Atkins and High Blood pressure

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Posted: 09 Jan 2012, 17:45
Has anyone taking meds for high blood pressure lose weight on the Atkins Diet? I understand it will not work.

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Posted: 09 Jan 2012, 21:06
Why wouldn't it work?

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Posted: 09 Jan 2012, 22:39
I have a lot of friends that had high blood pressure (you will notice I said had) and used Atkins to lose weight AND get off their BP and Type II diabetes medicines.
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Posted: 16 Jan 2012, 21:10
I think that the best way to lose weight is to get your portions down, balance your carbs and protein, and keep fats under 10g per meal. If you are doing all that and weight isn't going down, cut back on the portions, but maintain frequent small meals.

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Posted: 17 Jan 2012, 07:52
I don't see why not really. The only thing is that the meds might lower your metabolism slightly but that shouldn't have much affect. - Some things that have really helped me.

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