Yes, the Atkins diet truly does work. It is not another fad diet, not a hoax, not a waste of time and money. It is a way of life that will render you thinner, healthier and happier.
If you have ever had the misfortune to try and lose weight on a typical low fat diet, then you know what it is like to constantly feel unsatisfied and hungry without even the compensation of quick weight loss. And probably, as soon as you stopped dieting, you re-gained all the hard-lost weight, with interest. Sound familiar?
How about a diet that will let you eat until you are full? A diet that will blow your cravings away in a few weeks or sooner? A diet that will eliminate not only fat but also mood swings?
There are many myths about Atkins. It may be a good idea to go straight to the source before you believe everything that is said of this diet. One false accusation often flung against Atkins is that ”you will die from malnutrition because you don’t eat any veggies”. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Even in the strictest phase of Atkins, the induction which lasts a minimum of two weeks, many people find themselves eating more vegetables than they ever have before.
This article will not dive into the more advanced scientific part of the argument. Dr Atkins explains that very well in his books, along with many others. There are also plenty of studies that prove the benefits of a low-carb diet, to be found on the mighty Internet. Here shall plainly be stated that the Atkins diet works because when the body is deprived of glucose, it turns to its own fat for energy. Thus the body is put in lipolysis, that is fat burning state.
Atkins does make the pounds come off, and they come off fast. There are countless stories of people who have lost weight fast and effortlessly; on a menu of cheese, steaks and other delights. The old myths of saturated fat and cholesterol being evil are just that – myths. There is a wealth of research to prove them wrong, if you are only prepared to find it.
Give Atkins a sincere chance, following the guidelines to the letter, for two mere weeks, and you probably won’t look back, as you down those juicy burgers, turn down a donut without batting an eyelid and enjoy that newfound energy flooding you.
For more in-depth information, pick up a copy of the book Dr Atkins’ the New Diet Revolution. Enjoy your new life!