Atkins Diet phase 1 - What food to Eat to Lose Weight

atkins diet phase 1

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Healthy Diet Plan to Lose  Weight - Atkins Diet phase 1

Guidelines  of the first phase of the Atkins diet

Atkins Diet: pros and cons

The Atkins Diet consists of two phases. Duration of the first phase – 14 days. At this time for the body is  restructuring of metabolism and significantly reducing weight. The second phase of the Atkins diet should last a lifetime. During it- normal weight should be maintained.

Carbohydrate intake should not exceed 20 grams per day,
Keep your ordinary rhythm of food: the same meals at the same hours as before the diet. If you start to feel hungry, get a little snack between meals, but only allowed in the first phase of ,
volume and caloric content of food is not limited to,
Eat only when you feel hunger,
stop eating as soon as a feeling of fullness, do not overeat.

General Overview of The Atkins Diet:

Atkins turns your body into a fat-burning machine.

Metabolism is the process that converts food into either energy or your body’s building blocks. Eating the right foods can increase your body’s metabolism, particularly how it handles fat.

When you eat fewer carb foods—relying mostly on vegetables rich in fiber—your body switches to burning fat (including your own body fat) instead of carbs as its primary fuel source.

Get an exit pass off the blood sugar roller coaster.

When you digest foods high in carbs, they convert to glucose (sugar), which your bloodstream transports throughout your body. A rise in blood glucose level triggers the release of the hormone insulin, which moderates your glucose level.

(For more information, see The Role of Insulin in Managing Blood Sugar.) So carb intake is largely responsible for blood sugar fluctuations. Food need not taste sweet—think mashed potatoes and white bread—to convert rapidly to glucose.

Because your body can store no more than half a day’s energy supply of glucose—unlike our ability to store almost limitless amounts of fat—it makes sense that we burn as much carbohydrate as we can as soon as it’s digested and absorbed.

After each carb-heavy meal or snack, your body stops burning off fat as your insulin level escalates to deal with the rising tide of blood sugar.

Fat calories are always pushed to the back of the line—where more than likely they’re stored. That’s why insulin is called the “fat hormone.” As long as your body keeps turning glucose into fat, you’re doomed to being heavy.

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Products for the Atkins diet phase 1

Without limitation, use:
1. Meat, fish, poultry. If you use the same products from them (sausage, canned meat, pate, etc.) be sure to check the package indicated the carbohydrate content, if it exceeds 0.5%, then include them in calculating the total number of carbohydrates consumed.
2. Cheese (except sweet melted cheese).
3. Seafood.
4. Eggs (without the addition of products containing carbohydrates).
5. Vegetables and herbs: cucumbers, radishes, radish, pepper, garlic, olives, lettuce, chicory, parsley, paprika, celery, dill, basil, thyme, ginger.
6. Mushrooms.
7. Vegetable oils.
8. Animal fats: natural butter, cod liver oil.
9. Beverages: water, simple, and mineral, tea without sugar, a variety of drinks with sugar substitutes that do not contain carbohydrates.

In small quantities, with counting carbs, you can eat tomatoes, cabbage, eggplant, green peas, onions, spinach, asparagus, sprouted seeds of cereals, sour cream.

In the Atkins diet phase 1 is strictly prohibited:

sugar and sweets;
bread any flour products;
fruits, starchy vegetables;
margarine, cooking fats, the so-called “easy oil”;
alcohol.-

  

 

 

  

 

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