Drawbacks Of Dr. Atkin’s Diet

Introduction And Background

Dieting never gets too old. Every person is seen dieting at some point in their life, whether they are sixteen or sixty. Only a few are lucky enough to have a really fast metabolism or a low appetite that they never seem to gain any weight no matter what. There are many diets to choose from though. The world seems to be coming up with a new diet every single day. Some last for three days, some for three weeks and some for three months. Besides the difference in time, they also differ in composition and planning as the different diets consist of different foods and different exercises (or no exercises even). This article will contain information about the ever famous Atkins diet which has gained more publicity than any other diet perhaps. However, not all is good about this diet…

What Is The Atkins Diet?
It is more commonly referred to as the Atkins diet more than anything because the entire diet plan was devised by Dr. Atkins who had come up with a thorough and foolproof plan of bringing about weight loss. The Atkins diet operates on a theory that the people eat too much of carbohydrates. The diet plans on making the person eat more of proteins and fats than carbs which eventually makes them lose weight. It is not a bad diet and many have lost a lot of weight because of the Atkins diet. However, not everything is always good. There are drawbacks to this diet that people do not really think of before starting.

Drawbacks Of Dr. Atkin’s Diet
There are various drawbacks to Dr. Atkin’s diet. It is not as safe a diet as some think it is. True, there is no loss of muscle and the protein content of the body remains as strong as ever which is the most important food component the body needs. Nonetheless, read below to see what really draws back this diet.

  • The amount of carbohydrates that a person is allowed to eat in this diet is dangerously low. A human body can function with little carbs but it leads to other factors such as laziness and irritation and a person is usually found low on energy. The body goes into a stage of ketosis (where ketone bodies are formed for energy). You do not need to get into the science of that so in larger words, a person is short on energy reserves and is known to become lethargic.
  • Due to the process of ketosis that begins because of the Atkins diet, there is added work for the kidneys which is also not good. Research is still not complete on this diet as no one really knows what will happen to the kidneys as well as the heart on a long term basis.
  • There will be nutritional deficiencies. True, the body does require protein but only protein and fats is not enough. There will be vitamin deficiencies as well as calcium deficiencies which can prove lethal for a person if they are ignored for a long time. It is best not to let their levels get really low.
  • Those who are on the Atkins diet are known to experience dehydration. Dehydration is certainly not good for the body, especially for the skin. It can lead to a lot of other problems.
  • People have also accounted for blood pressure problems but research has not been done on that because it could be other factors causing it such as family genetics.
  • Every single bite of a carbohydrate food has to be calculated. This is a little irritating for some.
  • When a person stops doing the Atkins diet and resumes eating carbohydrates, they end up gaining back all the weight they just lost. This proves that the weight does not stay off long term unless a person is very careful – which can be hard to do if they have been on a diet for a very long time.
  • There have been reported cases of nausea, vomiting, headaches and even a little drowsiness and dizziness experienced at wrong times of the day. The
  • The Atkins diet has no direct effect on any organ but there has been speculation that a lot of problems can arise with the liver, kidneys as well as bone health. This is true that going on the Atkins diet is not beneficial for these body parts. However, direct harm has still not been proven as such.

The Atkins diet is not a bad diet but when you look at the disadvantages, it seems to be one of the dangerous diets. It is not best to leave a complete component of a food pyramid out of the usual things you eat. Dieting can cause problems in life. But you know what they say…to get something you have to lose something. In this case, it could be an organ perhaps! (No offense intended)


Write a Comment

Recent Posts

Do You Have A Body Image Disorder?

Introduction And Background Everyone worries about their body a little too much these days, don’t you think? You often see the thinnest of people worrying about themselves while a fat person would think that they are of the perfect weight. While this may seem very confusing to some, it is quite[...]

30 Days To Melt Your Winter Waistline

Introduction And Background Have you ever noticed that you might not feel as thirsty in wintertime as you do in the summers but the thing is, you feel like eating all the time? It happens to many and they need to understand the mechanism behind it that although wintertime is the[...]

5 New Fat Burning Exercises

Introduction And Background The name of the article might confuse because the brain consistently keeps thinking that any kind of exercise is going to burn fat, so what’s the deal with these new and improved exercises that keep coming up? Well, you should know the advantages of the new fat burning[...]

Coffee Beans For Weight Loss

Introduction And Background Losing weight is probably on the agenda of about more than half of the population of the world. The rate of obesity is steadily increasing and with the tough routines and schools and jobs becoming harder day by day, rarely is there any time found to exercise. A[...]

Is Mayonnaise All Good?

Introduction And Background A high percentage of men and women like to eat sandwiches and almost every single person on the planet is fond of burgers. The burgers come with a heavy price to pay. They have fried chicken or beef, the bun that is all carbs as well as the[...]

Why Do People Gain Weight After Marriage?

Introduction And Background Firstly, the title of the article needs to be fixed a little. Saying that people gain weight after marriage means there is a said rule that applies to all the men and women on the planet which is not the case! It should be that why do MOST[...]

Why Children Are Moving Towards Obesity?

Why Children Are Moving Towards Obesity? Introduction And Background This is a very common concern for many developed countries and has been researched upon through and through along with trying to rectify the situation as well. In some countries of the world where poverty prevails, there will be children dying from hunger[...]

Which Is More Important In Weight Loss – Diet Or Exercise?

Introduction And Background This debate has been going on for quite some time now and needs to be put to rest because the answer to it really is obvious – at least for those who have been on a diet and have exercised as well. The thing you all must remember[...]

The HCG Diet – All You Need To Know

The HCG Diet – All You Need To Know Introduction And Background There are many diets that come and go and you keep wondering what was it about them that created the hype and what was it about them that led them to become obsolete? The HCG diet is not one of[...]

Role Of Turnip In Weight Loss

Introduction And Background It might not be that famous in Asia or maybe even the American continents but in European countries, Turnip has been considered to be a pretty common staple food for many centuries now. Now that was a very smart move on the part of Europeans because turnips[...]

Get the Best HCG Diet Drops on the Market Today!

  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee!
  • Safest and Most Effective HCG Drops
  • Cutting Edge Fat Burning Ingredients
  • Amazing Results
Close this popup

Get your 30 Day Supply Now!