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Atkins Diet – Low Carb

Atkins Diet – Low Carb

Statistic: 61% of people in the United States are overweight. Weight loss is more than cosmetic — it can have a major affect on your health.

People diet for two primary reasons, to lose weight, or to improve health–or both. If there’s one thing we can always count on almost automatically from most media coverage of people who have lost weight on the low-carb lifestyle is they’re just gonna get it wrong.

I tried low-fat, South Beach, Hellers, Eades, and Nutri-System, as well as and none of them has worked. The popularity of low-carbohydrate diets has introduced questions of safety for long-term weight management.

Dieters following Atkins diet are encouraged to stick with the fourth phase of Atkins diet for life, to remain healthy and avoid gaining weight. While it has been asserted that it is too early to promote low carbohydrate or carb low diets, there is a general acceptance amongst health professionals that further research is warranted.

The only weight-control regimens that work for life require both eating in moderation and exercise. Actually Atkins is sort of a “Welcome to the wonderful world of 20 grams of pasta per day” because that’s how much you’re going to get.

As soon as you lose control and started eating carbohydrates again, the weight comes back. Atkins has gained increased popularity in the past several years, and seem to offer a quick and easy weight-loss fix.

Many low glycemic index foods, like apple juice, chocolate and cherries, should not be eaten if your goal is to lose weight. Dieters are at risk of developing other ailments while in the process of trying to lose weight. Atkins is based on the belief that diets high in sugar and other refined carbohydrates increase the production of insulin, a hormone that stimulates the storage of calories as fat.

Studies have shown that many people have achieved short term weight loss results from using Atkins.. Additional research has shown that during the ongoing weight loss phase, Atkins dieters consumed only 1500 calories a day on average, much less than their previous caloric intake.

Ask your friends, ask your peers, find others with whom you can share recipes, success stories and the great fun that comes from losing weight the Dr. Atkins diet plan way. The program promises up to 9 pounds every 11 days, but most people will lose about 6-8 pounds in that time if the program is followed correctly. That said, a high-fat diet does carry an inherent metabolic disadvantage in that fat has nine calories per gram, while carbohydrates and protein each have four.

Scientists in the past have suspected that the weight loss seen in people on the Atkins diet is mainly due to water weight loss or a stepped up metabolism. Atkins’ diet can lead to the kind of rapid weight fluctuations that adversely affect the heart. The modified Atkins diet does increase total cholesterol and the discontinuation rate was high.

I lost 30 pounds in three months. I’m not an expert, but I do speak from experience. Most of this, I learned on my own or through close friends and family members. Strip That Fat

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In another recipe coming out of Jennifer Eloff’s awesome low carb cookbook, Splendid Low Carbing, I prepare a food that I probably would have swore I would never eat — eggplant. In just another one of those amazing things that low carb lifestyle brought to me, my taste buds have changed. I now like eggplant well enough to voluntarily eat it. Here’s a link to Jennifer’s website: www.low-carb.us Ingredients: 1 Medium Eggplant, thinly sliced 1 cup of grated parmesan 2 eggs 1 pound ground beef, browned 8 oz Sausage, browned 2 cloves garlic 1.5 cups of No Sugar Added Spaghetti Sauce 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded 1. Thinly slice eggplant, and put in egg wash. 2. Coat eggplant in Parmesan cheese 3. Heat oil in frying pan, and once hot, fry eggplant 1-2 minutes on each side until golden brown. 4. Brown ground beef and sausage. Once drained, add garlic and spaghetti sauce and heat for 5 minutes while finishing frying eggplant slices. 5. Layer the eggplant, meat mixture, and cheese to form 3 layers. Optional – dust top with excess Parmesan cheese. Makes 6 servings: Nutrition info per serving: 456 Calories, 33g Fat, 9.3 Total Carbs ( minus 3.3g fiber), 30g Protein.

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