The Atkins diet is a four-phase eating plan in conjunction with vitamin, mineral supplementation and regular exercise. The diet re-balances your nutrition so that you can improve your energy level and appearance in order to regain a sense of well-being. With Atkins diet plan, you’ll get the results you’ve dreamed of, without the agony of deprivation. Following this approach lays the groundwork for a lifetime of better health.
The diet will help you:
- Rebalance your nutrition
- Lose weight
- Boost your energy level
- Lower insulin production and risk for cardiovascular disease, hypertension and diabetes
- Improve your appearance
- Gain a sense of well-being
The four phase of Atkins diet allows you to knowledgeably select which foods to eat based on your need to achieve weight loss and weight maintenance, enjoy good health and prevent disease. Food selections will differ to varying degrees depending upon the phase you are in and your individual metabolism. The four phases in the Atkins road map to sustained success are:
Restrict carbohydrate consumption to 20 grams each day, obtaining carbohydrate primarily from salad and other non-starchy vegetables.
Ongoing Weight Loss
Add carbohydrate, in the form of nutrient-dense and fiber-rich foods, by increasing to 25 grams daily the first week, 30 grams daily the next week and so on until weight loss stops. Then subtract 5 grams of carbohydrate from your daily intake so that you continue sustained, moderate weight loss.
Make the transition from weight loss to weight maintenance by increasing the daily carbohydrate intake in 10-gram increments each week so long as very gradual weight loss is maintained.
Select from a wide variety of foods while controlling carbohydrate intake to ensure weight maintenance and a sense of well-being. This lifestyle is the foundation for a lifetime of better health.
Unlike any other diet, the Atkins diet plan is a lifetime nutritional philosophy, focusing on the consumption of nutrient-dense, unprocessed foods and supplementation. Moreover, Dr. Atkins restricts processed/refined carbohydrates (which make up more than 50 percent of many people’s diets), such as high-sugar foods, breads, pasta, cereal and starchy vegetables. Core supplementat includes a full-spectrum multivitamin and an essential oils/fatty acid formula. This nutritional philosophy has been embraced by an estimated 20 million people worldwide since the release of Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution in the 1970s, and is the cornerstone of the treatment protocols for patients of The Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine in New York City.