Ok, years ago I did Atkins (the bad way) for a few months - loved it, but then I ate bacon every day, salami (all the stuff with nitrates), cheese, butter, etc...
I realize I did not follow Atkins the way it was meant to be. However, if I did it today, I'd most likely need bacon and salami to get me through, lol...so, my questions are - is this WOE healthy for your heart and kidneys?
I've always heard it was unhealthy on your heart/kidneys, but don't really have any proof of that. For those that have been doing this for a while - are your lipids and kidney blood tests still as good as before?