Scientists are now closer than ever to finding out why low-carb diets, such as the Adkins diet, are more effective than low-calorie diets.
In a recently published study in the Nutrition Journal, researchers from SUNY Downstate Medical Center have shown that low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets can be expected to be more effective for weight loss than low-fat diets. This information goes against long standing beliefs of the nutritional community which for years have claimed that only calories count in the battle to lose weight. Now there are numerous examples of low-carbohydrate diets being more effective than low-fat diets with the same number of calories.
The following is an example of a great tasting recipe that would be included on the Adkins diet:
Ingredients and Directions
6 oz cream cheese, with chives
1 teaspoon milk
25 each mixed grain sandwich bread
25 pieces bacon cut in halves
Combine milk and cheese. Stir to spreading consistency. Spread about 2 teaspoons on each side of bread, thin cut in 2 pieces. Roll bread and wrap with bacon. Place on broiler pan. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes or until bacon browns. These freeze well. Thaw before cooking. Yields 50.