>> Atkins Diet
You have most likely herd of and may know someone who has tried the Atkins
diet. This is a diet that sounds too good to be true. This diet tells
you to eat such foods as bacon and eggs, cheese, and butter-fried steaks.
You are probably asking yourself, "how do i lose weight eating all
these high fat foods?". Well there is a catch, because you are eating
so many high fat foods you have give up most carbs including bread, potatoes,
pasta, rice, chocolate, biscuits, crisps, cake, milk, and even some vegetables
in the early stages.
This diet does starts with an introduction phase, which must be followed
for at least two weeks, and my be followed for much longer if you can
put up with it! In the introduction you are limited to 20g of carbs a
day. You must also avoid eating high-carb foods like cakes, sodas, pastries,
bread, potatoes, rice, milk, fruit, and most vegetables. However you can
eat an unlimited amount of chicken, red meat, cheese, fish, eggs, cream,
and butter. This is the stage where your body switches from burning carbs
to burning fat, and your blood sugar levels are stabilized.
After your body shifts, you can start eating a few more carbs, starting
off with 5g extra daily for a week at a time until you reach the point
where you are loosing between 1 and 3lbs a week.
When you have about 5 to 10lbs left to lose you and allowed to increase
your carb intake by 10g each day for a week at a time. This is to slow
down your weight loss to no more than 1lb. a week in order to prepare
you body for maintaining your target weight.
In the end you will be taking in an average of 90g of carbs per day, which
is about a third of what a normal person eats. This means you will be
following a low-carb diet for life.
I recommend this diet to anyone who wants to lose a lot of weight over time,
and maintain that weight. This diet is not for everyone, for example chocolate
lovers would have to give up eating chocolate and would therefore HATE this
diet. If you are not looking to cut out most carbs for the rest of your
life, i don't recommend you use the Atkins diet.