On and off Atkins diet

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by gregrjones@yahoo.com, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. If one were to go low carb for shorter periods of time than what the
    Atkins diet prescribes... for instance have occassional low carb days,
    could this still benefit the dieter in causing them to potentially lose
    weight or does the dieter have to stick to the diet for a longer period
    of time in order to get the body into a fat burning mode?
     
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  2. TC

    TC Guest

    gregrjones@yahoo.com wrote:
    > If one were to go low carb for shorter periods of time than what the
    > Atkins diet prescribes... for instance have occassional low carb

    days,
    > could this still benefit the dieter in causing them to potentially

    lose
    > weight or does the dieter have to stick to the diet for a longer

    period
    > of time in order to get the body into a fat burning mode?


    You must be a troll but I'll respond anyway.

    Why don't you try it and report back to us and let us know what happens
    when you only commit to a diet when it suits you as opposed to actually
    committing to it as a way of eating. Find out for us if kinda going on
    a diet in a purely half-assed way works.

    TC
     
  3. Cubit

    Cubit Guest

    If the mechanism for the diet is the reduction of appetite, I would think
    that occasional low carb days would not have that effect.

    If the mechanism is the metabolic advantage that Atkins suggested, then
    occasional low carb days would not achieve ketosis, and thus probably no
    weightloss.

    On the other hand, a day without frankenfood might be a big step in the
    right direction for health.


    <gregrjones@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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    > If one were to go low carb for shorter periods of time than what the
    > Atkins diet prescribes... for instance have occassional low carb days,
    > could this still benefit the dieter in causing them to potentially lose
    > weight or does the dieter have to stick to the diet for a longer period
    > of time in order to get the body into a fat burning mode?
    >
     

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