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A Cut Above: Your ultimate guide to steak

A juicy steak hot off the grill is a staple of summer and the perfect low-carb meal. If you're following Atkins, you can enjoy red meat in every Phase. Read on for more about red meat's health benefits, how to pick and grill the perfect steak, plus some of our… Lire la suite

The Power of Pizza

Is pizza your weakness? We’ve created some delicious alternatives to those carby-crusts. Whether you’re entertaining a study group, throwing something together for the family, or just craving pizza, here are four great alternative, low-carb crusts that are easy to make, and delicious! Be sure to look into our… Lire la suite

Diet a Factor in One and Three Cancers

During a European Conference on Nutrition and Cancer in Lyon, France, in June, 2001, numerous studies under the heading European Prospective Investigation into Cancer (EPIC) were presented. EPIC linked dietary factors and lack of exercise to an increased risk of cancer and supported the long-held belief that some food could increase… Lire la suite

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… Lire la suite

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… Lire la suite

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.… Lire la suite

Why Doing Atkins Can Lower Your Cholesterol

Despite all the research to the contrary, you probably still run into people who, when the topic of Atkins comes up in conversation, say: "I could never do Atkins because it allows saturated fat. I already have high cholesterol." This mindset belongs to a generation that grew up with the… Lire la suite

What is good for your brain and your heart?

According to Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, PhD, of the University of California, Los Angeles, exercise actually helps the regeneration of damaged brain circuits. And according to new research from Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, a sustained exercise program may also help slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. If… Lire la suite

The Saturated Fat Paradox

Even Atkins advocates who totally get it that the fear of fat is unfounded on a low-carb diet might still have some concerns about eating saturated fat. As a reminder, saturated fat is any fat that remains solid at room temperature, including butter and most animal fats, as well as… Lire la suite

The Role of Carbohydrate Restriction in Reducing Cardiac Risk Factors

One in five adults has some form of cardiovascular disease (1). A recent flood of clinical research suggests that the time for re-evaluating nutritional recommendations for bringing heart disease under control may be well overdue. It is a known fact that carbohydrates increase triglyceride levels. Triglycerides, total cholesterol, LDL ("bad") and… Lire la suite

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