American Heart Association

Who wishes not to have the body of a well-known film star shape and at the same time stay in shape? We might all do so. Being overweight is the biggest enemy of our health. However, factors like sedentary work, lack of time to exercise, and the availability of delicious fast food, have made it extremely difficult to maintain the weight stabilized. It is not only the appearance of a person who is seriously affected by excess weight, but also their physical condition. In general, obese people are facing one or another health problem. Others including Heart Specialist, offer their opinions as well. There are moments in which excess weight becomes a mental torture and leads to depression.

It is very easy to gain weight, but very difficult to lose. Although there are several prescription remedies for losing weight, they may not be fully trusted. One of the ways ancient and effective enough to become light is the use of the Atkins diet. Dr. Robert Atkins (1930-2003) was the father of the Atkins diet. In 1972 became popular diet in his famous series of books.

In the practical implementation also the diet proved to be a success. It thus became more and more popular over time. Dr. Atkin believes that carbohydrates are the main reason behind the increase in weight. This is due to the carbohydrates, are composed of elements for the supply of energy, such as sugar, starch, cellulose and gums. So if a person reduces the intake of carbohydrates (carbs) he or she, can undo several kilos. Thus, people should avoid potatoes and other vegetables with starch along with sugar, grains, pastas, and fruits, which are the main sources of carbohydrates. In the opinion of Dr. Atkins do this transform to the carbohydrate metabolism of combustion to a fat burning. The Atkins diet is critical of everything to do with hydrates of carbon, but not fat and protein-rich matter. Indeed, recommends to its users to eat foods that provide them fats and proteins. In the case of proteins special emphasis is made in the consumption of animal protein. Although the Atkins diet has done wonders in many cases, it has many shortcomings. If this diet is very popular with a group of people, some others are enormously criticisms of it. This is due to several reasons. First Atkins meals are not only low in carbohydrates but it contain insignificant amounts of essential vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients. Secondly the Atkins diet is flourishing with cholesterol (FAT) impulse that can be very annoying. In third place since this diet enacts the consumption of proteins of animal origin, vegetarians are difficult to adopt it. The fourth according to the American Heart Association (AHA), a high protein diet is not enough to lose weight. Therefore diets such as this can cause a nutritional deficiency and other problems associated with cholesterol (heart failure) in the long term. Finally, critics believe that eating meat and other products of high protein can lead to osteoporosis, colon cancer, cardiovascular diseases and kidney diseases. However, the best way to reduce weight is to avoid excess, as well as the complete elimination of anything. A person should take a diet rich in essential nutrients (vitamins, minerals, proteins, fibres, etc.), be kept away from fatty foods as much as possible. Also carbohydrates such as sugar should be consumed in a regulated manner.

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