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Can E-Cigarettes Help You Quit?

If you’re on the Atkin’s diet, one of the reasons you probably chose it was that it offers a way to lose weight without having to go hungry…in other words, no “cold turkey” effect.   If you happen to also be a smoker, it’s no secret that it’s probably worse for you than any weight problem you might have.  E-Cigarettes fill a similar space in […]

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Does Atkins Affect Testosterone Levels?

Health and supplement producers have recently been heavily marketing  testosterone pills, citing benefits such as increased energy levels, improved libido, and a sharper memory.   As a result, many men that are on the Atkin’s diet are curious about whether their diet has any effect (positive or negative) in terms of overall testosterone levels. The strange thing you’ll find if you research relevant medical studies […]

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Cholesterol and the Atkins Diet

If you’re on the Atkins diet, you’ve probably wondered about it’s effects on your health, and perhaps specifically thought “I want to know how to lower my cholesterol“. Those that follow a lower-carbohydrate, but potentialy higher-in-fat diet for weight maintenance, are wise to keep track of fat-intake related complications like their cholesterol level. However, while that’s still a good idea, a recent study (courtesy NIH) seems to indicate that, […]

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Raspberry Ketones Overview

Many of you have probably heard some of the buzz surrounding raspberry ketones.   We were certainly surprised to see them pushed so hard on the Dr. Oz show…a physician should probably be a little more cautious in their approach, especially one with such broad influence on a large group of women. To be fair, there’s no evidence that consuming raspberry ketone is unsafe.  So […]

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Is Argan Oil Really That Interesting?

In it’s home country of Morocco, argan oil is mainly used as a food.  Moroccans dip their bread in it and also use it in pasta dishes and couscous.  However, outside of Morrocco, the oil is being pitched as having either age-defying properties in makeup, or heart health benefits as a gourmet food.

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The Dukan Diet versus Atkins Diet

The Dukan diet does allow its followers to eat over 100 types of foods. However, this method is executed using the four stages of the diet; attack, cruise, consolidation and stabilization. The Atkins diet on the other hand is one based on a high protein intake which will build muscles and help with the metabolizing of fat into energy. The Dukan diet also uses protein […]

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Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients Chicken Breast – 1 Pound Romaine Lettuce Leaves – 16 Diced Garlic – 2 Clove Low Sodium Soy Sauce – 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil – 2 Tablespoons Diced Lemongrass – 2 Tablespoons Chili Pepper Flakes – 1 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper – 1 Teaspoon Instructions Dice the chicken breast into bite size pieces. Then, mix up a marinade using all of the diced garlic, […]

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Vegetable Egg Scramble

The Incredible Low Carb Egg The Atkins diet is great for taking off excess fat and keeping it off. Rather than thinking of it as a diet, just consider it a life-style change. However, a large part of the Atkins plan consists of a diet high in protein, mainly meat, fowl and fish. If you are a meat lover, this way of eating will be […]

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Healthy Grilled Marinated Shrimp

Ingredients:  1 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley juice of 1 lemon 2-3 tablespoons hot sauce, such as Tabasco 3 cloves minced garlic 1 tablespoon tomato paste 2 teaspoons oregano 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 pounds of medium prawns Skewers Instructions:  Peel and devein the shrimp, making sure to also remove the tails. In a large mixing bowl, […]

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Authentic Sicilian Meatballs for the Atkins Dieter

Sicilian Meatballs Ingredients 1 lb ground beef 1 lb ground sausage 2 eggs beaten 2 cloves crushed garlic 1 teaspoon ground mint leaves 1 teaspoon oregano ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese Instructions Step 1. Prepare a large frying pan with a ¼ inch of vegetable oil. Olive oil is okay to use also, however, it is a […]

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