Getting Slender the Atkins Way!
Greetings! You have reached this page like many before you in search of a convenient and effective way to trim some undesired pounds. Search no further my friend, as The Atkins Nutritional Approach™ is the solution you have been looking for.
Having experienced the fruits of this logical system personally, I have taken it upon myself to develop this simplistic site in the hopes of assisting others seeking fulfillment in their health and beauty aspirations.
Weight loss that does not require rigorous workouts or outrageous starvation sessions seems to all who have not experienced it as unlikely or even impossible. Let me assure you that this diet is no hoax. I have personally used Atkins to lose over 100 pounds in a rapid amount of time, suffice it to say a few months. As a person who covets privacy you will simply have to take my word for it. Sorry, no bio or pictures, though I will say friends and family were amazed.
Power in the world is often dictated by simple information; thusly information in the world today is greatly coveted. I had difficulty finding this simple information so I have taken it upon myself to make it available to all.
On this site I offer two things, information and tools. The information I provide is the GUIDE found below which will provide you with the basic means to successfully initiate and understand the working design of the diet. In a nutshell, it is a simplistic how to description for the Atkins diet. The tools I provide are what is needed to successfully perform the diet, which includes a 243pg COOKBOOK with over 1000 recipes and an Atkins carb counter, key to maintaining the diet.
Good Luck with your new endeavor, I wish you success and all the luck in the world!
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The following principals of the Atkins Nutritional Approach™ must be followed precisely to achieve success. The closer you adhere to the rules of the guide the more effective the diet and the better the results. Don’t find yourself saying in the end, "Atkins is just another weight-loss plan that doesn't work." Be patient with yourself and do your best, as Atkins is one of the few diets you can learn to enjoy. Again, good luck and be sure to check out the Common Acceptable Foods section at the bottom of the guide.
The following general guidelines are a simplified interpretation of the diets main stipulations.
1. Eat either three regular-size meals a day or four or five smaller meals. Do not skip meals or go more than six waking hours without eating.
2. Eat liberally of combinations of fat and protein in the form of poultry, fish, shellfish, eggs and red meat, as well as pure, natural fat in the form of butter, mayonnaise, olive oil, safflower, sunflower and other vegetable oils (preferably expeller-pressed or cold-pressed).
3. Eat no more than 20 grams a day of carbohydrate, most of which must come in the form of salad greens and other vegetables. You can eat approximately three loosely packed cups of salad, or two cups of salad plus one cup of other vegetables (see Acceptable Foods).
4. Eat absolutely no fruit, bread, pasta, grains, starchy vegetables or dairy products other than cheese, cream or butter. Do not eat nuts or seeds in the first two weeks. Foods that combine protein and carbohydrates, such as chickpeas, kidney beans and other legumes, are not permitted at this time.
5. Eat nothing that isn't on the Acceptable Foods lists. And that means absolutely nothing. Your "just this one taste won't hurt" rationalization is the kiss of failure during this phase of Atkins.
6. Adjust the quantity you eat to suit your appetite, especially as it decreases. When you're hungry, eat the amount that makes you feel satisfied, but not stuffed. When you're not hungry, eat a small controlled carbohydrate snack to accompany your nutritional supplements.
7. Don't assume any food is low in carbohydrate—instead, read labels. Check the carb count (it's on every package) or use a carbohydrate gram counter.
8. Eat out as often as you wish, but be on guard for hidden carbs in gravies, sauces and dressings. Gravy is often made with flour or cornstarch, and sugar is sometimes an ingredient in salad dressing.
9. Avoid foods or drinks sweetened with aspartame. Instead, use sucralose or saccharin. Be sure to count each packet of any of these as 1 gram of carbs.
10. Avoid coffee, tea and soft drinks that contain caffeine. Excessive caffeine has been shown to cause low blood sugar, which can make you crave sugar.
11. Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day to hydrate your body, avoid constipation and flush out the by-products of burning fat.
12. If you are constipated, mix a tablespoon or more of psyllium husks in a cup or more of water and drink daily. Or mix ground flaxseed into a shake or sprinkle wheat bran on a salad or vegetables.
13. At a minimum, take a good daily multivitamin with minerals, including potassium, magnesium and calcium, but without iron.
Common Acceptable Foods:
These are foods you may eat liberally as you begin: all fish, all fowl, all shellfish, all meat and all eggs. Oysters and mussels are higher in carbs than other shellfish, so limit them to four ounces per day. Processed meats, such as ham, bacon, pepperoni, salami, hot dogs and other luncheon meats—and some fish—may be cured with added sugar and will contribute carbs. Try to avoid meat and fish products cured with nitrates, which are known carcinogens. Also beware of products that are not exclusively meat, fish or fowl, such as imitation fish, meatloaf and breaded foods. Finally, do not consume more than four ounces of organ meats a day.
Ultimately remember the name of the game is to stay low carb!
Now that you have the basic “how to” for the Atkins low carb diet, you should be able to get off to a rapid start. The rules I admit seem somewhat stringent, simply trust that as your weight begins to rapidly shrivel the diet will become easier and more enjoyable. It also does not hurt that in many cases you will be able to enjoy several of your favorite forbidden dishes at a seemingly reckless quantity, all without the worry of having to spend the next couple of mornings at the gym. For additional help be sure to check out the recipe eBook I offer on the following page; it is a great tool for enjoying typically carblicious meals in a low carb acceptable fashion.
The diet indeed runs off a very intelligent method, which if not properly respected can result in a health and weight gain calamity. Use this fact as more motivation to stick to it and not let yourself stray from the path.
In a final note I would like to add that exercise is a wonderful tool for both health and happiness. Unfortunately for some of us it seems to offer minimal results in exchange for great sacrifice. On the other hand some of us just plain don’t like working out. In the end we all have different strengths and weak spots that we have to respect and the low carb lifestyle provides us with a powerful option. In my own story I found myself motivated by the weight loss to restart a workout regimen simply for the sake of good health and the bonus endorphins.
This transcript has provided a concise and to the point guide of the core values of the low carb Atkins way
and I hope it aids you in a rapid and worthwhile beginning to the diet. Whichever course you take with the diet, simply stick to the guidelines and be careful not to let improperly labeled foods sabotage you. Stay low carb at all costs and watch those labels!
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