The Atkins Diet: Drapable Diet (part 6)
Can one cut down their weight eating meat and eggs with ample cheese for breakfast, pomfret barbecue with a dash of cream for lunch, and chicken steak cooked in butter for dinner? Well, that’s what “The Atkins Diet” promises.
Atkins may sound just right for you, if you love foods like these. You’ll have to learn how to limit your carbs, but you’ll enjoy plenty of tasty options instead.
Atkins focuses more on lean proteins, healthy fats, and high-fiber vegetables as part of the plans.
Its proponents state that you can lose weight by eating as much protein and fat as you like, as long as you avoid carbs.
The diet plan: The Atkins diet is split into four phases. It starts with an induction phase, during which you eat under 20 grams of carbs per day for two weeks. The other phases involve slowly reintroducing healthy carbs back into your diet as you approach your goal weight and you’ll follow this for the rest of your life, to ensure that you don’t gain back what you’ve lost.
Atkins claim: Numerous studies show low-carb diets, like the Atkins diet, may reduce many risk factors for disease, including blood triglycerides, cholesterol, blood sugar, insulin and blood pressure.
The ill effects: Same as with other very low-carb diets, unpleasant side effects can occur with the Atkins diet also. To start with, burning fat results in the production of substances called ketones as your body enters a state called ketosis. This can result in bad breath, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, insomnia and nausea.