The Atkins diet is one of the most popular diets around the world, as it promises to lose many kilos more quickly. Nevertheless, for you to understand why you lose weight with this diet, it is important to know the possible causes.
The Atkins diet is considered as a high protein diet contributes more than 20% of total calories in the form of proteins. Obviously carbohydrate intake (nutrients that provide energy) is restricted. As fats, the contribution of these is normal or increased, as the protein foods are usually also high in fat.
Caloric distribution of the Atkins diet or other hyperprotein diet is important, because in it you will find the causes of rapid weight loss.
Why weight down with Dr. Atkins Diet?
With Dr. Atkins Diet low weight because the cells take energy from fat stores and muscle ultimate because the carbohydrate intake is low (carbohydrates are the primary source of energy cells selected for glucose). This process occurs for different reasons.
Causes by which it got out of weight
- By destruction of glycogen to glucose. When glucose stores decrease and the contribution from the diet is low occurs, the following happened.
- For the formation of ketone bodies. Since the degradation of lipids, which are found in our fat deposits. When someone makes this diet, and a urinalysis is performed, if ketone bodies appear in it, means you are losing weight because your fat deposits are declining.
- By degradation of proteins in our muscles. When the diet is made by the organism has long few sugars, and hardly any fat for energy storage, so that energy must be obtained from proteins found in our muscles. This would be an extreme case, but possible, that causes a macro and micronutrient malnutrition.
While with the Dr. Atkins diet or similar you can lose weight quickly, does not mean that you do it in a healthy way. The question I would lose weight, but at what cost.
Protein diets are dangerous to health. We recently conducted a study in which it was noted that the Atkins diet may impair the health in the long run. Even, it is considered that this diet is as harmful as smoking 20 cigarettes a day. According to this research, who perform a high protein diet have a 74% higher chance of dying from any cause, especially diabetes. It is important to note that this study was conducted in middle age.
The normal consumption of proteins is calculated at 0.8 grams of protein/kg/day. This means that if a person weighs 60 kilos can consume about 48 gr. of protein daily. Note that about 300 gr. veal provides 77 gr. protein, therefore a high protein diet like the Atkins diet could provide many more protein than your body needs.
Remember that the best diet is the one that fits your needs, your body and your habits. Diets should be individual and specific.