Average Weight Loss: About 3.5 pounds per week
Type of Diet: Low-carb, ketogenic, vegan diet that also cuts calories.
This diet may be unsafe for certain individuals.*
About The Diet
The concept behind the Eco-Atkins diet is similar to the original Atkin’s diet — you eat so few carbohydrates each day that your body release will release ketones by burning fat stores that you’ll use for energy instead of carbohydrates from food.
WebMD reports that this diet proved to be effective in achieving moderate weight loss and in improving lipid profiles:
For their study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, the researchers put 47 overweight men and women on either the Eco-Atkins diet or a lacto-ovo (including dairy and eggs) vegetarian diet with more carbs and less fat. Both diets were low in calories, providing 60% of the study participants’ calorie requirements.
Over four weeks, both groups lost an average of 8.8 pounds, and improved their blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels. But those following the Eco Atkins diet saw a greater reduction (0.6%) in “bad” cholesterol.
The main difference between the original Atkins and Eco-Atkins is that the original meat and cheese heavy plan has been modified for people who can’t or don’t eat animal products into a vegetarian plan. Instead of getting proteins from meat, this diet recommends that you eat soy and gluten to get the amount you need for weight loss. Because soy and gluten are both foods that certain people with metabolic problems, allergies, and disease like Celiac cannot eat, be sure to talk to your doctor before attempting this low-carb vegetarian diet.
This diet can be followed by vegetarians as well as vegans who want to adopt a low-carb lifestyle.
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Atkins Diet Vegan Cookbook: Live Healthy and Start Your Vegan Diet To Lose Weight
By Jamie Flay
Book Description: This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to go on a healthy, effective and smart diet using the Atkins diet program and merging it with the Vegan lifestyle. These two meal programs can work together so that a person who is planning to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle may do so successfully.
This book will prove helpful and informative for vegans who want to go on a low-carbohydrate Atkins diet. The book starts by explaining the Atkins diet and the Vegan lifestyle and the different ways to follow both lifestyles that would result in weight loss and good health. There is a discussion on the way it works and the benefits of following it. It gives information on the steps that one should take if you want to go through this type of diet. It also suggests a meal plan and types of food that you can eat when you are going through this diet. Finally, it gives input on what medical experts and research have to say.
Because of the release of ketones in the body, people that have kidney diseases should avoid being on Atkins. Additionally, people with Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should not do this diet.