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Atkins Diet: How does it work?

By on February 29, 2012 in Dieting with 0 Comments

 

Here’s a diet that can be useful for those who wish to lose weight, even without resorting to a wild physical activity. We must warn you that it is not easy to adopt this diet. We are talking about the Atkins Diet. The Atkins diet, named after its discoverer, is somewhat antiquated, as it was conceived fifty years ago. This type of diet focuses mainly on fats and proteins, but does not allow the consumption of carbohydrates.

The Atkins Diet is divided into four phases: induction, continuous weight loss, pre-maintenance, and upkeep. The first stage is definitely the hardest because you have to take only 20 grams of carbohydrates per day and try to prefer the salad over any other food that contains carbohydrates.

The second stage allows you to add 5 grams of carbohydrates a day, but should come from foods such as fruits. In the pre-maintenance phase, you can increase by 10 grams of carbohydrate per week your ideal weight is reached. In the last step, you can take about 80 grams of carbohydrates a day, indispensable for the maintenance of ideal weight.

An ideal Atkins diet will look like this:

Breakfast :

  • fried eggs and a bit of bacon

Lunch:

  • cheese or ham, white meat
  • yogurt

Dinner:

  • fish
  • a little salad

 

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