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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The first phase (pre-trial) was characterized by the induction of obesity through the ad libitum consumption of a maintenance diet, a commercial, nutritionally complete and balanced extruded dry-type diet.
Each treatment was given to crows in aviary-I for about three hours in morning, followed by maintenance diet after that.
Comment: In the current study, the daily intake of more than 280 g of GTRB as part of a weight maintenance diet did not improve HDL-C, TG, or BG concentrations better than the control RB; however, individuals in the GTRB group did maintain lower blood pressure levels and reduced their characteristics for metabolic syndrome significantly.
The study pigs were fed either a maintenance diet or a high-fat diet.
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.
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.
For adult dogs, a maintenance diet should have on an average of at least five per cent fat and 18pc protein with the rest being carbohydrates.
A correctly managed maintenance diet is all that's needed to help prevent this," said sheep specialist Dr John Vipond.
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