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Atkins Diet - Does It Work?
We have all heard about the Atkins Diet. The plan basically
calls for you to reduce your intake of carbohydrates. What
this means is your intake is basically protein. The workings
of the plan is - your body first burns carbohydrates, when
it can not find any then it burns fat using stored fat to
provide the protein energy.
In the Atkins Diet you have to be sure to drink a lot of
water because your kidneys have a difficult time flushing
all the burned fat out of your system. It uses a lot of
water in this process. So if you do not drink water you can
So what happens is that when you eliminate carbohydrates in
your system your body looks to protein to burn to provide
energy. And in the process use lots of fat. This causes you
to lose weight and lose it fast.
I have seen many people that have tried the Atkins Diet and
lose weight fast. But they also have to be careful not to
completely eliminate carbohydrates. So it calls for
balancing your diet as you proceed. The Atkins Diet plan
actually has a menu suggestions and if you follow the plan
it will work for you. After all the basic plan to lose
weight is burn more calories then you take in. Can you
imagine what this would do with just a little exercise?
The biggest problem, as with any diet plan, is that of
discipline. Most people have a problem making a long term
lifestyle change. The urge for sweets and breads soon drives
people back to their old eating habits and when they go back
to eating carbohydrates they gain the weight back.
Unfortunately, I have seen many people very excited about
the weight they lost with the Atkins Diet. They look trim
and healthy and you can tell they feel good about
themselves. But soon you see them start gaining weight
again. They could not resist the urge for sweets and breads
and other foods rich in carbohydrates. So if you do not have
that strong will to stick with this program what do you do?
Well there are other programs out there that are not as
drastic as the Atkins Diet and where you lose weight at a
slower pace. Many of this programs have different plans.
Some require you measure calories, but to do this you have
to look at portions and eat less, and only eat certain kinds
of foods. But let's face it they too require a change in
It is difficult with all those hunger urgings to stay on the
Atkins Diet or any other diet. We love to eat and have been
condition, and in some cases addicted to certain foods.
Maybe the best solution is some of the diet supplements that
reduce those cravings. But here to you have to be careful
because of all the scams out there in the diet supplement
About the Author: Al Villa is a former Judge and now an internet
entreprenuer. He loves to do research and write
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