For a lot of people the Atkins Diet is a great way to lose the weight. If you do the Atkins diet right you can lose a lot of weight without feeling all of the symptoms so many others felt like nausea, headaches, and even constipation.
Watch your Calories
The Atkins diet is not some free license to just eat and eat, you need to watch it. The Atkins diet does involve you eating large portions of fats and proteins. If you go overboard you’re going to experience some of the negative side effects. A person should be eating normal sized portions, which will help you watch your calorie intake. Also a women should consume about 1,800 calories per day and a man should consume 2,500 calories per day. These numbers will vary slightly based on height, weight, and body type from person to person.
Eat on a Regular Basis
If you’re on the Atkins diet you need to eat meals on a regular basis which means 3 meals a day with two small snacks. Eating on a regular basis will also help with keeping your body’s metabolism on tract and aid in your digestion as well.
Drink Plenty of Water
Water is a natural form of cleansing in your body. Drinking plenty of water is healthy for you no matter what diet you are or are not on at the time. Every person should consume at least 8 glasses of water a day. Start your morning off with a tall glass of water which will help you get going on drinking your recommended amount of water per day. You should also be cutting out caffeine in the early stages of the Atkins diet.
While you’re on any diet alcohol should be taken in moderation, and while you’re on the Atkins diet you’ll be able to consume some spirits on occasion.
There seems to be a common misconception that while you’re on the Atkins diet you will be banned from consuming fruits, and guess what that isn’t true. There are some fruits that are better than others to consume. Dried fruits should be avoided, but melons, raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries are permitted to be eaten.
Here is a Atkins Diet recipe for you to try out.
Bruschetta Style Tomato and Turkey Salad
Serves:1 or 2
CarbsPerServing:approx 8 (w/o subtracting fibre)
Prep Time:10 minutes
1 cup ground turkey
1 cup mixed lettuce
4 or 5 kalamata olives
1 or 2 T olive oil
1 tsp crushed garlic
1 tsp basil paste (or a few leaves of finely chopped fresh basil)
How to Prepare:
Dice the tomato and place in a small bowl. Add chopped olives, olive oil, garlic, basil, and salt and pepper to taste. Brown the turkey mince in a saucepan. Add the tomato mix to the turkey and mix together. Serve over a bed of mixed lettuce.