Or low-carbohydrate Atkins diet was introduced by an American nutritionist Dr. Robert Coleman Atkins, in 1970 ago. Pantangannya all kinds of carbohydrates in any form, whether it be bread, cheese, brown rice, potatoes or noodles and rice.
Replacement of energy obtained from foods that are rich in protein and fats, such as meat, fish, eggs and so forth.
Protein and fat will make a longer lasting feeling of satiety so that dieters do not easily hungry. However, excessive intake of fat so the body's metabolic balance. For women, excess fat is generally stored in the abdomen, thighs and hips. In just six months, the decline could reach 10 kg.
According to nutrition experts from Jakarta Nutrifit Clinic, Dr. Samuel Oetoro, MS, Sp.GK, low-carbohydrate diet is a diet that limits carbohydrate source.
Because do not consume carbohydrate, low-carbohydrate diet followers get energy from foods that are high in protein and fat. "Consequently, they raise the consumption of protein. The source of protein derived from meat. In fact we know, meat contain fat. Consequently, in addition to high levels of protein in the body, fat is too high," said Samuel.
In addition, low-carbohydrate diet causes the disease is also very risky because of the high protein and high fat intake. Among others, could cause hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol,), increase the risk of excessive fat deposition, and blockage of blood vessels. Excess protein and fat will also burden the kidneys. If someone on a diet like this for years, her kidneys could be damaged.