The Atkins Diet is a low-carbohydrate eating plan to lose weight and develop a healthy lifestyle. It involves following a strict set of dietary rules, but there is enough flexibility to make them adaptable to many lifestyle and metabolisms
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There are four phases of Atkins Diet :. . Induction, ongoing weight loss, pre-maintenance and lifetime maintenance, each with its own guidelines
The Induction phase is the strictest regulations, which dictate that carbohydrate intake should be less than 20 grams per day for 2 weeks. Mostly lean meats and green leafy vegetables are eaten during this phase.
Ongoing weight loss
Every week after induction, the daily consumption of carbohydrates increased by 5 grams to dieters experience a week without weight loss. Five grams is then deducted from that figure to determine your daily carbohydrate intake for the ongoing weight loss phase.
Once the target weight is almost reached, the daily carbohydrates slowly increased until weight loss ceases. This number is your Atkins Carbohydrate Equilibrium.
Lifetime Maintenance Policy
Continue to eat on Atkins Carbohydrate Equilibrium to maintain the desired weight.