This came up the other day w/ my middle son who's on this major health kick. When they 1st came out with the Atkins diet, I thought it was another fad diet. Quite frankly, the way I was raised (meat & potatoes, beef & noodles, etc.) I don't think I could ever give up my pasta or bread. Plus, I'm just not that creative in the kitchen.
So, since he seems to think they way he was raised or fed wasn't healthy, should I even consider it for my 11 y/o? What do you pack in a school lunch if a sandwich isn't included?
Answer by kmath at 3:49 PM on Aug. 6, 2013
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Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 3:47 PM on Aug. 6, 2013
Atkins is NOT carb free. Carb free is very unhealthy and reduces brain function.
It is low carb.
The theory being processed sugar is processed too quickly and leads to health concerns.
Actually, if you study a little bit a diabetic diet it is rather similar.
As to what to pack for lunch?
Start with salad and veggies. Then add whole grains high in fiber
And you can have carbs, just instead of two slices of bread, you make a sandwich with one slice of bread, more protein and lots of veggies.
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Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 5:13 PM on Aug. 6, 2013