This is the principle of life-long nutrition, based on a balanced consumption of healthy food and nutritional supplements.The Atkins diet restricts consumption of processed / refined carbohydrates (which make up 50% of the diet of most people), such as sweets, flour, cereals, starchy vegetables.Since the release of the first book, "Dr. Atkins Diet Revolution" in the 70 years some 20 million people around the world have successfully used this diet.
Diet has three main phases.The first stimulating phase, which usually lasts 2-3 weeks, should be limited to 14-20 g of carbohydrate per day.During this time, the body will adapt to a new lifestyle, it normalizes metabolism and occurs most significant weight loss - an average of 2 to 6 kg, depending on the initial body weight and degree of normalization of metabolism.
The reason is that in the absence of carbohydrates in the form of ketone bodies (so-called benign ketosis), in which the energy is taken not from food, but from their own fat.Through eating
Then comes the next phase, in which you can slightly increase the amount of carbohydrates - but that did not stop ketosis.Increasing carbohydrates necessary.Some can afford to eat 100 grams of carbohydrates a day, without ceasing to lose weight, while others already terminated ketosis '30 to determine the amount of ketone bodies in urine test strips can be ordered.This phase can last indefinitely, until you have reached the desired weight.
final phase - maintenance, you should not let the dumped kgs back !!!Add more carbohydrates, but watch your weight and volume.If the weight starts to come back, an urgent need to reduce carbohydrates.If you will come back too quickly - to return to the stimulating diet.