Our expert says:
The Grapefruit Diet and other variations of the Atkins diet (low or zero carbs, plus high protein and high fat diet), have been around for over 40 years. I am personally not in favour of any diet that is unbalanced and cuts out whole food groups such as all carbs. Click on 'Diet & Nutrition' at the top of this page and do a Search with 'Atkins Diet' to read the articles on this subject which outline the potential problems associated with a high intake of fat, saturated fat and cholesterol. You will probably lose plenty of weight on this diet, but you may regain the weight once you stop eating only proteins and fats. Most people find that they cannot sustain the high-protein, high-fat intake for long periods of time. You can certainly try using fat-free cottage cheese instead of the 2 eggs suggested for breakfast. Do keep in mind that eggs are not the only high-cholesterol foods in this diet and that all meat, bacon, etc, has high cholesterol and saturated fat contents.
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