Understand what you are eating
Atkins diet must be understood in order to be performed well. This is all about proper food intake. It is better to learn about the foods that your body needs to maintain or lose weight. With this diet, you should also understand how to easily minimize carbohydrates and sugar in your diet. You should know the Acceptable food List for Atkins Diet Phases to know where to start your diet.
Be aware of the right Calorie Recommendations
Calorie recommendations differ depending on the age, body size, gender and your metabolism rate. The calorie recommendation for women must have a minimum of 1500-1800 calories per day. For men, start with at least 1800-200
Do not skip your meals
It is not advisable to skip any meal of the day while you are doing the Atkins Diet. It is still best to eat regularly following the usual three meals in a day.
Have a Valuable or healthy Snacks
Make sure that when taking snacks while doing the diet, consider foods that are rich in fibers. This is not bad for your diet for as long as what you are eating is healthy and it follows the right foods included in the acceptable food list.
Enjoy what you are eating
Atkins diet teaches you not on how you avoid eating but on how to choose the best foods to eat.
Drink More Water
In every diet, water is very essential since it helps regulate your body systems and it is useful for most body processes especially metabolism and digestion.
Take a Multivitamins and other supplements
Multivitamins rich in potassium, magnesium, and calcium are very useful while you are doing the Atkins diet. However, you should make sure that it has no iron content. This may interfere on your diet.
Exercise regularly and do energetic activities
The more energy exerted while doing Atkins diet will have a better result since our body also needs to move to maintain normal body activities.
Ask your family and friends for their support
Some encouragements from family and friends are very useful for someone performing the diet.
Monitor your health status
Check your health status to know if there are improvements on your diet. It is also useful if you visit a medical expert to explain more details about your diet.
Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution, Revised Edition
“Designed to catapult your body into a state of fat meltdown, Dr. Atkins’s diet has taken America by storm. It targets insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. The bodies of most overeaters are continually in a state of hyperinsulinism; their bodies are so adept at releasing insulin to help convert excess carbohydrates to fat that there’s always too much of the hormone circulating through the body. This puts the body into a bind; it always wants to store fat. Even when people with hyperinsulinism try to lose weight–especially when they cut fat but increase carbohydrate consumption–their efforts will fail. This is why Dr. Atkins refers to insulin as “the fat-producing hormone.”—–AMAZON.COM REVIEW
“Dr. Atkins’s last book on his revolutionary diet is surprisingly readable, while still fully explaining its details. He employs positive, instead of punitive, encouragement in a supportive way. My copy is a hardcover; because this book, once read, is largely used as a reference, I recommend a softcover copy because it’s lighter to carry with you.”—-Dorothy Parker
Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Cookbook
“I use this book every day of my life. Recipes are just wonderful and easy to use with everyday ingredients found in most pantrys. This book is my diet bible and will continue to use it until I have changed my diet habits.”—Joan Egbert
“I highly recommend the Atkin’s Diet! I have been on it for six months now and I am losing wieght, looking and feeling better than I have for many years. You only feel tired if you don’t get enough fat in the diet. It took me a while to figure this out. However, the ingredients in his recipes are very hard to find. I have access to only a small health food store. If you don’t have access to a very large, well-stocked health food store, you may have to order the ingredients online. I still salute Dr. Atkins and thank him for giving me my health back!”—-Kimberly Penny