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Atkins Diet Induction Recipes

By diettipsnews · January 31, 2008 · 0 Comments ·
Atkins Diet Induction Recipes Basic Atkins Diet Induction Recipes to use for Atkins diet.What you should eat in the Atkins Diet Induction Phase. Many Atkins dieters focus much on the induction phase of the diet. This is basically for the fact that induction is the strictest part of the plan. It is the introduction phase of the Atkins program and much of the restriction rules are set on it. It is even said that if you don’t want to follow the induction rules, then better quit from the diet as the induction phase is going to be a little hard for you to adjust to. Bu if you already have started the induction phase of Atkins, then I bet you would like to know some Atkins diet induction recipes that you can prepare at home. Yes, you heard me right. A number of Atkins diet induction recipes are available today, some of them can be found on books and on diet sites online. You can even find a few sample Atkins diet induction recipes just right here. First, I will talk about one of the notable sausage recipes available for your induction phase. The recipe is named Easy Breakfast Sausage and is commonly prepared by Atkins dieters worldwide. All you need to prepare for this Atkins diet induction recipe are three feet of sausage casings; ¼ to 1 teaspoon sage; ¼ to ½ teaspoon of marjoram, thyme and coriander; one teaspoon of salt; 1/8 teaspoon of pepper; one pound of ground pork; and one to three tablespoon of water. If all ingredients are prepared, soak the casings in water in the ref for about two hours or overnight. Then, sprinkle seasonings over the ground meat and knead until blended. Shape them into meat loaf or patties and stuff them into the casings. Do a large roll or tie off in five to eight inches of links for string. Refrigerate them in airtight containers for about two to three days, allowing the flavor to blend. Aside from sausage Atkins diet induction recipes, you can also try some tuna recipes during the induction phase of your Atkins diet. One of the most prepared tuna Atkins diet induction recipes is the Tuna Melt. According to some experts, all you need to have in the preparation are two 6-ounce cans of tuna, a package of extra firm, frozen and thawed tofu, mayonnaise, five slices of cheddar cheese, and two tablespoons of vegetable oil. Once the ingredients are ready, you can start the procedure by turning the tofu on its side and slicing it into five equal pieces. Place the slices in paper towels press lightly, but firmly to let the excess water out. Prepare a skillet and heat the oil. Place the tofu pieces in and fry. If you notice that the tofu has browned on its sides, place it on a baking sheet. Then, blend the tuna and mayo to taste and divide the mixture into five parts. Top the tofu with it and place a slice of cheese over the tuna. To end, broil it until the cheese melts. That’s basically it! If you want to find and know some more Atkins diet induction recipes, I suggest you to go online and do your research. A lot of Atkins diet induction recipes are available online, after all, and you can find quite a few around this site. atkins-diet-induction-recipes.gif

Atkins Diet How to Know if It’s Right for You

By diettipsnews · January 23, 2008 · 0 Comments ·
Atkins Diet  How to Know if It’s Right for You You probably heard the rage about the Atkins diet a few years back. Dr. Robert Atkins started the Atkins diet in the 1960s. Robert Atkins wrote a book to lay out a diet plan for people that would actually help them lose weight. Because of the success of the diet, people everywhere jumped onto the bandwagon. Dr. Atkins was known as rejecting the food pyramid. He believed that saturated fat shouldn’t be considered to be such a problem. Instead he believed that eating refined carbohydrates (sugar, flour, and high-fructose corn syrup) is the main cause of obesity, he used this as the base for his diet plan. The Atkins diet restricts carbohydrates in an attempt to switch the body’s way of metabolizing foods. Instead of burning glucose, the idea is to get your body to burn fat instead. There are four phases involved in the Atkins diet. The first phase is called, Induction. During this stage of the diet, participants are allowed only 20 grams of carbohydrates per day and caffeine and alcohol are completely avoided. The reason for doing this is to get your body into a state of ketosis; burning fat not sugar. Participants lose the most weight during this phase of the diet; it’s common to lose 6-8 pounds for every week that you’re in this phase. The next phase is called, the ongoing weight loss phase. The goal during this phase is to slowly introduce carbohydrates back into your diet without consuming too many of them. You need to find the critical carbohydrate level your body needs in order to continue losing weight. Finding the proper level will allow you to eat carbohydrates without putting on extra pounds. This phase goes on until the participant comes within 10 pounds of what they want to weigh. Next is the pre-maintenance phase. Participants continue adding carbohydrates to their diet following 10 grams per week schedule. The goal of this stage is also to find the critical carbohydrate level in order to keep your weight where you want it. During this stage you will find your maximum daily carbohydrate level. This will be the amount of carbohydrates you will be allowed to eat for the rest of your dieting days. The last phase of the Atkins diet is the Lifetime maintenance phase. This phase is to help the participants continue to follow the eating habits they picked up during this diet. If you are in this last phase and start to gain weight you are supposed to regress to an earlier stage and start again from there. From here on out you’re supposed to have a new way of eating. This diet became very popular and then, like many other diets do, it died back down. At the fall of the diet’s popularity there were plenty of rumors flying around about the diet. People claimed that restricting carbohydrates was threatening to your health and that it caused heart-attacks and even cancer. On the flip side people say that the diet is perfectly healthy and it’s a great way to lose weight. There was also a rumor that Dr. Atkins died from following his own diet. These rumors, of course, weren’t true. In fact Dr. Atkins died in 2003 from a fatal head injury. There are still many people that follow the Atkins diet but it’s purely the individual’s choice of which diet they will follow. It’s good to do your own research on any diet before starting it because there are pros and cons to every diet out there. The final decision about which diet plan is best for you should be made after speaking with a qualified physician.

Atkins Low Carb Diet

By diettipsnews · December 21, 2007 · 0 Comments ·
Atkins Low Carb Diet: Understanding the Basics I bet millions of people around the world are familiar with Atkins low carb diet.  The diet has after all swept America and the world by storm, and since its introduction in the 1960s, Atkins low carb diet is deemed worldwide as one of the most effective, well-known diets available. The Atkins low carb diet was created by Dr. Robert Atkins, M.D., a cardiologist who earned a medical degree in Cornell University.  It was developed based on the theory that people tend to use fat reserves for burning amounts of energy in the body rather than use the energy formed by their bodies when carbohydrates are consumed.  Pattern from this idea, the Atkins low carb diet now holds its central concept that hypersensitivity to and over consumption of carbohydrates is what actually triggers the body to reach the stage of obesity, which is but one of the biggest problems known by man.  From this concept stems the idea that people become overweight not because of the number of fats they eat, but because of how their body processes carbohydrates. How Does Atkins Work? From the idea that carbohydrates play a major role in weight gain, the Atkins low carb diet works by lessening the carbohydrates intake to about less than 40 grams a day.  Well, this is pretty obvious from the name of diet alone, but Atkins low carb diet does not simply involve such carbohydrate reduction.  It covers a number of phases that every low carb dieter should follow to obtain the real expectation. In the first stage of Atkins low carb diet, the dieter is expected to undergo the so-called “ketosis”.  Ketosis is actually the state in which the body burns fat as fuel.  This state is also deemed to be responsible for the production of insulin in the body, which will prevent more fat from being formed.   With ketosis, the idea behind the Atkins low carb diet follows that once you enter the state of ketosis and your body starts to burn fat as fuel, your urge for carbohydrates will subside.  This is what will allow you to go on with your life without the foods you have been accustomed to before. The Atkins’ Phases Generally, the Atkins low carb diet is consists of four stages.  The first stage is known as “induction” which covers the first 14 days of the Atkins plan.  During this stage, the Atkins low carb diet claims that you will lose 15 pounds as you will limit carbohydrates intake for up to 20 grams a day.  You are only limited to three cups a day. In the second stage known as “ongoing weight loss”, you will need to increase your carb intake by five grams.  This is actually the stage in which you will slack off your carb intake once again.  On the next stage, the pre-maintenance stage of Atkins low carb diet, weight loss is expected to occur slower than the first weight loss.  Here, you are allowed to taste certain varieties of foods and this testing is done to see if you can safely add them to your diet without gaining weight. Once you reach your goal, the maintenance stage of Atkins low carb diet takes place and this is the exact stage when some more carbohydrates will be reintroduced to your diet.  It is important to note, however, that in the maintenance stage of Atkins low carb diet, the bad carbs must totally be eliminated.  So instead of bad carbohydrates, you will be asked to choose healthy carbs like whole wheat. The Atkins low carb diet is now known as the most severe, but enjoyable kind of diet ever known to man.  Experts have said that as you continue dieting based on the Atkins plan, reaching your weight goal is nothing impossible.