Adkins Diet Recipes
This site contains information about the Atkins Diet. The Adkins Diet might be called a protein-loverís delight. Under this weight loss plan, you can eat all the meat, eggs, and cheese you want, while cutting back on carbohydrates such as pasta, bread, and fruit.
The theory behind the plan is that increasing protein intake and reducing carbohydrate use will change your metabolism, allowing you to lose weight. Fans of the Diet argue that high levels of carbohydrates cause an overproduction of insulin, causing hunger and weight gain. Under the Atkins plan, carbohydrates are limited to just 15 to 60 grams a day.
The Atkins Diet is billed as particularly effective for those whoíve tried low-fat, high-carbohydrate Diets. The Atkins plan can lead to fewer food cravings and faster weight loss. Another advantageóitís easy to follow.
But nutritionists note that eating high amounts of fat, especially that found in meat, can lead to a greater risk of heart disease. Under this plan, youíll also have to give up potatoes, rice, pasta, rolls, desserts, and caffeinated beverages when dining out. Also, limiting carbohydrates means the body has to rely on fat or muscle for energy. If the body breaks down fat, a byproduct called ketones are formed, and may cause initial weakness.
The Atkins Diet may also not be family friendly as children will find it especially hard to give up breads and cereals. We will leave it up to to make a decision. The Diet has become easier to follow as there are plenty of companies that make great tasting, low carb foods. I also recommend reading one or more of Dr. Atkins Books or browsing some of our recommended sites.
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