A diet that has sadly been associated with another, very similar but more effective diet called the timed ketogenic diet. The timed ketogenic diet has none of the negative side effects of the Atkins Diet.
I can't blame anyone who disapproves of the Atkins Diet because it is, in fact, flawed. The term "Atkins Diet" has so many negative overtones that people associate with it.
People on the Atkins Diet do lose weight, but they gain it all back once carbs are re-introduced into their diet. Add to that, their metabolisms are comparably slower than before they even started the diet, and so they regain the weight and then some.
This "rebound effect," where the person gains all the weight back and gains even more weight, is due to loss of muscle during the diet.
You see, muscle keeps our metabolism elevated. The more muscle a person has on his or her body frame, the faster his or her metabolism. But the problem with the Atkins Diet is that the dieters don't combine dieting with regular exercise, so muscle is lost because the individuals are still sedentary and inactive. They solely rely on the diet for weight loss, without trying to preserve their muscle mass.
Which is why the Atkins Diet is often known as a "fad diet" and a "lazy diet." Atkins dieters rely only on the "dieting" portion of it, but pay no attention to daily cardio (jogs) and consistent weight training in the gym to maintain what muscle they have.
Rather, these people should switch over from this "lazy dieting" and instead follow a timed ketogenic diet. Please click on the link to the timed ketogenic diet to learn more about it.
Atkins dieters will inevitably lose muscle.
Rather, they should follow the timed ketogenic diet in order to preserve maximum muscle mass and keep their metabolisms elevated.
The difference between the Atkins Diet and the timed ketogenic diet? No negative side effects with the timed ketogenic diet that frequently occur with the Atkins Diet.
No more weight rebound effects!
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