The Atkins Diet

The Atkins Diet promotes low carbohydrate diet. But unlike popular belief, Atkins Diet does not promote eating unlimited amounts of fatty meats and cheeses. The Atkins Diet does not impose calorie restriction or exact portions of proteins but rather promotes eating protein until satiated. The newer revisions clarify misconceptions rather than replace the correct advice in the older books.

o2i8ivlwva

atkins20

The Atkins20 Diet has 4 Phases.

Phase 1: Induction – Jumpstart to weight loss

  • Under 20g of carbohydrates per day for 2 weeks
  • High Fat and High Protein
  • Green leafy vegetables

Phase 2: Balancing – Starting Carb Ladder

  • Add nuts, Low carb vegetables, fruits, cottage cheese, yogurt and more

Phase 3: Fine Tuning – Raise Daily Net Carb

  • When close to desired weight, you will be adding carbs gradually until weight loss slows down

Phase 4: Maintenance

  • The weight loss goal has been reached. It is not  a permanent lifestyle but more of continuing food from previous phases and reintroducing some food that were avoid but now you can handle. The goal is to control weight by adjusting carb intake.

Books

  • Eric C. Westman, M.D., Stephen D. Phinney, M.D., and Jeff S. Volek, Ph.D (2010) The New Atkins for a New You: The Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight and Feeling Great, 350pp, Fireside Books (Simon & Schuster)
  • Robert C. Atkins (2004) Atkins for Life: The Complete Controlled Carb Program for Permanent Weight Loss and Good Health, 370pp, St. Martin’s Press
  • Robert C. Atkins (2001) Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution Book, 560 pp, Avon Books; Revised ed., 
  • Robert C. Atkins (2000) Dr. Atkins’ Age-Defying Diet Revolution: A Powerful New Dietary Defense Against Aging, Saint Martin’s Press, LLC, 
  • Robert C. Atkins (1999) Dr. Atkins’ Vita-Nutrient Solution: Nature’s Answer to Drugs, 416 pp, Fireside Books (Simon & Schuster)

Links

Carb Counter

Atkins 20™

Atkins 40™

home-products-group-2

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s