Eat Your Veggies for Optimal Metabolic Functioning!

CarbSmart Magazine June 2013

Eat Your Veggies for Optimal Metabolic Functioning! by Dr. Eric Westman in the June 2013 issue of CarbSmart Magazine. Mom was right! We look at carbohydrates in their most nutritious – and benign – form.

Who Am I? My Professional Life with Dr. Atkins & My Low Carb Pregnancy

Valerie Berkowitz, MS, RD, CDE, CDN

Who am I? I am Valerie Berkowitz, a registered dietitian and super sleuth trying to figure out the details the doctors never told me about why I was so hungry and gained so much weight during what were supposed to be some of the happiest and most care-free times of my life.

One Genuine Risk of Starting a Low Carbohydrate Diet

Medical syringe and tablets

Carbohydrate restriction is such a dramatically effective intervention that many medications will need to be adjusted immediately. This is particularly true of all blood sugar medications

The Swedish “Low Carb” Study Where No One Ate A Low Carb Diet

Schwedischer Fischsalat - Swedish fish salad

In short, this study suggests that perhaps in the context of a high carbohydrate diet, increasing saturated fat intake may raise total cholesterol, but does not tell us if that rise is comprised largely of LDL or HDL. It demonstrates no increase in atherosclerosis as a result. It doesn’t tell us anything about the effects of a low carbohydrate diet, because there’s no mention of anyone in the study actually eating a low carbohydrate diet. And because it is an observational study, it proves nothing. Nothing at all.

Atkins Fat Fast Really Is As Awesome As I Thought

natural coconut walnut oil

Recommended by the late, great Dr. Atkins as a way to overcome metabolic resistance to weight loss or to break a stall, a fat fast is simple: 1000 calories per day, 90% of those calories from fat.  Yes, this is calorie controlled as well as extremely low carbohydrate, and even low protein.  The fat fast catapults you into deep ketosis, with its triple benefit of appetite suppression, metabolic advantage, and protection of muscle mass.

The New Atkins Cuisine All Purpose Baking Mix 2 lb. bag

Enjoy all the baked foods you love with Atkins Quisine bake mix. Atkins baking mix for living low-carb. With Atkins All Purpose Baking Mix, you can bake delicious breads, muffins, pancakes, biscuits and even cookies.

Dr. Atkins’ New Carbohydrate Gram Counter

This small-format companion book to Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution offers people a pocketsize guide to any of the four phases of the Atkins plan. Organized into food categories such as “Poultry” and “Beverages,” the book gives the amount of carbs, net carbs, fiber, protein, fat and calorie counts for each item.

The All-New Atkins Advantage: The 12-Week Low-Carb Program to Lose Weight, Achieve Peak Fitness and Health, and Maximize Your Willpower to Reach Life Goals

The proven diet that will slim you down, get you exercising, and change your life. The All-New Atkins Advantage is more than a diet: it features the Atkins proven-effective weight loss program in a 12-week, step-by-step plan, including instructions on how to incorporate healthy exercise into your life as well as guidance on maintaining the motivation to stick with the diet and exercise program.