Looking for an effective weight loss diet? Try the low-calorie, high-protein Atkins diet
Imagine being on a diet where foods like chicken, eggs, bacon, dark chocolate and cheese are allowed. The Atkins diet makes it a reality. Read here to know more about it.
New Delhi: The Atkins diet is popular among people who enjoy eating different types of food. The basic idea behind the Atkins diet is to impose restrictions on the intake of certain kinds of carbohydrates to aid the process and maintenance of weight loss.
It also helps in improving one’s eating habits. This diet promotes the intake of healthy fats that can help improve levels of ‘good’ HDL cholesterol in the blood. Furthermore, it encourages protein intake, which would mean the consumption of fewer calories as protein induces a feeling of being full. The Atkins diet has four phases to it.
The 4 phases of the Atkins diet
> Phase 1: This phase is called the induction phase. In this phase, foods rich in protein and fat, but low in carbohydrates must be consumed. Consumption of leafy greens must be encouraged. The amount of carbohydrates allowed is 20 grams or less per day for two weeks.
> Phase 2: This phase is called the balancing phase. In this phase, the addition of vegetables that low in carbohydrates, a few fruits and nuts in the diet must be resumed.