Atkins Diet: Simply Water Weight Loss?

In this video of the Atkins Diet Misconceptions series, I deal with the myth that Atkineers simply lose water weight.  To some, the Atkins Diet is simply a trip to the sauna nothing more or less. (http://www.atkinsexposed.org/atkins/14/Losing_(Water)_Weight.htm)
As with any other “Big Lie,” it of coruse starts with the truth and departs rapidly from it.
* http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/low-carb-diet/NU00279
* Composition of weight lost during short-term weight reduction. Metabolic responses of obese subjects to starvation and low-calorie ketogenic and nonketogenic diets. J. Clin. Invest. M U Yang, et al.

During the first two weeks of the Atkins Diet Induction, the body consumes the remaining stored glucose (glycogen) in the muscles.  This typically causes the Induction flu symptoms.  However after that period of time, the low carb, high fat diet is responsible for greater weight loss of fat mass and greater prevention of muscle loss than any other diet.  I have documented in prior videos the studies that have proven these facts.  Here is just one article (Very-low-carbohydrate diets and preservation of muscle mass, Nutrition & Metabolism 2006, http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/content/3/1/9 )

There is no way my 211 weight loss was simply 25.3 gallons of water weight loss.  My Body Fat percent dropped 35 percent over the course, and my bench press amount increased 50 pounds.  That is not simply water leaving the body.

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