The Dr. Atkins Diet is one of the diets most popular around the world, since it promises to lose many pounds more quickly. However, it you understand why low weight with such a diet, it is important to know the possible causes.
The Dr. Atkins diet is considered to be a diet thin since it contributes more than 20% of the total, in form of protein calories. Obviously restricts the consumption of carbohydrates .As for fats, the contribution of the same is normal or increased, since protein-rich foods tend to be, also, rich in fat.
Caloric distribution of the Atkins Diet or other hyper protein diet is important, because in it you will find the causes of rapid weight loss.
Why would we lower weight
With Dr. Atkins Diet low weight due to the cells take energy from fatty deposits and ultimately muscle, since the contribution of carbohydrates is low. This process of producing for various reasons.
Causes by which it got out of weight
By destruction of the deposits of glycogen to glucose. When deposits of glucose decreases and the contribution from the diet is low, occurs, the following happened.
By the formation of ketene bodies. From the degradation of lipids, which occur in our fatty deposits. When someone makes this diet, and analysis of urine, If ketene bodies in it, are means that it is losing weight, because its fatty deposits are decreasing.
By the degradation of proteins in our muscles. While this diet for a long time the body has very little sugar, and almost nothing of fatty deposit for energy, so you have to get this energy of the proteins that are found in our muscles. This would be a case of extreme, but possible, causing a macro and micronutrient malnutrition.
Albeit with Dr. Atkins diet or similar you can lose weight quickly, does not mean that you make it healthy. The question would lose weight, but at what price.
Hiperproteicas 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 performed a hyper protein diet are 74% more likely to die from any cause, especially diabetes. It is important to clarify that this study was conducted in middle-aged people.
The normal protein intake is estimated at 0.8 Gr. of protein/kg of weight per day. This means that if a person weighing 60 kg can consume around 48 Gr. of protein per day. Keep in mind that around 300 Gr. of beef contributes 77 Gr. protein, therefore a diet thin as the Atkins diet could provide many more protein than your body needs.
Remember that the best diet is that adapts to your needs, your body and your habits. Diets should be individual and specific.