The weight of a person is controlled via the amount of consumed calories. The less one eats, the more likely it is to lose weight. The calories one consumes will be reduced if he or she limits considerably the quantity of carbs. Low carbs diets are not a craze or fad and as proved by numerous independent research studies the Atkins diet is effective in promoting weight loss and is healthy. In essence a low carbs diet requires you to significantly reduce your intake of carbohydrates.
Even though eating low carbs can help you lose weight, low carbs diets are not for everyone. Before deciding to cut out the carbs its worth understanding the pros and cons first. At the start of the diet, substantial part of the weight loss is actually a pure water loss. Glycogen is used because the low carb foods are also low on energy. So, the water weight drops.
Remember: reduce carbs intake, but do not completely eliminate them – only eliminate high GI carbs, but do consume some low GI carbs and most importantly: do not reduce fruit and vegetables intake (except potatoes).
If you decide to do a low carbs diet, you need motivation to continue the diet for a reasonable period of time. If you decide to eat carbs again, try to re-introduce them slowly and don’t go back to the same levels as before – this way your weight will stay off.
Eating a low carbs diet, such as Atkins, will encourage quick weight loss without restricting calories. As well as weight loss, low carbs diets, can also provide many health benefits. People on low carb diets have reported lower cholesterol, increased energy, reduced sugar cravings, reduced appetite and better concentration.
Low carb foods will enable you to increase your metabolic rate for fat loss. Using this list of low carb foods will shift you from burning sugar to burning fat.
We have lists of the foods that you can eat and lists of the foods that you should avoid.
From our lists, pick your low carb foods for daily use.
•Chilean sea bass
•Grass-fed cattle such as beef
•Grass-fed bison/buffalo that haven't been treated with hormones or antibiotics
•Wild game such as deer, elk or venison
Low carb fruits and vegetables
•Red or yellow onions
•Green, white, red cabbage
Avoid these questionable low carb foods
Limit your intake to a small quantity of fresh low carb fruits such as berries -- blueberries, raspberries and strawberries.
With respect to oils, use liberal amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, extra virgin olive oil).
Use a more restricted intake of omega-6 oils (vegetable oils).
Tuna ,Sausage and cold cuts.All dairy products are best avoided. Legumes (beans, peas, peanuts, and so on). These are not low carb foods. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, and yams, are not low carb foods. Nuts and nut butters. (However, peanuts and peanut butter are common allergens and cashews are higher in carbs.) Avoid all trans fats, which are found in all hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats, oils, and margarines.
Plan for 7 Days
Two egg omelet with sausage and roasted red peppers
Reuben sandwich (corned beef, Swiss cheese and sauerkraut) on one slice low carb bread
Green salad with low carb dressing
Grilled chicken breast
Steamed asparagus and yellow squash
Mixed salad with vinaigrette or low carb dressing
Celery sticks with low carb dip
Two poached eggs with smoked salmon in cream dill sauce, and half small tomato
Grilled beef patty
Steamed broccoli and cauliflower
Mixed green salad with olive oil & balsamic vinaigrette
Roast chicken with herbs
Broccoli with parmesan curls
Endive and radish salad with vinaigrette
Red pepper sticks with low carb dip
One low carb muffin and one hard-boiled egg
Cobb salad (avocado, tomato, chicken, hard-boiled egg, blue cheese and bacon over lettuce) with olive and balsamic vinaigrette
Salmon with Steel’s Wasabi Teriyaki sauce
Steamed green beans with sesame oil
Cabbage slaw with low carb Cole Slaw dressing
Olives and Cheddar cubes
Two scrambled eggs with two slices of bacon and one slice of low carb bread
Shrimp salad over lettuce and tomato slices with low carb dressing
Broiled lamb chops
Swiss chard with garlic and olive oil
Mixed green salad with olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette
Atkins Advantage shake
Two low carb pancakes with low carb syrup and three turkey sausages
Large tossed salad with tuna, tomatoes and low carb dressing
Roasted pork tenderloin
Sautéed spinach and red peppers
Stallone high protein low carb pudding
One low carb muffin and two slices of Cheddar cheese
Steak and pepper fajitas on low carb tortilla
Romaine and avocado salad with Olivado Avocado oil and lemon
Grilled tuna with spice rub
Zucchini and mushrooms skewers
Atkins Advantage bar
Poached egg on one slice low carb bread, two tomato slices and two slices Cheddar cheese
Chef Salad (roast turkey, cheese, red onion and sliced tomatoes over romaine) with olive and balsamic vinaigrette
Green bean, snow pea and pepper medley
Olives and Cheddar cubes