Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution Book One: Why Does The Atkins Diet Work and How To Follow The Atkins Diet - Lose weight the easy way - Thousands have already discovered the miracle. Now is the time for you to get the body you've always wanted! [NOOK Book]
By following the Atkins nutritional approach for a life time, you will achieve four things:
1. You will lose weight, it's hard not to. Both men and women who follow the Atkins approach to weight loss readily take off pounds and inches. Optimizing body weight is a valuable element of any health-oriented program because; by and large being significantly overweight is an indicator of potential health problems, now or in the future. When you have taken the pounds off, you’ll see the benefits and they will be far more than merely cosmetic.
2. You will maintain your weight loss. This is where the Atkins nutritional approach leaves most other diets in the dust. Almost every experienced dieter has gone on a diet, worked hard, lost a lot of pounds and gained them all back in a few months or perhaps a year. This is usually due to the expected consequence of low-fat/low-calorie diets---hunger. Although many people can tolerate hunger for a while, very few can tolerate it for a lifetime. Deprivation is no fun. Once the biological gap between hunger and fulfillment grows too large, the rebound can be amazingly rapid as well as heartbreaking and humiliating. But that’s the problem of diets that restrict quantities. The Atkins program refuses to accept hunger as a way of life. The plan includes foods that have enough fat and protein so hunger is not the huge issue it is on other weight loss plans. But it still allows dieters to maintain a healthy weight for a lifetime.
3. You will achieve good health. The change is amazing doing Atkins, you meet your nutritional needs by eating delicious, healthy, filling foods and avoiding the sugar and carbs that junk food is loaded with. As a result, you become less tired and more energetic, not merely because of the weight loss, but because the physical consequences of a truly dysfunctional blood sugar and insulin metabolism are reversed. Doing the Atkins. People start feeling good even before they reach their goal weight.
4. You will lay the permanent groundwork for disease prevention. You will change your life, which, believe it or not, is even more important than looking good on the beach next summer
RULES OF INDUCTION
This phase of the Atkins diet must be followed precisely for success! If you do it at all incorrectly you may prevent weight loss and end up saying “ here is another weight loss plan that didn’t work”
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
3. Eat no more than 20 grammas a day of carbohydrates, most of which must come in the form of salad greens and other vegetables. You can eat approximately three cups –loosely packed – of salad, or two cups of salad plus one cup of other vegetables
4. Eat absolutely no fruit, bead, 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 carbs such as chickpeas, kidney beans and other legumes are not permitted at this time.
5. Eat nothing that is not on the acceptable foods list. 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 hungry, eat the amount that makes you feel satisfied but not stuffed. When not hungry, eat a small low carb snack to accompany your nutritional supplements.
7. Don’t assume any food is low carb instead read the labels! Check the carb count (it’s on every package) or use the carb 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 230ml glasses of water each day to hydrate your body, avoid constipation and flush out the byproducts of burning fat.
12. If you are constipated, mix a tablespoon or more of psyllium husks in 230ml or more of water and drink daily
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Robert C. Atkins M.D. was the founder and Executive Medical Director of The Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine in New York City. A 1951 graduate of the University of Michigan, Dr. Atkins received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical School in 1955, and went on to specialize in cardiology. In 1972, he published his groundbreaking weight-loss book, Diet Revolution—the first major work to prescribe a low-carbohydrate diet. I was followed in 1992 by the revised and updated Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, which spent more than three years on the New York Times bestseller list.
Atkins was also the author of several books that promote nutritional medicine, including Dr. Atkins' Quick & Easy New Diet Cookbook (1997), Dr. Atkins' Vita-Nutrient Solution: Nature's Answer to Drugs (1998), Dr. Atkins' Age-Defying Diet Revolution (1999), and, most recently, Atkins for Life (2003). He appeared on or was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, Larry King Live, CBS Evening News, Sally Jessy Raphael, Dateline NBC, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, The View, and ABC World News, to name but a few high-profile programs. Dr. and Mrs. Atkins lived in New York City, where he passed away in April 2003.