Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Kimkins is Not Atkins - Article

Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Kimkins is Not Atkins - Article
This is an article written by Jacqueline A. Eberstein, RN.

The full article is here:

Controlled Carbohydrate Nutrition

Here is an excerpt:

In The News

Kimkins is not Atkins

People who spend time on low carb sites or diet sites know that in the last few weeks we have been inundated with info and blogs about the latest diet many are doing called Kimkins. The controversy about this plan has escalated.

I admit that I haven’t paid to register on the Kimkins site although I listened to an extensive interview she recently gave.

I will not go into the details of how she developed her program, her business arrangements, her photos, etc. After spending 34 years (30 of them with Dr. Atkins) as an RN working with people struggling with weight management and the numerous health and quality of life issues that result, I have a number of concerns about what I have been reading on blogs.

I know how desperate people can be to lose weight and lose it fast. Human nature and our culture focuses around having what we want NOW. There are many plans to lose weight but experience has shown when people are unable to adhere to them for a lifetime, they often begin the cycle of yo-yo dieting.

There are healthy ways and unhealthy ways to lose weight. It isn’t just about losing but keeping it off for a lifetime. To do that, permanent changes in both behavior and food choices must be made. In my view this means embracing the idea of making a lifetime change and not just a short term quick fix with diet pills, special foods or starvation diets. There are also healthy and unhealthy ways to do low carb and I believe that the Atkins Lifestyle is a healthy way if done correctly. Atkins is not calorie restricted, not low fat, not no carb and not severely portion controlled.

I recommend you consider the following when choosing a plan to manage weight:

Contains readily available foods found in the supermarket
Includes whole, minimally processed foods
Includes an adequate, regular protein intake
Has a maintenance phase that you can commit to
Includes exercise to maintain muscle and bone mass, supports heart health and aides in stress reduction
Allows one to eat food rather than relying on meal replacements
Allows one to eat proteins containing the natural fats found in food
Allows one to eat to satiety and satisfaction rather than severely limit calories
Recommends a calorie intake of at least 1200 calories per day.

Posted by Kimkins Dangers at 5:16 AM
Labels: Atkins, calories, controversy, diet plans, fitness, health, heidi diaz, Jacqueline Eberstein, kimkins, kimkins dangers, R.N., risks, weight loss
1 comments: OhYeahBabe said...
GREAT post!!!

Don't let your friends, or even your enemies, do the Kimkins Diet! Encourage people who were members of Kimkins to join the Kimkins lawsuit!

December 18, 2007 11:49 AM
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