Carbohydrate

Food is made up of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, water, and minerals and probably some other stuff. A carbohydrate is a type of component in food that can be broken down by the body into glucose (blood sugar). The Atkins diet is all about avoiding...

Critical Carbohydrate Level for Losing (CCLL)

In the Atkins diet, the Critical Carbohydrate Level for Losing (CCLL) is the maximum number of grams of carbohydrates a day a person can consume and still continue to lose weight. Eating more carbohydrates causes weight loss to stop or weight gain t...

Critical Carbohydrate Level for Maintenance (CCLM)

In the Atkins diet, the Critical Carbohydrate Level for Maintenance (CCLM) is the number of grams of carbohydrate a day a person can consume without gaining weight. Finding ones CCLM is one of the main activities of the Pre-Maintenance phase of Atkin...

Glycemic Index (GI)

All carbohydrates are not created alike. Some raise blood sugar levels faster than others after they are eaten. The Glycemic Index (GI) is a measure of just how fast a given food affects a persons blood sugar levels. Foods that have a high GI raise ...

Ketosis

Ketosis is physiological state your body gets into when it is not using carbohydrates for fuel. The body can run on two kinds of fuel, ketones and glucose (sugar). If deprived of carbohydrates for a few days the body uses up its store of carbs and be...

Net Carb

Some kinds of carbohydrates such as refined sugars are absorbed easily and quickly into the body rapidly affecting blood sugar levels. Other carbohydrates such as fiber or sugar alcohols, are absorbed relatively slowly and have less of an effect on b...

What if It's All Been a Big Fat Lie?

The New York Times article "What If It's All Been a Big Fat Lie" first published on July 7, 2002, reviews the origins of the government's food pyramid, the advice to avoid fatty foods, and the "link" between dietary cholesterol and heart disease. Th...

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