|Atkins + HIV = ??
Jul 19, 2003
I'm recently diagnosed, with good numbers and no symptoms except for mild fatigue, which is being treated with topical Testim.
My cholesterol #s are high than they've ever been, but we're not sure if it's due to HIV or the Atkins diet. Again, I have no symptoms and am on no anti-retrovirals.
Generally speaking, would you recommend that healthy patients stay on Atkins? Or ditch it?
| Response from Mr. Vergel
Atkins is very severe and restricts fruits and vegetables, which we need for vitamins and minerals. Exercise is a better way to lower lipids. Reduce your animal fat and your sugar, corn syrup, fructose, and soda intake. Also, the Atkins diet makes a lot of people very tired in the first few months, so be careful with that since you already have a low energy problem. I have heard of people using the Atkins diet with good results to lose weight and visceral fat, however. Nelson
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