Dr. Atkins’ Diet

Method of Dr. Atkins is not a short course, and a lifelong principle of power, based on the consumption of a balanced healthy diet. Atkins diet restricts consumption of processed / refined carbohydrates (which make up 50% of the diet of most people), such as sweets, flour, cereals, starchy vegetables, and consists of three phases.

First, stimulating phase lasting 2-3 weeks, is to limit carbohydrates to 14-20 grams of food per day uglevodosoderzhaschey. During this time, the body will adapt to a new way of living, normalizes metabolism and is most significant weight loss – an average 2 to 6 kg, depending upon the initial body weight and degree of normalization of metabolism. This is explained by the fact that in the absence of carbohydrates in the body are formed ketone bodies (the so-called benign ketosis), in which the energy is not taken from food, but from their own fat. Thanks nutrition protein and fatty foods, and then due to ketosis you do not feel hungry, then eat a diet goes pretty easily (not counting the weakness and dizziness in the early days, caused by the alteration of an organism). If dizziness is actually observed, take your usual vitamins.

The second phase can slightly increase the amount of carbohydrates – but that did not stop ketosis. Increasing carbohydrates needed. Someone can afford to consume 100 grams of carbohydrates per day, without ceasing to lose weight, others have already terminated ketosis ’30 This phase can last indefinitely until you have reached the desired weight. Make friends with the bathroom scales to track fluctuations in body weight and to understand how much you need carbs for the second phase of the diet.

The last phase – supporting. Not be allowed to return dropped pounds. Add more carbohydrates, but watch your weight and volume. If the weight starts to come back, an urgent need to reduce the amount of carbohydrates in the second phase.

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