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Atkins Diet Side Effects
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    Atkins diet is a weight loss diet designed by Dr. Robert Atkins in the year 1972. In 1972, Dr. Atkins recommended a low carb diet. Atkins diet is not only used to treat obesity, but also to treat epilepsy or diabetes. However, there are side effect of Atkins diet like bad breath, dizziness, tiredness, nausea and weakness.
    Due to low consumption of carbohydrates, the body enters a state of ketosis in which ketones are generated in the body. As the ketones are generated in the body, they are excreted from the body via urine and breath. This is the reason for bad breath that is typically seen in ketosis. For avoiding this, you must drink lots of water so as to excrete all the ketones in the body.
    According to the Atkins theory, people are addicted to foods high in sugar. When they follow the Atkins diet, the intake of carbohydrates is dropped suddenly, which causes withdrawal symptoms. The withdrawal symptoms like fatigue, dizziness, palpitations, cold sweating and weakness are seen. However, these symptoms disappear in three days, but if they persist for more than three days with an increased severity, you must stop the diet at once.
    Constipation is another major side effect of the Atkins diet. In Atkins diet, you restrict the intake of foods high in fiber that cause constipation. For avoiding this, you can make a salad of vegetables and eat a lot of salads to avoid constipation.
    Some people on the Atkins diet may experience cramps which are mainly due to the lack of minerals. Hydrating your body very well and taking the required amounts of potassium and magnesium supplements may help you markedly.
    Last edited by ddcmod; 02-05-2010 at 01:44 AM.

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