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Should I Try Atkins?
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Should I Try Atkins?

Have you heard about the Atkins diet? Do you know people that lost a lot of weight quickly after failing with other eating plans? Want to know if

Atkins could work for you? Let's review what it is, how to do it and whether it is right for you.

Should I Try Atkins?

The Atkins diet plan was introduced by the late Robert Atkins fifty years ago in his book, "Dr Atkins Diet Revolution." His plan overturned conventional weight management theories about calorie restriction and the unproven guideline to reduce all fats, especially of animal origin.

Atkins advised that anyone following AMA advice was on the road to metabolic damage, type 2 diabetes, heart troubles and general lack of energy and steady weight fat. Since then, many studies have shown that carbohydrate restriction is indeed a safe and effective way to lose body fat without hunger and weakness.

How Do I Try Atkins?

Atkins is an easy diet to try. It's simple to follow, whether at home, dining out, traveling or eating at the homes of most friends. There's a short list of what to eat in unlimited amounts and a longer one of foods to avoid in the first two weeks or "induction phase."

To try Atkins, do eat meat, poultry, fish, pork, eggs and up to four ounces of hard cheese per day. Have two to three cups of salad vegetables daily, plenty of water and herb tea, herbs, spices, lemon juice and that's your food for the first two weeks. Cook everything in butter and dress your salads with olive oil and vinegars that don't include sweeteners. As a daily treat add up to 20 olives or half an avocado.

To pump your metabolism as much as possible, avoid "diet" sodas which are full of artificial sweeteners that slow weight loss and other unpleasant chemicals. Don't take any medicines unless prescribed by a doctor.

Antihistamines and many other over the counter drugs slow weight loss.

Should I Keep Trying Atkins?

After the first two weeks, you will have lost 4 to 8 pounds and experienced very little hunger. Typically, you should be experiencing more energy and adding new activities. Are you satisfied with how you feel? Do you want to lose a few more pounds?

If you feel good on Atkins, you can stay with the plan and add more carbohydrates every week until you start to gain back weight. Try some melon the first week, then a small amount of sweet potato or rice. Your body knows how much carbohydrate you need to maintain your ideal weight. So try Atkins and find out just how much that is. And along the way you will lose weight without trying!


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