maintenance diet

maintenance diet

Fringe nutrition
A part of the Atkins diet in which high-protein, high-fat foods are allowed ad lib; carbohydrates are restricted to 25–75 g/day.

Rationale
Atkins believed that decreased carbohydrates induce ketosis, resulting in mobilisation of fat.

Cons
Ketosis causes halitosis and may have adverse cardiovascular effects; excess proteins may cause renal damage, and excess fats are linked to atherosclerosis; lack of fruits and vegetables results in decreased phytochemicals; decreased carbohydrates causes premature fatigue in athletes, and possibly mental depression. Despite testimonies that the Atkins plan is effective, it is regarded as a major deviation from sound dietetic principles of weight loss.
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Increasing dairy intake to five serves per day as part of a reduced calorie diet has never been studied before, and such diets containing high levels of protein, calcium and vitamin D, among other bioactive nutrients, can be an important part of a prudent weight loss or weight maintenance diet," the expert added.
The entire family is eating this way, which helps, the children and my husband are on the maintenance diet instead of the strict cancer diet I am on.
However, the diet of calling male frogs may not be typical of the population in general that does not approach a maintenance diet.
Total and LDL-cholesterol levels then rise transiently as weight loss approaches 20% of baseline body weight, but lipid levels stabilize (with decreases in LDL cholesterol and increases in HDL) when the patient switches to a maintenance diet.
Mieke: Today we are on a maintenance diet, doing 2-3 juices a day.
Researchers concluded the current body of literature supports the use of WP, either as a supplement combined with resistance exercise or as part of a weight loss or weight maintenance diet, to improve body composition parameters.
The study pigs were fed either a maintenance diet or a high-fat diet.
All foods were provided to the study participants as part of a weight maintenance diet.
Subjects also had average exercise and general physical activity patterns (matching the population average) and were placed on a weight maintenance diet to avoid the confounding effect of weight loss on insulin sensitivity.
Because we have continued on the Gerson maintenance diet, I am able to maintain both the clear cancer numbers as well as control the Lyme.
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