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Old 08-06-2010, 04:44 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I think the dangers of the Arkins come if you prolong phase I longer than 2 weeks. Any diet that is so restrictive of any one nutritional component should not be prolonged for more than 2 weeks. Think about the Scarsdale too, so high in proteins and so low in sugars, carbs and added fat, it would kill your kidneys if you did it for longer than 2 weeks.
Atkins does not sound healthy to me either, but I think that 2 weeks of any diets cannot hurt anyone (even 2 weeks of total starvation wouldn't kill you).
Yo-yo dieter, female, height: 5' 4.5"

07/19/10: 187 lb
12/16/10: 165.2 lb
04/29/12: 202.5 lb
Current: 202.5 lb

Goal #1: 185 lb by 06/10/2012
Goal #2: 170 lb by 08/10/2012
Goal #3: 155 lb 10/13/2012
Final goal: 135 lb 12/20/2012
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