According to the Atkins principle, calories are unimportant. The key to you losing weight is to stop or restrict the carbohydrates that you eat daily and that will force your body to turn to its fat stored in your body as an energy source. Need proof?, well those who use the Atkins Diet plan point to the following facts which are derived from scientific research:
* When the body doesn’t have enough stored carbohydrates, it will as a result use ketenes, which is derived from fat as energy.
So the end result is that if you restrict the intake of carbohydrates, you’ll most likely restrict the intake of calories. When you lower your carbohydrate intake, you will then encourage your body to turn the stored fat into energy.
The Atkins Diet plan has also had its controversies since it was first introduced. The basic recommendation is to eat a low-carbohydrate, high protein diets, contradicted all of the dietary recommendations as recommended by established medical institutions. The diet was thus denounced as unsafe, particularly if used as a long term weight maintenance plan. Over the past decade, there has been several studies that support both sides of this issue, and forced Atkins last edition to state that calorie intake does matter, along with the advice to ‘Eat enough to satisfy your hunger’.
Here Is A Typical Meal Plan When On the Atkins Diet:
Portobello & Ricotta Crostini
Sounds good to me.
The food plan as recommended by the Atkins diet contains low portions of carbohydrates, where the majority of carbohydrates are derived from vegetables that are high in fiber and low in carbs, and unrestricted amounts of proteins, including high in fat proteins such as beef, pork and cheese.
Research on those who have used the Atkins Diet for weight loss shows a dramatic initial weight loss that will eventually level off.
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