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Preparing for your Low Carb Diet
You´ve decided that you´re going to try the low carb diet, after hearing success stories from family and friends. Here´s what you need to know before you get started on it.
Stocking a Low Carb Pantry
You´re getting ready to go with a low carb diet. Here´s how to stock your pantry and your fridge to give your diet the best possible chance of success.
The First Two Weeks
The Atkins diet calls this induction, and other low carb diets have other names for the first two weeks. In essence, this period is to get you used to your new lifestyle - emotionally, physically and psychologically.
Allergies and Sensitivities
The reason most low carb diets have you on strict veggies and meat for the first two weeks is to try to eliminate any potential sensitivities and allergies from your diet.
Study links Fish Eating to Decreased Alzheimer's
A study done with 815 older Chicago patients found that eating fish at least once a week helped decrease the incidence of Alzheimer´s by 60%.
Study links Overweight Women and Alzheimer's
A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that overweight older women ran a higher risk of Alzheimer´s disease than healthy-weight women.
Vegetables Provide Best Antioxidants
USDA research indicates that the best antioxidants come not in a pill, but in fresh vegetables and fruits. What are the diseases that antioxidants ward against, and what are some of the top foods with antioxidants?
Antioxidant Berry Fruit and Vegetable Listing
Looking for a diet rich in antioxidants? Here are the fruits, vegetables, and berries you should eat in abundance, to get that wealth of healthy vitamins!
Body Mass Indicator Calculator - BMI
Your Body Mass Indicator, or BMI, helps determine how overweight you are. Instead of just relying on your weight, it also takes into account how tall you are for a more accurate value.
Clearing your Plate Leads to Obesity
In an amazing study done by the American Institute for Cancer Research, people would mindlessly clear their entire plate of food - even if it held far more than they actually wanted to eat.
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