBSP = 15 g - Calories = 20
IMITATION CREAMERS, POWDERED 1 TSP = 2 g - Calories = 10
IMITATION WHIPPED TOPPING,FR ZN 1 TBSP = 4 g - Calories = 15
VINEGAR, CIDER -------------- 1 TBSP = 15 g - Calories = 0
COFFEE, INSTANT, PREPARED --- 6 FL OZ = 182 g - Calories = 0
TEA,INSTANT,PREPARED,UNSWEETENED 8 FL OZ = 241 g - Calories = 0
OREGANO --------------------- 1 TSP = 1.5 g - Calories = 5
BAKING POWDER,SAS, CA PO4---- 1 TSP = 3 g - Calories = 5
BAKING POWDER,SAS,CAPO4+CASO4 1 TSP = 2.9 - Calories = 5
BAKING POWDER,STRAIGHT PHOSPHATE 1 TSP = 3.8 g - Calories = 5
BAKING POWDER, LOW SODIUM---- 1 TSP = 4.3 g - Calories = 5


CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT = 2 g :

CLAMS, RAW ------------------ 3 OZ = 85 g - Calories = 65
PRETZELS, STICK ------------- 10 PRETZ = 3 g - Calories = 10
BARBECUE SAUCE -------------- 1 TBSP = 16 g - Calories = 10
PRETZELS, STICK ------------- 10 PRETZ = 3 g - Calories = 10
SOY SAUCE ------------------- 1 TBSP = 18 g - Calories = 10
SNACK TYPE CRACKERS --------- 1 CRACKER = 3 g - Calories = 15
ENDIVE, CURLY, RAW ---------- 1 CUP = 50 g - Calories = 10
CLAMS, CANNED, DRAINED ------ 3 OZ = 85 g - Calories = 85
BOLOGNA --------------------- 2 SLICES = 57 g - Calories = 180
BRAUNSCHWEIGER -------------- 2 SLICES = 57 g - Calories = 205
IMITATION CREAMERS,LIQUID FROZEN 1 TBSP = 15 - g - Calories = 20


CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT = 3 g :

PEANUT BUTTER --------------- 1 TBSP = 16 g - Calories = 95
TOFU ------------------------ 1 PIECE = 120 g - Calories
TAHINI ---------------------- 1 TBSP = 15 g - Calories = 90
WALNUTS, BLACK, CHOPPED ----- 1 OZ = 28.35 g - Calories = 170
YEAST, BREWERS, DRY --------- 1 TBSP = 8 g - Calories = 25
YEAST, BAKERS, DRY, ACTIVE--- 1 PKG = 7 g - Calories = 20
WINE, TABLE, WHITE ---------- 3.5 F OZ = 102 g Calories = 80
WINE, TABLE, RED ------------ 3.5 F OZ = 102 g Calories = 75
MUSHROOMS, RAW -------------- 1 CUP = 70 g Calories = 20
SEAWEED, KELP, RAW ---------- 1 OZ = 28.35 g Calories = 10


CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT = 4 g :

BRAZIL NUTS ----------------- 1 OZ = 28.35 g - Calories = 185
MELBA TOAST, PLAIN ---------- 1 PIECE = 5 g - Calories = 20
MACADAMIA NUTS,OIL ROASTED,SALTED 1 OZ = 28.35 g - Calories = 205
MACADAMIA NUTS,OIL ROASTED,UN SALT 1 OZ = 28.35 g - Calories = 205
FILBERTS,(HAZELNUTS) CHOPPED- 1 OZ = 28.35 g - Calories = 180


CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT = 5 g :

PEANUTS,OIL ROASTED,UNSALTED- 1 OZ = 28.35 g - Calories = 165
PEANUTS,OIL ROASTED,SALTED--- 1 OZ = 28.35 g - Calories = 165
PINE NUTS ------------------- 1 OZ = 28.35 g - Calories = 160
PUMPKIN AND SQUASH KERNELS--- 1 OZ = 28.35 g - Calories = 155
SUNFLOWER SEEDS ------------- 1 OZ = 28.35 g - Calories = 160
PECANS, HALVES -------------- 1 OZ = 28.35 g - Calories = 190
WALNUTS,ENGLISH,PIECES ------ 1 OZ = 28.35 g - Calories = 180
RELISH, SWEET --------------- 1 TBSP = 15 g - Calories = 20
WHOLE-WHEAT WAFERS,CRACKERS-- 2 CRACKER = 8 g - Calories = 35
WHEAT, THIN CRACKERS -------- 4 CRACKER = 8 g - Calories = 35
PEPPER, BLACK --------------- 1 TSP = 2.1 g - Calories = 5
SESAME SEEDS ---------------- 1 TBSP = 8 g - Calories = 45
PICKLES, CUCUMBER, DILL ----- 1 PICKLE = 65 g - Calories = 5
PAPRIKA --------------------- 1 TSP = 2.1 g - Calories = 5
RADISHES, RAW --------------- 4 RADISH = 18 g - Calories = 5
CELERY,PASCAL TYPE,RAW,STALK- 1 STALK = 40 g - Calories = 5
CHILI POWDER ---------------- 1 TSP = 2.6 g - Calories = 10
CELERY SEED ----------------- 1 TSP = 2 g - Calories = 10

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Foods that Contain NO Carbohydrates

I have prepared a chart that describes the carbohydrate and calorie contents of almost all foods beginning with foods that contain no carbohydrates.
The next charts will upgrade the carbohydrate content, so if you are on Atkins diet, or you are reluctant to start a diet plan but you heard about cutting the carb down- which will help- and want find some foods in your kitchen that do the the job, then these charts are for you.
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MEAT



DESCRIPTION WEIGHT RNERGY
(Grams) (Kilocalories)


TURKEY, ROASTED, LIGHT MEAT.., 2 PIECES .: WEIGHT = 85 g , ENERGY = 135 Kilocalories

TURKEY, ROASTED, DARK MEAT..., 4 PIECES. : weight = 85 g , Energy = 160 KiloCal

TURKEY, ROASTED, LIGHT + DARK, 3 PIECES. : weight = 85 g , Energy = 145 KiloCal

TURKEY LOAF, BREAST MEAT, W/C, 2 SLICES. : weight = 42 g , Energy = 45 KiloCal

TURKEY LOAF, BREAST MEAT W/OC 2 SLICES. : weight = 42 g , Energy = 45 KiloCal
TURKEY HAM, CURED TURKEY THIGH 2 SLICES. : Weight = 57 g , Energy = 75 KiloCal

CHICKEN, CANNED, BONELESS...., 5 OZ .... : Weight = 142 g , Energy = 235 KiloCal

CHICKEN LIVER, COOKED........, 1 LIVER . : Weight = 20 g , Energy = 30 KiloCal

CHICKEN, ROASTED, BREAST....., 3.0 OZ .. : Weight = 86 g , Eenrgy = 140 KiloCal

CHICKEN, ROASTED, DRUMSTICK.., 1.6 OZ .. : Weight = 44 g , Energy = 75 KiloCal

CHICKEN, STEWED, LIGHT + DARK, 1 CUP ... : Weight = 140 g , Energy = 250 KiloCal

CHICKEN, CANNED, BONELESS...., 5 OZ .... : Weight = 142 g , Energy = 235 KiloCal

CHICKEN LIVER, COOKED........, 1 LIVER.. : Weight = 20 g , Energy = 30 KiloCal

CHICKEN, ROASTED, DRUMSTICK.., 1.6 OZ .. : Weight = 44 g , Energy = 75 KiloCal
CHICKEN, STEWED, LIGHT + DARK, 1 CUP.... : Weight = 140 g , Energy = 250 KiloCal

DUCK, ROASTED, FLESH ONLY...., 1/2 DUCK : Weight = 221 g , Energy = 445 KiloCal

VEAL RIB, MED FAT, ROASTED..., 3 OZ.... : Weight = 85 g , Energy = 230 KiloCal

VEAL CUTLET, MED FAT,BRSD,BRLD 3 OZ.... : Weight = 85 g , Energy = 185 KiloCal

BEEF ROAST, RIB, LEAN ONLY . ,,2.2 OZ.. : Weight = 61 g , Energy = 150 KiloCal

BEEF, CKD,BTTM ROUND,LEAN ONLY 2.8 OZ.. : Weight = 78 g , Energy = 175 KiloCal

BEEF, CKD,BTTM ROUND,LEAN+ FAT 3 OZ.... : Weight = 85 g , Energy = 220 KiloCal

BEEF ROAST, RIB, LEAN + FAT ., 3 OZ.... : Weight = 85 g , Energy = 315 KiloCal

BEEF HEART, BRAISED . . . . ., 3 OZ.... : Weight = 85 g , Energy = 150 KiloCal

BEEF ROAST, EYE O RND, LEAN.., 2.6 OZ.. : Weight = 75 g , Energy = 135 KiloCal

BEEF ROAST, EYE O RND,LEAN+FAT 3 OZ.... : Weight = 85 g , Energy = 205 KiloCal

GROUND BEEF, BROILED, REGULAR 3 OZ.... : Weight = 85 g , Energy = 245 KiloCal

BEEF, CKD,CHUCK BLADE,LEAN+FAT 3 OZ.... : Weight = 85 g , Energy = 325 KiloCal

BEEF STEAK,SIRLOIN,BROIL,LEAN 2.5 OZ.. : Weight = 72 g , Energy = 150 KiloCal

BEEF, CANNED, CORNED . . . . , 3 OZ.... : Weight = 85 g , Energy = 185 KiloCal

BEEF, DRIED, CHIPPED . . . . , 2.5 OZ.. : Weight = 72 g , Energy = 145 KiloCal

BEEF STEAK,SIRLOIN,BROIL,LN+FT 3 OZ.... : Weight = 85 g , Energy = 240 KiloCal

BEEF, CKD,CHUCK BLADE,LEANONLY 2.2 OZ.. : Weight = 62 g , Energy = 170 KiloCal

PORK, LUNCHEON MEAT,CHOPPD HAM 2 SLICES : Weight = 42 g , Energy = 95 KiloCal

PORK, CURED, HAM, ROSTED,LN+FT 3 OZ.... : Weight = 85 g , Energy = 205 KiloCal
PORK, CURED, HAM, ROSTED,LEAN 2.4 OZ.. : Weight = 68 g , Energy = 105 KiloCal
PORK, CURED, HAM, CANNED,ROAST 3 OZ.... : Weight = 85 g , Energy = 140 KiloCal

PORK, CURED, BACON, REGUL,CKED 3 SLICE. : Weight = 19 g , Energy = 110 KiloCal

PORK CHOP, LOIN, BROIL, LEN+FT 3.1 OZ.. : Weight = 87 g , Energy = 275 KiloCal
PORK CHOP, LOIN, BROIL, LEAN 2.5 OZ.. : Weight = 72 g , Energy = 165 KiloCal
PORK CHOP, LOIN,PANFRY,LEAN+FT 3.1 OZ.. : Weight = 89 g , Energy = 335 KiloCal

PORK CHOP, LOIN,PANFRY, LEAN 2.4 OZ.. : Weight = 67 g , Energy = 180 KiloCal
PORK FRESH HAM, ROASTD,LEAN+FT 3 OZ.... : Weight = 85 g , Energy = 250 KiloCal

PORK FRESH RIB, ROASTD,LEAN+FT 3 OZ.... : Weight = 85 g , Energy = 270 KiloCal

PORK FRESH RIB, ROASTD,LEAN+FT 3 OZ.... : Weight = 85 g , Energy = 270 KiloCal

PORK, LINK, COOKED . . . . . , 1 LINK.. : Weight = 13 g , Energy = 50 KiloCal

PORK SHOULDER, BRAISD, LEAN. , 2.4 OZ.. : Weight = 67 g , Energy = 165 KiloCal

LAMB,CHOPS,ARM,BRAISED,LEAN. , 1.7 OZ.. : Weight = 48 g , Energy = 135 KiloCal
LAMB,CHOPS,ARM,BRAISED,LEAN+FT 2.2 OZ.. : Weight = 63 g , Energy = 220 KiloCal

LAMB, RIB, ROASTED, LEAN ONLY 2 OZ.... : Weight = 57 g , Energy = 130 KiloCal
LAMB,CHOPS,LOIN,BROIL,LEAN+FAT 2.8 OZ.. : Weight = 80 g , Energy = 235 KiloCal

LAMB,CHOPS,LOIN,BROIL,LEAN..., 2.3 OZ : Weight = 64 g , Energy = 140 KiloCal
LAMB,LEG,ROASTED, LEAN+ FAT.., 3 OZ.... : Weight = 85 g , Energy = 205 KiloCal
LAMB,LEG,ROASTED, LEAN ONLY,,, 2.6 OZ.. : Weight = 73 g , Energy = 140 KiloCal

LAMB, RIB, ROASTED, LEAN + FAT 3 OZ.... : Weight = 85 g , Energy = 315 KiloCal


FISH


HALIBUT, BROILED, BUTTER,LEMJU 3 OZ.... : Weight = 85 g , Energy = 140 KiloCal

HERRING, PICKLED ..... . . . , 3 OZ.... : Weight = 85 g , Energy = 190 KiloCal

SALMON, BAKED, RED. . . . . ., 3 OZ.... : Weight = 85 g , Energy = 140 KiloCal

SALMON, CANNED, PINK, W/ BONES 3 OZ.... : Weight = 85 g , Energy = 120 KiloCal

SALMON, SMOKED . . . . . . ., 3 OZ.... : Weight = 85 g , Energy = 150 KiloCal

TUNA, CANND, DRND,WATR, WHITE 3 OZ.... : Weight = 85 g , Energy = 135 KiloCal

TROUT, BROILED, W/ BUTTR,LEMJU 3 OZ.... : Weight = 85 g , Energy = 175 KiloCal

TUNA, CANND, DRND,OIL,CHK,LGHT 3 OZ.... : Weight = 85 g , Energy = 165 KiloCal

SARDINES, ATLNTC,CNNED,OIL,DRN 3 OZ.... : Weight = 85 g , Energy = 175 KiloCal



FATS & OILS



MARGARINE, REGULR,HARD,80% FAT 1 PAT... : Weight = 5 g , Energy = 35 Kilocalories

MARGARINE, REGULR,HARD,80% FAT 1 TBSP.. : Weight = 14 g , Energy = 100 KiloCal

MARGARINE, SPREAD,HARD,60% FAT 1 PAT .. : Weight = 5 g , Energy = 25 KiloCal

MARGARINE, SPREAD,HARD,60% FAT 1/2 CUP. : Weight = 113g , Energy = 610 KiloCal

MARGARINE, IMITATION 40% FAT,, 1 TBSP.. : Weight = 14 g , Energy = 50 KiloCal

MARGARINE, REGULR,SOFT,80% FAT 1 TBSP.. : Weight = 14 g , Energy = 100 KiloCal

MARGARINE, SPREAD,HARD,60% FAT 1 TBSP.. : Weight = 14 g , Energy = 75 KiloCal

MARGARINE, SPREAD,SOFT,60% FAT 8 OZ.... : Weight = 227g , Energy = 1225 KiloCal

MARGARINE, SPREAD,SOFT,60% FAT 1 TBSP.. : Weight = 14 g , Energy = 75 KiloCal

BUTTER, SALTED . . . . . . . , 1 TBSP.. : Weight = 14 g , Energy = 100 KiloCal

BUTTER, UNSALTED . . . . . . , 1 TBSP.. : Weight = 14 g , Energy = 100 KiloCal

BUTTER, SALTED . . . . . . . , 1 PAT... : Weight = 5 g , Energy = 35 KiloCal

BUTTER, UNSALTED . . . . . . . 1 PAT... : Weight = 5 g , Energy = 35 KiloCal

BUTTER, SALTED . . . . . . ,, 1/2 CUP. : Weight = 113g , Energy = 810 KiloCal

BUTTER, UNSALTED . . . . . . , 1/2 CUP. : Weight = 113g , Energy = 810 KiloCal

FATS, COOKING/VEGETBL SHORTENG 1 TBSP.. : Weight = 13 g , Energy = 115 KiloCal

FATS, COOKING/VEGETBL SHORTENG 1 CUP... : Weight = 205g , Energy = 1810 KiloCal

OLIVE OIL . . . . . . . . . . 1 TBSP.. : Weight = 14 g , Energy = 125 KiloCal

OLIVE OIL . . . . . . . . . . 1 CUP... : Weight = 216g , Energy = 1910 KiloCal

CORN OIL . . . . . . . . . ., 1 TBSP.. : Weight = 14 g , Energy = 125 KiloCal

CORN OIL . . . . . . . . . ., 1 CUP... : Weight = 218g , Energy = 1925 KiloCal

SUNFLOWER OIL. . . . . . . ., 1 TBSP.. : Weight = 14 g , Energy = 125 KiloCal

SUNFLOWER OIL. . . . . . . ., 1 CUP... : Weight = 218g , Energy = 1925 KiloCal

SAFFLOWER OIL. . . . . . . ., 1 TBSP.. : Weight = 14 g , Energy = 125 KiloCal

SAFFLOWER OIL. . . . . . . ., 1 CUP... : Weight = 218g , Energy = 1925 KiloCal

PEANUT OIL. . . . . . . . . , 1 TBSP.. : Weight = 14 g , Energy = 125 KiloCal

PEANUT OIL. . . . . . . . . , 1 CUP... : Weight = 216g , Energy = 1910 KiloCal

SOYBEAN OIL, HYDROGENATED . , 1 TBSP.. : Weight = 14 g , Energy = 125 KiloCal

SOYBEAN-COTTONSEED OIL, HYDRGN 1 TBSP.. : Weight = 14 g , Energy = 125 KiloCal

SOYBEAN-COTTONSEED OIL, HYDRGN 1 CUP... : Weight = 218g , Energy = 1925 KiloCal

SOYBEAN OIL, HYDROGENATED...., 1 CUP... : Weight = 218g , Energy = 1925 KiloCal

LARD . . . . . . . . . . . . , 1 CUP... : Weight = 205g , Energy = 1850 KiloCal

LARD . . . . . . . . . . . . , 1 TBSP.. : Weight = 13 g , Energy = 110 KiloCal



CHEESE



CHEDDAR CHEESE . . . . . . . , 1 OZ.... : Weight = 28.35g , Energy = 115 Kilo calories
CHEDDAR CHEESE . . . . . . . , 1 CU IN. : Weight = 17 g , Energy = 70 KiloCal

DUCK, ROASTED, FLESH ONLY. . , 1/2 DUCK : Weight = 221 g , Energy = 445 KiloCal

MUENSTER CHEESE. . . . . . . , 1 OZ.... : Weight = 28.35g , Energy = 105 KiloCal

PARMESAN CHEESE, GRATED. . . , 1 TBSP.. : Weight = 5 g , Energy = 25 KiloCal

MUENSTER CHEESE. . . . . . . , 1 OZ.... : Weight = 28.35g , Energy = 105 KiloCal

PARMESAN CHEESE, GRATED. . . , 1 TBSP.. : Weight = 5 g , Energy = 25 KiloCal

PASTERZD PROCES CHEESE,AMERICN 1 OZ.... : Weight = 28.35g , Energy = 105 KiloCal


DRINKS & BAVERAGES


COFFEE, BREWED. . . . . . .. , 6 FL OZ. : Weight = 180 g , Energy = 0 Kilocalories

TEA, BREWED . . . . . . . . ., 8 FL OZ. : Weight = 240 g , Energy = 0 KiloCal

CLUB SODA. . . . . . . . . . , 12 FL OZ : Weight = 355 g , Energy = 0 KiloCal

COLA, DIET, ASPARTAME ONLY . , 12 FL OZ : Weight = 355 g , Energy = 0 KiloCal

COLA, DIET, SACCHARIN ONLY . , 12 FL OZ : Weight = 355 g , Energy = 0 KiloCal
,
COLA, DIET, ASPRTAME + SACCHRN 12 FL OZ : Weight = 355 g , Energy = 0 KiloCal

GIN,RUM,VODKA,WHISKY 80-PROOF 1.5 F OZ : Weight = 42 g , Energy = 95 KiloCal

GIN,RUM,VODKA,WHISKY 86-PROOF 1.5 F OZ : Weight = 42 g , Energy = 105 KiloCal

GIN,RUM,VODKA,WHISKY 90-PROOF 1.5 F OZ : Weight = 42 g , Energy = 110 KiloCal



TOPING & DRESSING



MUSTARD, PREPARED, YELLOW. . , 1 TSP... : Weight = 5 g , Energy = 5 Kilo calories

MAYONNAISE, REGULAR. . . . . , 1 TBSP.. : Weight = 14 g , Energy = 100 KiloCal

VIENNA SAUSAGE . . . . . . . , 1 SAUSAG : Weight = 16 g , Energy = 45 KiloCal

VINEGAR AND OIL SALAD DRESSING 1 TBSP.. : Weight = 16 g , Energy = 70 KiloCal

BROWN AND SERVE SAUSAGE,BRWND, 1 LINK.. : Weight = 13 g , Energy = 50 KiloCal

WHIPPED TOPPING, PRESSURIZED , 1 TBSP.. : Weight = 3 g , Energy = 10 KiloCal

WHIPPING CREAM, UNWHIPED,LIGHT 1 TBSP.. : Weight = 15 g , Energy = 45 KiloCal

WHIPPING CREAM, UNWHIPED,HEAVY 1 TBSP.. : Weight = 15 g , Energy = 50 KiloCal


OTHERS


EGGS, RAW, WHITE . . . . . . , 1 WHITE. : Weight = 33 g , Energy = 15 Kilo calories
EGGS, RAW, YOLK. . . . . . . , 1 YOLK.. : Weight = 17 g , Energy = 60 KiloCal

FLOUNDER OR SOLE, BAKED,MARGRN 3 OZ.... : Weight = 85 g , Energy = 120 KiloCal

FLOUNDER OR SOLE, BAKED,W/OFAT 3 OZ.... : Weight = 85 g , Energy = 80 KiloCal

FLOUNDER OR SOLE, BAKED, BUTTR 3 OZ.... : Weight = 85 g , Energy = 120 KiloCal

PARSLEY, FREEZE-DRIED. . . . , 1 TBSP.. : Weight = 0.4g , Energy = 0 KiloCal

OLIVES, CANNED, RIPE, MISSION 3 SMALL. : Weight = 9 g , Energy = 15 KiloCal

OLIVES, CANNED, GREEN . . . , 4 MEDIUM : Weight = 13 g , Energy = 15 KiloCal

GELATIN, DRY. . . . . . . . , 1 ENVELP : Weight = 7 g , Energy = 25 KiloCal

LETTUCE, BUTTERHEAD, RAW,LEAVE 1 LEAF.. : Weight = 15 g , Energy = 0 KiloCal

TURKEY, ROASTED, LIGHT + DARK 1 CUP... : Weight = 140 g , Energy = 240 KiloCal

BEEF BROTH, BOULLN, CONSM,CNND 1 CUP... : Weight = 240 g , Energy = 15 KiloCal

SALT . . . . . . . . . . . . , 1 TSP... : Weight = 5.5 g , Energy = 0 KiloCal


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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Atkins Diet Review


Atkins diet was the first scientifically supported diet plan to adopt low carb food as its technique for losing weight. It has created a buzz about it , equal to or increasing the demand of the diet itself.
You have heard that starting your first day with Atkins diet with eggs and bacon, snacks on
chunks of cheese, top coffee with cream, a luxury not found on the low fat diet for example,
yet you should give up other delicious varieties that contains carbohydrates like cake, biscuits,
chocolate, pasta, rice, potatoes, crisps, even fruits and some veg in the primary stages.
Atkins diet has been tried by millions of people and has generated a non-stop debate that consumed calories that may be even more than calories lost by using the diet itself.


The Theory behind Atkins Diet :
Atkins diet is a high protein, low carbohydrate diet designed by the late Dr. R.Atkins. It is based on what is known in physiology as KETOSIS, that is, when you cut out carbohydrates, you direct the body to regulate the blood glucose ( the glucose store of the brain ), thus your body pours glucose into the blood to keep its concentration in a steady state. The body forms this glucose from amino acids and glycerol split from the broken down proteins and fats respectively.


The fatty acids split from fats are utilized for energy production, and they produce much higher amounts of calories than glucose. The whole process is hormones regulated and there is no
shortage of calories, consequently you do not need to fill in the spaces and eat extra amounts
of foods that are not needed and only determined by your appetite.


The Plan of Atkins Diet :
We can arbitrarily divide Atkins diet plan into 2 big stages which are subdivided into 2 phases
each.
The first stage is concerned with teaching and training your body to endowingly generate its
needed glucose in a regular controlled pattern that keeps it in a steady concentration. This
stage involves 2 phases:


1-Induction (20 g/day Carbohydrate Intake) :
It lasts for at least 2 weeks although it can be continued for much longer if you can bear.
This is the stage of changing your nutritional habits largely, so you should avoid carb rich foods
as : biscuits-cakes-chocolate-crisps-fizzy drinks-croissants-pastry, and ditch : bread-potatoes-rice-pasta-milk-fruits and most vegs from menu, so that your carb intake is limited to 20 g/day.
( most of us eat around 250g/day ). In the same time you can eat unlimited amounts of red meat, fish, chicken, cheese, eggs,mayonnaise, cream and butter.


2-Ongoing Weight Loss ( 25-50 g/day Carbohydrates ) :
During this phase you take the amount of carbohydrates that allows you to lose between 1-3
lb / week, so you are allowed to increase your carb intake by 5 g / day for a week at a time,
until you find your critical carbohydrate level for losing weight.
You are allowed introduce a few more veggies, fruits , nuts . and seeds. Bread , potatoes , rice
pasta and breakfast cereals are still off the list.


* The second stage of Atkins diet is concerned with preparing your body for the new lifestyle
and is subdivided into 2 phases:
3- Premaintenance phase (Increase carb intake by 10 g/day for a week at atime) :
It begins when you have 5-10 lb left to lose, it prepares your body for the final maintenance phase. The idea is to slow down your weight loss to no more than 1 lb a week in an effort to prepare your body for the final phase , weight maintenance.
By now , you can start to include tiny amounts of starchy foods such as porridge, bread and
pasta, you can eat 40 g cooked brown rice or 30 g cooked pasta.


4- Life Maintenance Phase ( Less than 90 g/day carb for most people ) :
This is the final stage. It aims at helping you maintain your weight. You can increase carb intake to no more than 90 g / day ( around one third the rest of us eat daily).


The Result of Atkins Diet :
Dr. Atkins claims you can expect to lose 6-10 lb in the first 2 weeks of induction, which should slow down to 1-3 lb a week once you enter the Ongoing weight loss phase.

Advantages of Atkins Diet :
1- The main advantage of Atkins diet is that people can lose considerable amounts of weight, quite quickly and this can be very motivating to continue a weight loss plan.
2- Atkins diet offers people many foods that are liked by many people such as red meat, high fat butter, cream , cheese and mayonaise, consequently this is attractive to people who are
reluctant to start a weight loss plan. In fact, Atkins diet is one of the best choices to start
weight loss.
3- Atkins diet focuses on digestible carbohydrates ( equivalent to the carb content present in the label on food packaging). These carbohydrates are of high glycemic index and high glycemic load which have negative impact on our health.
If Atkins diet is modulated to contain high fiber content fruits and vegs, it would be a good choice for cutting down carb intake.



Disadvantages of Atkins Diet :
1- Many low-carb diets are expensive, and many of them lack other nutrients your body needs.
They are also often higher in fat and/or calories than the standard product.
Many of them are less suitable option if you try another plan like counting calories.
2- Some unpleasant Side Effects may accompany Atkins diet like tiredness, weakness, dizziness, insomnia, and nausea. Lack of high fiber content also may lead to constipation.
3- Long term impact of Atkins diet on health :
Although there are no documented clinical findings, yet many experts enumerate some draw-backs which they see are seriously dagerous , these are :


- High intake of fats particularly the saturates may increase the risk of heart diseases.
- The unbalanced nature of Atkins diet may lead to nutritional deficincies which can cause
health problems in later life like:
* Poor intake of Calcium present in dairy products, fruits and vegs, may increase the risk of
osteoporosis.
* Poor intake of antioxidants found in fruits and vegs have been linked to a host of health problems like heart diseases, cancer, pre-mature aging and cataracts.
* High intake of protein may cause kidney problems or weak bones.


4- Many foods are banned , the diet can get very boring with the result that many people
give up after a short period.
5- Many experts , believe that Atkins diet fails to teach people about the basic principles of a balanced, healthy diet, which science proves - every day - can help us keep healthy.
6- Atkins diet is unsuitable for vegetarians who cannot ban nuts, seeds , beans and mant veggies in the early stages.
7- Atkins diet lack essential sugars.
8- Atkins diet recommendations are sometimes hard to follow, for example, Dr.Atkins suggest that you can eat unlimited amounts of calorie packed butter, mayo and cream, and these foods are typically served with others that are banned , e.g.
- Butter is traditionally spread on bread or served with potatoes and both are off limits, leaving few choices for eating more butter.


Finally to be fair with Atkins diet, one can see that it is a good choice to start a weight loss
plan with, then you can shift to counting calories, and I have a a personal experience about cutting carbohydrates and counting calories away from Atkins diet, I may tell that story
one day.



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