Atkins is hardly the rich man s diet


Atkins Is Hardly the 'Rich Man's Diet'


Every day, Americans consume heavily processed and refined foods because they mistakenly believe that healthier, more nutritious foods are too expensive to buy on a tight budget.


Atkins Is Hardly the 'Rich Man's Diet'


Every day, Americans consume heavily processed and refined foods because they mistakenly believe that healthier, more nutritious foods are too expensive to buy on a tight budget.

"It is incorrect and damaging to characterize eating whole foods as a luxury only the rich can afford," said Colette Heimowitz, vice president of education and research at Atkins Health & Medical Information Services. "While this notion plays into the pockets of manufacturers of processed foods, it couldn't be further from the truth. Unfortunately, by perpetuating this myth about whole foods, those parties responsible support unhealthy long-term eating habits."

The Atkins Nutritional Approach and similar regimens have demonstrated their weight loss and health benefits in numerous studies, Heimowitz said. For instance, a six-month study published in the November 2004 Journal of Experimental and Clinical Cardiology demonstrated that a low-carb

 



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