Healthy weight Loss – Try The Atkins Diet For The Short Term:
There are many diet and weight loss plans around, some of which come into and go out of fashion.
One of those which was very popular for a while was liked by those who really do enjoy their food.
The Atkins diet allows you eat just about as much as you like of certain foods, as long as you keep to the rules about what not to eat.
Over the years, this diet – devised and publicised in a book by a Dr Atkins has really divided opinions. His ideas are based on limiting the amounts of carbohydrates we eat and not being too concerned about the fats.
I have known many people who have been successful in losing large amounts of weight, but like any plan, it is not for everyone.
When following this diet plan, you do not take time to count the calories, but you will reduce or exclude processed foods. You also cut out so called ‘junk foods’ altogether.
The main strategy is to replace your carb intake with foods which are high in protein. This will start a chemical reaction in the body, during which stored fat is used as fuel for the body. There is not enough carbohydrate intake to allow the fat stores to be replaced, so those extra pounds melt away.
For it to be effective, you must be fairly rigid and disciplined in applying the rules. I believe that few of us would wish to follow the Atkins diet as a way of life, but in a few weeks, it can have a dramatic effect for some people.
The knowledge you gain while following the Atkins plan can stand you in good stead for the future.
Choosing less of the foods which cause weight increase can become a matter of habit. This makes long term healthy eating more automatic and less of an effort.
There really is no ‘one size fits all’ as far as weight loss plans are concerned, but perhaps the Atkins plan can help you, when others have failed.