Why Do You Take Supplements On A Low-Carb Diet?

Filed under: Low-carb Tips — @ October 16, 2006

The relentless low-carb weight loss success story Kent Altena is back again with another one of his informative “how to do Atkins/low-carb” videos on a subject that is extremely important within the context of livin’ la vida low-carb: SUPPLEMENTS!

One of the questions that inevitably comes up when I start talking about my low-carb lifestyle is vitamins. People ask me, “Why do you need to supplement your diet with vitamins if you are eating healthy? You should be getting all the vitamins you need from the foods you are eating, right?”

HA! I just love the flawed premise of questions like this. It assumes that there is a way for people to make changes in their diet alone that will enable them to get all the nutrients their bodies need to perform at their very best. Don’t you wish?!

But anyone who researches this subject even a little bit already knows it is next to impossible for you to consume enough foods these days to adequately supply your body with the vitamins and minerals it needs. Even with the most nutrient-dense diet you can possibly eat, you still need supplementation to your diet. There’s just no getting around it!

Most interestingly to me about supplements are all the forces at work trying to get them banned. The big pharmaceutical companies REALLY don’t like people taking vitamins because people are getting healthy without the use of drugs. Oh no, we can’t have that now, can we?!

But as I state in one whole chapter of my book “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb,” vitamins are vital for a healthy lifestyle and can make your low-carb experience that much more enjoyable and effective. Isn’t that a part of the transformation process that happens inside of you when you make permanent life-changing actions? Yes, it most DEFINITELY is!

Let’s see what Kent has to say about this topic in his video today which was actually in response to a question posed to him by a woman who e-mailed him regarding her experience just starting off on the Atkins diet.

Here’s what she wrote to Kent:

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