Atkins works because it targets our stored body fat. The fat is not there just to make us overweight but is our body's back-up system for fuel to generate energy. If we take it out of the back-up position and convert our body to using it as a primary fuel source, the result is an extremely efficient weight loss and weight maintenance program. This switch occurs when only an insignificant amount of carbohydrates, our body's primary fuel, is available. And it's an easy switch to control, because very little glycogen (made from carbohydrate) is stored in our bodies; if we eat fewer carbs, we almost immediately trip the switch.
The Atkins Nutritional Approach can positively impact the lives of people facing the risk factors associated with diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension. It can also alleviate gastrointestinal problems, and certain allergies, chronic pain and immune system weaknesses.
In my clinical practice we treat individuals with optimized diets and vitanutrients. Only a small percentage of patients come to us with weight problems alone. Usually nutritional solutions make the difference that medication alone cannot accomplish.
There is a close relationship between the first boast and the second. Making proper nutritional choices is the largest single component of retaining or restoring good health.
My goal is to make you become a healthy and happy person and to show you how to stay that way. I will certainly also show you how to lose weight and keep it off forever.
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